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What to expect from your midwife

As soon as your pregnancy reaches 10 weeks you will be assigned a midwife or a small team of midwives to support you during your pregnancy and beyond. We take a look at the roll of a midwife and what you can expect.

Different Midwives in the NHS

Within the NHS you are likely to come across two different types of midwives:

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How to involve your partner during pregnancy

During pregnancy, a dad-to-be can sometimes feel a little left out. When you discover you are pregnant, like you they are possibly feeling excited, nervous and want to share their hopes and dreams for your child. As your pregnancy progresses, they may find it difficult to feel needed as they watch your bump grow and you do all the hard work. We take a look at ways to include your partner, so they feel very much apart of every aspect of the pregnancy.

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Staying Healthy During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the perfect time to start thinking about your health. It’s the start of new beginnings and better habits. While you’re carrying your baby, what you eat & do will not only affect your health but your baby’s too. Even before you even get pregnant it is definitely worth thinking about your health and this goes for your partner too.

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Summer Skin

This year we have enjoyed some lovely early summer weather and hopefully this will return in the weeks and months to come. If we do enjoy another hot summer or if you’re planning to visit somewhere sunny, then here are a few tips on how to protect your skin in the sun while pregnant.

Natural Fibres
As the weather warms up and the temperatures rise, stay cooler by wearing natural fibres as they absorb moisture from your skin, helping to keep you cool. Natural clothes are more breathable too which makes them more suitable than man-made fibres.

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What to expect during your second trimester

Congratulations, if you have reached your second trimester (13 – 28 weeks) or are nearly there - if you suffered with morning sickness, hopefully these symptoms will have eased and you will start to feel more energised.

Your baby will now be fully formed with all organs developing and will be approximately the size of a peach. You should also start to see your stomach grow in size as your baby starts to put on weight.

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