Posts Tagged ‘pregnancy’

The Magical Mysteries of the Umbilical Cord …

Oct 16 2017

Why would I store my baby’s cord blood?

There are so many products and services pushed to pregnant women nowadays.  Everywhere you turn, there’s a new product being pushed that you’ve never heard of, that you just HAVE to have.

Cord blood banking is one of these things.  It sounds like you should probably do it, but all the information out there is so scientific and for your everyday Mum who doesn’t work in the scientific sector, it’s a minefield.  


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Postnatal depression, mum’s the word!

Jun 12 2013

For around 15-20% of mums, postnatal depression can be a frightening illness. The Cedar House Support Group is a charity helping women experiencing postnatal depression (PND). In January 2013, we launched a new support group in Clapham. The group and accompanying crèche are free.

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Old Wives Tales

Mar 23 2013

From the conception of her baby to its birth, every pregnant woman is bombarded by a variety of old wives tales. There is a tale for every stage of pregnancy and it is impossible for pregnant women to escape the myriad pieces of advice and predictions relating to their unborn children.

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Britain’s going Baby Bonkers: sales of pregnancy tests are up by 300%!

Jan 24 2013

Sales figures on pregnancy aids indicate that recreation has turned to procreation as the nation is inspired by a raft of celebrity pregnancies both sides of the pond.

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Good births – just good luck?

Oct 05 2012

Natalie Meddings, doula and active birth teacher is founder of the tellmeagoodbirthstory network and currently writing a book about the fear of childbirth. In 1953, less than one woman in ten needed assistance in birth. That meant a huge and certain 90 per cent of women gave birth to their babies without surgery, without instruments, and without pharmacological pain relief. Today over half of women need some sort of help, with the result that as a society, we now see birth by definition as complicated, risky, and unmanageable unless experts are on hand.

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