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Things that happen at baby showers

9 Things That Will Definitely Happen At Your Baby Shower

Having a baby shower? Some things are just a given at a baby showers: there will be cake, baby clothing... and these 9 hilarious, but true things will happen.

Unique baby shower ideas

10 Fun And Original Baby Shower Ideas

Tired of all the usual baby shower ideas? Here are 10 fun and unique baby shower ideas for the mother-to-be who wants something a little different.

Pelvic floor exercises

7 Great Times To Do Your Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic floor exercises are easily forgotten. Here are 7 suggestions to help you remember to do your daily pelvic floor exercises.

Scared to share the news

10 Ways To Cope When You're Scared To Share The News

Nervous about announcing your pregnancy? Some pregnant women feel fearful about telling certain family members or friends. Here are 10 tips to help you cope.

Pregnancy and motherhood

Juggling Pregnancy And Motherhood: How To Make It Work

Pregnant with your second (or more!) baby? Your pregnancy is likely to be a bit busier this time! Here's some great advice on how to make it work for you.

Last month of pregnancy

10 Ways To Keep Busy In Your Last Month Of Pregnancy

Last month of pregnancy driving you batty (to say the least)? Here are nine ways to keep yourself busy in the final month of pregnancy.

Reacting to a pregnancy announcement

How NOT To React To A Pregnancy Announcement

Pregnancy announcements are usually pretty exciting for those who are pregnant. Here are 8 responses you should avoid if you don't want to be a wet blanket.

Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes in Pregnancy - Symptoms and Treatment

Gestational diabetes is on the increase, which also increases the risks and likelihood of interventions for mother and baby. Find out how to avoid gestational diabetes.

Baby in the womb

Womb Life: 8 Amazing Things A Baby Does In The Womb

Although you can't see it, your baby is getting up to some pretty cool things in the womb. Here are 8 amazing things your baby could be doing right now!

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum - When Its More Than Morning Sickness

Hyperemesis Gravidarum involves serious nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. Find out how to tell if it's more than morning sickness, and what you can do about it.

Pregnant and feeling depressed

Pregnant and Feeling Depressed or Anxious? This Can Help | BellyBelly

If you're pregnant and feeling depressed, did you know this one activity has been shown to reduce stress as well as anxiety and depression scores?

Giving baby's immune system a head start

5 Ways To Give Baby's Immune System A Head Start | BellyBelly

Starting in pregnancy, you can give your baby's gut (immune system) a head start. Here are 5 tips on how you can support baby's immune system.

Causes of the popping or clicking coming from your bump

What's The Popping Or Clicking Coming From My Bump? | BellyBelly

Have you heard popping or clicking coming from inside your bump? Wondering what it is? Here are 4 reasons for the popping or clicking going on in your bump.

Oxytocin - the hormone of love

Oxytocin - 15 Amazing Facts About The 'Love' Hormone | BellyBelly

Oxytocin is at play when you're pregnant, giving birth, breastfeeding, making love or during any other act of 'love'. Here are 15 fascinating facts about oxytocin.

Gestational diabetes halved

New Research Into Gestational Diabetes - Risk Reduced Up To 83%

Gestational diabetes is on the rise - but researchers have uncovered how to slashing your chances of gestational diabetes by a whopping 83%. Find out how.

Movies for pregnancy

10 Movies You Need To Watch During Pregnancy

Got a big craving for pregnancy and baby related movies? Here are 10 movie suggestions that taste better than pickles with ice-cream.

What not to say after the due date!

10 Things NOT To Say To A Pregnant Woman After The Due Date

Hell hath no fury like a woman who's gone past her estimated due date. Here are 10 things not to say to a pregnant woman in waiting...

Perineal Massage

Perineal Massage - How To Massage Your Perineum For Birth

Perineal massage has been shown to help reduce the risk of tearing for some women. Find out how to do perineal massage here.

Creative Pregnancy Announcements

Pregnancy Announcement Ideas - 7 Creative Videos

Looking for some pregnancy announcement ideas? Here are 7 creative, announcements captured on video and shared with the world. Enjoy!

Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems

Pregnancy Problems: 9 Embarrassing Pregnancy Problems

Embarrassing pregnancy problems! They're no fun, but here are some solutions to some embarrassing pregnancy problems.

What to eat during pregnancy

The Truth About What You CAN Eat During Pregnancy

Eating during pregnancy can be confusing - here's the low down on what you can and can't eat during pregnancy.

Things that wont happen during pregnancy

13 Things That Wont Happen During Pregnancy

Guaranteed, these 13 things WONT happen to you during pregnancy... as much as we'd love them to.

Pregnant woman crying

15 Things That Make Pregnant Women Cry

Pregnancy hormones: can't live with them but can't be pregnant without them. Here are 15 things that make pregnant women cry.

Pregnancy insomnia

Insomnia During Pregnancy - 16 Tips To Beat Pregnancy Insomnia

Insomnia during pregnancy: if you're not battling fatigue, its a battle to get to sleep! Here are 16 natural and effective tips to help you snooze.

Procedures to reject in pregnancy

10 Procedures You May Want To Reject During Pregnancy

If you're pregnant, you may want to consider rejecting these 10 procedures which have little or no benefit - and may even add risks.