Gestational Diabetes Mellitus

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) This usually develops during the 2nd trimester (usually from around weeks 24-28), but if found in the first trimester, this is usually because diabetes was un-diagnosed prior to pregnancy. It can affect up to 4% of pregnancies and Gestational Diabetes usually arises because of lack of insulin to meet the extra needs of the Continue reading »

Maternity Photographer – Jo Douet Images (Guest Blog)

I am very pleased to share with you a guest blog from a very talented maternity photographer (who also did my headshots!) Jo Douet from Jo Douet Images, based in Walton on Thames, Surrey. About Jo Douet I am a maternity, newborn and family photographer based in Walton on Thames, Surrey. I am a mum Continue reading »

Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage – The Benefits

As a specialist Pregnancy and Postnatal massage therapist, I thought in this blog post I would explain the benefits of regular massages during pregnancy and postnatally how it can help restore your body to a pre-pregnancy state. During my pregnancy massage I use a special bodyCushion which allows you to lie on your front in total Continue reading »

Pregnancy and Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain? Pelvic girdle pain (PGP), which used to be known as Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). PGP/SPD is a debilitating condition during pregnancy that causes pain, discomfort and mobility problems. The Symphysis Pubis is the fibro-cartilaginous joint between the 2 pelvic bones at the front, but PGP can also be caused by instability with the sacroiliac joints at the Continue reading »