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August 11, 2016

It is likely that you have an ultrasound scheduled in the next few weeks, which is the full anatomy scan. This scan will probably make everything feel that much more real, as you will be able to really see baby for the first time, and if you choose to do so (and if baby is co-operating) find out the gender. If you do not want to find out, make sure you let the operator know. You may have also begun to experience one of the uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy, heartburn. This is a result of the sphincter between your stomach and esophagus relaxing and your growing uterus pressing on your stomach. Baby is have a great week testing out his reflexes, kicking, grasping, sucking his thumb and even beginning to make facial expressions. 

Bladder weakness isn't usually something that new mums love talking about but it is incredibly common. Here are our tips for protecting your pelvic floor. 

We know how important it is to eat healthily when you’re expecting, but sometimes the symptoms of pregnancy can throw your diet out of whack. Dietitian Robyn Coetzee advises how to manage some of the less pleasant side effect.

Pregnancy is getting company inside one’s skin. – Maggie Scarf

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