Getting healthy for pregnancy

Pre Eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia affects up to five percent of pregnancies. The condition usually occurs in the latter half of a pregnancy or soon after delivery, although it can appear earlier. The causes of pre-eclampsia aren’t really known but it is thought that problems with the placenta could be to blame. What are the symptoms? Pre-eclampsia often doesn’t

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Having children at different stages of life

Is there a perfect age to become a parent? Is it something we should plan meticulously or should we let mother nature lead the way? It seems to be that whatever age we find ourselves having children there are pro’s and cons for each scenario. Young Parents Young parents in their early twenties say that

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NHS funding for IVF

The NHS was set up in July of 1948.  The clear principle being that the health service would be accessible by all and funded through taxation, so people pay into it according to their means. The idea behind it was that within a few years post war Britain would have a healthier nation. Years down

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Dealing with pregnancy jealousy

Living a country with free contraception makes it very easy for us to plan when we want bless the world with our offspring – or so we think! Many of us spend a lot of our lives avoiding getting pregnant until we feel the time is right – and then it’s all systems go! How deflating

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Coping after miscarriage

Miscarriages are surprisingly common but agonisingly heart-breaking. It is situation few of us would really think about until it actually happens. But the loss and grief felt can be so intense it almost takes your breath away. What is a miscarriage? A miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a baby (foetus) during the time from

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is an upsetting and complex condition, which although affecting 10% of women between the ages of 15 and 50 does not have a determinable cause at this moment in time. The term polycystic can be translated as many (poly) cysts which is not an entirely accurate description of the condition. Characteristics

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