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Well-being Scan

Wednesday 24th January 2018

If you find your unborn baby has reduced movement, particularly in the 3rd trimester, Numi Scan can complete a well-being scan that focuses on the development of your unborn baby. During this examination we can assess…

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Group B Streptococcus

Thursday 11th January 2018

Testing for Group B Streptococcus Group B Streptococcus is the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborn babies in the UK.This kit contains everything you need to test for GBS and help safeguard your baby's…

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Vascular Screening MOT

Wednesday 3rd January 2018

Vascular MOTSpecial Offer £299 (originally £384)AAA This scan is used to detect abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA's) and also for the monitoring and follow-up assessment of an aortic dilation. Aortic Aneurysm Screening can be performed as a routine check and is recommended in men aged over 45. If you have a…

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How to have an easier labour

Friday 1st December 2017

The best natural aids for childbirth Writing a birth plan is one of the best ways to mentally prepare for your baby's arrival. Putting pen to paper not only lets…

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How to cope when you’re overdue

Friday 1st December 2017

It it's been 40 weeks but it appears baby is yet to get the memo, Becky Dickinson offers advice on how to cope when you're overdue Congratulations! You have carried a baby for nine long months. But whether or not you have enjoyed every…

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Pregnancy: are you gaining the right amount of weight?

Friday 1st December 2017

A recent study has found that not gaining a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy puts mothers and babies at an increased probability of various health risks. Research concluded that 75% of women do not…

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Is it normal to feel anxious about being pregnant?

Friday 1st December 2017

Feeling anxious during pregnancy Pregnancy can be overwhelming to the point that after wanting a baby for so long, getting a positive test can quickly turn into stress and anxiety. After the initial period of happiness, pregnancy can seem very lonely and scary, and your…

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Stretch marks - Can they be avoided?

Friday 1st December 2017

Are stretch marks inevitable in pregnancy or can you save your skin? If you don't know much about pregnancy before you are expecting a baby, the one thing you…

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Ovulation

Sunday 19th November 2017

WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO CONCEIVE? Understanding your menstrual cycle and the date that you are likely to be ovulating can increase…

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Home Pregnancy Tests

Sunday 19th November 2017

HOME PREGNANCY TESTS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW While headaches, nausea, and a missed period can be symptoms of early pregnancy, the only way to confirm it is to take a home pregnancy test. Find out when and how to carry out the test for the most accurate…

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How To Recognise Signs Of Labour

Wednesday 16th August 2017

You've been anticipating childbirth for the last nine months, so of course you're anxious to be able to tell when the big…

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10 Ways To Get Better Sleep

Wednesday 16th August 2017

You're so tired, and all you want is a restful night of sleep. So what's stopping you? Skip the late-night snacks We know baby's hungry, but seriously, don't consume anything—we're talking about…

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Pregnancy trends to look out for this year

Wednesday 16th August 2017

Exercising until the end More women are not slowing down when it comes to exercising while they are pregnant. Tone up for a fit and healthy pregnancy with these 5 exercises. Midwives are more common Pregnancy trends show that more women opt for a midwife to deliver their baby, as they are…

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Pain Relief During Labour

Thursday 13th July 2017

Giving birth is a unique experience and it's impossible to predict how you will feel physically. Some level of discomfort is to be expected but if things go beyond your expectations, it's reassuring to know pain relief is available. Understanding…

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Birthing Positions

Monday 17th April 2017

It's natural to feel nervous about giving birth. Understanding your options and the benefits of different birth positions can help you feel more prepared. It's also important to know…

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1-4 Weeks Pregnant

Sunday 16th April 2017

Although you may not even know you're pregnant, by week 4 your body is already going through some significant changes. Learn when your baby's genetic make-up becomes set and how…

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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) In Pregnancy

Sunday 12th March 2017

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a serious condition where a blood clot develops, often in the deep veins of the legs but occasionally in the pelvis. It can be fatal if the clot dislodges and travels to the lungs. Having…

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening

Sunday 12th March 2017

Abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening is a way of detecting a dangerous swelling (aneurysm) of the aorta - the main blood vessel that runs from the heart, down through the abdomen to the rest of the body. This swelling is far more common in men aged over 65…

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