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Jamie Oliver And Jools Prepare Nursery For Fifth Child Two Weeks Ahead Of Due Date

Jamie Oliver is “nervous but excited” for the arrival of his fifth child. The celebrity chef and dad-of-four shared a photo of Jools Oliver, 41, in their ready-to-go nursery, two weeks before her due date. “Back home now from Brazil, so nice to see the kids and @joolsoliver,” he wrote. “Two weeks to go… Nervous but…


Pregnant Mums Given Advice On Health And Wellbeing At Work As Part Of #PowerToTheBump Campaign

Expectant young mums have been given advice on dealing with issues surrounding pregnancy at work, as part of the #PowerToTheBump campaign. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) launched the campaign in May 2016 after finding young mums are “significantly” more likely to experience maternity discrimination at work. The Commission has now developed a second stage of the…


Maternity Care ‘Ofsted-Style’ Ratings Revealed, Showing Almost Three Quarters Need Improvement

Maternity care at almost three-quarters of NHS groups across the country needs to improve, new figures have shown.  In total, 209 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) were rated, of which 144 “need improvement,” with 11 registering the “greatest need for improvement,” according NHS England. Only one NHS group, West Kent, was ranked as “top performing” with 53…


Baby Brain Is Real: Pregnancy Alters A Woman’s Brain For ‘Up To Two Years’, Study Finds

Women’s brains change structurally during pregnancy as they prepare for motherhood, a study has shown. The changes, thought to have evolved to help a mother focus fully on the needs of her baby, cause some parts of the brain to shrink as neural networks become more specialised. This lasts for “up to two years after giving…


Body Painter Creates Works Of Art On Expectant Mums’ Bumps So They Can ‘Connect With Their Baby’

A body painter is creating memorable moments for pregnant women by decorating their baby bumps with incredible paintings. Fatima Carrion Alfonso, 32, from Spain, has painted more than 200 pregnant bellies over three years. The mum-of-one, who gave birth to her daughter Ainhoa in 2015, said her work is a way of “celebrating her artistic skills and…