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Getting fit for pregnancy – giving your baby the best start

  During pregnancy, it’s important to take care of your health. Getting fit for pregnancy combines a number of factors including eating a good diet, giving up smoking and drinking and doing the right forms of exercise. But what about before you get pregnant? If you’re thinking about trying for a baby, making positive health

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Looking After Your Health in Pregnancy

  Pregnancy is an exciting time for families as you wait for the arrival of your new addition, but it’s important to look after your health in pregnancy. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been there before, make sure you put yours and your baby’s health first so that you can have a safe

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New Mothers – 6 Tips For Getting More Sleep

Parenthood is a challenge, with a lot of things to learn during those first few month. For new mothers, this adjustment can be tough. We’re always told that sleep for new mothers is hard to come by, but is there a way they can get more? A few handy tips can help you get those

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Should I Go To My GP For Help With Sleeping?

  Sleep is important. A lack of sleep can affect our health in a number of ways, including our productivity, our memory, our heart health, mental health and more. A recent study has even shown that abnormal sleeping patterns such as sleeping too much or sleeping too little could lead to obesity. Not getting enough

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6 Best Pregnancy Apps

Smartphone apps are incredible. From helping us to socialise and facilitate a number of everyday tasks such as shopping, booking hotels and accommodation and even managing what we eat. There are also many useful apps for our health, including some for pregnancy. These apps can help benefit your pregnancy, by providing guidance on coping with

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Students: Your guide to contraception

If you’re heading off to university then it’s likely you’ll be thinking about contraception. With new people to meet and plenty of new experiences to enjoy, not knowing what’s ahead means that you should be prepared whatever happens. Getting sensible about contraception can help you avoid STDs and unwanted pregnancy, allowing you to enjoy your

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy: The Facts

Epilepsy is a common illness, affecting more than 600,000 people in the UK and poses a number of risks to a pregnancy. If you suffer from epilepsy and you’re planning on becoming pregnant, it can be hard to predict the experience that each individual will have but there are a certain number of risks that

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Baby Loss Awareness Week (9th-15th October)

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place between the 9th and 15th of October, providing the opportunity for bereaved families to come together and show their support for others who have suffered the unfathomable loss of a child. We’ve put together some information below on what Baby Loss Awareness Week is about and how you can

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The UK’s First 10 Womb Transplants Given Go Ahead

Doctors in the UK have been given approval to carry out the first womb transplants, bringing hope to thousands of women. The announcement comes following successful womb transplants in Sweden, and it is expected, if successful, that the first children born as a result of the transplants could arrive in 2018. Approved by the Health

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