Premature babies can have a low platelet count for many reasons such as infections or maternal health problems during pregnancy. A baby with a very low platelet count may be at risk of severe bleeding problems, so they can need many transfusions over the course of their recovery period.
Premature babies have varying needs when it comes to their care and this dictates the type of clothing they can wear. Don't let this put you off buying premature baby clothes, if you buy an item of clothing which is a little on the large side, you're sending a positive message to the parents, that the baby will grow and one day be able to wear it.
We’ve all seen shows such as One Born Every Minute and premature babies are almost always naked except for their nappy so you could be forgiven for thinking clothing isn’t important but it has a vital role to play.
Congratulations, exciting times ahead! Being pregnant is wonderful, it also means your body will go through lots of changes. When you’re a first-time mum, it’s hard to know what to do for the best, particularly with the amount of information available, so here’s our guide to keeping well during pregnancy.
According to scientisits expectant mums really do bloom – because being pregnant has a “rejuvenating effect” on women. In fact research suggests that women could feel younger during pregnancy, because pregnancy helps regenerate tissue and slow down the ageing process. Try telling this to an expectant mum who is being sick constantly. We know pregnancy isn’t an illness but it can make you feel poorly… Nausea and vomiting is common in pregnancy and effects 50-90% of pregnant women. It usually begins around the sixth week of pregnancy and generally starts to settle by about the 13th or 14th week. Often worse first thing in the morning, hence...