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Pregnancy

Pregnancy

It is normal for your emotions to feel ‘up and down’ and ‘all over the place’ when you are pregnant.  This is due to the hormone changes and changes in the body.  You might feel overwhelmed with new information, new responsibilities and changes to your routine which is to be expected.  Taking good physical care of yourself by making sure you have enough sleep and rest will help with your emotions.   You should speak to your midwife if you feel you need further support. 

When you touch and rub your bump your baby can feel it too!  During the later stages of pregnancy, you may notice your baby move and respond to your touch.  Touching your bump is a great way to make you and your baby feel close.

Pregnancy



Did you know that during pregnancy and up until the age of three the brain develops faster than in any other part of life?

Pregnancy

Even from inside your tummy your baby can hear, and your voice will sound the clearest to them.  Talking, reading and singing to your bump will help get your baby used to your voice.  It may feel strange at first, but you will soon get used to it!  

Encouraging dad and siblings to do the same will also help your baby to become familiar with their voices.