Pregnancy

Pregnancy

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Furbabies, meet the real baby

"You won't care about the dogs when you have a baby to take of," others joke (but not joke).

Born in the bathroom

One father reflects on his daughter's surprising entrance into the world as a lifelong gift.

No need for a pregnant pause

If you're a mum-to-be bent on keeping up your workout routine, the trick is to consult your doctor, know your limit and have a plan for each trimester.

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Surrogacy review urged

Rules around the financial side of surrogacy need an urgent review, advisory committee says.

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Infertility and anxiety

Infertility, anxiety and depression are all things people are ashamed to talk about.

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I was addicted to pregnancy tests

Jemma O'Connor became fixated with doing pregnancy tests, even after her pregnancy was confirmed with a blood test.

Fertility Pregnant

From pain to joy

When medical issues meant Julia and Lee Newton couldn't have another child, a friend made them an incredible offer.

Adoption Sarah Salmon

Rocky road to parenthood

When I tell people I underwent fertility treatment in India they look at me as if I am mad.

Miscarriage Sad woman, depressed, grieving

Coping with a miscarriage

My regular GP wasn't available. Her colleague was cold and clinical, filling in an ultrasound referral while I sobbed, gulping for air like a wounded child.

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Symptoms morning sickness

Morning sickness myths and facts

The truth about commonly held morning sickness myths.

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Weekly pregnancy guide

Congratulations, you're pregnant! Find out what's in store for you and your growing baby.

Nutrition pregnant woman eating

Don't eat for two

High on the list of questions from expectant mums is: "What should I eat to keep my baby healthy?"

Health WOMAN RUNNING

Exercising while pregnant

I'm not fit at all, but recently joined a gym. I've just found out I'm pregnant. Is it safe to keep exercising?

Prepare for baby Gender reveal cake

Gender reveal parties

Let them eat cake... while finding out if you're having a girl or a boy.

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Birth options baby

Have a happy homebirth

Delivering her son at home made Sarah Cronan feel strong, powerful and, quite simply, euphoric, she writes.

Birth plan Greer Berry

Compiling a birth playlist

I couldn't imagine running without an iPod to drown out the sound of me dying. Will it work for labour?

Labour Pregnant woman

When labour doesn't happen

I can't help feeling I've been a little ripped off. I missed out on something I had always wanted to experience, and now I'll never get the chance.

Caesarean Pregnant

Caesarean saved sanity

For me, there was only one birth option that would help keep my physical and mental wellbeing intact.

Post natal WOMAN RUNNING

Exercise after caesarean

I want to get back into exercise (after a c-section), what are some good 'first-steps'?

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Weekly pregnancy guide

What's happening to your body and your baby's development.

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Morning sickness

Up to 80 per cent of pregnant women get morning sickness - and not just in the mornings.