Review: A special bracelet to help reduce still birth rates & raise funds for the NHS 

May 15 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic we have all watched and supported the wonderful work of doctors and nurses. In particular, I have come across a special bracelet inspired by mum Louise Macleod working within the NHS Maternity Voices Partnership Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin LMS. She has inspired a maternity movement bracelet as part of a local NHS campaign to raise awareness of the importance of being aware of your baby’s movements in the womb and prevent still birth. It’s a very simple but yet so practical and pretty product. 

The Aska Maternity Movement Bracelet has the potential to save a baby’s life and is designed to help women monitor patterns in their baby’s movements. London Mums would like to support it because part of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to NHS Telford and Wrekin Clinical Commissioning Group from this NHS endorsed product. 

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Women feel pressure to ‘get back to normal’ post birth yet self care is key during the 4th trimester

Mar 31 2020

A new survey conducted by Multi-Gyn and Multi-Mam finds that over a third of women (39%) felt pressure to lose their post pregnancy baby weight.  Additionally, nearly a fifth (20%) felt pressure to get back into a fitness regime.

In reality, with the body adjusting to very little sleep and the demands of a newborn baby, for some women the challenges of this fourth trimester can be difficult without any added pressures.  A lack of education, support and conversation about this time leaves many women unprepared for what to expect. 

Every body and every birth is different, but self-care during this trimester is particularly important. Here are 5 ways to help heal your body and enjoy this new stage of life with a precious newborn:

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5 Powerful Tips On How To Beat Postnatal Depression

Feb 12 2020

Most people have heard of postnatal depression (PND) only on a theoretical level. Likely, they perceive it as something that does not concern them (of course, unless they have a personal experience with it or a loved one who suffered or is suffering from this illness).

I perceived it the same way until it hit me hard. So hard that I ended up being on the verge between life and death.

That is when I understood very quickly that postnatal depression concerns every parent, regardless of their age, gender, mental health history, or lifestyle.

Now, what actually is postnatal depression?

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