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Anti-Clotting Drug Heparin ‘Doesn’t Work’ In Pregnancy

Pregnant women who inject themselves with the anti-clogging drug herapin have been warned that the treatment ‘has no positive benefits for mother or child’. Up to one in 10 pregnant suffer from a condition called thrombophilia, which causes blood clots to develop in their veins. This can lead to an …

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What is oxytocin and how does it work?

Oxytocin released during pregnancy, labour, birth and beyond helps you to be a great mum in many ways. Understand how it works and you can relax – your body’s got it sorted! Our expert, Dr Kerstin Uvnas-Moberg, is a professor of physiology and a leading expert on oxytocin, having studied …

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Hypnobirthing – everything you need to know

When I found out I was pregnant, I soon started thinking about the sort of birth I wanted. As a reiki practitioner, I knew I wanted a positive and, if possible, spiritual birth; the idea of hypnobirthing seemed perfect for the kind of labour I wanted. What is hypnobirthing? The …

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The (nightly) debate had by parents everywhere

This story comes with a disclaimer – we don’t condone violence of any kind. However, for exhausted mums everywhere, getting up for babies in the night, this one’s for you. SEE ALSO The exhausting truth about ‘holidays’ after you have children Your catnapping newborn is not ‘broken’ 6 ways to …

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