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Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Pelvic Girdle Pain, Pubic Symphysis Pain or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is a pregnancy associated condition that can, as the name suggests, be very painful! It’s characteristics are pain, instability, and limitation of mobility in the pregnant mums pelvis and low back. The joint at the front of the pelvis, called the pubis, can also be a centre of acute pain. The pain can very often refer away from these areas, for example, if the sciatic nerve is involved there can be pain down the back of the…

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Sluggish & Tired?

Christmas and all the festive season, although extremely good fun, can leave us all feeling a little run down and lacking in energy.  Not to mention the cold weather and the turning to comfort food to make us feel warmer and better, though this isn't normally the case and as we all know eating too many fatty and sugary foods doesn't make us feel better in the long run and all these factors will show on your skin and body and tour general well-being.  A lot of people tend to embark on a healthy…
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How Often Should I Feed My Baby?

It is important to remember that every baby is a different and these first few weeks are about learning about each other and what works for you and your baby. You will be inundated with advice from well-meaning family members, different techniques from health professionals, your friends and new mums. This can seem overwhelming at times and the advice will be conflicting! If you are struggling with any aspect of breastfeeding I would always advise visiting a breastfeeding support group to get…

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The Worry Every New Mum Has When Starting Breastfeeding

‘How do I know how much they are getting?’

Nearly all new parents (myself included) worry in the first few days of breastfeeding that their baby is getting enough milk. The mere fact that you cannot see how much they are taking at each feed is disconcerting.  Your role as a parent is to care for this tiny individual’s every need and keeping them fed is an essential part of that role and you can’t even tell how many mls they took at the last feed! However, be reassured that there are very clear…

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The Food App We Cannot Eat Without (FREE APP)

When it comes to buying food or eating out, the sheer amount of choice out there is a metabolic minefield, not to mention trying to get past the ambiguity of labels these days. All Natural? What does that actually mean? While it MAY be fine for the Average Joe, 10% of the population these days has a food allergy, 20% have a food intolerance and the rest of us are on a mission to eat healthier by cutting out our dairy, gluten, and/or sugar. But what about Vegans, Vegetarians, and Paleos? We live…

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Pregnancy pain: The causes and treatment of backache before and after childbirth

There is no time during the life of a woman who chooses to have children when she will experience such rapid physiological and anatomical changes as both during and after pregnancy.

Of course, we all experience great change during childhood, but at this stage we have few demands on us other than sleeping, eating, drinking and playing. But before and after childbirth it is very different. Changes are necessarily rapid. For example, during pregnancy there is an approximate increase in weight of…

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