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How a simple test can save babies lives

How a simple test can save babies lives

Within hours of him being born, Ralf Jones was displaying all the signs of a life threatening infection. He twice stopped breathing as well as having 2 seizures. Baby Ralf had developed the strain of meningitis caused by the Group B Strep infection. Thankfully, he has now recovered but the GBS has left its mark,

The sad fact is

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Brain scans on foetuses planned by scientists

Scientists plan to scan the brains of over 1,500 foetuses and babies in order to take a closer look at how the brain of a child develops inside of the womb. The scientists believe that wiring problems between different areas of the brain during development may be the cause of many attention disorders as well as possibly autism.

In order to scan the brains, scientists will be

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Pregnancy myths debunked

Any mother that finds out she is pregnant wants to make sure that she has the healthiest baby out there, but there are a few pregnancy myths that may have mothers quickly making their lives more uncomfortable then they need be. The following are a few myths that have been busted allowing modern woman a bit more comfort during pregnancy.

The first myth is centred on caffeine;

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Exposure to pollen during pregnancy can result in having asthmatic babies

Pregnant women that are exposed to pollen prior to labour are more likely to have children that suffer from severe asthma was a concerning headline that ran in many papers this week.

The news is based on a large study that took place in Sweden that was designed to narrow down the relationship between the few months of a child’s life and their exposure to pregnancy while

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A blooming Kate spotted out shopping

Some new photographs came out of London this week when the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted at Chelsea on Kings Road. Kate Middleton was apparently shopping at one of her favourite destinations. From the photos that resulted of this encounter, we can see that the 31 year-old mother now features a visible baby bump, and is probably shopping around for maternity wear. People magazine also reports

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Top British celebrity baby names of 2012

British celebrity baby names top the list of the best baby names for the year 2012, a survey conducted on pregnant women by the BabyCentre recently revealed. Heading the list of the best baby names is Hollie Rose, which belongs to the baby girl of Amanda Holden. It was followed by the daughter of Robbie Williams, Theodora Rose and then Una Healy’s girl, Aoife Belle. The

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Pregnant women with epilepsy are not being given vital information regarding their healthcare

According to the latest survey by Epilepsy Action, women who suffer from epilepsy are not being given the vital information they need regarding pregnancy, conception and contraception. This ultimately means that they aren’t able to make informed decisions regarding their care and treatment both before and during their pregnancy. All women with epilepsy who fall pregnant are classed as high risk with around 2400 babies being

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Petra Ecclestone can hide her pregnancy no longer

After weeks of people wondering and plenty of baggy tops, Petra Ecclestone is finally ready to announce that she is five months pregnant. She was seen this week shopping at a baby store and in a shirt that revealed a large bump across her tummy.

Petra, age 23, and James Stunt, her husband, were photographed together shopping in Beverly Hills at the designer children’s store Bel Bambini.

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UK set for the biggest baby boom in 40 years

The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) is warning that England is likely facing the largest baby boom that it has seen in the last four decades which is going to place a large amount of stress on the NHS maternity services.

Over just the first three months of 2012 about 4,600 more babies were born compared to the same period in 2011 and it is expected that

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Coping with morning sickness in pregnancy

If you are pregnant, then one of the things you’re going to have definitely heard of his morning sickness, which is something that causes vomiting and extreme nausea. This is a very common condition and it affects around nine in every 10 pregnant women. It is not really known why women go through this, but it is something that you can take various steps to minimise.

You

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