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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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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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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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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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