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Colostrum Harvesting and why it’s important.

Colostrum Harvesting and why it’s important.

In recent years there has been a trend towards expressing colostrum from your breasts from around 37 weeks of pregnancy. It can also be referred to as ‘colostrum harvesting’ and is actively advocated by some NHS Trusts. What is Colostrum? Colostrum is the first stage...

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What is Group B Streptococcus?

What is Group B Streptococcus?

What is Group B Strep? Group B Streptococcus (GBS or Group B Strep) is a common bacterium found in the vagina and bowel of about 2 in 10 women in the UK. This is described as being a Group B Strep carrier (or as being ‘colonised’ with GBS). Being a carrier is not...

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What is anaemia in pregnancy?

What is anaemia in pregnancy?

Anaemia in pregnancy is a common occurrence and can often be the cause of extreme tiredness at around 28 weeks. The reason it is so common, is that during pregnancy your body increases it's blood volume by up to 30 to 50% to provide adequate nourishment to your...

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