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  • Positive Pregnancy Test

    When to test for pregnancy?

    When do you test for pregnancy? Any woman trying for a baby is eager and excited about taking a pregnancy test, but they may not know when to take the test. If you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms before your period is late, you may wish to take the test. But taking the test early could

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    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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    miscarriage

    Miscarriage

    Miscarriage is a very sensitive issue which tends to be brushed aside in our society due to the fact that there is simply no ‘cure’ for it.  It is thought that about 12% of pregnancies miscarry in the first 23 weeks, with about three quarters of those happening in the first trimester. There is now

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