Third Trimester

You’re nearly at the finish line but there is lots to do before your new baby arrives. Packing your hospital bag, preparing for birth and filling your home with baby essentials is a must but don’t worry we’ve got it all covered right here.



Latest Third Trimester Posts

3 tips for recovering from a caesarean section

Like any new mother, you will be feeling euphoric when you hold your newborn in your arms for the first time. But this feeling of indescribable happiness will not entirely take away from the fact that you’ve just undergone major abdominal surgery, and need to convalesce accordingly. Here are three things to remember when recovering from […]

3 things to know about hypnobirthing

Hypnobirthing enthusiasts believe that labour needn’t involve agony and complications. Instead they believe that it can actually be a pleasurable experience. PHOEBE DOYLE asks if hypnobirthing really can take the fear out of childbirth. What is hypnobirthing? Hannah Hatherell had a terrible and lengthy first labour. “The experience left me feeling as though I had […]

The most common items mums-to-be forget to pack in their hospital bag

You have your PJs, your dressing gown, your birth plan and clothes for the baby all packed up and ready to go. But have you checked everything off your list? Or did you forget to pack one these common eight items? Cosy socks A lot of women suffer from cold feet (the literal kind) and […]

5 tips for writing your birth plan

Coming up to your third trimester, you’ll start feeling the need to nest and get ready for labour. Part of this is consulting with your medical team and/or midwife as to what kind of birthing experience you want to have. Creating a birth plan is a good way to visualise yourself going through the birthing […]

The truth about Hyperemesis Gravidarum and Kate Middleton’s pregnancies

Once again the world is awash with news that another baby is to join the royal nursery. And once again Kate Middleton endures severe morning sickness, aka hyperemesis gravidarum before she could be out and about again. But what exactly is hyperemesis gravidarum and how does it affect your body during pregnancy? Acute morning sickness About […]

The best free pregnancy apps

Just because you’re pregnant, doesn’t mean your life has become less mobile. To celebrate, we’ve got a list of our favourite pregnancy apps available for you to download straight to your phone… for free!   The pregnancy apps My Pregnancy Center | BabyCenter With the My Pregnancy app, all of your pregnancy questions are answered […]

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