Trimester 1

What is Meconium?

Meconium is feces produced by your baby whilst they’re in the womb. Meconium is composed of materials ingested by the baby whilst he is still in the uterus. Meconium is a sticky tar like substance and is usually a dark green colour. Normally, meconium will be stay in the baby until after birth.  However, there […]

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Poll: What Food did you Crave During Pregnancy?

It’s important to try and maintain a healthy diet throughout pregnancy, although it’s not always that easy when you have pregnancy food cravings! If you’re lucky it might be something healthy, but you’re little one could be wanting food you’ve never even liked before. It can be very difficult to resist the sudden urge for food […]

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Pregnancy Month 1: Week 1 – Week 7

What’s happening to your body in month 1? The start of pregnancy is conception. About 14 days after your period starts, you ovulate and the egg travels down the fallopian tube. If the egg is fertilized, the cells that form when egg and sperm meet immediately begin to multiply rapidly. In the following weeks the […]

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Pregnancy Month 2: Week 8 – Week 12

You’re now well into the first trimester of pregnancy. By the end of this stage, your baby will be fully formed. What’s happening to your body in month 2? Your breasts will be getting bigger and your waistline gradually expanding – you might find that you can’t get into some of your clothes comfortably. At […]

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Pregnancy Month 3: Week 12 – Week 16

You’re now coming to the end of the first trimester and your baby is growing fast. Find out what to expect in month 3 of pregnancy.   What’s happening to your body in month 3? You’ll start to look pregnant – your tummy will be getting rounder and you’ll be putting on weight. With any […]

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Your Skin in Pregnancy

From stretch marks to pigmentation, we talk you through the skin changes that can happen during pregnancy.What are stretch marks? Stretch marks are thin reddish or purple marks that appear on your skin when your body shape suddenly changes. They often appear in patches, and can form a ripple pattern on your skin.   Stretch […]

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Boy or Girl? 10 Baby Gender Predictor Myths

Curious about the sex of your baby? Have fun guessing with these old wives’ tales from around the world…   Baby myth 1: It’s all in the stomach shape In Indonesia, it’s said that if your stomach sticks out, the baby is a boy. If it’s flat, then it’s a girl. There are lots of […]

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10 Pregnancy Myths – Busted

With so much advice about what you should and shouldn’t do when pregnant, it’s easy to get confused. Here are 10 pregnancy myths you can safely ignore.   Pregnancy myth 1: You can’t eat seafood when you’re pregnant Not true. As long as it’s not mackerel, shark, tuna, tilefish or swordfish, it’s absolutely fine. In […]

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Welcome to Cussons Baby Mama’s Nest Nigeria

Welcome to Cussons Baby Mama’s Nest.  A place to find out more about pregnancy and your little ones.  Comment or reply to posts or just see what others are saying.

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Causes of Early and Late Abortion (Miscarriages)

Abortion or a miscarriage is the expulsion from the uterus of the products of conception before the 28th week of pregnancy and the fetus not being born alive. This can be induced i.e. by own means or spontaneous i.e. unintentional.   Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy is abnormal and should be viewed as a serious issue. […]

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