It's easier said than done, to stop smoking. But expecting a baby is a really good reason to quit and maybe your best-ever motivator.
About half of all pregnant women report feeling nauseous during pregnancy. It's due to a combination of a drop in blood sugar levels and/or fluctuating pregnancy hormones. And it can be really, really tough.
Whether it's a planned or an emergency caesarean, the procedure and the outcome are the same. You'll have a 15-cm-long scar along your bikini line and your baby in your arms.
You don't have to stop going to the gym when you're pregnant. just ask the staff to tailor your fitness programme as your pregnancy progresses.
You don't have to stop travelling when you're pregnant. You can travel and even fly right up until week 36, as long as you're feeling OK.
A miscarriage is the loss of a life and the loss of a dream. And along with that sense of loss comes worry that you may never have another child.
Children who have been breastfed during their first four months are less likely to develop asthma and allergies. The added protection lasts until they’re eight years old.
Pregnancy affects women's skin in all sorts of ways. It may be greasier than usual, have a rash, stretch marks or pigmentation - all because of the hormones and other changes taking place in your body.
What you eat when you're pregnant is extremely important, but it's even more important if you're vegetarian. Vegetarian mums-to-be need to be especially vigilant about getting enough protein and iron.
The first signs of pre-eclampsia are often high blood pressure and swelling of the hands, feet and abdomen. The most common remedy is rest. If this doesn't help and the pre-eclampsia goes from mild to severe, a caesarean may be advised.
Perhaps you've got the pregnancy test in your hand and you've just found out that you're pregnant! Congratulations! This is the beginning of a long, exciting, fantastic, fun, sometimes tough and tiresome journey. Welcome aboard!
There's really no reason to avoid sex during pregnancy. It causes no harm to the baby. Probably, the only reason for not having sex is if one of you doesn't feel like it.