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  • What happens if maternal instinct doesn't kick in

    What happens if maternal instinct doesn’t kick in

    No matter what your views on babies and children before you fall pregnant, once a woman conceives it’s expected that maternal instinct will suddenly appear from nowhere. But for some expectant and new mums that just isn’t the case. What is maternal instinct? The Collins English Dictionary defines maternal instinct as: “The natural tendency that

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    Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

    Help for Grandparents raising Granchildren

    Around 200,000 children in the UK are being raised by their grandparents or other family members. This may be due to a parent’s drug abuse, imprisonment, illness or bereavement. Of course, raising your grandchildren brings plenty of rewards but also its fair share of challenges. Negative feelings While the advantages of having your grandchildren living

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    sure start services

    Sure start services

    The government launched Sure Start as a means to help every child in the UK get the best possible start in life. Services offered under the scheme focus on Family Health, Well Being, and Early Years Education for pregnant women and their children aged four and under. Sure Start services are aimed primarily at parents

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    does counselling really work

    Does counselling really work

    Compared to thirty years ago, attitudes towards counselling have changed radically. In the past, people who ‘went on the couch’ were viewed with suspicion and assumed to be extremely unstable, whereas these days the question of ‘are you having counselling’ can be one of the first used to assess how someone is going to get

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    What Happens To Your Body The First Few Weeks After Birth

    What Happens To Your Body The First Few Weeks After Birth

    Your body has nine months to get used to growing your baby. That’s long enough for it to feel normal, despite the sometimes less than pleasant side effects. When your baby is born, your body changes in an instant, this can leave you feeling all at sea. All Change The hormones that have supported and

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