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Frimley Health and Care are encouraging mums and mums-to-be learn more about their pregnancy and the support and help available to them as part of its #ReadyforPregnancy campaign

We know that healthy women have fewer complications during pregnancy and are more likely to have healthy babies that grow into healthy children. It is for these reasons that looking to improve your health before conception is an excellent way to give your pregnancy and your baby the very best start. Partners also have a role to play in staying healthy. Here at Frimley Health w ...

Frimley Health and Care calls on mums to take folic acid and Vitamin D during pregnancy, as part of its #ReadyforPregnancy campaign

Planning to have a baby can be exciting. It can also be an anxious time for both parents-to-be. You are making plans for a huge change in your life. That’s why as part of its #ReadyforPregnancy campaign, Frimley Health and Care have put together some tips to help mums and dads maximise their chances of having a healthy pregnancy. This month we are focusing on the benefits of t ...

Healthier Together: New website for parents and carers of children

When children become ill it can be difficult for their parents and carers to always know the best way to care for them, particularly if they are very young and can't tell you exactly what is wrong. To support local parents and carers Frimley Health and Care, in partnership with FRANK, have created the new Frimley Healthier Together website to help them manage a range ...

Ready for Pregnancy campaign urges mums and mums to be not to drink during pregnancy

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic many women planning to become, or who are pregnant, have taken a moment to stop and reflect on their health and wellbeing. If you’re thinking of becoming pregnant or are pregnant, it’s a good time to go alcohol free. It will help you get your energy and fitness back, lose weight and help you protect your baby. Alcoholic drinks are ‘empty calor ...

Ready for Pregnancy - Tips for improving your fertility

This month our Ready for Pregnancy campaign is focussing on tips for the 1 in 7 parents to be who experience difficulties in becoming pregnant.

Alternative flu vaccine for children now available

There is now an alternative flu vaccine available for children whose parents decline the flu nasal spray due to its porcine gelatine content. Dr Asif Ali, a local GP from Berkshire, talks about the ‘alternative vaccine’ that is now available and why it’s important to protect your child against flu this winter. He said: “Flu can be very unpleasant in children, causing symptoms ...

Specialist midwife urges mothers-to-be to have the flu jab to help protect themselves and their babies this winter

A specialist midwife is urging pregnant women to help protect themselves and their babies this winter by having the flu jab. Whether you have recently conceived, are midway through your pregnancy or nearing your due date, Katharine Franks, specialist midwife, Antenatal and Newborn Screening cross-site lead for Frimley Health Foundation Trust, is encouraging mothers-to-be to ha ...

Frimley #ReadyforPregnancy campaign encourages mums and mums-to-be to get their flu & MMR jabs

Throughout the recent Covid-19 pandemic many women planning to become, or who are pregnant, have taken a moment to stop and reflect on their health and wellbeing. If you’re pregnant the Flu and Measles, Mumps and Rubella viruses can cause harm to you and your baby. The Flu and Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccines are free and will protect you and your baby. Dr Anne Deans ...

#Readyforpregnancy - mums and mums to be urged to stop smoking during #Stoptober

Stopping smoking is one of the best things you'll ever do for your health and your baby.  Smoking attacks the lungs, making it harder to breathe but when you stop, you give your lungs the chance to repair, plus there are lots of other benefits too - and they start almost immediately.

 

Campaign launches to encourage parents and carers to sign up for free parenting courses

A radio and social media campaign developed by Frimley Health and Care launches this week to encourage parents, grandparents and carers to sign up for free, NHS backed online parenting courses for those caring for children from nought to teens. The campaign will run until April 2021 on Greatest Hits Radio (Surrey & East Hampshire) and Facebook. Bringing up children is a l ...