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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 ...

#Readyforpregnancy - Focus on your mental health

Good mental health before, during, and after pregnancy is as important as physical health. The #Readyforpregnancy campaign, which aims to provide useful information for women across East Berkshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath, focuses on this aspect of health In September, by raising awareness of mental health and by sharing useful tips. It is not uncomm ...

#ReadyforPregnancy marks World Breastfeeding Week 2020

Breastfeeding is a very personal choice and may not be for every mother for varying reasons. However, we’d like to take this opportunity to provide information and support to those who are interested in breastfeeding which gives your baby the best start in life. “Breastfeeding lowers the risk of getting breast and ovarian cancer in the future, naturally uses up many calories a ...

#Ready for pregnancy - The importance of a healthy diet and weight

The importance of a good diet and being of a healthy weight is this month’s focus for a regional prepregnancy preparation campaign. Launched at the start of last month, the year-long #Readyforpregnancy campaign aims to encourage women across East Berkshire, North East Hampshire and Farnham and Surrey Heath to get fit and healthy before they try for a baby. Each month will foc ...

Free online parenting courses available to local families

Bringing up children can be enjoyable and rewarding but it also has its challenges. At times like these, such as during the current pandemic, it is good to get outside advice and support. If you live in the Frimley Health and Care area (which covers East Berkshire, Surrey Heath and North East Hampshire and Farnham), you can access four free online parenting guides. These inc ...