Our Guide to a Vegetarian or Vegan Pregnancy | Window to the Womb

When it comes to pregnancy, it’s key to eat the right things to ensure you and baby are happy and healthy. Pregnancy diets on the web have animal products as a staple part of the diet, but what if you’re vegetarian or vegan? We’ve put together a short guide to help you make the right vegetarian or vegan diet decisions. … Read More

Your Guide to NHS Pregnancy Ultrasound Scans | Window to the Womb

You will be offered NHS pregnancy ultrasound scans during early pregnancy between 8 to 14 weeks. However, you’ll only be offered additional scans if you’re experiencing problems, such as pain or vaginal bleeding. The second scan will also check baby’s development and is performed between 18 and 21 weeks. The scan may also show if you are expecting a baby girl … Read More

Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) | Window to the Womb

Morning sickness affects 70-80% of pregnant women at some point.  Morning sickness is a name for nausea caused by the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) and it can also be known as nausea gravidarum, nausea/vomiting of pregnancy (NVP), emesis gravidarum, and pregnancy sickness. Nausea usually starts around 6 weeks of pregnancy (around two weeks after you miss your period) but may start as … Read More

Let’s Talk About Postnatal Depression | Window to the Womb

‘Postnatal’ or ‘Postpartum’ depression, is a form of depression which many parents can experience after having a pregnancy. 1 in 10 women experience Postnatal depression after birth and it can also effect men (about 1 in 25). POST: ‘After’ NATAL: ‘Birth’ POSTPARTUM: ‘After birth’ You may also seem terms such as ‘Perinatal,’ ‘Antenatal’ or ‘Prenatal’. These are different types of depression. PERI: ‘Around’ … Read More

Pregnancy Brain – Why Am I Being Forgetful? | Window to the Womb

‘Where did I leave that?’ – Pregnancy brain affects most ladies – so don’t think you’re going crazy! Putting the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the fridge? You’re not alone – about 80 percent of new mother’s report difficulties in remembering things that usually come naturally. So what is pregnancy brain? You may have had those moments of … Read More