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Feeling Hot and Sweating During Pregnancy? 7 Essentials Facts You Must Know When the Heat is On!

Sweating During Pregnancy

1 Why do I feel hot during Pregnancy?

A ‘bun in the oven’ or ‘growing a little human’ are clichés yet they are true. The volume of blood in your body can increase by as much as 50% during pregnancy. To cope with this, your blood vessels dilate slightly and allow the blood to come closer to the surface.1 The energy it takes to move around with the extra weight of the bump can make you hot.

It’s normal to experience hot flushes during pregnancy so there’s no need to panic. Affecting about 1 in 3 pregnant women, hot flushes during pregnancy are very common at night and are usually most felt around your head, neck and chest. 2

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17 Point 4th Trimester SURVIVAL PLAN

4th Trimester

Defined as the first three months of your baby’s life, 4th trimester is a time when the newborn is adjusting to life on the outside and you are equally adjusting to your new life and parental responsibilities on the inside. The baby gets out into the world and you get to “stay in” for a while.

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8 in 10 Women are Unaware that Sacroiliac Joint Issues are a Leading Cause of Chronic Lower Back Pain After Pregnancy

SI Joint Pain

A recent survey of 1,000 women aged 35 to 60, conducted by SI-BONE, Inc. (SIBN), a Silicon Valley-based medical device company focused on solving musculoskeletal disorders of the sacropelvic anatomy. They found that 86% of respondents were unaware that sacroiliac (SI) joint dysfunction is a leading cause of chronic lower back pain for women over 35 who have been pregnant.1 SI‐BONE, the firm that conducted the research is a medical device company that pioneered minimally invasive surgery of the SI joint with the iFuse Implant System.  While these new medical breakthroughs should be applauded, they should also be considered as a last resort.

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Love Your Body As Much As Your Baby

What's best for the baby? The answer to this most commonly asked question will shock you!

Every mother to be asks herself these questions and a quick google of the phrase reveals no surprises, with the most popular searches being:

  • best age to have a baby biologically
  • best foods for baby brain development
  • best age to have a baby
  • how to improve baby brain development during pregnancy
  • best age to have a baby for a woman
  • baby brain development food during pregnancy
  • how to increase I.Q. of baby during pregnancy

Articles discussing the essentials of what you need, occupy the many pages of Google results with everything from medicines to diapers and furniture. Yet the single MOST important factor that will influence the baby's well-being is most often ignored.
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End the DRAMa Mama!

The little-known postpartum side effect that you need to know and deal with.

The effects of DRAM or Abdominal Muscle Separation when left untreated may be serious and we aim to make as many women aware of these as we can.

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Are SRC Maternity Leggings and Shorts really worth it?

An answer to an often asked question about the cost of maternity leggings by our founder Sinead O’Donovan.

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Largest Maternity Leggings and Shorts Compression Wear Range to Support You throughout Pregnancy


With the addition of the SRC Pregnancy Mini Shorts (Over the Bump) coming in late December, SRC Health can easily lay claim to having the largest range of pregnancy leggings and shorts that are complimented by the famous range of post-partum recovery shorts and recovery leggings. A total of 8 different garment lengths and styles provide for every preference and life stage, delivering on the unwavering dedication to the SRC vision of “Support For Life”.

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Mothers Know Breast!?

“Mothers know best” about many things, yet do we look after our breasts to ensure they are in their best possible shape, before, during and after childbirth?

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Belly Belts, Maternity Belts and Pregnancy Belts

As with all health-related products, the key to making the right decision for yourself, especially during the period of pregnancy, is knowledge and understanding and then potentially consulting a Women’s Health Care Professional like a Women’s Health Physiotherapist. So, what are Belly Belts, Maternity Belts and Pregnancy Belts?

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Catch Up On The 5 R’s To Make The Most Of Your Maternity Leave

Regardless of the time at which you decide to take your maternity leave there will be more on your to-do list than “the most productive cyborg mother to be” can ever hope to achieve. Make sure to prioritise and don’t stress.

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