Prenatal Yoga: the how-to of maintaining a healthy body and mind during pregnancy

June 20, 2019

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July is Group B Strep Awareness Month, something UK charity Group B Strep Support (GBSS) runs every year to improve awareness in parents and families.


Group B Strep (GBS) is the most common cause of life-threatening infection in newborn babies, leading to sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis. During July, around 62 babies will develop a group B Strep infection. On average, two babies each day in the UK develop GBS infection. Tragically, each week, one baby dies from a GBS infection and one other is left with a life-changing disability. READ MORE...

July 4, 2019

Group B Strep is a bacteria carried by as many as 20-40% of adults. It doesn’t cause any symptoms so you can’t tell whether someone is carrying it without testing. Sounds fairly harmless doesn’t it? But did you know that Group B Strep is the most common cause of severe...

July 3, 2019

It was October 2017 and I was heavily pregnant with my first daughter, Violet Esme. I was ten days overdue and waiting patiently for her to make her appearance!

Once my waters finally broke, after a couple of trips back and forth to the hospit...

The topic of prenatal exercise is one for which there are many (very different) schools of thought. Almost all of these have, at some point or another, proved open to some form of media critique or debate. From ‘doing too much’ to ‘not doing enough’, many celebrities i...

Barbara Woodworth, Nurse Consultant at Private Midwives gives her tips on reducing anxiety in pregnancy

What are your best tips for calming anxiety during birth?

The main priority is creating a relaxing environment for the mother. This can be done simply by playing relax...

May 12, 2017

Between 10-15% of all pregnant women suffer with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety, yet data suggests that disorders in pregnancy may not be diagnosed until the postnatal period, or even at all. To encourage these women to seek help, Tommy’s, the UK...

January 18, 2017

A recent review, published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin, claims that taking any supplements apart from folic acid may not translate into improved health outcomes for mothers and babies. Even vitamin D, in which thousands of British women are deficient, was cri...

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GBS Awareness Month

'By the time our son was one, he had received a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy and Epilepsy'

July 4, 2019

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