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  • dwarfism

    Dwarfism

    Technically speaking, dwarfism refers to people who attain an adult height of less than 4ft 10in (147cm). There are more than 300 known possible causes of dwarfism, most of which are genetic. Acondroplasia is the most common cause, accounting for around 70% of cases of dwarfism. Some 80% of children born with Acondroplasia are the

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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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    pregnancy jargon

    Pregnancy Jargon

    From palpations to quickening, the language of pregnancy can feel foreign to many Mums-to-be. Just at the point when you are riddled with hormones and the fabled ‘Baby-Brain’ kicks in you are expected to grapple with a raft of new terminology. Not great timing! To help you out we’ve compiled a random list of some

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    pregnancy trimesters

    Pregnancy Trimesters

    When I fell pregnant with my first child I knew absolutely nothing. Pregnancy jargon was like a foreign language to me. The word ‘Trimester’ sounded mythical, strange and complicated. I quickly discovered that it’s actually a straightforward description for the three distinct phases of pregnancy. In the normal scheme of things, a full-term pregnancy will

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    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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