Did your pregnancy dreams include visions of a neat rounded belly, and little kicks that made your heart flutter? While it's true that pregnancy has its share of wonderful moments and experiences to cherish, it also has a raft of less than fabulous pregnancy symptoms - including many you'd rather not discuss in public and many you'd probably like to forget (which you will, by the way, since forgetfulness is another symptom).
There are pregnancy symptoms you expected (like morning sickness – which also arrives in the evening) and symptoms you almost definitely didn't (like constipation, nosebleeds and bleeding gums). It's probably reassuring to know that you're not alone suffering these ailments - you're actually joining millions of other expectant women who are also wading their way through a different selection of pregnancy complaints. But it also helps to have some tried and true remedies at your (swollen) fingertips that will allow you to navigate around the majority of pregnancy grumbles.
Health in pregnancy grant The Health in Pregnancy Grant is a one-off, tax-free payment made to all pregnant women. The aim of the payment is to encourage all women to use the money to eat well and be able to buy the right things in preparation for their baby.
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When is good to travel during pregnancy?
If you are planning to travel overseas when you are expecting, then you should always consider your method of travel and what vaccinations, if any, you will need. These may decide for you if the journey is possible at all. However, taking a break or visiting friends and family can be a lovely way to spend time with your partner when you are pregnant, so be smart about when the best time will be to get away.
What antenatal classes are right for you?
Depending on where you live and what kind of person you are will make a big difference to what antenatal classes will best prepare you for the birth. Think about what kind of ideal birth you hope for but also be practical about all the birth options you might have to opt for, and this will help you focus on what kinds of class will suit you and your partner.