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Perinatal Mental Health


Your First Meeting

Mental health during pregnancy and afterwards is being taken far more seriously by medical professionals. During your initial consultation with your midwife you will be asked about current and past mental health problems. The reason for this is that you are more likely to become ill during your pregnancy or during the first year of your baby’s life, more so than at any other time in your life, if you’ve had or have severe mental illness.

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How to include homeopathy safely into your pregnancy

What is Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is a highly specialised area of complimentary medicine that is funded through NHS hospitals such as ‘The Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine’ and Glasgow’s ‘Centre of Integrative Care’, NHS GP’s, dentists, podiatrists, physiotherapists etc. There are also a number of private homeopaths

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BBC Leeds invited me to comment today on the recent birth of triplets to a 55 year old woman from Lincolnshire. Here are my thoughts on this…

While there are inherent risks to mother and baby with every pregnancy those risks increase with age. There are also far higher risks to both mum and babies with triplet pregnancies and birth than for twin and single babies.

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Folic Acid

What is Folic Acid

Folic acid is a B Vitamin (specifically B9) and is found mainly in green leafy vegetables, liver and kidney (because of the high levels of vitamin A in liver and the risks of abnormalities to baby caused by high levels of vitamin A, it is advised that you avoid liver during pregnancy). The level of folic acid required during pregnancy would be extremely difficult to achieve through diet alone, therefore vitamin supplements are advised.

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