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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Tips to help with changes during pregnancy

With the joyful news of pregnancy comes the daunting realisation that your body is going to drastically change. We’ve got a few pick-me-ups so these changes during pregnancy are less of a worry.   Pregnancy brings lots of changes, not just to your body but your whole life and you have to be adaptable. However, […]

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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

Congratulations – you’re pregnant. Find out what to expect in the very early days.   Pregnancy month 1: week 1 – week 7 Although we think of pregnancy as lasting for 9 months, it’s actually 40 weeks. Your due date is calculated from the first day of your last period, so your pregnancy is counted […]

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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.   Pregnancy month 2: week 8 – week 12 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 […]

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Pregnancy Month 3: Week 13 – 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.   Pregnancy month 3: week 13 – week 16 What’s happening to your body in month 3? You’ll start to look pregnant – your tummy will be getting rounder […]

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10 PREGNANCY MYTHS – BUSTED

There is so much advice about what you should and shouldn’t do when pregnant, you can easily get confused. To make it easier, we have a few myths you can safely ignore.   Pregnancy myth 1: You can’t eat seafood when you’re pregnant Salmon is high in omega-3 fatty acids like DHA, and studies show […]

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Are you having a Boy or Girl? 10 Baby Gender Predictor Myths

Want to know the sex of your baby? Let’s have fun guessing with these myths from around the world… Your stomach shape tells it all In Indonesia, it’s thought that if your stomach is protruding, then baby is a boy. If it’s flat, then it’s a girl. There are lots of versions of this myth […]

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Your Skin During 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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Welcome to Cussons Baby Mama’s Nest Kenya

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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