If you've ever had to get a urine sample from a non-potty trained child, you might be interested to read this! Today's post is all about some new Australian research around how to catch a good urine sample with more ease from a baby (and it's pretty clever stuff!). https://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/mum_stories/struggling-get-urine-sample-baby-try-quick-wee-method/ Dr Claudia x
Reflux. As common as it is, the Facebook comments on today's reflux post are enough to show you how significantly it affects babies and their parents. As the proud owner of not one but two reflux-y newborns, here are my top tips on how to best manage this condition in babies. https://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/mum_stories/wish-id-known-reflux/ Dr Claudia x
This week's BabyCentre post is about the agony that is pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. It is also a formal introduction to my secret friend 'Fanny'... https://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/mum_stories/pelvic-girdle-pain-in-pregnancy-practical-tips/ If you've ever suffered with pelvic girdle pain, you are sure to relate! Dr Claudia x
March is ovarian cancer awareness month. Commonly labelled the "silent killer", ovarian cancer is the 6th most common cancer in women and one of the female cancers least spoken about. This week's post runs over the symptoms to look out for and busts a few myths, including "does the smear test check for ovarian cancer?".… Continue reading Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
There is an ever increasing trend to eat one's own placenta (known as placentophagy). Whether your instinct says yay or nay, sometimes it is worth taking a moment to look at the evidence (especially if, like me, you love a good bit of science!). After Monday's Instagram post from Rochelle Hume where she snapped a… Continue reading Popping placenta pills – What’s the evidence?
For those of you that have not yet heard of my Mother Earth-y DIY chickenpox bath bomb- here it is on BabyCentre today! https://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/mum_stories/chickenpox-itch-busters-and-the-doctors-diy-bath-bomb/
With today being No Smoking Day - here is my latest BabyCentre post covering some important facts to be aware of when it comes to exposing your little ones (whether buns in the oven or fully fledged freely roaming mini humans) to cigarettes. https://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/mum_stories/its-never-too-late-to-quit/ Dr Claudia x