Swollen feet and legs during pregnancy is known as ‘oedema’, a condition which means that your body is holding onto too much fluid. 90 percent of pregnant women suffer from oedema in pregnancy, which varies from mild to severe. So you’re not alone – but what can you do about it?   Puffy legs in ...

Miscarriage   My first pregnancy ended in a miscarriage at 5 months.  I was absolutely devastated.   I had spent most of the previous ten years worrying about getting pregnant and doing everything in my power to stop this from happening unexpectedly.  I assumed getting pregnant was as easy as switching a vacancy light on ...

Are you about to have your baby – and struggling to stay chilled out in the warmer weather? Read our top five tips for being a cool mama to be…   As cold as ice Make use of your freezer. Ice cream is soothing for third trimester indigestion, but also try healthy alternatives like frozen ...

One of the major perks of pregnancy is great boobs. Big, bountiful, lust inducing boobs.  This was such a total oddity for me – as I have always been flat as a pancake and happy with my meagre bosom.  And so I played around with the reactions – I really dressed to my new amazing ...

Having spent a good chunk of our lives talking about or being pregnant…. we have developed a little handy dandy 10 tip list that will keep you feeling gorgeous and strong and sane and celebratory throughout your nine months.   Congratulations!   1. Rest Remember that being tired when you are pregnant is not like ...

If you’re thinking of hosting a baby shower – for yourself or a pregnant friend – remember, this is not a normal party. But if a Princess can do it, then so can you. Check out Mama Mio’s tips…   Who? Usually, it’s a best friend or sister that hosts the baby shower. It’s like ...

Pregnancy is a particularly nervous time for women, there are a lot of genuine concerns that go along with making miracles.  As such, it is a time when we are really vulnerable to scaremongering.  The RCOG paper is so generalist and alarmist, I fail to see how it can be helpful.  Women need very clear, ...

Feel like you’re public property now you’ve got a bump? Here are our top five things that make us want to shout, “Leave me alone”… and what to do about them.   “That’s a ten pounder, for sure” Gee, thanks, lady at the checkout in the supermarket. Because it’s my first and I already have ...

So, you’ve had a baby. Wow. It’s all a bit crazy isn’t it? But your life isn’t all that’s changed. You have, too – and get this: it’s for the better. …stronger Remind yourself of what you’ve achieved physically – you’ve brought a human being into the world, and that takes a lot of strength. ...

It Is Only Temporary   I remember when my first baby was born and as much as I loved him explosively, endlessly, ferociously – I found the experience of being a new mother completely overwhelming, and I really did not feel very good about myself. I was astounded by how I had morphed overnight into ...