Setting Up A Nursery

Setting up the nursery as you wait for the arrival of your precious new baby is such an exciting time. Find out the key items you need, add a few toys and books and your nursery will be perfect.

Taking your cervical temperature

When a woman ovulates (or releases an egg) her temperature rises slightly and stays elevated for at least 10 days. Taking your temperature daily can reveal this pattern to show you when your body tends to do this. As a guide, ovulation usually occurs 14 days before the next period is due to arrive.

Physical signs of ovulation

Each month, women experience ovulation - the phase of the menstrual cycle that involves one of the ovaries releasing an egg (ovum). It generally occurs about two weeks before your period starts. If that ovum meets a sperm on its path along the fallopian tube, your journey to motherhood has begun.

Effects of morning sickness

Despite how poorly you may be feeling it is extremely unusual for morning sickness to have any negative effect on your unborn baby. However, the possible weight loss and dehydration that can accompany chronic morning sickness is more concerning for you and your baby

Pelvic floor exercises

Your pelvic floor area is a group of muscles that need to be exercised during pregnancy to keep them strong. Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is about something much more important than mere aesthetics - it's about good health.