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The fundal massage and 6 other things that happen straight after birth

There is a moment just after you give birth. A moment when time stops and you finally get to hold the baby you’ve been dreaming about seeing for the past nine months. But whilst you’re catching your breath and giving those magic first kisses, your midwife is busy doing a lot of very important postnatal

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Thrombosis is the leading cause of death during pregnancy according to new research. Here’s what you need to know

A recent study led by Oxford University has found that the number of women dying during pregnancy and shortly after child birth has increased to levels not seen for twenty years. The results of the study make for stark reading as it found that thrombosis is the leading cause of death in women during pregnancy

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Just given birth and can’t stop crying? It might be the baby blues

Have you just had a baby but now you can’t stop crying? Maybe you’re feeling beyond happy to be holding your baby in your arms but you keep snapping at anyone who breathes anywhere near you? Don’t worry, you’re definitely not alone. Here’s everything you need to know about the baby blues and how to

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5 things to consider about getting gel nails while pregnant

During pregnancy you might notice that your nails become brittle and weak. A gel manicure might therefore be one of those little treats that not only restores your nails to their pre-pregnancy glory but also takes your mind off the nausea and bloating for twenty minutes. Scroll on down on for what you need to

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“I was shocked by how swollen my face looked.” What you need to know about postpartum swelling

Why do I look so puffy after giving birth? Postpartum swelling, also known as postpartum edema, is a common condition after giving birth. It affects various parts of the body, but it’s particularly noticeable in the feet, ankles, legs, hands and face. What are some signs of postpartum edema? Some common signs of postpartum edema

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The power of touch: new research shows baby massage eases postnatal depression

Baby massage is well-known for its many benefits for babies such as promoting relaxation, aiding in digestion, soothing fussiness and enhancing parent-child bonding. However, a new study has found that baby massage also helps mums too, especially those experiencing postnatal depression. Here’s what you need to know… What was the study about? Researchers in London

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“I cried when my hair started falling out.” Here’s how to manage postpartum hair loss

You’ve birthed a tiny human into the world, you’ve just started to get to grips to life with a newborn and now you lose your hair. The injustice is real.The good news is that there are plenty of things you can do to help when your hair starts to fall out. Keep reading for your

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Gel nails and birth: what you need to know according to NHS guidelines

Getting your nails done is one of life’s little treats and never more so than when you’re pregnant. Everything else in life might be going to sh*t but those shiny, glossy nails tell you and the world otherwise. 💅🏼 So we’re sorry to be the ones to tell you that having your nails looking fancy

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