Hand expressing breast milk during your pregnancy

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What is this information about?Antenatal Hand Expressing: a leaflet to inform mothers who would like to do antenatal hand expression of breast milk, from 36 weeks of pregnancy. At the Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals Trust, we are working towards the Baby Friendly Initiative Global award. An important part of this work involves showing mothers the skill of hand expressing …

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food safety and pregnancy

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What is this information about?Whilst you are pregnant, it is important that you take extra precautions to ensure that the food you eat is safe for you and your baby’s health. Some foods are more likely to cause bacterial infections which can lead to vomiting and diarrhoea. Whilst this will make you feel uncomfortable and dehydrated, it can also affect …

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fetal heart monitoring during labour

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What is fetal heart monitoring?Most babies go through labour and are born without any problems. But there are a few babies who have difficulties and the best way of finding out when a baby is having problems is to listen to every baby’s heartbeat regularly during labour. This is called fetal heart monitoring. Your baby’s heartbeat can be monitored in …

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Enhanced recovery programme for patients requiring elective caesarean section

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IntroductionThe aim of the Enhanced Recovery Programme (ERP) is to get you back to full health as quickly as possible after your caesarean. Research indicates that after surgery, the earlier you get out of bed and start eating and drinking the better. This will speed your recovery making it less likely that complications will develop. For example, the benefits of …

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CVS and amniocentesis

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What is this information about?This information has been written to give you more information about CVS and amniocentesis. These tests are not offered routinely in pregnancy and it is your choice whether to have a test or not. Who might consider CVS or amniocentesis?CVS and amniocentesis are the only way a chromosomal abnormality can be diagnosed with certainty during pregnancy. …

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Combined screening in pregnancy

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What is this information about?This content has been written to give you more information about having the combined screening test. This information should be read in conjunction with Screening tests for you and your baby which your midwife will give you or you can access at www.gov.uk. What is combined screening?Combined screening is a test offered to all women between 11 …

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breastfeeding in the first few days

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What this information is aboutEstablishing breast feeding can be really challenging. Your baby may want to feed very frequently and this can feel really hard especially when you are very tired, during the night and if your nipples are sore. We are here to help support you during this time to establish breastfeeding, both on the post natal wards and …

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Your baby’s hearing screening test

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Overview. My baby seems to be responding to sound. Does my baby still need an AABR screening test? {%%{base64content PGRpdiBjbGFzcz0ieC10ZXh0IiBzdHlsZT0iY29sb3I6ICMyMzFGMjA7IiAgPjxwPk1vc3QgYmFiaWVzIGFyZSBmb3VuZCB0byBoYXZlIG5vIGhlYXJpbmcgbG9zcyBhZnRlciB0aGUgQUFCUiBzY3JlZW5pbmcgdGVzdCBidXQgaXQgaXMgc3RpbGwgdmVyeSBpbXBvcnRhbnQgdGhhdCB5b3VyIGJhYnkgaGFzIHRoZSBBQUJSIHNjcmVlbi4gVGhpcyBpcyBiZWNhdXNlIGJhYmllcyB3aG8gaGF2ZSBoZWFyaW5nIGxvc3Mgd2lsbCB1c3VhbGx5IHJlYWN0IHRvIHNvbWUgc291bmRzLiBJZiB5b3VyIGJhYnkgZG9lcyBoYXZlIGhlYXJpbmcgbG9zcyBpdCBpcyBpbXBvcnRhbnQgdGhhdCB5b3UgZmluZCBvdXQgYXMgc29vbiBhcyBwb3NzaWJsZS48L3A+CjwvZGl2Pgo= }%%} What do the results mean if the AABR hearing screening test shows a clear response from both of my baby’s ears?This means that your baby is unlikely to have a hearing loss. Remember that children can develop or acquire …

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