Caffeine passed onto babies through breast milk may make them irritable and unable to sleep, according to new research
Breastfeeding mums have been advised to keep an eye on how much caffeine they’re drinking, as it could have a bigger impact on their babes than they realise.
Caffeine in drinks such as tea, coffee and cola, as well as foods such as chocolate, passes into your blood stream and can reach ... Continue reading
Your pregnancy diet could influence your baby's taste even before birth, say researchers
Newborns can recognise smells they've been exposed to during the final days of pregnancy, suggesting a mum-to-be's diet can influence her unborn baby's taste.
Scientists from the European Centre for Taste Science tested 24 babies, half of whose mums had eaten aniseed biscuits in the 10 days leading up to birth. Experiments ... Continue reading
Nude is the new maternity chic - literally
Next time someone suggests you wear nude you might want to doublecheck what they mean. You see, Welsh hat designed Robyn Coles has just used nude models to promo her latest range of hats at London Fashion Week, including pregnant glamour model Sophia Cahill. Mum-to-be Sophia Cahill, a former Miss ... Continue reading
Mum of three snacks on newspapers to satisfy her strange pregnancy craving for paper
While most mums-to-be crave pickled onions or chocolate during their pregnancy, one pregnant mum made the headlines after admitting she can’t stop eating newspapers.
Anna Curran, 35, who is expecting her fourth child in April, revealed she would rather eat newspapers than read them. She even keeps shredded copies in her bag ... Continue reading
Got a pet dog? Turns out you're more likely to be fitter and more active during your pregnancy than dog-free mums-to-be
Mums-to-be who have a pet dog are more likely to be healthier and more active than those who don’t, a new study has found.
Thanks to dogs’ requirement to be walked regularly, women who own them are 50% more likely to hit the recommended 30 minutes of activity a day. And it ... Continue reading
One woman uses her experience of prenatal depression to reassure pregnant women there is help available
Prenatal (antenatal) depression is thought to affect up to one in 10 mums-to-be, yet the condition is often only mentioned as an aside to the more common experience of postnatal depression (PND).
Jessica McCallin has written about her experience of developing depression during her pregnancy in the Guardian, advising women ... Continue reading
Cody Hagel makes noises more than 30 times a day since conceiving
A pregnant teenager with Tourette’s syndrome was shocked when she started braying like a donkey days after conceiving.
Cody Hagel, 18, fell pregnant five months ago and has since been making the noises more than 30 times a day, while also starting to shout ‘yes’ and ‘haha.’
Cody used to experience up to ... Continue reading
Scottish mum delivers baby in freezing temperatures after hospital staff allegedly take too long to answer the 24-hour security door
A new mum is recovering after giving birth on an icy pavement outside the hospital she planned to have her baby in.
Lisa McNeil, 25, delivered her baby on the side of the road, after staff at Victoria Hospital in Kircaldy, Scotland, reportedly didn’t appear in time to help.
“It was like a ... Continue reading
Tests found children whose mums took omega-3 supplements in pregnancy were less likely to develop the dry skin condition
Mums-to-be who take fish oils during pregnancy could help protect their unborn baby from eczema, claim scientists.
A study of 706 pregnant women with a family history of eczema has revealed that those who took Efalex® Mother & Baby Omega-3 supplements were a third less likely to pass on the skin condition ... Continue reading
Comprehensive new study reveals how the timing of a mum's alcohol consumption can affect how her unborn baby grows
It seems that when you drink in pregnancy has a role to play in the kind of damage it may do, suggests research.
The most serious physical problems associated with foetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) appear to be caused by mums’ drinking in the second half of the first trimester, according to the ... Continue reading
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