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Pregnancy: Health and beauty advice and tips for pregnant women

Wondering what skincare to use when you're pregnant, how to keep fit during pregnancy or what to expect from childbirth? Read on for our expert features on everything from pregnancy and nutrition to post-natal depression and breastfeeding, as well as real life stories from mums on how they deal with motherhood

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The health checks to book in for (even if you think you’re healthy)

September 3rd 2020 / Anna Hunter

The notion of a general check-up has become old fashioned (in Britain at least) but there are some health checks you should never skip, even if you feel fighting fit. There are also a couple you might not need to bother with… >>>

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What it's like to lose your hair as a young woman of 24

August 27th 2020 / Lauren Clark

Journalist Lauren Clark first noticed her hair clogging the plughole in her mid-twenties and was devastated. She eventually found solutions - but looking at Instagram wasn't one of them!. Here's what worked for her >>>

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Pregnancy skincare: the best products for face and body when you’re expecting

August 2nd 2020 / Melanie Macleod

These are the serums, moisturisers and SPFs recommended by experts that are safe to use in pregnancy >>>

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When the NHS saved her premature lockdown baby, this beauty founder thanked them with £1million worth of skincare

July 10th 2020

Skincare entrepreneur Joy Isaacs, pictured with baby Jax, tells her moving story >>>

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Night sweats: when is being hot in bed a health issue?

June 1st 2020 / Anna Hunter

Admittedly there are many reasons you could be hot under the covers, but if you’re waking up drenched, the culprit could be night sweats. Here’s what to do if you’re too hot in bed at night and soaking the sheets >>>

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Best bralettes and comfy bras that still feel feminine

April 6th 2020 / Melanie Macleod

Sales of comfy bras are rising as working from home means we're swapping our underwires and padding for comfier lingerie. Try these for size... >>>

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What your vaginal discharge is trying to tell you

February 26th 2020 / Anna Hunter

It’s the topic that sexual health experts are asked about the most, from women of all ages. From smell to post-sex secretions and douching, here’s your ‘no holds barred’ guide to what’s 'normal' and what’s not >>>

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How to stop the stress hormone cortisol messing up your day

August 8th 2019 / Anna Hunter

You need it to get out of bed in the morning, but when it's out of whack, cortisol can affect everything from sleep to mental health, digestion, weight, skin and even fertility. Here's how to stop this stress hormone from ruling your life >>>

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Diet, hormones and anxiety: what your sweat is telling you

July 16th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Over half of us believe we suffer from excessive sweating, with causes ranging from the obvious (heat waves) to the ironic (your deodorant). If you’re soaked through on the regular read on… >>>

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Cankles and all: Deliciously Ella's most candid pregnancy interview yet

June 4th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

From squeezing lemon on her chips, to hormonal acne, fears over scans and hopes for a home birth: Ella Mills opens up about her pregnancy >>>

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5 things we learned from Jessica Ennis’ new fitness app

May 29th 2019 / Anna Hunter

How do you follow Olympic glory and a damehood? Share your health, fitness and pregnancy secrets with the masses if you’re Jess Ennis Hill. Here’s why ‘Jennis’ is a workout app like no other (and not as tough going as you’d think…) >>>

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Why we need to talk more about how menopause affects our minds

May 3rd 2019 / Jessica Morgan

We're all more aware of the physical symptoms of the menopause from hot flushes to weight gain, but women are clamouring for greater recognition of symptoms such as anxiety and loss of confidence, according to a new study. Here's what you need to know >>>

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Home birth: risky choice or better birth experience?

April 10th 2019 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor had two fuss-free hospital births and mulled over a home birth for her third, as Meghan Markle is rumoured to be doing. She asked 4 women who've been there, what it was really like >>>

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What I’m teaching my daughters about periods and fertility

March 31st 2019 / Emma Cannon

Women’s health and fertility expert Emma Cannon on why periods need a rebrand and how frank conversations around fertility can make us all healthier >>>

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What Meghan Markle can expect from a doula

March 27th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

With the royal baby only weeks away, one person who may well be clearing her diary very soon is the Duchess of Sussex's rumoured doula. Royalty or not, here's what all pregnant women need to know about a birth support partner >>>

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Why your period can come out of the blue and how to cope

March 21st 2019

Most of us have been there - you’re going about your daily business and a heavy or unexpected (often both) period decides to make a surprise appearance. Here’s why and how a freeing form of period protection could help >>>

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The workouts and exercises that Kayla Itsines is doing in pregnancy

March 12th 2019 / Anna Hunter

She’s swapped HIIT for LISS and has some strong feelings on women working out with weights in pregnancy… >>>

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Cult Beauty just started a ‘vulvalution’

March 8th 2019 / Anna Hunter

It’s the first ‘female sexual pleasure and wellness’ category to be launched by a major retailer in the UK and it’s set to change everything from vulva chat to gynaecological cancer awareness. The vulvalution is coming, quite literally… >>>

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Expert Edit: What the trainer who shapes Oscar winners' bodies always has in her kit

February 25th 2019 / Victoria Woodhall

We caught up with celebrity trainer Simone de La Rue – aka Body By Simone – at her new London studio to talk health and beauty essentials and working >>>

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The most common fears about childbirth (and how to conquer them)

February 5th 2019 / Rosie Goode

As it's reported that Meghan Markle is breaking with tradition and hiring a birth doula, we asked a hypnobirthing expert how it might help - plus the childbirth myths never to believe >>>

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Why your 7 day pill break was designed with the Pope in mind

January 22nd 2019 / Anna Hunter

Not like, your body. With new health guidelines stating that we don’t actually need to take the traditional 7-day pill break, here’s where the Pope figures and what you can do right now >>>

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The habit changes that helped me drop 11lbs

January 1st 2019 / Susannah Taylor

After 4 months following the 'lower carb' Louise Parker method, Susannah Taylor has dropped most of her baby weight and changed her way of eating for life. These are the 20 things she's learned >>>

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How 4 women survived Christmas when they were pregnant

December 20th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Morning sickness, exhaustion and going into labour at Selfridges...being pregnant during party season offers up a variety of very different challenges. Four women share their unique stories with us >>>

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How to get better sleep when you're pregnant

November 8th 2018 / Melissa Schweiger Kleinman

From restless legs to morning sickness that arrives at night, here’s how to get some undisturbed sleep when you're expecting, by pregnancy and skincare experts Melissa Schweiger Kleinman and Mama Mio >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 5: How to get over motivation procrastination

October 25th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

It took Susannah Taylor three years to get back into exercise after her second child. After baby number 3, she was determined to find her fitness mojo as soon as it was safe. Here she discusses how to muster up the motivation to get fit post-birth >>>

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