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.
Finding a pregnancy photographer Many women like to celebrate their pregnancy with something special, like an album of photographs either charting their changing body, or with one photo session in late pregnancy and one session with their newborn baby.
Planning to get pregnant
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Choosing an independent midwife
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Parties & Celebrations
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Travel vaccinations in pregnancy
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Selecting a maternity nurse
Some women find the support of a maternity nurse, through the earliest weeks of parenthood, makes an important contribution to the care of their baby. But is also helps ease the mother’s own recovery and helps them feel more confident as a new parent at a time usually filled with questions.
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.