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Weight Gain Issues with a Newborn

After your baby is born it is expected that they will lose some of their birth weight, up to 10% is considered normal for a breastfed baby. Four out of five babies will be back up to their birth weight within two weeks of being born, but what if your baby doesn’t?

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What to pack in your hospital bag

There are so many exciting things to do and organise when pregnant, and packing your hospital bag is definitely up there, as it means you are only a matter of weeks away from meeting your little one (unless you are super organised and pack really early!)

Below are a few essentials and luxuries we think are necessary in your hospital bag. If you want more information on what to pop in there, make sure you check out our video which has more detail.

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What to expect from your midwife

As soon as your pregnancy reaches 10 weeks you will be assigned a midwife or a small team of midwives to support you during your pregnancy and beyond. We take a look at the roll of a midwife and what you can expect.

Different Midwives in the NHS

Within the NHS you are likely to come across two different types of midwives:

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How to involve your partner during pregnancy

During pregnancy, a dad-to-be can sometimes feel a little left out. When you discover you are pregnant, like you they are possibly feeling excited, nervous and want to share their hopes and dreams for your child. As your pregnancy progresses, they may find it difficult to feel needed as they watch your bump grow and you do all the hard work. We take a look at ways to include your partner, so they feel very much apart of every aspect of the pregnancy.

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First Week with your Newborn

Nothing can quite prepare you for the feeling of having your newborn baby at home for the first time. The midwives and health professionals have left, and it is just you, your baby and possibly your partner. You are now completely responsible for this little person and it can feel very exciting and overwhelming - it is a feeling you will never forget. We take a look at a few things you can do to help you prepare for this first week.

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