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  • Just Giving

    Another inspiring story from a Mum who didn't get to take her baby home just reached us here at Innermost Secrets.  She experienced reduced movements later in her pregnancy (she ...

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  • Get knitted! (or crochet if you prefer)

    Any of you who have attended one of our Parentcraft classes is likely to have met Libby, our midwife.  She also works at UHW and is trying to promote skin ...

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  • Book review

    This blog has been a bit neglected lately as life got in the way of cyber postings but gathering dust on my bookshelf sat a book that Dr Beattie had ...

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  • Just Giving

    Another inspiring story from a Mum who didn't get to take her baby home just reached us here at Innermost Secrets.  She experienced reduced movements later in her pregnancy (she was actually overdue) and sadly her little boy was stillborn.  Dr Beattie is the patron of Count The Kicks, ...

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  • Get knitted! (or crochet if you prefer)

    Any of you who have attended one of our Parentcraft classes is likely to have met Libby, our midwife.  She also works at UHW and is trying to promote skin to skin contact or kangaroo care after birth to help bonding with baby and breastfeeding.  BUT she needs your help!...

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  • Book review

    This blog has been a bit neglected lately as life got in the way of cyber postings but gathering dust on my bookshelf sat a book that Dr Beattie had asked me to review many moons ago.  It didn't sit there because it's no good- it sat there because my ...

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  • Seasons Greetings

    Wishing all our patients, past and present, a very Happy Christmas and warm wishes for a wonderful new year in 2012

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  • Coffee break

    Before you reach for 'just the one' coffee to keep you going whilst doing your Christmas shopping, it might be worth looking at a new study and then deciding on decaf if you are pregnant.

    Researchers tested the caffeine level in cups of espresso coffee (which is also used to ...

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  • Birthplace study

    A new study of where babies are born was recently conducted - and they didn't mean whether it was in Cardiff or Swansea, but whether they were born in hospital, a midwife led unit or at home.  Many of the findings have hit the news and the best part is ...

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  • Pamper time (in time for Christmas gifts!)

    The blogmaster was delighted to receive the wonderful Elemis Mother to Be gift set recently and had the hard task of reviewing it for our blog readers.  It took some time to fully test the products and many hard working hours were spent in the bathroom checking out the bath ...

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  • Helping with aches and pains

    Most pregnant women discover that at some point during their pregnancy the extra bump weight and their changing shape cause some aches and pains but when you are not able to take many standard pain medications, or do your usual exercise routine to help relieve things, it is difficult to ...

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  • More beautiful bumps

    Some of you might have seen our recent blog about Dr Beattie viewing lots of lovely bump photos for a 'calendar girls' style competition to raise funds for Count the Kicks.  You can buy your copy of the final calendar here (fabulous Christmas present!).

    Local photographer Sarah Stone is ...

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  • New guidelines on Caesarean Section births

    The National Institue for Clinical Excellence (NICE) have issued new guidance on C section procedures within the NHS sparking great debate within the press about the concept of being 'too posh to push' and the move away from natural delivery 'as nature intended' versus those who argue that Caesarean sections ...

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