Pregnancy blog for expectant parents

Welcome to bitbaby’s pregnancy blog. If you or your partner is pregnant, you’ll find a whole host of useful information here from midwife and founder of bitbaby, Rachael.

Alcohol, Christmas and pregnancy

Alcohol, Christmas and pregnancy

We all know that there’s a whole host of things we need to give up when we’re pregnant, one being alcohol. Heather Garlick of SipSin has found that being surrounded by fantastic alcohol free options has meant that you don’t miss booze at all. Read this guest blog from Heather to find out more…

TiE UK North Regional Finals, the results are in.

TiE UK North Regional Finals, the results are in.

The TiE UK North Regional Finals drew to a close last week with the founders of several startups finding out if they won the prize of a visit to Singapore and further investment into their company. Find out more…

Why shouldn’t I bathe my newborn straight away?

Why shouldn’t I bathe my newborn straight away?

When you give birth it’s completely normal to think, let’s get the little baby washed and cleaned for the first time. However, you’ll want to think twice about it before you bathe your baby straight away and here’s why…

Managing the third stage of labour

Managing the third stage of labour

In this article, we’ll talk about what the third stage of labour is, what happens during this time, how long it will last and how it will be managed by your midwife and birthing team.

Jaundice – what is it and how to treat it

Jaundice – what is it and how to treat it

Jaundice in babies will normally make their skin turn yellow as well as the whites of their eyes. Hopefully, you’ll find everything you need to know about jaundice in this blog, and if your baby has it, how it will be treated.

What pain relief options are available?

What pain relief options are available?

It’s nearly time to give birth and the apprehension may be growing about pain relief during labour. What are the options? What’s safe? And what do other mothers do? Find out in this article.

Can I drink tea and coffee during pregnancy?

Can I drink tea and coffee during pregnancy?

Now that you’re pregnant, you may be wondering if it’s still possible to crank up the coffee grinder or flick that switch on the kettle. In this blog, we’ll answer whether you can still drink tea or coffee during pregnancy.

What are the common pregnancy cravings?

What are the common pregnancy cravings?

Do you have these weird pregnancy cravings? In this article, I hope to break down some of the embarrassment and the taboo and help women understand that it’s perfectly normal to have even the most extreme cravings.

6 ways to enjoy Christmas when pregnant

6 ways to enjoy Christmas when pregnant

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but if you’re pregnant, feeling exhausted, nauseous and want to eat your weight in pate and soft cheese it’s not always the easiest. You can still enjoy the merriment of the festive season, find out how…

The Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

The Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

The benefits of pregnancy yoga include promoting your baby’s health, helping you prepare for labour, and reducing stress and anxiety. It’s an all-around feel-good technique.

Travelling and flying when pregnant

Travelling and flying when pregnant

If you’ve booked holidays or plan to visit family, many ask the same question, “can you travel during pregnancy?” In this article we’ll answer if you can travel during pregnancy and explore some fun ideas about where to go on your babymoon.

How to treat pelvic girdle pain

How to treat pelvic girdle pain

Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) is a common symptom in pregnancy. Affecting up to 1 in 5 women in pregnancy, it’s essential to know how to treat pelvic pain. Here’s everything you need to know.

Stopping smoking when you become pregnant

Stopping smoking when you become pregnant

If you’re a regular smoker or even a social smoker it can be hard to stop smoking, but there’s no greater motivation than having a baby. In this post, we discuss the harm it can do, and offer some advice to stop.

Early signs of Labour

Early signs of Labour

Are you feeling a tightening backache or an urge to go to the toilet? Then you could be in labour. Find out the early signs of labour in our blog.

Do you have these pregnancy symptoms?

Do you have these pregnancy symptoms?

Heartburn, itching, bleeding gums, haemorrhoids – do you have these symptoms and others as a pregnant woman? Get advice on how to deal with them today.

How pregnancy hormones can affect you

How pregnancy hormones can affect you

As pregnancy gets underway, a storm of hormones floods the body. From progesterone to oestrogen, we explore how these powerful pregnancy hormones affect your body and mind.

Food and drinks to avoid during pregnancy

Food and drinks to avoid during pregnancy

Eating a healthy, well balanced diet during pregnancy helps to provide you and your baby with some of the nutrients that you both need to stay well during your pregnancy. In this blog we take a look at the foods and drinks to avoid during pregnancy.

Common conditions of pregnancy and how to ease them

Common conditions of pregnancy and how to ease them

From nausea to fatigue, pelvic pain to mood swings, these pregnancy conditions can dampen your enthusiasm about the whole experience. We’re sharing the best advice available for easing pregnancy conditions. Here’s everything you need to know.

Are you pregnant? What are the early signs?

Are you pregnant? What are the early signs?

From the moment conception occurs, your body begins to undergo changes. Pregnancy is a time of immense physiological shifts as your body adapts to support your growing baby. These alterations present as the various signs of pregnancy.

When to get advice about vomiting and nausea in pregnancy

When to get advice about vomiting and nausea in pregnancy

Approximately 10-20K women are affected by excessive nausea and vomiting during their pregnancy each year in the UK. How do you know if it’s something you need to speak with your midwife about? Here’s everything you need to know…

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy

Taking multivitamins during pregnancy

Good nutrition during pregnancy is important for the healthy development of your baby. One of the ways to do that is taking multivitamins during pregnancy.

What mums are saying

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Nadia’s Story

I really enjoyed taking part in the bitbaby fetal monitoring study. Being plus size and 32 weeks pregnant I was worried about how the belt would fit.

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