Nesting During Pregnancy : What is it and Why Do We Do It?

You may be familiar with the term "nesting". It's a term used to describe organising the home in preparation for the arrival of your new baby. This may include cleaning and decorating the nursery and other rooms within your home.Why do we nest during pregnancy?Generally, nesting is believed to be a natural instinct that occurs during pregnancy, and is often described as a sign that the mother is getting ready for the baby's arrival.What stage of pregnancy does nesting occur?Nesting varies f …
18th Jan 2023

Pregnancy Cravings: Why We Get Them, When They Start and The Most Common Foods We Crave!

Pregnancy cravings are a common experience for many. These cravings may be defined as desire for a certain food. Some common pregnancy cravings include sweet foods (such as sweets or chocolate), salty foods (such as crisps or popcorn), and even non-food items (such as ice or chalk).When do pregnancy cravings start?Many people who experience cravings during pregnancy experience them during the second trimester, although they can start as early as the first trimester. What are the top most co …
16th Jan 2023

What is a Chemical Pregnancy? Your Questions Answered

A chemical pregnancy is a type of miscarriage that occurs early in pregnancy, before the fetus can be seen on an ultrasound. The term "chemical" refers to the fact that the pregnancy is only detected by measuring certain hormones in the blood or urine, rather than by visualizing the fetus.What are the Symptoms of a Chemical Pregnancy?Symptoms of a chemical pregnancy can include mild cramping and bleeding, similar to a very light period. These symptoms may occur around the time that a woman …
12th Jan 2023

Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms

Think you may be pregnant? Read on for the top symptoms that are experienced in early pregnancy. It's important to note that whilst these are some of the most common symptoms, every pregnancy is unique and some people may experience none of the following: Nausea and vomiting: Many women experience morning sickness, which is often characterized by nausea and vomiting. This can occur at any time of the day, but is most common in the morning. If you're feeling nauseous, we recommend the Morni …
12th Jan 2023

Our Top Teething Tips!

Hell hath no fury like a teething little one, so the team at PregnancyandBaby are here to help! Here are our top tips for teething to ensure your baby is as comfortable as possible... Offer a cold teething ring or a clean, wet washcloth for your baby to chew on. This can help soothe their gums and provide some relief from the discomfort of teething. Try the Haakaa Silicone Teething Ring, which features an easy-to-hold shape and a soft silicone material that helps your baby develop whi …
6th Jan 2023
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