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Abdominal Palpation

Abdominal Palpation Abdominal palpation is an important aspect of your care during pregnancy. The regular antenatal appointments that you are invited to attend are very important because they enable your midwife to monitor your pregnancy. By seeing you at regular intervals, they are able to check that all is progressing as it should be and [...]


Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream

'Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream' Product review - We’ve noticed that a lot of new mums use Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream during the early days and weeks of breastfeeding, so we’ve asked a colleague, who’s also recently become a new mum, to provide a product review for Parents Powwow. It’s very common to experience sore [...]


Folic Acid and Pregnancy

What is folic acid? Folic acid is one of the B group of vitamins – it is known as vitamin B9 and is also referred to as folate. Folic acid has an important role in ensuring healthy cell growth and development; however, it becomes even more important prior to conception and during the early [...]


Gestational diabetes linked to eating red meat

A study from the US has found an association between women eating lots of red and processed meat before or during pregnancy and an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes (also called type 2 diabetes). The study found that where women increase their consumption of red meat by a half portion each day, their risk [...]


About birth afterthoughts

About birth afterthoughts Events around the time of your baby’s birth can sometimes seem muddled and vague, particularly where you have been given pain relieving drugs (analgesia) which have made you feel sleepy, or there was an emergency situation where decisions and actions were undertaken in rapid succession. Where the midwives and doctors have [...]

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