Getting healthy for pregnancy

Thinking about diabetes

Do I have Diabetes?

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a common life-long health condition. There are 3 million people diagnosed with diabetes in the UK and an estimated 850,000 people who have the condition but don’t know it. Diabetes is a condition where the amount of glucose in your blood is too high because the body cannot use it properly. This is

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effects of smoking while pregnant

Smoking breath test during pregnancy

Everyone is aware of the dangers of smoking and the government has recently unveiled new guidelines to introduce a smoking breath test during pregnancy to assess whether they have been smoking; something that has caused quite a furore among parent groups, midwives and mothers. Smoking breath tests during pregnancy are due to come into force

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signs of pregnancy

Signs of pregnancy

Aches and pains, or something more? Conception triggers immediate changes in a woman’s body, but you may not be aware that the outward signs of pregnancy can appear very soon after, as early as within the first two weeks.  It’s easy to put these signs down to other things, but if you’ve noticed any of

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folic acid

Folic acid

The benefits of taking folic acid during pregnancy. In recent years the incidents of NTD’s (Neural Tube Defects) have dropped thanks to better public awareness of the condition, this has been helped due to screenings and recommendations on taking folic acid during pregnancy. The defects include Spina Bifida and Anencephaly, this is where the brain

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