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
Ever wondered how to make the pre-school immunisation process tear-free for your little one (and stress-free for you)? Here’s what we did to prepare our 3 year old for her jabs last week! Follow this link to my first BabyCentre post: https://www.babycentre.co.uk/blog/mum_stories/how-we-achieved-a-tear-free-vaccination/ Dr Claudia x
The smear4smear campaign this week is run by Jo’s Trust.This excellent campaign is raising awareness of how cervical screening saves lives. THE FACTS… Did you know that 1 in 4 women don’t attend screening, but 2 women a DAY lose their lives to cervical cancer which if caught early through screening can often be successfully treated?… Continue reading SmearForSmear – “Sorry I’ve not shaved my foof!”
How to soothe those itchy chickenpox blisters!