What can we do to reduce the number of stillborn babies?

Sadly, stillbirths are more common than you may realise. Data shows that 11 babies are stillborn every day in the UK, which is more than 3,600 each year.  Approximately one-third of these happen at term, in other words after 37 weeks of pregnancy. These statistics make stillbirth 15 times more …

Safe sleep for babies, reducing the risk of SIDS

I think it’s fair to say that these days’ health professionals are pretty good at giving out information about reducing the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome), or cot death, as it used to be known. Reducing the risk of SIDS It’s common knowledge that safe sleep for babies means as …

8 maids a milking, breastfeeding tips for the holidays

OK...so the 12 days of Christmas start on Christmas day, but we couldn't resist bringing this one out a little early! Holiday season is well and truly upon us. Which probably means last-minute shopping, a countdown until visitors fill your home - or you head to a loved-ones home for …

Alcohol and pregnancy

The topic of alcohol and pregnancy is an emotive one and has attracted media attention because of concerns of the negative health impacts on the developing baby. For this reason if you are pregnant you are advised not to  drink excessively. But what does that actually mean? Is it safe …