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Pregnancy Clinic

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.

Professional care

Choosing a doula For couples who want to find continuity of care within a less formal medical setting, a doula is a great option. Rather than being a practitioner who cares for the mother to be and her baby, a doula guides the woman (or couple) through pregnancy so she can care for herself, continuing that support during the birth and into the early weeks of parenthood.

Professional care

Choosing a private obstetrician
In the course of a regular pregnancy via the NHS, ...

Parties & Celebrations

Baby showers second time around
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Telling the boss
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Pregnancy Health

All about pregnancy scans
Brace yourself for nine months of peeing and prodd


Travel vaccinations in pregnancy
Although most women who are pregnant do not chose to travel extensively, sometimes business or family trips become essential. If you are travelling for pleasure, it’s a good idea to stick to less ‘adventurous’ territories so you don’t have to get any extra travel vaccinations. Destinations in North America, Australia, and Northern and Central Europe do not routinely require any extra pre-travel vaccinations.


Weekend stay antenatal classes
If you find that antenatal classes during weekday evenings are awkward for you and your partner to attend together, a weekend break incorporating antenatal advice sessions can be the perfect way to focus your pre-birth preparation as a couple.

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