Raspberry leaf tea

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May help labour start naturally and shorten labour by encouraging strong, rhythmic contractions to continue. Benefits & Evidence Raspberry leaf tea is thought to stimulate the muscles of the uterus, leading to it becoming more toned. That enables more effective contractions and helps labour to progress quickly. There are no known adverse effects from human trials. It … Read more Raspberry leaf tea

EVERYTHING you need to know about aromatherapy in pregnancy & labour

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Are aromatherapy and essential oils really effective or is it just a load of superstitious nonsense? Aromatherapy, like all complementary therapies, is divisive among health professionals. Some say they’ve seen it work in action again and again, others say there just isn’t enough evidence to prove it’s the aromatherapy working and not one of many … Read more EVERYTHING you need to know about aromatherapy in pregnancy & labour

30 ways to avoid pregnancy & postnatal reflux (GERD)

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Reflux, also referred to as indigestion or heartburn, is incredibly common in pregnancy. In fact, a study has reported that up to 80% of pregnancies are affected so you may well end up struggling to eat in the day and struggling to sleep at night because of the discomfort. If you are having trouble, there are a number of … Read more 30 ways to avoid pregnancy & postnatal reflux (GERD)

Avoiding UTIs in Pregnancy

You’re more likely get a UTI (urinary tract infection) when you’re pregnant. In case the always-needing-a-wee feeling wasn’t strong enough due to your changing hormones and squashed bladder! UTIs are more prevalent in pregnancy because the flow of urine downwards from your bladder is slowed so bacteria can more easily travel upwards and multiply. There … Read more Avoiding UTIs in Pregnancy

Decaffeinated Drinks for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

The maximum amount of caffeine the NHS says you are allowed each day when you’re pregnant is 200mg. That equates to two cups of instant coffee or just one filter coffee, or 3 small cups of tea. When you’re breastfeeding, you might also like to continue to avoid caffeine. While some mums can’t wait to get back … Read more Decaffeinated Drinks for Pregnancy & Breastfeeding