Pregnancy | Mummahood - Part 2
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Yummy Gooey Healthy Chocolate Brownies

  When we’re pregnant (and when we’re not!) we often feel like having something sweet and indulgent. And these yummy and gooey brownies are a guilt-free way to do just that. Bursting with the health benefits of coconut, the antioxidant-powerhouse which is raw cacao, the natural sweetness of dates and all the vitamins, proteins and minerals of eggs – this delicious treat is good for both you and your baby. With a prep-time of 5 minutes you can whip these up and be enjoying them within…

Ante Natal Educator Ruth Answers All Your Pregnancy Questions

Pregnancy is an uncertain time and sometimes we just want to speak to an expert about what’s going on with our bodies and our babies. So in this interview I speak to Ruth Sutherland, our antenatal educator, and ask her all the most common pregnancy questions that women ask – from ‘What is a Tens Machine?’ to ‘What are the natural forms of pain relief’. Ruth gives her advice and expertise to these crucial questions – just click the link below to see the interview. If…

Quick, No Equipment Pregnancy Legs Workout

In this workout I take you through a really quick pregnancy leg workout. With just 3 sets of 6 different exercises this is a really tough but highly effective workout that will keep your legs strong, toned and firm – exactly what we want as we get heavier and heavier through the pregnancy. You won’t need any special equipment or even that much space so this is a great workout to do when you’re time poor and can’t get to the gym, or just really don’t…

GP Elise Dallas Answers All Your Questions About Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a scary time! We can feel completely out of control of our bodies and constantly worried that what we’re doing, or not doing, is hurting our babies. Consequently we have thousands of questions that we desperately want to know the answer to and will often turn to the internet for. So in this interview we take all the most asked questions to GP Elise Dallas so that you can get expert, factual, rational and honest answers to all your questions. We cover everything…

Sarah The Midwife Answers All Your Pregnancy Questions

When we’re pregnant we all have a million questions that we want to ask a friend or a midwife, but often end up turning to google and finding scary forums and opinion sites that aren’t necessarily helpful or truthful. I know that I did! In this interview with Sarah Das – registered midwife, I ask her all those questions that we want to know the answer to for some impartial, practical, expert answers and advice. If you’d like to see Sarah’s interview answering all those breast-feeding questions…

Pregnancy Full Body Workout with Resistance Bands

Staying strong and fit is so important, but sometimes finding the time and motivation to do so – particularly when you’re pregnant can be tough. So, in this short workout video – I take you through 6 great exercises that you can do from home (or anywhere) using resistance bands. Resistance bands can provide a really good musculoskeletal workout and by reducing the breaks between exercises you’ll also be working your heart and burning calories! Click the picture below to see the video. Thanks so much…

How Do I Get A Baby on Board Badge?

If you live in London you’ll be wanting to get yourself a ‘Baby on Board’ badge to attach to your clothing. By wearing one of these badges you’re much more likely to get a seat on public transport and will feel more confident asking for a seat if no one offers you one. It’s really easy to get one, all you need to do is go to a ticket office / or find someone who works for London Transport in one of the stations and ask…

What is NCT? And Should I Do The Ante Natal Course?

NCT stands for National Childbirth Trust and they are the UK’s largest charity for parents. NCT offers parents-to-be antenatal classes to help them to find out answers to all their questions around labour, birth and nurturing a new-born. Even though they are a charity these courses do cost money – but, in my opinion, they are worth every penny. And this is because the courses introduce you to, and connect you with, a group of other parents-to-be who live in your area. And, believe me, this…

What Breathing Techniques Will Help Me In Labour?

Learning how to utilise your breath to help you in labour is vital. And now is the perfect time to start practicing breathing techniques so that when your labour starts, you know exactly what to do and can calmly get into the flow! So, before we get into some specific techniques, let’s start with the ‘why’. Why is breathing so particularly important during labour? 1) Deep breathing helps to control pain. Whatever you may have heard, contractions and labour is painful! Learning how to use your…

How Should I Exercise in Pregnancy?

Exercise throughout pregnancy is incredibly important, for both you and your baby. Exercise in pregnancy has been found to reduce a number of pregnancy side-effects including the likelihood of birth complications, hypertension and depression as well as aiding placental growth, and fetal growth, Research has also shown that the rate of miscarriage is actually lower in runners and aerobic dancers than in non- exercisers (Baker, 2006). One study found that those who exercised during pregnancy had a 40% lower risk of miscarriage than those who were…