Health & Fitness

Empowering Parenthood: How Community Pharmacists Offer Support And Guidance

Going to your local pharmacy is a straightforward way to get clinical advice for minor health concerns for both you and your children.

22 Great Eco-Friendly Swaps For Around The Home

This selection products are all fabulous eco-friendly alternatives to help lower your carbon footprint, as well as improving your family’s health.

Navigating Hay Fever: A Parent’s Holistic Guide To A Blooming Spring

The arrival of Spring could not come soon enough. Bringing lighter mornings and evenings, blossoming flowers and vibrant colours. However, it often brings with it the challenge of hay fever, especially for our little ones.

Fertility Fitness: Expert Insights For 2024 By Professor Geeta Nargund

With 1 in 6 people and 1 in 7 couples affected by infertility, it is time we started thinking about how to improve our fertility fitness.

How To Encourage Your Teenager’s Self-Esteem Without Embarrassing Them

Here are some effective strategies that parents can adopt to help their teenager develop and maintain a healthy self-esteem.

The Benefits Of Meditation For Sleep: Expert Insights

There are different ways you can improve your sleep. Let’s talk about the benefits of meditation for sleep.

Your Guide To The January Detox: Recipes & Must-Read Tips For Healthy Eating

The more consistent you can be with your diet, and introduce small changes in the new year, the better results you will see, and the more sustainable it will be for you. Then the better you begin to feel, the more you are likely to continue.

Wearable Well-Being: Smartwatches And Their Positive Effects On Health

Smartwatches have emerged as powerful instruments orchestrating a healthier, more connected existence. We have outlined the primary health advantages that smartwatches offer.

Vitamin D: Is Your Family Soaking Up Enough Sunshine?

Family wellness check: are you getting enough vitamin D?

Parental Control, Ep 96: All Things Pelvic Floor With Expert Clare Bourne

Founder of My Baba Leo Bamford welcomes pelvic health physiotherapist and author Clare Bourne to the show to learn about the importance of the pelvic floor.

How To Navigate Menopause: Symptoms, Treatments & Support

The average age of menopause in the UK is 51, but it can generally occur anywhere between 45 and 55 years of age.

Bed Bugs: A Reader’s Experience + Expert Advice On What To Do

We have all heard of bed bugs but could it be that they’re biting more of us than we realise? One of our readers has been in touch to share her experience.

Treating Colds And Flu In Babies, Toddlers & Children

There are a few things you need to know when it comes to treating kids with cold or flu.

Helping Men Through Miscarriage: Useful Strategies For Coping

It’s important that in cases of miscarriage we do not forget to look at how men are emotionally impacted by this loss and to offer them the support they too, need.

The Benefits Of Collagen During Pregnancy: Is It Really Good For You?

Are collagen supplements safe to take during pregnancy? We talk to the experts at Absolute Collagen to find out.

Parental Control, Ep 94: Life Insurance Isn’t Boring, It’s Crucial. Here’s What You Need To Know

In this special episode, we’re bringing you a life insurance Q&A session that goes beyond the numbers and policies to touch on the core values of safeguarding what matters most.

National Eczema Week: Skincare Solutions To Know

The constant battle against flare-ups and the search for effective treatments can be truly frustrating, and that’s why we’ve done some research into the best eczema skincare solutions for all ages.

What Is Perimenopause? Signs, Symptoms, Treatments & Lifestyle Changes

Many women begin to experience a range of common symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, changes in mood, brain fog, digestive issues and poor sleep, amongst others.

Dr Ellie Cannon on Back to School Health

How To Cope With Back To School Bugs

Dr. Ellie Cannon shares her advice on coping with back to school bugs. You can Follow Dr. Ellie Cannon on Insta, @drelliecannon. September for More

5 Signs That Led Me To Seek An ADHD Assessment At 29

Alice Gendron, the author behind “The Mini ADHD Coach,” dives into the reasons behind her decision to undergo an adult ADHD assessment.

9 Things You Need To Know About Becoming An Egg Donor

Becoming an egg donor is an incredibly selfless act that has many rewards, but it’s also an important decision that requires a lot of careful consideration, so what does it involve?

8 Essential Vitamins You Need To Know

In this guide, we’ll explore some of the essential vitamins within their collection, highlighting their benefits and demonstrating how seamlessly they can be integrated into your healthy lifestyle.

Notice Your Hair Changing During Pregnancy And Postpartum? Here’s Why

Dr Albena Kovacheva’s insights into what you can potentially expect to happen to your hair during pregnancy and after giving birth.

Epigenetic Mesotherapy: The Future Of Anti-Ageing Skincare?

A unique aesthetic solution for preventing photo and chronological aging of skin at the cellular level.

14 Best Everyday Sunscreens For Your Face

When it comes to choosing the best sunscreens for your face, it’s essential to invest in a product that offers broad-spectrum protection against both UVA and UVB rays.

How To Check Breasts: When To Be Concerned, When To See Your GP

NHS GP Doctor Dr Raj Arora shares the low-down on symptoms of breast cancer, what to look out for and when to get help. 

In Review: CurrentBody Skin LED Neck and Dec Perfector

Loved by Kourtney Kardashian, Olivia Colman and Wayne Goss to name but a few, this gentle silicone LED mask is specially designed for your chest and neck.

Parental Control, Ep 86: Why Women Over 40 Can’t Lose Weight

Ellie Thompson welcomes over 40’s women’s personal trainer Gabrielle O’Hare to the show to discuss why it’s so hard for women to lose weight over 40.

Shop The Safest Natural Sun Creams For Kids (And You)

If you’re looking for the safest natural sun creams for kids that are also kind to the environment, we’ve got you covered.

Parental Control, Ep 85: Skincare Solutions For Teens and Tweens With My Olivanna’s Founder Janine Summers

Founder of My Olivanna Janine Summers shares advice on the best skincare products for teens and tweens, as well as expert advice on acne, blackheads and other common skin complaints in children and young adults. 

12 Vitamin C Serums + Why This Powerful Antioxidant Is The Holy Grail Of Skincare

Vitamin C face serums have risen in popularity in recent years, and the reason why is simple: they provide a huge range of benefits. More

How To Exercise In Tune With Your Menstrual Cycle

Cycle syncing can help you achieve the maximum benefit from your workout.

The Doctors Guide to Hay Fever

Everything You Need To Know About Hay Fever

If you or your child are one of the many hay fever sufferers, understanding a little more about its triggers and treatments could make life a lot more pleasant this spring.

The Difference Between Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

Dr. Raj Arora shares the difference between endometriosis and adenomyosis with this in-depth article Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women and those assigned female More

Period Power! Modibodi Launches ‘Design A Pair, Get A Pair’ Competition

Global absorbent apparel brand Modibodi announces its first-ever global youth design competition.

How To Manage Rosacea During Pregnancy + Recommended Products

Skincare expert Cherry Woods shares her advice for mums and mums-to-be suffering with rosacea, and My Baba editor Ellie Thompson reveals her skincare secret weapons to combat the skin condition.

Why Every Skincare Regime Needs Hyaluronic Acid + The Best Products To Buy

As we age, hyaluronic acid naturally decreases, but the good news is, we can compensate for this deficit to a point through our skincare regime. 

Parental Control, Ep 77: Let’s Talk About Sex After Childbirth

This podcast episode breaks the silence around the topic no one is talking about: how to have enjoyable sex after birth.

27 Recommended Natural Skincare Brands For Tweens

Becoming a teenager is difficult, but dealing with hormonal skin doesn’t have to be. We round up the best natural products to use on tween skin.

Parental Control, Ep 76: All Things Gut Health With Nutrition Expert Rebecca Traylen

Leonora welcomes Probio7’s Nutrition Expert Rebecca Traylen to the podcast to discuss gut health. “I could talk about gut health until the cows come More

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How To Beat The January Blues With A Healthy Diet

A guide to the foods you should be stocking up on this winter. 

How To Make Healthy Choices This Christmas – 10 Top Tips To Remember

For a healthy Christmas this year, Holistic Health Coach Louise Murray is on hand with some expert tips for the festive season.

Are Anti-Ageing Skincare Products Going Out Of Fashion?

Three skincare experts share their views about anti-ageing skincare products and the best non-invasive procedures out there.

Eczema: How Do I Stop My Baby Itching?

Scratching, while a natural reaction, can become a damaging habit, so it’s important to take steps to manage the condition.

How To Deal With Constipation In Infants And Toddlers

The exact cause of constipation is not fully understood, but is mostly due to a combination of factors.

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Autism in Girls: Does My Daughter Have Autism?

Find out why many autistic females often miss out on an autism diagnosis or can be misdiagnosed with other conditions.

5 Spices To Combat Teething Pains

Author of Indian SuperMeals: Baby & Toddler Cookbook Zainab Jagot Ahmed talks us through five spices to combat teething pain. 

How To Boost Your Immune System This Winter

Why is the immune system so important? What are the possible causes of low immunity, and which foods should I be eating and avoiding? What are the best supplements to take for improved immunity?

Should I Buy Organic Food? What You Need To Know

Knowing the facts can help in decision-making. Jane Clarke shares all.

How To Talk To Your Young Children About Dementia

Fran Vandelli, Dementia Lead for Bupa Care Services shares how best to explain a dementia diagnosis to our children and the importance of being transparent.

Parental Control, Ep 63: Take A Break With Instagram

In this podcast episode, we discuss Instagram’s new supervision tools and how we can make better use of our time.

C-Section Pain: What Normal, What’s Not And How To Cope

Dr Deepak Ravindran on c-section pain, what to expect, what’s normal, and how to cope with Caesarean pain and complications after birth.

10 Things You Need To Know About Bowel Cancer

Mr Colin Elton, Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Wellington Hospital, part of HCA Healthcare UK gives us the low-down on bowel cancel. 

Your Bowels After Birth: What You Need To Know If You Suffer From IBS

Are you amongst the approximately 1 in 6 women in the UK who have Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? It’s a common gut condition that affects the digestive system and is up to 2.5 times more common in women than it is in men.

The Classic Hybrid SmartWatch You’ll Love To Wear

An attractive hybrid smartwatch that combines a traditional watch face with some of the smartest tech available, this is a can-do wearable you’re going to love for its brains, brawn and aesthetic appeal.

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Beauty Hack: How To Recycle Used Coffee Pods In Your Beauty Regime

Coffee has loads of health benefits and now it’s time up your recycling game and add used coffee grounds to your beauty regime.

5 Ways To Plan For Your Children’s Future

From online wills and life insurance to appointing a guardian, My Baba outlines how to plan for your children’s future, in case the worst happens.

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The Best Fitness Classes For Pregnant Women In London

London has a wealth of prenatal and postnatal workout classes to guide you through pregnancy fitness safely, here are our recommendations.

Best Online Exercises Classes (Plus Prenatal Options) To Get Fit This Year

If you’re still figuring out how to honour that all-important New Year’s resolution of getting fit, we’ve got just the solution for you: get More

January Goals: Spin From The Comfort Of Your Own Home With Online Classes From Echelon

This smart bike comes with a year’s free membership and access to thousands of live and on-demand cycling classes led by world-class instructors, so you’ll never have to pay out for a gym subscription again.

At-Home Exercise Equipment To Keep You Fit And Healthy

Check out this fabulous selection of home fitness equipment perfect for a home workout.

London’s Best Pregnancy Yoga Classes Plus Easy At-Home And Online Options

Stay fit and active throughout your pregnancy with one of these pregnancy yoga classes in London with specialist teachers to guide your practice.

What Should I Include In My Child’s First Aid Kit?

Firework season is here so staying safe and being aware of risks is a priority. Have you checked your child’s first aid kit lately? More

Tooth Whitening: How To Safely Achieve That Perfect Smile

Can you ever safely whiten your teeth at home? Dr Saul Konviser from Montagu Dental talks us through the safest ways to whiten teeth and what you can do at home to prevent the discolouration of your teeth.

Snacking When Stressed? Here’s How To Overcome Emotional Eating

It is a stressful time, so it should come as no surprise that many of us have been reaching for unhealthy snacks when things get tough. Does this sound familiar?

Periods: Why Every Woman Needs To Know About Cycle Syncing

Bloss, the home of parenting experts introduce reflexologist and female health specialist Meg Murray Jones to discuss cycle syncing. What IS cycle syncing, and More

Essential Breast Health Awareness Campaign For New AND Expecting Mamas

Do you know how to check for what’s normal, and what’s not? The stats show that 1 in 3000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during pregnancy alone.

What Are The Symptoms Of Bronchiolitis And Who Is Most At Risk?

Bronchiolitis is a lower respiratory tract infection that commonly affects babies and young children under 2 years old.

How To Keep Your Kids Safe Now They’re Back At School & Nursery

Keeping their immune systems robust is the key to keeping your kids healthy now they’re back at school.

Tummy Toning: Have I left It Too Late To Tone My Stomach After Having Kids?

Pregnancy is a long-term journey where your body is changing every day – it would be unnatural and unrealistic to expect things to simply return to ‘normal’ overnight.

The Best Mother & Baby Fitness Classes In London

Looking after a newborn doesn’t mean you have to neglect an exercise routine. Postnatal fitness classes where your child comes along too are the best way to get into shape after having a baby.

Heavy Periods: What Are Your Options For Coping?

Heavy periods are common, with many women describing their periods as heavy, but it can be difficult to know if your periods are normal or something you should get checked and treatment for.

Are You A ‘Clencher’? Find Out How Botox Can Help Bruxism

Can help Botox help Bruxism? Editor Ellie Thompson takes a personal look at how new online platform UNNDOO is coming to the rescue of teeth grinders and jaw clenchers all over London and beyond.

Parental Control, Ep 32: Talking Taboos Around Women’s Health

Janet Lindsay, CEO of Wellbeing of Women joins the podcast to discuss the taboos surrounding the most common women’s health issues.

Are You Mole Aware? A Guide To Moles And What To Look Out For

Although damage to the skin from the sun cannot be reversed, you can take steps to prevent yourself from further damage.

Everything You Need To Know About The Coil: Are Coil Fittings Supposed To Be Painful?

Following press coverage of Naga Munchetty’s harrowing experience, Dr Rebecca Gibbs, Consultant Gynaecologist, at The Portland Hospital explains all.

How To Get Sugar Savvy: The Best Substitutes For Your Family

Super-nutritionist Amanda Hamilton shares her top tips to curb the cravings, reduce your sugar intake and ensure you can maintain a healthy lifestyle with added superfoods.

How To Spot The Signs Of Domestic Abuse And Where You Can Go For Help

Lisa King, Refuge shares information on how to spot the signs that you or someone you know may be experiencing domestic abuse and where to go for help.

Parental Control, Ep 29: Help! I’m Getting Wrinkles! An Intro To Retinoids, Botox And Fillers With Expert Anna Baker

Award-winning aesthetic nurse Anna Baker tells us everything we need to know about skincare, including the low-down on botox, fillers and retinoids.

24 Products That’ll Help You Get Active During Walk To School Week

In line with National Walk To School Week, we’ve compiled a list of things that’ll encourage and make it easier for you and your family to get active on the school run and beyond.

How To Look After Your Maternal Mental Health

Registered midwife and founder of My Expert Midwife shares her advice on maternal mental health to help new and expectant mums to understand this distinction and raise awareness of the support available to those who may be suffering with mental health issues.

Why We Need to Be Talking About Endometriosis. Now.

Due to the taboo and lack of awareness, endometriosis remains under-diagnosed and festers for many years, causing scarring that is not just internal, but also psychological.

The Sunshine Nutrient: Why Our Children Need Vitamin D

Article from Bianca Parau, Senior Paediatric Dietitian all about Vitamin D, where it comes from and why it is so important for our kids.

What IS Long Covid? What Are The Symptoms And When Will I Recover?

What is long Covid and when will I recover? What are the symptoms of long Covid and what can I do to get better?

Is Your Partner’s Sperm Healthy? 5 Tips To Build And Boost Sperm Health

Whether you’re dealing with a low count, poor motility or morphology, there is always room for improvement when it comes to the intrinsic and genetic status of the sperm

CORONAVIRUS: How Will The New Strain Affect Our Children?

The good news is that despite higher transmissibility, there is no evidence yet that the new form of the virus is a greater threat to children’s health.

The Mum And Baby Workout To Ease You Back Into Exercise

Exercising doesn’t have to take a chunk of time out of your day. Combine childcare and fitness with this mother and baby workout.

21 Apps To Download For A Healthy January 

A list of the top meditation Apps to help relieve stress.

Say Goodbye To Period Pains With This Nifty Device

Livia is a portable, wearable device designed to provide instant, drug-free relief from menstrual cramps.

Sophrology: A Gentle Method to Overcome Stress

A new wellbeing buzzword has been going around for the past few years in the UK: Sophrology. The word comes from Greek SOS, PHREN, LOGOS, namely “the science of consciousness in harmony”.

What Foods Should I Be Eating During My Period?

What you eat and the exercise you do can help to reduce your PMS symptoms and leave you feeling better than ever.

Online Physiotherapy Pilates Classes To Get You Through Lockdown And Beyond!

Online Pilates classes by Becca Hull. Check out this introductory video to Pilates and your first free hour’s class here.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bowel Cancer 

Bowel cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in the UK with an increasing number of diagnoses being made in those under the age of 50.

7 Top Tips To Help Banish Cellulite For Summer And Beyond…

There are a few things you can do to help support your body in moderating the factors that cause cellulite to form and stay.

How to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor in 5 Easy Steps

How To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor In 5 Easy Steps

Recommended by over a thousand health professionals, the Elvie trainer is a wearable kegal trainer that works in tandem with its accompanying app.

Why Taking ‘10 Of Zen’ Each Day Is Key For Your Health

Stop what you’re doing and take a deep breath. Do not underestimate the power of a deep breath. These precious minutes may be the difference between losing your cool and responding calmly.

Parental Control Episode 13: How To Nourish Our Bodies Inside & Out During The Pandemic With Jane Clarke

Dietitian and cordon bleu chef Jane Clarke shares her advice on how to keep healthy during the coronavirus outbreak in our most recent episode of Parental Control, My Baba’s new podcast.

CORONAVIRUS: How To Boost Immunity & Tips On What To Do If You Catch It

Video tips by Naturedoc’s Lucinda Miller on how to boost your immunity to stay healthy during the pandemic, and important advice on what to do if you catch coronavirus.

15 Minute Yoga Inspired Core Exercises To Do At Home

Fire up your core with five of my favourite yoga-inspired core burning drills.  Theses exercises will help you build strength, power up your practice and work up a sweat.  No need for gym equipment, just roll out your mat and put on some awesome tunes.

6 Reasons You Need To Look Into Acupressure Massage

What are the benefits of acupresure massage? We take a look at the Pranamat ECO, offering a range of benefits from physical to wellbeing.

7 Must-Book Treatments For London Mamas This Mother’s Day

To celebrate the London mama in your life this Mother’s Day, why not choose an at-home treatment from new London concierge service Motherly Needs?

Best Fit Bits for January

Okay, so the 20th January is apparently THE day when people cave in on their new year’s resolutions so I’d thought I’d be a doll and put together a quick round-up of the best Amazon Fitbits to motivate you to KEEP GOING.

Do You Need Vitamin D? If You’re A Mum, Mum-To-Be Or Baby, Here’s The Answer

Vitamin D is something we absorb when our skin is exposed to sunlight but during the winter months, most of us aren’t getting enough of it.

12 Simple Self-Care Tips for Busy Mums

Remember, as a mum, taking five minutes to focus on some self-care can make sure a massive difference and self-care is not just getting your nails done, it can be anything that you consider an act of love towards yourself.

10 Solutions for Kids’ Insect Bites & Stings

If you and the family are about to jet off for your summer holiday, or are even just heading out the day, don’t forget to shop and pack solutions for insect bites and stings, as well as repellent. Here’s selection of the best on the market. 

How Old is Your Pelvic Floor? A Must-Read Solution for Bladder Weakness

For years, women have been finding creative and secretive ways to manage the condition, living in fear of embarrassing accidents and avoiding sport, leisure and personal situations because of it. The truth is that 1 in 3 women experience this problem; a mind-blowing statistic that makes you wonder why more hasn’t been done to find a solution.

Lisps In Young Children: Should I Be Worried And How Can I Help?

In my work as a speech and language therapist, I find parents can be very worried about their child having a lisp. In fact, lisps are very common in preschool children and are not a huge cause for concern until after the age of 4 ½  years.

Postnatal Fitness: Why You Should Exercise As A New Parent

There are many benefits as to why you should introduce gentle exercise into your weekly routine. We outline the positive outcomes of exercising with a newborn.

best exercises for common post birth issues

Best Exercises for Common Post-Birth Issues

MAMAWELL’s Rosie Stockley outlines the main ‘issues’ post-pregnancy, and the most beneficial exercises to do in the postnatal period.

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Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know

The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be similar to those of other conditions, so it is important to understand what to look for.

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What Are You Doing for National Random Acts of Kindness Day?

The 17th February 2019 is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. But what does kindness really mean and where do we start?

Bump Up Your Exercise Regime With This Maternity Fitness Gear

It isn’t too late to fulfil your new year’s fitness resolution. Check out the best places to buy maternity leggings, tops, bras and swimsuits to see you through pregnancy and beyond.

What to Consider When Returning to Exercise After Giving Birth

It is important to take into consideration a few key things before you start your postnatal fitness journey and the experts at CARiFiT have put together a few pointers and areas to consider to get you back on track safely and effectively.

Nutritionist Gabriela Peacock on Sugar

Are Your Children Eating Too Much Sugar?

Nutritionist Gabriela Peacock gives us the low-down on children and sugar, with some top tips for making the right choices. 

All I Want for Christmas… By Marina Fogle

#BestGiftEver My Diary of a Swelly Belly ended suddenly after I lost my baby this summer, suddenly and tragically, at 33 weeks gestation.  I’ve More

Children and Sugar

Why is Sugar So Bad for My Children?

Author of The Sugar Detox Plan Dr Mosetter talks to us about sugar and children, and dangers of consuming too much.  Why is sugar so More

Fever and Bacteria and Children

What to Do When Your Child Has a Very High Fever – All Your Fears Addressed Here

My son had a very high temperature last week, it spiked in the middle of the night and thank goodness I checked on him More

Your Smear Could Save Your Life

Read Why Your Smear Test Could Save Your Life

A recent report in the British Journal of Cancer found that nearly 2,000 women’s lives are saved in England each year as a result More

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How to Improve Your Family’s Gut Health

The gut is best known for its role in digesting food, but it actually does a lot more than that. It absorbs nutrients; works More

The Low-Down on Meningitis

Meningitis awareness week begins this week and so I have collated some educational information

This Is The Best Workout For Post Pregnancy Fitness

You’ve brought baby home and they’re settled in their new home; now it’s time to help your body recover and regain your post-pregnancy strength.

Must-Read: Educate Yourself on Family Nutrition for a Healthier Life

Eating the right foods and following the best diet for great health can sometimes feel like a minefield whatever your age or circumstance; maybe More

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Top 10 Things You Need to Know About Measles

Suddenly measles is all over the news again as sadly cases in Europe this year have hit a record high with 41,000 people affected. More

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Is CBD Oil Good for Stress?

There’s no doubt that cannabis supplements are hitting the headlines this year and that CBD (cannabidiol), a major component of cannabis plants, is causing a health revolution. But what are the facts about these popular food supplements? Are cannabis-derived oils legal? Do they help health or just get you ‘high’?

James Duigan on Fertility and Stress

James Duigan’s Clean and Lean Pregnancy Guide on Fertility and Stress

For years studies have been showing that stress is linked to fertility – which can lead to a vicious cycle of feeling stressed that More

What IS Hypnobirthing? Everything You Need To Know

Sophie Fletcher is the author of ‘Mindful Hypnobirthing’ a clinical hypnotherapist and doula. She lectures at Universities across the UK on hypnosis and mindfulness More

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Top Five Tips: Staying Connected to Your True Self

There’s life before being a mum and there’s life after it. We live in a world defined by roles and titles and although we may have many before we have children once we take on the role of mum suddenly everything is different. It’s a small word but it makes everything much bigger.

Breakfast like champions

Why Your Little Munchkins Should Breakfast Like Champions

An expert article by Nicole Freeman from The Kids Kitchen on why breakfast should be the most important meal of the day for your little one.

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Top Three Nutrition Tips for Breastfeeding Mums

As mothers, it is always important to remember that we are all different, and all our babies are different. Just because one thing works for one mum, does not mean it will work for everyone.

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Top Ten Tricks & Tips: Mindfulness for Mums

Founder of Motherkind Zoe Blaskey’s top ten tips on mindfulness; how to enjoy the benefits of feeling more calm, less anxious and guilty.

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GP Approved Tips for Getting Your Kids Through the Hay-fever Season

Dr Preethi Daniel, Clinical Director at London Doctors Clinic gives us some tips for getting kids through the hay-fever season.

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10 Things You Need To Know About Bunions

Channel 4’s Embarrassing Bodies & Born Naughty Dr Dawn Harper is fronting a new National Day for 2018 – National Bunion Day, today 26th April. More

Mum vs The Easter Bunny: 5 Ways To Kick The Sugar Habit Post-Easter

Children often end up consuming a lot of sugar over the Easter period with lots of chocolate eggs and sweet treats. Here’s how to kick the sugar after the holiday.

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Top Signs of Autism: What Parents Need to Be Aware Of

Children whose parents and care providers notice the signs of autism within the first few years of life are more likely to receive critical early intervention services. High quality early intervention helps create strong foundations for the continued development of language, cognitive, behavioural, and social skills.

New Campaign #WomenWarriors with charity Wellbeing of Women and Leo Bamford

Women’s health charity Wellbeing of Women has launched a digital campaign to raise awareness for female reproductive conditions by sharing the stories of brave women who have battled obstetric and gynaecological health problems.

What is Endometriosis

What Is Endometriosis And Why Does It Occur?

As many as one in 10 UK women are affected by endometriosis, so we spoke to a professor of gynaecology about its symptoms, side effects and treatments.

Practising Yoga With Your Family Is As Easy As ABC

Practising yoga with your children is a simple way for everyone to slow down and spend quality time together.

Debunking The Top Contraceptive Myths

Debunking The Top 10 Contraceptive Myths

I’ve met several sensible adults who believe myths about how to avoid unwanted pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. It’s time to set the record straight and separate the truth from the speculation.

Should I Exercise During Pregnancy

Should I Be Exercising During The First Few Weeks of Pregnancy?

If you’ve just found out your pregnant, or perhaps have even found yourself in the two-week wait and want to take extra precaution, this More

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A Guide to Pre-Pregnancy Vitamins and Minerals to Optimise Fertility

When trying to conceive, it’s important that your body gets the vitamins and minerals it needs to optimise your fertility.

6 Ski Season Diet Tips To Make The Most Out Of Your Holiday

Skiing is great for staying fit and active in the winter, but the hours spent on the mountain can drain your energy stores and dehydrate you. Here’s what to eat.

10 Probiotics You Should Try This Month

Probiotics should be a part of regular part of your diet. There are plenty of naturally probiotic-rich foods out there that can regulate gut bacteria. 

This Is Why Your Periods Are Going Haywire in The Winter

An expert article by Dr Preethi Daniel, Clinical Director from London Doctors Clinic on the different side effects of your period during the winter.

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Did You Know These 5 Important Things About Your Smear Test?

The importance of regular smears cannot be overestimated. In the UK, approx 9 cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed every day.

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Share Your Selfie, Join The #SmearForSmear Campaign

The #SmearForSmear campaign during Cervical Cancer Awareness Week aims to teach women about the importance of going for their smear test.

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Simple and Effective Exercises Busy Mamas Can Do at Home

Are you a busy mum with no time for gyms or classes? Then try these simple and effective exercises in the comfort of your own home.

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The Best London Fitness Classes To Try In 2018

New year, new start – new excuse to sign up for an exercise class. These are our
top picks London fitness classes in 2018.

Pelvic Girdle Pain: What Causes It? And What Can You Do About It?

Exercise professional Amy Moore advises on pelvic girdle pain and exercises that can treat and soothe it.

The #TBT Repost: Will Perineal Massage Reduce The Risk Of Cuts And Tears?

This weeks #TBT post is from 2013, provided by Doctor and Daughter. We look at perineal massage and how it can affect the risk of cuts and tears.

The #TBT Repost: Does My Child Need to Take a Vitamin Supplement or Probiotic?

This week, we look back on a 2015 article from Christine Bailey as to whether children need to take either a vitamin supplement or probiotics?

What You Need To Know About Bronchiolitis

Heading into the winter months brings with it lots of childhood infections. One of the most common infections we see in A&E in children is bronchiolitis.

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Cute Little Girl’s Hairstyle Tutorial: Disney’s Frozen Elsa Hair Tutorial for Little Girls

We collaborated with the fabulous Duck & Dry on the King’s Road, where celebrity hair stylist Emer talked us through a few easy children’s hair More

Do I Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Do I have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

I went to a lecture with Professor Steven Franks on PCOS which is a depressing and depilating problem that many women have to deal with. More

The Babywearing Workout You And Your Baba Need To Try!

CARiFiT is educating new mothers about post-natal fitness with their babywearing workouts, which offer new mothers the chance to get back into shape!

The #TBT Repost: How To Survive The Winter With Natural Immune Support

The change of seasons often signals the onset of coughs and colds. With the help of Christine Bailey, we look at how to have a strong natural immune system.

How Do Osteopaths Treat Colic?

Simone Ross explains the top main causes of colic, and how osteopaths go about treating it.

What Are Free Sugars

What Are ‘Free Sugars’? And How Much Should Our Children Be Eating?

Like lots of mothers, I watched Jamie’s Oliver’s recent C4 documentary ‘Sugar Rush’, with my jaw wide open. It’s difficult to comprehend just how much More

The #TBT Debate: Exercising During Pregnancy With Diabetes?

Should you limit your exercise routine when diabetic and pregnant? We’d love to hear your experience with diabetes and exercise, particularly when pregnant!

World Mental Health Day: Andy Puddicombe On Meditation And Mental Health

Described by the New York Times as “doing for meditation what Jamie Oliver did for food”, Andy talks to us about the importance of meditation.

Dr John Roberts on Accidents and Children's Teeth

Help! My Child Has Knocked Her Tooth Out: Paediatric Dentist Answers Gruesome Questions

One of my son’s friends was bouncing on a bouncy castle last week and one slip, and her mouth met her knee, causing her More

Top Tips for Exercise During Pregnancy

If your pregnancy is normal and you feel fine and up to it, moderate exercise at this stage can help you feel better, but don’t feel pressured.

Jane Clarke Nutrition and Stress

Can Our Children Really Be Stressed? 8 Stress-Busting Foods to Help

My 3 year old told me that she was really stressed the other day, and my immediate reaction was to laugh because she must More

Children's Weight by Jane Clarke

Why Our Children Are Overweight and What We Can Do To Help

I went to Disney World a few months ago and I was overwhelmed by the amount of larger of children I saw. We hear More

4 Myths About Post-Pregnancy Hair Loss

We look into the myths behind pregnancy hair loss and reveal the truth behind the connection between pregnancy, breastfeeding and hair loss.

Celebrity Facialist Explains Why Hormones During Pregnancy Can Affect Your Skin

Celebrity facialist Cherry Woods is much loved by broadcasters, brides to be and beauty fans for the hi-tech, anti-ageing treatments available at the Cherry More

The Best Foods To Eat When Breastfeeding

With National Breastfeeding Week commencing this week, we ask nutritional therapist Louisa Dowling what food you should be eating when breastfeeding.

All You Need to Know About Children's Teeth

All You Need to Know About Children’s Teeth

We often get asked about children’s teeth, and what you should do when they start appearing. Dr John Roberts from Weymouth Street Paediatric Dental Care More

Nutritionist on Fertility

Britain’s Most Trusted Nutritionist on What You Should Be Eating When Trying to Conceive

How important is your diet when you’re trying to conceive? I think it’s incredibly

Back pain during pregnancy

Do Chiropractic Techniques Help Back Pain During and After Pregnancy?

Back pain during and after pregnancy is a huge issue for many mothers;  the articles we’ve published on the subject over the years continue More

Specsavers on Children's Eyesight

What to Expect On Your Child’s First Eye Test

GOOD vision is essential to a child’s development as so much of what they learn is taken in

When Should You First Take Your Child to a Dentist?

An expert piece written by John Roberts on exactly when you should first take your child to see a dentist?

RoSPA on Choking

What Are the Most Common Choking Hazards in the Home?

Choking has got to be a parent’s worst nightmare, and it happens all too often, and most recently to a friend of a friend More

Breastfeeding Is My Child Getting Enough Milk

Is My Baby Getting Enough Milk? Here Are The Signs

Antenatal and breastfeeding expert Louisa van den Bergh helps us to understand if baby is getting the right amount of milk.

Omega 3 and Children's Brains

How Omega 3 Physically Affects A Child’s Brain

In the last few years I’ve noticed much talk about essential fatty acids, and the reoccurring theme is that Omega 3 is essential for More

New Mummy Workout with Celebrity Fitness Trainer Christine Bullock

The New Mummy Starter Workout – 7 Easy Exercises

I’ve lost count of the number of mothers asking us about post pregnancy fitness, and Christine Bullock really is the expert when it comes to More

Natural Ways To Keep Your Teeth White And Healthy

Here are some great ways to keep your teeth looking and feeling healthy without paying for expensive treatments or undergoing lengthy procedures.

Gary Scheiner’s Top Tips On Caring For Children With Diabetes

Having diabetes as an adult is very different from parenting a child with diabetes. Diabetes educator Gary Scheiner offers us some excellent care advice.

Make-Up Tutorial

Charlotte Tilbury Night Out Make-Up: Emma O’Byrne Shows Us How In This Quick Tutorial

Being a mum it can be hard to find time for yourself, and getting ready for a rare night out is usually no exception. Celebrity More

My Baba Make Up Tutorial

Make-Up Tutorial: How to Contour and Highlight in Under Five Minutes

Contouring is so big right now. Here’s our quick and easy make-up tutorial with celebrity make-up artist Emma O’Byrne using just one genius product, More

How To Create The Optimal Sleeping Environment for You & Your Baby

Sleep is not a luxury; it has a major impact on both mental and physical health, and should absolutely be made a priority.

How To Be Clean and Lean In The Kitchen

I’m a huge fan of the Duigans. They say that eating clean does not involve diet or deprivation, which is music to my ears. More

chaga

The Superfood That Will Takeover In 2017: Chaga

What is Chaga? “Chaga” is the dense black mass of mycelia that appears on the outside of birch trees, infected with the non-toxic parasitic More

Snacking

To Snack or Not to Snack? The Low-Down on Eating Between Meals

Snacking. This daily past time can split the camp in the nutritional world with some claiming it encourages weight gain and others adamant it More

herbs

Herbs For The Healthiest Skin This January

Keeping your skin healthy can often be a chore, but we’ve found a great skin secret that we can’t wait to share. As well More

overnight

Overnight Skincare Creams for A New Year and A New You

Feeling a little tired from the hustle and bustle and partying of the festive season? Us Too! Sometimes your tiredness can translate to your More