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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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A Healthy Curiosity: Should you have your eggs counted?

September 22nd 2015 / Peta Bee

More and more women are opting to have their egg count checked and their eggs frozen. So should we all be doing it? Peta Bee reports >>>

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Doing It All: The top 20 stresses that only mothers know about

September 14th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Yes, we know we’re not supposed to get stressed because it’s bad for our children, but isn’t that in itself kind of *breathes into paper bag* – oh, never mind >>>

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Doing It All: Why 100% of parents are lonely sometimes

August 30th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Since becoming a mother, I’ve almost never been alone. And I’ve almost never felt as lonely >>>

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Jessica Ennis-Hill: Bronze, she said. Gold, she won. Never underestimate a new mum…

August 24th 2015 / Anna Hunter

British athlete Jessica Ennis-Hill is the first mum ever to become a heptathlon world champion. Talk about Monday motivation… >>>

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What to eat when you're breastfeeding

August 12th 2015 / Vicki Edgson

New mum? If you're planning to breastfeed, here's nutritional therapist Vicki Edgson's guide to eating well for you and the baby >>>

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Pregnant? Study shows it’s no longer an excuse to eat for two...

July 30th 2015 / Katie Robertson

A new study has shown that women's bodies adapt to pregnancy and that eating more food bares no benefit and will only make it harder to loose afterwards >>>

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Popular ‘Teatox’ reported to result in unplanned pregnancy

July 3rd 2015 / Elizabeth Bennett

A number of women have warned that using Bootea’s 14 day Teatox can prevent the contraceptive pill from working >>>

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How exercise and weight loss affect your skin

June 10th 2015 / Anna Hunter

Getting fit and losing unwanted pounds more often than not makes us feel and look fantastic, but how does it impact on our skin? We've got the skinny... >>>

Fertility and IVFFamily

"There's no right time to have a baby"

June 1st 2015 / Imogen Edwards-Jones

As women are told to have a baby by the age of 30, Imogen Edwards-Jones explains why age shouldn't matter and why IVF is certainly not a choice >>>

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Going South: The underrated power of acupuncture

May 20th 2015 / Imogen Edwards-Jones

Imogen Edwards-Jones revisits the acupuncturist who got her through her IVF >>>

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The 10 biggest lies new mums tell ourselves

April 26th 2015 / Emma Bartley

You start out full of hopes and dreams, and one by one they are shattered like so many pelvic regions >>>

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Doing It All: Why we need dads to Be More Beckham

April 12th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Why do we still assume that women will take charge at home and men will take charge at work, wonders Emma Bartley >>>

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The top 10 foods you should be feeding your kids

March 19th 2015 / Katie Robertson

Healthy eating shouldn't just stop with parents. Find out which top 10 foods you should be passing onto your little ones to give them a happy, healthy kick start in life >>>

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Doing It All: My 10 worst moments as a working mum

March 1st 2015 / Emma Bartley

Leaning in is all very well but unless you’ve managed to clone yourself, going back to work after a baby has its gruesome elements >>>

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Doing It All: 10 ways having a baby made me thin

February 15th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Smug alert: Emma Bartley weighs half a stone less than before she got pregnant. But from lack of booze to a constant soft-play cold, this is not a diet anyone wants to go on... >>>

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Does anything actually work to minimise stretch marks?

February 13th 2015 / Anna Hunter

In the first of our monthly Question Time slots, we tackle dreaded stretch marks... >>>

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Doing It All: is it baby blues or postnatal depression?

January 19th 2015 / Emma Bartley

Between sleep deprivation, hormones and big life changes, new mums find themselves in tears a lot. But when should you see a doctor? >>>

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Returning to work after maternity leave- the lowdown

December 13th 2014 / Anna Hunter

Going back to the office post-baby can be a daunting prospect. Take some motherly advice from women who’ve been there… >>>

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An Appointment With: Emma Cannon

December 1st 2014 / Elizabeth Bennett

The women's health expert and founder of The Fertility Rooms reveals her holistic philosophy and path to success >>>

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Doing It All: 20 things you should never say to a new mum

November 9th 2014 / Emma Bartley

There are lots of things that you should say to a lady with a newborn baby. "It's beautiful," for example. Or: "Here's a cocktail." So why do so many people opt instead for stuff like... >>>

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How to optimise your fertility through your diet

October 31st 2014 / Hanna Ibraheem

Fertility expert and author Emma Cannon talks us through her tips to optimising your fertility >>>

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How to get your you-know-what back in shape after giving birth

October 26th 2014 / Emma Bartley

Still can’t look a hand mirror in the eye? Changing your underwear every time you sneeze? Suffer no more! I've faced a Frenchwoman in a latex glove to find out how to fix it >>>

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12 nutrition and fitness tips to help you sail through pregnancy

October 22nd 2014 / Ayesha Muttucumaru

Follow in the steps of Kate Middleton and Blake Lively and look happy and healthy when you're pregnant. We asked the experts for their advice when it comes to food and fitness when you have a bump >>>

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The 10 biggest lies that mums tell non-mums

September 25th 2014 / Emma Bartley

Frighteningly, the next generation of children is being raised by a bunch of barefaced liars. Here are just a few of the whoppers we tell women who haven’t had kids yet >>>

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Doing It All: 3 body sculpting workouts you can do while your baby naps

September 21st 2014 / Emma Bartley

Too busy changing nappies to get to the gym? Tone up in 10, 20 or 30 minutes with these 3 home workout tools that actually work >>>

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