And we’re not talking about how ‘sore’ giving birth is, because everyone tells you that. We’re talking about the reality of being a mum. So, let’s get real with our top three home truths… You will either love being pregnant or you will hate it And the fact is, it will probably be the opposite ...

  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 ...