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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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    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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    Guide to contraception

    With so many choices available, contraception can sometimes appear to be confusing. How do you know which method is best for you?  Your decision will be influenced on personal preference as much as your age and lifestyle and it’s likely you’ll modify your method of contraception at least once as your circumstances change. Condoms Condoms

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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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