Breastfeeding feeds good gut bacteria to infants

The gut microbiome is made up of all the resident bacteria and other microbes that have colonised our gastrointestinal tract.

Many pregnant women still not exercising enough

Researchers have reviewed attitudes towards physical activity during pregnancy and highlighted enablers and barriers. There are a number of benefits

Contraception: long-term options for women

Long-lasting forms of contraception include intrauterine devices (IUDs), contraceptive implants and contraceptive injections. These types of contraception offer from 3 months

Video: Baby brain: real or not?

‘Baby brain’ is a phenomenon reported by many pregnant women. It is characterised by subjective declines in brain functioning across

Contraception: intrauterine device (IUD)

An intrauterine device (IUD) is a contraceptive device that is inserted into the uterus (womb) to stop you getting pregnant.

Contraception: hormone implant

A contraceptive hormone implant is a device that is used to prevent pregnancy. The implant is a small rod that

Contraception: the mini (progestogen-only) pill

What is the mini pill? The mini pill or progestogen-only pill (POP) is a type of contraception that you take

Contraception: the combined pill

The combined oral contraceptive pill (often referred to simply as ‘the pill’) is one of the most popular methods of

Pregnancy planning

Whether you are thinking about having a baby for the first time or have been pregnant before, with a little

Malaria overview

Malaria is a serious, sometimes fatal, disease that is caused by a parasitic infection of the red blood cells. There

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