Health during pregnancy

The dangers of over thinking

The dangers of over thinking

How does the idea of a life with less worry sound to you? Attractive? Possible? A huge relief? Worrying is fast becoming the biggest growing addiction in the western world and often goes unrecognised in terms of being something that, with awareness, we can change. Most people are so identified with their thoughts and caught

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Painkiller safety

Painkiller safety

Painkillers are something we all reach for from time to time but usually swallow down without actually bothering to read the leaflet that comes with them. Over the counter painkillers are widely used and are generally regarded as being safe and effective. However, painkiller safety is not to be overlooked. Different types of painkiller There

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Extreme morning sickness

Many women experience mild morning sickness during pregnancy, which is unpleasant enough. But a few poor souls suffer from a condition called Hyperemesis Gravidarum, an extreme form of morning sickness that can make their pregnancy thoroughly miserable. What is it? Hyperemesis usually manifests as extreme vomiting. By this I mean projectile eruptions that can be

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Symptoms you should never ignore when pregnant

The body goes through so many changes when you are pregnant it can be tricky to know what’s normal and what’s not. Most symptoms are just your body’s way of adjusting to the new life growing inside you, but others can be sign there is something amiss. Here is a quick and simple guide to

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Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (or SPD) is also often referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). The condition is most common in pregnant women and occurs when one or more of the joints in the pelvic area become stiff and irritate each other causing discomfort or pain. As symptoms usually worsen

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child birth

Home Births

The number of home births is on the rise; before the NHS, all women would give birth in their own homes but as medical science developed, it became the norm to have a hospital birth. For many years, ‘Home Births’ were seen as an unsafe option and were viewed as an unnecessary risk. Nowadays there

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