Tommy's midwives' blog

News and views from the Tommy's midwives.

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      Dear pregnant me...let's talk about unwanted advice

      March 19th, 2020

      Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant about...unwanted advice. People generally mean well, but at the end of the day, you and your partner (if you have one) are the only ones who get to decide how to raise your baby.

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      Parents of premature babies to get paid leave

      March 11th, 2020

      Parents of premature babies will be able to claim an extra £160 a week under measures that will be announced by the chancellor in today’s Budget.

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      New study into effects of taking Macrolide antibiotics during pregnancy

      February 20th, 2020

      Macrolide antibiotics (including erythromycin, clarithromycin, and azithromycin) are used to treat common bacterial infections and are considered alternatives for patients with penicillin allergy.

    • Family featured in Channel 4's documentary sitting on sofa smiling at the camera

      Postpartum psychosis documentary on Channel 4

      January 22nd, 2020

      Some of you may have watched the new documentary from Channel 4 air on Tuesday night as part of it’s ‘Losing it: Our Mental Health Emergency’ series. The documentary followed a family in Nottingham who experienced postpartum psychosis, a rare but a very serious illness that is often unpredictable.

    • Bushfire smoke in Australia with women holding a mask over her face.

      How are the Australian bushfires affecting pregnant women?

      January 20th, 2020

      The recent fires in Australia are known to have had a huge effect on animal and human inhabitants. We’ve looked at the health risks they pose during pregnancy, and how to minimise them.

    • Due - anuary, Just found out you're pregnant?

      Just found out you’re pregnant?…apparently lots of people do in 'Due-anuary'

      January 15th, 2020

      ‘Due’anuary is a month when lots of people seem to find out they are pregnant, so much so that 17th January has been labelled ‘Discovery Day’! Read more about why this is, and what the most common months are for giving birth.

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      Pregnancy after loss and coping with PTSD

      January 15th, 2020

      PTSD is being talked about a lot in the media today. It’s important to recognise that PTSD can affect anyone. If you’ve been through a traumatic birth or if you have experienced baby loss in a previous pregnancy through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death, you may be more likely to experience PTSD.

    • Illustration of tired woman holding baby.

      Dear pregnant me...let's talk about sleep deprivation

      December 10th, 2019

      Things I wish I had known when I was pregnant about...sleep deprivation. It's a massive adjustment, but it's survivable and you will get through it.

    • Tommy's PregnancyHub. Pregnancy expertise at your fingertips.

      Tommy's PregnancyHub launches today

      December 3rd, 2019

      Tommy's launches its PregnancyHub today, a go-to, online hub of pregnancy information and digital tools for women and their families, providing support before, during and after pregnancy.

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      Tommy’s opens National Centre for Maternity Improvement

      September 6th, 2019

      Tommy’s, The Royal College of Midwives (RCM) and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) have formed an alliance to launch The Tommy’s National Centre for Maternity Improvement, which will be established from 1 September 2019.

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