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13 Aug

Miracle Baby

By Leanne

Baby Lucas, born at 23 weeks has been described by doctors as a “real life miracle” when he finally left Liverpool Women’s Hospital yesterday.   Lucas only weighed 2lbs when he arrived in April and due to his premature birth, doctors only gave him a 25% chance of survival. Lucas was delivered by emergency Caesarean […]


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4 Jun

Finnish Babies Sleep in A Box…

By Mum-in-Charge!

I’ve just read a really interesting article on the BBC website about birthing traditions in Finland.   For 75 years women who have had a baby receive a free box from the state.  This box is filled with everything you’d need for a newborn; romper-suits, bath towel, socks, mittens, leggings, nappies, nail scissors, hairbrush and […]


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16 Jan

Light in womb ‘means healthy eyes’ in mice

By Mum-in-Charge!

There’s an interesting article on the BBC website today about research into whether light passing through the womb (on mice) had an impact on their eyesight.   A study, published in the journal Nature, showed that mice spending pregnancy in complete darkness had babies with altered eye development.   The researchers hope their findings may […]


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23 Nov

Waitrose Delivers…. A Baby….!

By Mum-in-Charge!

The London Evening Standard, last night reported that  a woman went into labour outside Waitrose at Canary Wharf…. Can you imagine?   From the Evening Standard: Canary Wharf security officers were busy Googling how to deliver a baby and Waitrose shop staff provided duvets and towels from the store’s shelves as Daphne Bolus gave birth […]


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11 Oct

Baby Loss Awareness Week, 9th -15th October

By Mum-in-Charge!

Our friends at Mama Academy have asked us to share their blog post in aid of Baby Loss Awareness Week, 9th-15th October.  If you or anyone you have been affected, please have a read of the post below and have a look at their website for some more information. http://www.mamaacademy.com/documents/BLAW.pdf


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Mumunderground App
14 Aug

Mum On The Underground?

By Mum-in-Charge!

Do you travel on the London Underground with your kids?  If so, this post is for you…   How about an App called ‘Mumderground‘…?   It is an App especially for mums with pushchairs who use the London Underground.   The App is a reference guide for each station describing how accessible it is (is there […]


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2 Jul

Five Millionth ‘test tube’ Baby…

By Mum-in-Charge!

The BBC report that five million “test tube babies” have now been born around the world, according to research presented at a conference of fertility experts.   Delegates hailed it as a “remarkable milestone” for fertility treatments. The first test tube baby, Louise Brown, was born in the UK in July 1978. Her mother Leslie […]


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4 May

More than one in 10 babies worldwide born prematurely.

By Mum-in-Charge!

Fifteen million babies, one in 10 births, are born prematurely every year, a global project suggests. One million of these babies die soon after birth. The joint report, led by the WHO, says three quarters of deaths could be prevented with basic care. For the first time premature birth rates have been estimated by country, […]


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12 Apr

Warmth Gives Babies ‘Pain Relief’ During Vaccination

By Mum-in-Charge!

The BBC reports that keeping a baby nice and warm while giving injections may offer better pain relief than the techniques doctors currently use. Research, published in the journal Pain, showed warmer infants cried and grimaced less than babies given sugar pills or a dummy before vaccination. The small trial was in 47 healthy newborns.  […]


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