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Planning a pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy is a big decision. You have to both be 100% on board with the idea of having a baby and also need to take finances, work and family conditions into account. While you think about all of that it’s a good idea to give your health and lifestyle a bit of a

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Things to do and not to do during pregnancy

Things to do and not to do during pregnancy

Being pregnant comes with strings attached if we want to protect our own and our baby’s health. We need to avoid risks that may contribute to complicating or risking a pregnancy and keep as healthy as we can. We are often offered ‘good advice’ and ‘old wives tales’ but there are things that you need

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5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

5 reasons why you might not be getting pregnant

When you’re not ready to start a family it can be easy to presume that getting pregnant is easy. You panic about failed contraception and know at least one person who conceived ‘by accident’. However, all too often when people start trying to conceive, they realise that it isn’t always that simple. Even when having

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Troubled Families Programme

Troubled Families Programme

The Troubled Families Programme is a government initiative that aims to help families facing a number of complex problems. David Cameron introduced the Programme in 2010 with the goal of transforming the lives of ‘troubled families’. Following the London riots of 2011 a larger emphasis was placed on the scheme with £448million being shared between

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Stress busting tips

Stress busting tips

S-T-R-E-S-S…is something that is unavoidable in the 21st century, but what we do have a bit more control over is how we respond to the signs of it when we spot them. It can be tempting to turn to alcohol, or sugary foods as a way of stemming the difficult feelings that stress involves. These

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insomnia

Insomnia

Insomnia can drive you potty, leaving you feeling cranky and unable to face the day. However, it is not an uncommon complaint, with an estimated 33% of people in the UK suffering from episodes. What is Insomnia? Insomnia means not getting enough sleep to feel refreshed in the morning, even though you’ve had plenty of

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