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Hypnobirthing can lead to a more stress free birth

Hypnobirthing more likely to lead to a more positive birth experience

A new independent study into the impact hypnobirthing has on pregnancy and birth has revealed some striking results. As well as highlighting a dramatic reduction in caesarean sections and medical intervention in general, women who practised hypnobirthing were much more likely to have a positive, confident birth with significantly lower levels of stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. The...

Most notable from the results are the differing levels of intrusive medical intervention

New study highlights the benefits of hypnobirthing

A new independent study into the impact hypnobirthing has on pregnancy and birth has revealed some striking results. As well as highlighting a dramatic reduction in caesarean sections and medical intervention in general, women who practised hypnobirthing were much more likely to have a positive, confident birth with significantly lower levels of stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. The...

PCOS is a common hormonal condition that affects a woman’s ovaries and how they work

Campaign to publicise little-known condition affecting one in ten women

A  common condition that affects one in ten women of child-bearing age and can lead to difficulties falling pregnant - polycystic ovary syndrome - is under the spotlight this month  with fertility experts in the South West and Wales taking part in  PCOS Awareness Month  throughout September in a bid to  increase understanding of the condition. 

Oli O’Donovan, consultant ...

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Study shows you are more likely to become pregnant if your colleagues are

Pregnancies are contagious between colleagues in the workplace and between siblings in the family, reveals new research by the University of Cologne.

The study, conducted by Zafer Büyükkeçeci, Thomas Leopold, Henriette Engelhardt, and Ruben van Gaalen , found that if a colleague becomes a mother, the chances of further pregnancies in the workplace increases – and the same effect can...

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Why the support of other mums can really help new mums cope

Experienced mums supporting pregnant and new mums is a great way to help them, say Netmums https://www.netmums.com and NCT https://www.nct.org.uk

Having a baby can be the most joyful experience of your life. Quickly followed, in some cases, by the most lonely, scary and bewildering experience.

And while some mums or mums-to-be may never feel the negative side of parenting,...

Myleene Klass on her post-baby body image

Most people will remember Myleene Klass from her famous white bikini shower scene on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! So it may come as a surprise that she’s not racing to get back into that kind of shape again, after giving birth to her third child.

“I’ve got two daughters, and the last thing I want to do is let them see me standing up and down on the scales when I’ve just given...

Early miscarriage can cause post traumatic stress: A midwife explains why

Losing a baby can be devastating for a woman, whatever the stage of her pregnancy. Yet if a miscarriage is early, it can often be brushed off as little more than a blip on the reproductive journey.

However, new research by Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage has found around 29% of women experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) a month after an early miscarriage – a...

Five of the most fashionable pregnancy announcements as Blake Lively debuts her baby bump

Blake Lively has announced her third pregnancy in the most glamorous way possible in 2019: on the red carpet with husband Ryan Reynolds, glowing in a sequinned yellow dress.

The couple were at the premiere of of Reynolds's new movie Pokemon Detective Pikachu, and Lively's bump is certainly a clear answer to any pregnancy rumours that might have been flying around.

The bright...