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  • Delayed Cord Clamping

    Delayed Cord Clamping

    Delayed cord clamping is becoming more and more popular and earlier this year the World Heath Organisation recommended that umbilical cords should not be clamped in the first minute following a baby’s birth. So how long should you wait before having the umbilical cord clamped and cut and what are the reasons behind waiting? What

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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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    Help! I'm having twins

    Help! I’m having twins

    Congratulations, you’re having twins. Those words must been some of the most exciting and terrifying at the same time. Having twins is a special thing, but how, just how do you feed, change, and look after two tiny people at exactly the same time? Having seen a few friends recently blessed with two bundles of

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    How Dad is affected during pregnancy

    How Dad is affected during pregnancy

    Pregnancy is a highly varied and subjective experience and whilst for one family it can be a straightforward and enjoyable nine months, for another it can be a stressful and frightening time. Decades ago it was all taken care of by the women in the family under the medical supervision of doctors. Nowadays fathers are

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    Healthy post natal exercise

    Healthy post natal exercise

    Getting your body back after the birth of your baby can feel strange. One of the best ways to reclaim yourself is to take control of your body and start exercising. While this may feel like the last thing you want to do when you’re fatigued beyond belief it is well worth the effort. As

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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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