Morning sickness

Morning sickness myths and facts

The truth about commonly held morning sickness myths.

Is 'mumnesia' real?

Moments of forgetfulness happen to everyone, but is there truth to "pregnancy brain"?

Changing tastes in pregnancy

Pregnancy cravings might see you might reach for previously hated foods in place of favourite meals you can no longer stomach.

Extreme cravings

Craving a nice handful of dirt, or a crunchy stick of chalk? No, you're not losing it - you're just experiencing pica.

What I wasn't told about pregnancy

You've heard about the morning sickness and cravings, but there's plenty more in store for you in pregnancy,


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Pregnancy skin problems

Stretch marks, problem skin and varicose veins are all common in pregnancy.

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Xtina's pregnancy cravings

Singer Christina Aguilera is apparently craving charcoal tastes during her second pregnancy.

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When mumnesia strikes

There's debate about whether baby brain is real or not - but these mums have no doubt.


What not to say

Some things are just not funny, like when someone said my belly looked like a Christmas tree ornament.


Third trimester essentials

Tired, heavy, bloated, anxious. The third trimester of pregnancy can drag. Here are a few tips on how to cope.

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The second trimester

Your morning sickness might clear up, but your hormones could kick up a notch. Here's what could help you through.

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Pregnancy essentials

The first trimester isn't a walk in the park. Here are a few things that helped me through it...

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First trimester delights

I've always assumed I would suffer greatly from morning sickness because I'm ruled by my stomach.

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Pregnancy hoax

A Canadian woman duped her fiance into thinking she was pregnant with quintuplets.

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More myths busted

Will listening to Mozart really make your baby smarter? Is 'baby brain' during pregnancy real?

Preg sypmtoms

Dads and pregnancy pains

Insomnia, nausea, tiredness and indigestion, these pregnancy sypmtoms don't come as a surprise- unless it's the dad-to-be who's suffering.

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Announcing a pregnancy

When is the right time to announce your pregnancy, and when you do, who do you tell?


Nasty old nausea

New research focuses on finally finding ways to tame that horrible nauseous feeling.

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Pregnancy stress

A barrage of conflicting and often unwanted advice about dos and don'ts during pregnancy causes stress for mothers-to-be.

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Growth restriction

Intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a condition in which a baby grows inadequately in the womb.

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Morning sickness

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