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.
Making a will If you have already made a will, it is important to make a new one once you have children. Should the worst happen and your children are left without a mother, father or God forbid, both of you, it will be important to know that any plans you can make now to ease their transition of care and financial security have been put in place.
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Diet for Pregnancy - 10 essential recommendations
Pregnancy is a great time for eating and drinking more healthily. Knowing there is a baby growing inside her is the best incentive to eat well that a woman can have. However, it doesn’t mean you have to cut out all your treats, just that you should establish a few good eating habits early on that will keep you feeling healthy and give you more energy as your bump gets bigger.
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.