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Difficulties getting pregnant

Difficulties getting pregnant For some couples the road to parenthood isn’t always straightforward and becoming pregnant can prove a lot more difficult than they’d ever anticipated. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) estimate that one in seven UK couples are affected by infertility. Fertility difficulties can affect the healthiest and most [...]


Doing a pregnancy test

Doing a pregnancy test Women often report that they had a sixth sense or “just knew” that they were pregnant. In fact, some of the commonest signs and symptoms of pregnancy can be experienced quite early on following conception. The earliest and most reliable indication of being pregnant is a missed period – this is [...]



What is aromatherapy? Aromatherapy is a complementary therapy which involves the use of highly concentrated essential oils that are obtained from plants. These can be used in a variety of ways to encourage relaxation, a sense of calmness and wellbeing, promote healing and soothe discomfort. Aromatherapy can be administered in a variety of ways [...]


Management of common breastfeeding problems

Management of common breastfeeding problems Although breastfeeding is thought to be ‘natural’, it is actually a skill that requires support and preparation to develop and maintain. Some breastfeeding mothers will experience minor problems at some time, however, there are plenty of people available who can advise and support you in overcoming these, including your [...]


When can I start trying for another baby after a Caesarean section?

When can I start trying for another baby after a Caesarean section? Caesarean section is the most common major operation performed on women worldwide, with women being over four times more likely to have a caesarean birth nowadays than they were thirty years ago. The concern about the high number of caesarean births means [...]


Ventouse birth

Why did I need a ventouse (vacuum extraction) birth? The ventouse is suction apparatus that is commonly used to assist you in giving birth. It involves placing a small suction cup (made of soft or hard plastic or metal) onto your baby’s head. There are two types of ventouse available: a silastic cup which [...]

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