Unrealistic body image expectations portrayed by media is harmful
Media portrayal of pregnant and postpartum women and their body image is unrealistic and triggers a range of negative emotions.
How to manage weight gain for a healthy pregnancy
Excessive weight gain during pregnancy can have adverse effects on mother and baby, but exercise and diet can reduce risks.
Poor sleep quality in pregnancy linked to restless leg syndrome
Common symptoms during pregnancy related to restless sleep and daytime fatigue can be attributed to restless leg syndrome.
Is a pregnant woman’s advanced age a cause for concern?
A mother’s advanced age is not responsible for poor birth outcomes but it depends on other individual factors.
Mindfulness childbirth training reduces depression
Mindfulness can help pregnant women cope with the fear and pain of childbirth and helps them deal with depression better.
Is your cat causing psychotic behaviour?
New study examines the link between cat ownership in pregnancy and early childhood and psychotic behaviour in later life.
B12 deficiency can lead to increased preterm births
A systematic, meta-analysis concludes that low levels of B12 can increase the risk if preterm birth.
Researchers find the link between pregnancy and depression
Researchers found that changing BDNF levels during pregnancy can cause depression in pregnant women and low birth weight in babies.
Baby brain is real
Baby brain is not a myth - new studies show that changes in the brain is responsible for this syndrome.
Eating fruit during pregnancy boosts babies' IQ
New brain benefits discovered for babies whose mothers eat fruit.
Labour pains and natural birth
Women who prefer natural childbirth may find acupuncture and hypnosis to be useful tools for reducing labour pains.
A yoga sequence for expecting mums
Prenatal yoga is one of the safest forms of exercise a pregnant woman can do and is a wonderfully nurturing...
Yoga for pregnancy stress
A new study quantifies the impact of yoga on stress during pregnancy.
Using essential oils during and after pregnancy
There are numerous benefits for women using essential oils during pregnancy and even through to labor, delivery and post-partum; including...
Kilt up for fertility
Wearing your kilt â€œregimental styleâ€ might improve your fertility and get you noticed.
Pregnancy to post-birth
Keep it simple, keep it sweet and try to enjoy every second. Hereâ€™s the ultimate beauty guide for pregnancy, baby...
Yoga for the 3rd trimester
Gentle yoga can help you navigate the sometimes challenging last trimester of pregnancy.
Did you know that stress can prevent you from falling pregnant and that a large number of small stresses are...