Giving up smoking

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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Taking responsibility for our health

Taking responsibility for our health

The NHS is in the news on a daily basis at the moment, either with news about its potential demise, or reports from patients about the shoddy level of service that they have received. And within the NHS, it’s not least the local doctor, the GP who comes under the firing line very frequently. It

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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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Top pregnancy cravings

Top pregnancy cravings

Being pregnant is a turbulent time for the body: water retention, puffy feet, aches and pains in places you didn’t even knew existed and then craving food you thought you hated! Many women in pregnancy report strong food cravings, people have even been known to crave chalk and coal! These are not the mostly strongly

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