POSTED ON March 27, 2015

Enjoy your pregnancy even more with this fabulous prize give-away Mumanu specialist pregnancy massages are truly awesome. Our advanced specialist therapist has massaged approximately 3,000 pregnant women over the past ten years. Qualified to treat high risk and complicated pregnancies, you know you’re in safe hands. Located in the beautiful Cedars Health Club, you will also benefit from two hours use
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POSTED ON January 17, 2015

By Samantha Thurlby-Brooks Many people who are faced with birth complications will leave it up to their midwife or doctor to make decisions for them. This isn’t always a good thing to do. Why? Your doctor or midwife may be the most dedicated natural birth advocate (or not) but they are not allowed to make choices for you. They are
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POSTED ON January 10, 2015

A pregnant employee has legal rights – including paid time off for antenatal care, maternity leave and maternity pay Copied directly from the UK Government website Pregnant employees have 4 key rights: paid time off for antenatal care maternity leave maternity pay protection against unfair treatment, discrimination or dismissal ‘Antenatal care’ isn’t just medical appointments – it can also include
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POSTED ON January 10, 2015

By Samantha Thurlby-Brooks Knowing your legal birth rights in the NHS will help you have a more empowering birth experience. It’s important that both you and your partner fully understand your birth rights in the NHS so as you can make your own right choices. The rights that are most important during birth as found in the NHS Constitution 2013, which is supported by UK
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POSTED ON January 10, 2015

By Samantha Thurlby-Brooks How to write a birth plan? A good birth plan needs to be simple and easy to read. Midwives and obstetricians look after so many different people that to write too much will just get forgotten. Below is an example of a great birth plan for you to use and adapt as you see fit. I helped
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POSTED ON November 6, 2013

[Mumanu Disclaimer: I have chopped up this article up from the original. Apparently it’s written as satire, but actually, it’s more like common sense blended with comedy]Source: By Paul Zimmer hells-ditch.com Date: August 6th, 2012FRANKFURT- In a rare display of professional consensus, an international consortium of anthropologists, archaeologists, and molecular biologists have formally released an exasperated sigh over the popularity
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POSTED ON November 6, 2013

Source: Counsel and Heal .com by Christine Hsu Date: Sep 05, 2013A bad night’s sleep may make people buy more unhealthy foods the next day, according to new research. Swedish researchers found that participants purchased more food in a mock supermarket when they didn’t get enough sleep the night before. Researchers said that sleep deprivation also boosted levels of ghrelin,
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POSTED ON October 11, 2013

Source: The Guardian.com, Sarah Boseley Date: Friday 16 October 2009Time and time again, mothers are warned of the dangers of sleeping with their infants. But has the science been badly misinterpreted? Is it safe? ‘Surveys suggest that a quarter of parents routinely share a bed with their baby’. It seems like the most natural thing in the world to bring
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POSTED ON October 9, 2013

Source: Medwire News.com By Lucy Piper Date: 30 September 2013Women can protect against midlife sleep disturbances by regularly exercising, findings from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation (SWAN) Sleep study show. Consistently high levels of recreational activity or sports significantly improved sleep quality and increased sleep continuity, efficiency, and depth, the researchers report. And the benefits gained increased
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POSTED ON October 8, 2013

Source: The New York Times, By ANAHAD O’CONNOR Date: October 25, 2010THE FACTS For people with chronic heartburn, restful sleep is no easy feat. Fall asleep in the wrong position, and acid slips into the esophagus, a recipe for agita and insomnia. Doctors recommend sleeping on an incline, which allows gravity to keep the stomach’s contents where they belong. But
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