Packing a maternity bag full of essentials is an often-overlooked part of giving birth. Make labour a lot more comfortable by ticking bits and pieces off your checklist in the weeks running up to your due date. To help, we’ve put together a list of essentials to make your hospital stay as comfortable as possible.

Updated: Tuesday 9 April 2024

Published: Wednesday 15 November 2023

If you’ve recently had a baby, on the outside it may seem like you’ve recovered, but has your pelvis recovered internally? Jo Dafforn, Clinical Lead Pelvic Health Physiotherapy discusses 4 symptoms you may experience as a new mum, and how our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists can help.

Updated: Friday 5 May 2023

Published: Tuesday 7 September 2021

Experiencing tiredness and even exhaustion while pregnant is common and made harder due to the difficulties faced when trying to get quality sleep. In this guide, Emma McKenna, Senior Health and Wellbeing Physiologist at Nuffield Health gives advice on how to get some much needed shut-eye.

Updated: Thursday 6 April 2023

Published: Friday 31 March 2023

When looking after others, it’s important to look after yourself too. After all, you can’t pour from an empty cup. Here's our guide to ensuring you fit in some 'me-time'.

Updated: Tuesday 7 June 2022

Published: Wednesday 27 February 2019

This 20-minute workout, developed with Nuffield Health experts in pregnancy fitness, is designed to build strength and mobility to help you through labour and the demands of motherhood.

Updated: Monday 30 March 2020

Published: Monday 9 January 2017

The return to work after maternity or paternity leave holds a lot of emotional challenges. Here's some expert tips for coping with the transition.

Updated: Thursday 30 May 2019

Published: Wednesday 17 April 2019

You don't have to give up on fitness when you are pregnant. Fitness Manager Marie Coburn provides a trimester-by-trimester guide to exercising safely.

Updated: Monday 2 July 2018

Published: Thursday 4 August 2016

The arrival of a new baby means big changes to your life, and your body. Reassuringly, most women return to their pre-pregnancy weight with the help of a healthy diet, exercise and patience.

Updated: Friday 3 November 2017

Published: Thursday 20 August 2015

If you’re expecting a bundle of joy and are unsure about your diet, read on – Nutritional Therapist Tracey Strudwick guides you through nine months of optimum eating for you and your developing baby.

Updated: Friday 23 June 2017

Published: Tuesday 26 July 2016