Tag Archives: Pregnancy

The NICE Guidelines on Place of Birth

The World Health Organisation statement on birth, the Fortelesa Declaration, starts with the words:  ‘Birth is not an illness’, and we would do well to remember that, in the vast majority of cases it is a perfectly normal natural event.  … Continue reading

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Flu and Whooping Cough Vaccine for Pregnant Women

It’s recommended that all pregnant women, whatever their stage of pregnancy, have the flu vaccine to help protect themselves and their babies. Pregnant women benefit from the flu vaccine because it: reduces your risk of serious complications such as pneumonia … Continue reading

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10 Top Tips to minimise Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is also known as nausea gravidarum, nausea, vomiting of pregnancy (emesis gravidarum), or pregnancy sickness. At times, morning sickness can be mild. However, the pregnant mother may at other times feel so nauseous that she will vomit. Even … Continue reading

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The Baby Blues – How to deal with Post Natal Depression.

The way you love your baby will be the way your baby loves others. You will give them the pattern for loving relationships to use for the rest of their life. Babies thrive when they are safe and secure. If … Continue reading

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Baby and toddler magazine for Small Steps Cheltenham, Cirencester & Tewkesbury 2014 – 2015 launched.

We are delighted to bring you the 2014/15 edition of Small Steps Magazine for Cheltenham, Cirencester & Tewkesbury, the free parenting magazine full of fantastic things to do with your baby, toddler and young child. There’s even more parenting tips … Continue reading

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The benefits of Pregnancy Massage.

Massage has many benefits to help you adjust physically, as well as emotionally, to the changes that you and your body will go through during this time. The benefits of pregnancy massage are numerous: can help to increase your energy … Continue reading

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Top 10 baby names from across the pond in 2013

The UK’s official top 10 baby names for 2013 haven’t yet been released yet but news from the US suggests there is a new trend forming when it comes to baby names. Celebrities are on their way out and parents … Continue reading

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Prepare to breastfeed, breastfeeding advice.

It’s never too early to start thinking about how you’re going to feed your baby. Did you know today, over 75% of new mums in England are choosing to breastfeed? Breastfeeding has many health benefits for your baby Breastfeeding is … Continue reading

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Top Tips for making a birth plan.

A birth plan is a record of what you would like to happen during your labour and after the birth. You don’t have to create a birth plan, but if you would like one your midwife will be able to … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Pregnancy and Baby Massage

More than just a luxurious treat, a pregnancy massage can offer many health benefits during your pregnancy. Prenatal massage shares many of the same goals as a regular massage; to relax tense muscles, ease sore areas, improve circulation and mobility, … Continue reading

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