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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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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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“I saw light shining through to my scalp, like a forest half-felled"

May 9th 2019 / Lauren Clark

Journalist Lauren Clark first noticed her hair clogging the plughole at the age of just 24. Here’s her story of experiencing hair loss as a young woman, why Instagram made her feel ‘less than’ and the solutions that worked for her >>>

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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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How the stress hormone cortisol affects your weight, mind and skin

April 4th 2019 / Anna Hunter

Here’s everything you need to know about cortisol and why it probably has a bigger impact on your body and mental health than you think it does… >>>

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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 most comfortable underwear for every shape, size and situation

November 6th 2018 / Anna Hunter

A recent campaign highlighted just how much our underwear can dig in. No one should have to deal with painful boning, wiring and waistbands in this day and age, so here are some awesomely comfy smalls for all >>>

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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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How to get pregnant: 15 conception facts that every woman should know

October 16th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Trying to get pregnant? We asked an expert to share what we really need to know about trying to conceive >>>

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The rumours are true - Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are expecting their first child

October 15th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Kensington Palace have confirmed the good news that a Royal baby is on its way. Here’s what we know so far >>>

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A painful vagina issue that affects 75% of us is on the rise

October 2nd 2018 / Anna Hunter

We’re in the midst of a modern thrush epidemic according to experts and everything from our workout habits to hormones could be playing a part. Here’s how to get relief and the thrush treatment myths not to believe >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 4: How and when to exercise safely after birth

September 23rd 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Susannah Taylor got seriously fit before baby No.3, but is taking expert advice before she throws herself back into the gym. Plus her results so far after ten weeks on the Louise Parker body plan >>>

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What really happens when you have a C-section?

August 20th 2018 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Caesareans can be planned or, like when Beyoncé had her twins, carried out in an emergency. Despite 1 in 4 UK women having one though, there are still many misconceptions about the procedure. We spoke to a childbirth expert to debunk the myths >>>

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The Postnatal Diaries 3: Why I had my placenta made into pills

August 12th 2018 / Susannah Taylor

Capsules made from freeze-dried placenta are said to help beat postnatal depression and lift fatigue. Susannah Taylor was sceptical until friends raved about them. So with baby number 3 she signed up - and this is what happened >>>

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