Pregnancy news and blogs

Our midwives give their expert opinion on recent pregnancy stories that have been in the news.

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      Going back to work after lockdown

      May 28th, 2020

      We’ve been getting a lot of emails from women concerned about returning to work as the Government starts to lift restrictions. Here, Tommy’s midwife Kate explains the latest guidance.

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      Supporting my partner through pregnancy after a traumatic birth

      May 28th, 2020

      Bex is non-bio mum to 2 year-old son, Oscar. She is currently expecting her second baby with wife, Natalie . In this blog, she talks about being a non-bio parent, supporting her partner after a traumatic birth and managing her own mental wellbeing as a parent.

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      Dear pregnant me...let's talk about relationships and parenting

      May 26th, 2020

      Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant about...relationships and parenting. It is normal to get frustrated with each other sometimes. But all it will take is a reassuring cuddle, as you sob exhausted into your cornflakes, to remind you that you chose to embark on this journey with this person for a reason.

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      Pregnancy complications like pre-eclampsia are made harder by being misunderstood

      May 21st, 2020

      Sophie Gardner had a very difficult pregnancy, after suffering hyperemesis, cholestasis and pre-eclampsia before being induced at 39 weeks. Her beautiful son Max is now 9 months old. Sophie encourages women to "listen to your body, never ignore your instincts, and don’t be shy to raise your concerns".

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      Major study shows that pregnant women are not at greater risk of severe coronavirus

      May 13th, 2020

      A large UK study has found that pregnant women are no more likely to become severely ill with COVID-19 than other women.

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      Pregnancy yoga at home with The Yoga Midwife

      May 6th, 2020

      Yoga is a great way to stay active and look after your wellbeing during and after pregnancy. There are some brilliant tutorials you can access online, just make sure they are specialised for pregnancy. The Yoga Midwife takes us through some simple poses to get you started.

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      Staying active during the coronavirus pandemic

      May 6th, 2020

      We are all trying to cope with changes to our routine, including how we eat and exercise to look after ourselves. The important thing is trying to be as active as you can, without comparing yourself to others.

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      Simple, at-home workouts from Bumps and Burpees

      May 5th, 2020

      Pregnancy-safe, at-home workouts with no equipment needed! We asked Charlie, founder of Bumps and Burpees and personal trainer qualified in pre & post natal training to provide some simple exercises to do at home.

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      Dear pregnant me...let's talk about 'mum guilt'

      April 30th, 2020

      Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant about...'mum guilt'. Mum guilt is a normal, albeit frustrating, part of motherhood but don't let it trick you into thinking you're not doing a good enough job because that couldn't be further from the truth.

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      Carrie Symonds and Boris Johnson’s baby arrives during coronavirus pandemic

      April 29th, 2020

      Like many other people around the world who have been pregnant through this pandemic, the last couple of months must have been stressful for (then) mum-to-be, Carrie Symonds. This article looks at worrying about stress through pregnancy and what can be done to manage it.

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