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Congratulations you are pregnant!!! What’s next?

by ParentalChoice
in Uncategorized, Parenting, New mum, Children
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This article has been written for Parental Choice by Arezou Rezvani, a private midwife, with many years’ experience on helping mothers to be as well as new mothers in their first few weeks of motherhood.   Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you will need to see your GP to get a referral to the hospital ...

Stress and depression – how to help yourself

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Working Dad, Work life balance, New mum, Family
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Dr Clare Johnston Feeling fed up and stressed are common, and most people will experience it in their lives at some point. Most of the time these feelings are transient and go away with a rest, a moan with friends/family or a good holiday. However, stress can become chronic when the demands on an individual ...

Born Too Soon

by ParentalChoice
in New mum, Children's health
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Each year Parental Choice chooses a charity to support with a Christmas donation and promotion. This year we asked our staff to suggest their favourite charities and one drew on her own personal experiences and nominated Born Too Soon. We all agreed that this charity deserved our support this year. This is their story: Born Too ...

Making maternity leave work for your career and the business

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum, Flexible working, Family Friendly Companies, Children, Career
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Talking Talent is the leading provider of coaching for working parents in the UK and is at the forefront of developing the female talent pipeline. Over the past ten years, they have developed a market-leading coaching programme for women who are just about to leave for or return from maternity leave, as well as their managers, wit...

Wellbeing throughout pregnancy

by ParentalChoice
in New mum, Family, Children
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Many pregnant women ask what will help them have the healthiest pregnancy possible? How can they achieve the best possible physical and emotional health and wellbeing? How can they best prepare their body for labour? Based in Canary Wharf, City Antenatal brings together the expertise of a wide range of renowned antenatal and postnat...

Being a New Working Mum – tips and advice

by ParentalChoice
in Working Mum, Work life balance, Parenting, New mum
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Being a new mum isn’t easy; being a new working mum is even harder so Parental Choice asked Luciana Andreoni, working mum at a leading cosmetics company, for her thoughts, tips and advice: “As I finished my last Zone visit before going on maternity leave, nothing felt easier than looking after a baby. The year leading ...