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Postnatal wellbeing

  • Have breastfeeding trials been a success

    Have vouchers for breastfeeding trials been a success

    When the government first announced its ‘Vouchers for Breastfeeding’ scheme there was mixed reaction. The trial scheme was introduced in order to address lower rates of breastfeeding in more deprived areas of the UK. Initially, Mums in three different areas of South Yorkshire and Derbyshire were offered shopping vouchers, valued up to a total of

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    Dealing with difficult babies

    Dealing with difficult babies

    As a mum-of-two, I wouldn’t say that either of my kids were ‘difficult’ babies. Sure, we had the colic, the weaning issues and a few sleep blips, but broadly I feel that I got off fairly lightly. For some parents their reality seems very different. From the outset their babies are restless, fussy, and difficult

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    loneliness

    Loneliness

    Loneliness is part of the human experience and can be felt on a spectrum, from a slight pang to a deep unremitting ache. Most people experience it at some point in their lives, but for some, it’s a recurring reality that strongly colours the day to day experience of their lives. Despite its common occurrence,

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    What I wished I’d known about labour and birth

    Every mum will have their own birth story or tips they’ll share with you; from where they were when they went into labour to the magical moment their precious little bundle entered the world. But there’s often a few crucial facts that seem to get left out of the equation. Facts that most mums to be

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    Post Natal Depression And Anxiety

    Post Natal Depression And Anxiety

    Not all new Mums experience that post-birth high that advertisers would have us believe is the norm. It’s estimated that around 80% of Mums fall victim to the Baby Blues in the week following the birth, where instead of feeling ecstatic they feel emotionally low, weepy, indefinably sad and anxious. These feelings will typically pass

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    sure start services

    Sure Start Services

    Sure Start is a government-funded programme introduced by Labour in the late 1990s, which aims to offer support to parents and young children. The services provided by Sure Start are varied and expectant/new parents are bound to find something they will find useful or interesting. The sessions usually take place in a Sure Start Children’s

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