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  • Advantages of having children later in life

    Advantages of having children later in life

    It’s official – new parents are getting older! Last year women in England and Wales who gave birth aged 40 years and over, exceeded the number of teenagers who also gave birth the same year. The margin was slim but nevertheless higher, with 29,158 babies delivered to women forty and over and 29,136 babies recorded

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    natural remedies for cold and flu

    Natural remedies for cold and flu

    We all know that there is no cure for the common cold and, while the flu virus can be hopefully kept at bay with a vaccine, if you do succumb to the flu then you’re in for a rough ride while your immune system sorts itself out for the fight. It’s enough to drive you

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    What not to say to a new mum

    What not to say to a new mum

    “Can you believe she said that?” remarked my friend following a tense visit from a relative a week after giving birth to her first baby. Everything had started so well. Flowers and congratulations followed by cuddles. Perfect. One hour later: cut to my friend sobbing in the bathroom, clutching her new born and wondering how

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    Staying sane when trying to conceive

    Staying sane when trying to conceive

    Trying to conceive can feel overwhelming. If you are experiencing difficulties or things are taking longer than you expected, you can find yourself spiralling into a riot of emotions. Whilst you can’t determine the outcome, there are steps you can take on staying sane when trying to conceive! Team You and your partner are in

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    New Dad survival guide

    New Dad survival guide

    Pregnancy and birth may be a challenging time for women, but new Dads have their own journey too, and often get forgotten in the frenzy of Mum-focused activity. From the point of conception, all attention shifts to the woman. And rightly so. But many men experience significant emotional upheaval during the 9 months and beyond.

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    Support for sickness in pregnancy

    Support for sickness in pregnancy

    There is no medical knowledge that can predict which expectant mothers will experience morning sickness. It is a hormonal lottery that leaves many women feeling far from blooming. Experts do know that it is not the baby that is the root of the problem, but hormones produced by the placenta. Great to know, but not

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