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Laura Loves… JetKids by Stokke BedBox

Travelling aboard with your most treasured always brings about a few additional challenges! One of those I have noted, particularly when travelling long haul, is the cramped, uncomfortable conditions …

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Average parent uses enough emollient to paint an entire house twice on their child’s eczema

New research1, conducted by Epaderm, finds parents will use a staggering 65 litres of emollient over the course of their child’s eczema - enough to paint a house twice! Epaderm has released the r…

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Laura Loves….iCandy Peach Double

Your pushchair is one of the most costly items you will need to buy for your baby – a bed, chariot and a statement piece all in one. There’s a market flooded with choice ranging from cheap pop-up stro…

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Christine and Frank Lampard welcome a baby girl!

Christine Lampard has given birth to her first child with ex-footballer husband Frank. The TV presenter, 39, and the sports pundit, 40, welcomed a baby girl named Patricia Charlotte on Thursday, and …

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Mum ‘addicted’ to being a surrogate is called ‘brave’ and ‘amazing’ by This Morning viewers – as she prepares to give birth to fourth baby for another couple!

A woman pregnant with her fourth surrogate child has vowed to continue giving away her babies ‘forever’. Rachel Westbury, currently 34 weeks pregnant, was praised by viewers after revealing the joy s…

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Mum expecting triplets reveals a strange bump. Find out the truth about pregnancy!

Admitting herself, she has no idea how it sticks out so far 'without falling down.' This mummy's bump really shows the miracle of the human body. It's impossible to know exactly what pregnancy is rea…

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Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews Welcome Their First Child!

Vogue Williams and Spencer Matthews announced they have become parents for the first time. The couple - who tied the knot in a romantic ceremony in the Scottish Highlands in June - welcomed a 'beauti…

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Declan Donnelly and Wife Ali Astall Welcome Baby Girl

Declan Donnelly has become a dad and says he is "head over heels" at his daughter's arrival. The baby girl, his first child with wife Ali Astall, has been named Isla Elizabeth Anne. Her birth comes …

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Women claim common household item is helping them get pregnant - and there's an interesting reason why!

Trying to conceive? There's an item in your medicine cabinet that could be the key to kickstarting your pregnancy. When a couple decides to try for a baby, there are a number of weird and wonderful t…

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Study reveals the best time to have sex to MASSIVELY increase your chances of getting pregnant!

Are you trying to get pregnant? you probably think having sex whenever possible is the best way to up your chances but you could be wrong! Of course it obviously helps, there ways to boost your odds.…

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Pregnant pole dancer was still on the pole just TWO HOURS before her contractions began

A Mum ignored her family’s advice to stop pole dancing while pregnant and was even on the pole hours before her contractions began. Christina Spirig, a pole dancing instructor from Switzerland, conti…

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Hero cop breastfeeds ‘dirty and malnourished baby’ because ‘hospital workers were too busy’

We just read this story and had to pass it on! The police officer asked medics for permission to feed the boy because hospital workers were overloaded with work and she could see hungry he was. A COP…

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MIND THE BUMP! Mum-of-four gives birth in the LOO

We have just read this story and had to pass it on!   Sarah Bailey's mum Pat delivered her baby girl, after her daughter passed out from the pain on the bathroom floor. A MUM has revealed she had n…

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Everything you need for the most beautiful Peter Rabbit themed nursery

Are you looking for inspiration on a themed nursery for your new arrival? Look no further! Not only have we found the most lovely Peter Rabbit items for your room but we have also been looking into t…

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Are there benefits to breastfeeding until the age of five?

We've just read this article on the BBC and we wanted to see what your experience has been? Are there benefits to breastfeeding children up until the age they start school? A mum who breastfeeds her…

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Hay Fever? An Ingenious Way for Parents and Children to Avoid the Problem

If you or your child is allergic to nuts, you avoid them. If you are allergic to pollen, it’s not so easy to avoid it. (Not that it's so easy to avoid nuts!) HayMax organic drug-free allergen barrier …

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Polycystic ovarian syndrome: Scientists say they are closer to understanding cause

Having just read this on the BBC, we had to pass it on! A common cause of female infertility - polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) - may be due to a hormonal imbalance before birth, researchers have fou…

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Dr Google more likely to cause pregnancy anxiety than anything else

Search engine results were more likely to cause concern than any other information source 1 in 10 consulted the internet for info every day during pregnancy   SEARCH engines like Google and Bin…

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'Dangerous' item and app pregnant women should never use - no matter how tempting

The Pregnancy and baby charity Tommy's has spoken out about the dangers of turning to home dopplers and apps which say they detect a baby's heartbeat. Pregnancy is a time of great happiness, but also…

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Eating Healthy Through Pregnancy Cravings

With the different hormone levels in your body, most women find their relationships with food changing drastically! Why does pregnancy cause the strictest vegetarian to crave a burger, while a woman w…

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Baby carrier sold in Asda and Tesco urgently recalled over fears faulty clip could cause parents to DROP babies

Parents who own the Red Kite 3 Way Carrier should stop using it immediately, they have been warned. A baby carrier sold in Tesco and Asda has been urgently recalled over fears a faulty clip could cau…

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Chinese baby born four years after parents' death

A baby has been born in China to a surrogate mother four years after his parents died in a car crash, Chinese media reported. The couple, who died in 2013, had frozen several embryos hoping to have a…

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Mum warns pregnant women about the dangers of ignoring itchy skin…

Having just read this article, we wanted to pass it on to you! MIND THE BUMP Mum warns pregnant women about the dangers of ignoring itchy skin… and her advice could save your unborn child’s life. C…

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Pregnancy Symptoms: What are the signs of being pregnant?

Some women are so in tune with their menstrual cycle that they feel pregnant soon after they conceive.  For women whose regular monthly menstrual cycle runs like clockwork, the earliest sign of pregna…

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Top 10 baby name predictions for 2018

Picking a name for your baby is the most exciting thing ever - but with such a huge choice, it can be really tricky to find the RIGHT one for you.  Here are some ideas for you taken from the insp…

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Fish oil supplements in pregnancy 'may reduce allergies'

Taking a daily fish oil capsule during pregnancy and the first few months of breastfeeding may reduce a baby's risk of food allergy, research suggests. According to a large analysis of past trials by…

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Offer transgender patients egg freezing, experts say

Women and girls in the UK transitioning to become men should be able to have their eggs frozen by the NHS, the British Fertility Society has said. Current guidance says cancer patients should be give…

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Parents warned Baby milk formula recalled in salmonella outbreak 7,000 TONNES affected

More than 7,000 tonnes of formula produced by baby-milk maker Lactalis may have been contaminated, but the company is unable to say currently how much remains on the market. The mass recall comes aft…

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The 100 most popular UK baby names of 2017 loved by parents revealed - and there are some surprises

There may not be exactly one born every minute, but by December 31, 2017, the UK will have welcomed just under 700,000 new bundles of joy. Of this number there will be Ellas and Ethans, Jaydens and J…

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My shock at discovering I was a donor child

When parents tell a child that he or she was conceived from a donated egg, or donated sperm, it can come as quite a shock. After Elaine Chong wrote about donating her eggs to help other couples have …

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When do pregnancy symptoms start?

Most women will start to feel pregnancy symptoms around four weeks after conception. Every woman is different, some may feel twinges as early as two weeks into the pregnancy while for others it could …

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How long does ovulation take?

Ovulation occurs every month and lasts for 12 to 48 hours. An egg is released from an ovary and travels down the fallopian tube. It needs to meet sperm within 24 hours of release to be fertilised. Thi…

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50 funniest Pregnancy memes guaranteed to make you pee

According to Buzzfeed, these are the 50 Funniest Pregnancy Memes That Will Make You Pee Without Even Sneezing...                                      …

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Breastfeeding mums rejoice! You can drink alcohol (Christmas or no Christmas)

Well! Here it is. We just stumbled across this article from the Telegraph!   It’s cocktail season - that time of year when it becomes socially acceptable to overdo it slightly, and if necessary, cal…

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Why do miscarriages happen?

Most miscarriages happen due to chromosomal abnormalities in the fertilised egg. If the egg or sperm has the wrong number of chromosomes, the fertilised egg is unable to develop properly and this resu…

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Boots issue urgent product recall for airflow dummy products

BOOTS has published a product recall for some of its airflow soothers.   The two products affected by the recall notice are: Boots Baby Airflow Soother 0-6 months 62-69-044 Boots Baby Airflow Soot…

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Can stress cause miscarriage?

There is very little evidence to suggest that stress causes a miscarriage. Many mothers worry that depression or anxiety can affect their unborn baby. However, miscarriages are usually caused by chrom…

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Women advised to sleep on side to help prevent stillbirth

This article was published on the BBC on the 20th November. Please do have a read of it.    Women are being advised to sleep on their side in the last three months of pregnancy to help prevent still…

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National Fertility Awareness Week – navigating the IVF minefield

Last week saw the launch of the 2017 National Fertility Awareness Week, a brilliant network of events and campaigns that aim to educate and change perceptions surrounding infertility. As a fertility d…

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Surrogate mother of 'twins' finds one is hers

Having just read this article on the BBC site, we had to share it!   A surrogate mother from California, who gave birth to two babies, found out one of the children was biologically hers. Jessica A…

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Laura Loves…Elvie Trainer

When Elvie approached me about doing a review of their kegel trainer, I must admit that I had to do a bit of research, as I hadn’t previously heard of it and wondered what I might be letting myself in…

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Expectant mothers should sleep on their side towards the end of pregnancy, experts warn

A study published in The Journal of Physiology has found women in late pregnancy who sleep on their backs may cause problems for their baby. According to the news, Expectant mothers should sleep on t…

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What should I pack in my hospital bag?

It is probably a good idea to start packing about two weeks before your due date to make sure that you're ready for your baby's arrival. There are often things that you wouldn't think about so we have…

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Midwife deciphers what your newborn baby's cries mean

This article has got us thinking. Does it give you the answers you are looking for?   One midwife has explained what makes your newborn baby cry - and what you don't need to worry about. It's a sou…

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BREAKING NEWS... Father loses IVF damages claim

A father has lost a damages claim against a London IVF clinic after his ex-partner forged his signature to use frozen embryos. The High Court found IVF Hammersmith was not negligent. The couple brok…

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What is your AMH? The two-minute fertility check you need to know about!

You may know your BMI but do you know your AMH? The two-minute fertility check you need to know about! By Professor Geeta Nargund, Medical Director of CREATE Fertility As a fertility doctor, all too…

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HayMax Shortlisted for Best Pregnancy and Maternity Product

HayMax is turning out to be a real ‘life-saver’ for pregnant and breast-feeding mums with dust or pet allergies or hay fever. And now HayMax organic allergen barrier balm has been shortlisted in the B…

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Quick thinking Mum saves unborn daughter's life

Having just read this article in the Mirror, we just had to share it. Here you are: 'Mum urges pregnant women to trust their instincts after her quick thinking saves unborn daughter's life Ayla Hell…

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Laura Loves…Medela Swing Single Electric Breast Pump

I am very near the end of my breastfeeding journey. Over the past six years I feel like I have been breastfeeding non-stop – on and off is probably more accurate. It’s been a journey of incredible low…

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Pre-eclampsia explained

What is pre-eclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a condition that develops when the placenta doesn’t develop normally during pregnancy. This leads to high blood pressure and protein in the urine in the early s…

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Should I have a C-section?

Nowadays in the UK nearly a quarter of babies are delivered by caesarean section (or C-section).  Caesarean deliveries are usually recommended when a normal delivery is likely to be particularly risky…

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Pregnancy associated nausea and vomiting

Most women will experience some sickness in pregnancy, this can range from occasional mild nausea to severe vomiting requiring hospitalisation.  The good news is that there are many ways to manage nau…

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Gas and Air

Gas and air, also known as “laughing gas” or Entonox, is often used by women for pain relief during labour. Although it won’t get rid of labour pains completely, it will certainly reduce the pain and …

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Pregnant But Can't Poo?

Constipation affects at least half of all pregnant women However it is not only a condition of pregnancy as it also affects approximately 2% of the general population being more common in women and th…

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A Stitch in Time - The Cervical Stitch which can Prevent Miscarriage

Miscarriage & stillbirth can be caused by many factors, such as problems with the placenta (depriving baby of food and oxygen), birth defects, diabetes & smoking. Sometimes a baby miscarries …

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Pregnancy and Birth - The Things Men Worry About

It's not just women who need help with the labour; men need help during labour as well but are often left out for obvious reasons. Some of men's most common worries about pregnancy and having a baby …

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