In a lot of ways it is lovely frumping about in your stretchy leggings and just not worrying about what you look like.  The pressure is off to look your best.  You are a very busy woman doing very important work (building a new person – what is more important or difficult than that?!).  But ...

Spoiler alert: when you have had your baby, you will still look like you are about six months pregnant, which isn’t ideal when the woman in the cornershop says to you, on one of your first outings with your newborn, “And another one on the way, so soon?”…   Yes, that actually happened to one ...

Ever since getting a juicer, I’ve noticed a few things. I feel more alive. I have more energy. My skin is brighter. I don’t get colds. In short, I LOVE JUICING. For me, juice isn’t a replacement for meals, but rather an addition to them. I go heavy on veggies and lighter on fruits to ...

How do you know when to go back to work after your maternity leave? Well, your employer will usually tell you, but you may also start to feel like you’re missing the office a bit, too! You organise your child’s meals using a spread sheet because you think it might be ‘fun’. You start emailing ...

Pregnancy is the biggest challenge your skin will ever face. Think about it… you’re going to grow 30+ inches in 40 weeks and then shrink back down, then in a few years time – hit repeat! Ageing, sun damage, gravity – those all happen over a period of years. Pregnancy happens in a period of ...

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 ...

Breastfeeding is an amazing thing – but it can take a minor toll on your beauty routine. That’s because, if you’re breastfeeding, you might find that your body needs a bit of help getting extra hydration. Drinking plenty of water is one way of dealing with it – but here are some other ways of ...

As if you didn’t have enough to worry about when you’ve just had a baby, good old Mother Nature has another surprise for new mums – post-pregnancy hair loss. Yes, it’s true. Alongside not having much sleep, when you go for a shower, your hair will come out in clumps. You’re a lucky lady…   ...

Clothes designed especially for breastfeeding mums used to live in the land that fashion forgot. But times have changed, and these days you can feed your baby and look fabulous too…   It wasn’t so long ago that breastfeeding women were pretty much confined to barracks. But a lot has changed in the space of ...

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 ...