Pregnancy health and care

Sleeping during pregnancy

Getting a good night’s sleep during your pregnancy can be hard.

There are bound to be nights where you just can’t fall asleep, we have some simple guidelines and tips that can help you adapt to your changing body during pregnancy.

Avoid during pregnancy

Taking some simple precautions can prevent unnecessary risk to your baby.

Which medicines are OK to take? Should you continue in any natural therapies? Is it safe to travel? What foods should be avoided?

Remember keeping informed and knowledgeable about what you can do is important!

Pregnancy nutrition

A pregnant woman’s metabolic rate increases and her body becomes much more efficient at utilising the nutrients in her diet.

Here are some guidelines for an overall healthy and nutritious diet with all the right vitamins, minerals and recommended daily intake of fruits, vegetables and meats.

Pelvic floor exercises

There is no doubt that having a toned, fit pelvic floor will make your life more comfortable.

Pelvic floor exercises reduce the likelihood of having a uterine or bladder prolapse, and improve pregnancy and delivery with a quicker recovery time. We have a range of information for you to view on pelvic floor exercises and also a pelvic floor exercise video.

Maternity bras

There are many different styles of maternity/nursing bras.

We go take you through the entire maternity bra selection process – from what to look for in a maternity bra, to how to fit one, and even some frequently asked maternity bra questions.