While it’s worth bearing in mind that births don’t always go to plan, it’s helpful to write down your preferences so that you, your partner, your midwife or doctor can see what you’d ideally like to happen when the big day arrives. “So what is a birth plan, exactly?” It’s a handy way of ...

Here’s the lowdown on strange pregnancy symptoms – the weird things that happen during the nine month s-t-r-e-t-c-h – and what you can do to feel a bit more like ‘you’ again… Itchiness… is usually to do with increased blood supply, and later in pregnancy, because the skin is stretched. Moisturise – and make sure ...