Lots of mums-to-be choose to limit their caffeine consumption while pregnant - which means cutting down on coffee. This can be tough because growing a little one inside you can be absolutely exhausting, so lots of pregnant women could really do with that pick-me-up. The good news is, research suggests drinking coffee while pregnant doesn't actually impact kids' IQ or behaviour growing up. Advice from the NHS is that expectant mums should watch how much coffee, teas, and any other caffeine containing drinks they consume because it can increase heart rate - which isn't good. But research shows that drinking coffee in moderation is OK in that it doesn't harm the baby's intelligence of behaviour - you just need to watch it if it makes you feel bad. Researchers from the Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, said that drinking coffee while pregnant does not affect the child’s intelligence quotient (IQ), nor their behavior when growing up, Smart Parenting reported in … [Read more...] about Truth about whether it’s actually safe to drink coffee when pregnant or not
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STRUGGLING to sleep? Many women find it harder to get eight hours of shut-eye during pregnancy, but there are some things that can help. By Laura Mitchell / Published 22nd August 2018 GETTY SUFFERING? Pregnant women can often find it difficult to sleep Mums-to-be hope to get plenty of rest before the baby arrives, but pregnancy-induced insomnia is very common.Even women who have never struggled to get to sleep can end up tossing and turning while pregnant.Core body temperature rises when pregnant and the added stress of summer heat can make it even harder to drift off.Pregnant women also have around 40% more blood pumping round their bodies and carrying extra weight causes you to sweat and dehydrate more easily.Your bladder's capacity has shrunk significantly because of your growing uterus, meaning you may need to get up several times in the night to pee. GETTY STRESSED: Pregnancy can be an emotional rollercoaster and many women suffer with insomnia These … [Read more...] about How to sleep better during pregnancy: Seven products that will help you beat insomnia
SCHOOL summer holidays. The three words all parents hate. But fear not, as Scottish blogger Gill Simms - who is the best-selling author behind the hilariously honest books Why Mummy Drinks and Why Mummy Swears - is here to help with her essential summer-holiday survival guide... Ah, the summer holidays! Golden, sun drenched days, filled with merry children romping on sandy beaches, tumbling apple cheeked on village greens and picnicking on delicious wholesome fare on the banks of babbling brooks… OR six long weeks, when it will be deemed either ‘too hot’, ‘too cold’ or ‘too rainy’ for your darlings to consider unplugging themselves from their electronic devices and go outside, filled with constant demands for ‘snacks’ and extra meals (ideally consisted of processed carbohydrates, rather than anything with some nutritional value) and complaints they are ‘bored’, as you bankrupt yourself on a combination of childcare and … [Read more...] about Mummy blogger reveals her brutally honest ‘summer holiday survival guide’… from letting your kids get bored to why you should let them pick their own snacks
FALLEN asleep in the sun, or simply forgotten to slap on the sun cream before you soaked up the rays? Whatever the reason for your pink complexion, here's how long it'll take to heal and some tips and tricks to ease sunburn quickly. How do I relieve sunburn fast? You've just clocked that you've overdone it and are keen to combat your sunburn ASAP. According to the NHS, there are a few things you can do to help relieve your symptoms immediately after getting burnt. These include: Cooling your skin by having a cold bath or shower, sponging it with cold water, or holding a cold flannel to it Using lotions containing aloe vera to soothe and moisturise your skin Drinking plenty of fluids to cool you down and prevent dehydration Taking painkillers such as ibuprofen or paracetamol to relieve pain (but don't give aspirin to children under 16) How long does sunburn take to go away? It may start to peel after a few days, but will usually fully heal within a week. In severe cases, you may … [Read more...] about How do I relieve sunburn fast, how long does it take to go away and what is good to help it heal?
DURING pregnancy, what you eat and drink can have an affect on your unborn child, meaning there are a few dos and don'ts to consider. And while we all love our morning caffeine, too much can be harmful. Here's exactly how much you should be drinking... Can you drink coffee while you're pregnant? Yes, but not too much - caffeine found in coffee may be harmful in large proportions. Take a look at the overall intake of caffeine as it's not just in coffee - it is found naturally in lots of foods including tea, chocolate, energy drinks and flu remedies, so it's important to take all of these into consideration. The NHS advises that you should limit your caffeine intake to no more than 200mg a day, that's about two cups of coffee, although if you occasionally exceed that it's not a huge deal or too high a risk. The health service say: "Try decaffeinated tea and coffee, fruit juice or water, and limit the amount of energy drinks you have, as they can be high in caffeine." Why … [Read more...] about Can you drink coffee when you’re pregnant? What to eat and what to avoid