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HELLP Pre-eclampsia: Baby Loss Awareness Week

Most of us have heard of pre-eclampsia but HELLP? That one is new to me as it was to Leigh Kendall author of Headspace Perspective who shares with us today her thoughts on Baby Loss and urges us to break the barriers and talk to parents suffering loss. 2014 began with me as an excited expectant mother: now […]

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Stillborn: Baby Loss Awareness Week

Mary Smith got in touch with BritMums recently, ‘I am a parenting blogger writing about lots of things but with a focus on infant loss and specifically, a joyful life despite our loss. Our daughter was stillborn at term last year and this journey has been horrendous. It has been helpful, both to me and my […]

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Baby Loss Awareness Week: Bloggers speak out

The 9th  –  15th October is baby loss awareness week in the UK. BritMums will be publishing one post a day over the course of the week by bloggers who sadly have had first hand experience both mums and dads, plus we have the point of view of a neonatal nurse who works closely with those […]

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Why I’m going sober for October

Tom Briggs, author of Diary of the Dad, has never tried to stop drinking before and whilst only a social drinker, like many other Brits he’s actually only been off the booze for a week or so when he’s had a sick bug or been on a course of antibiotics from the dentist.  This year he […]

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How your blog could help vulnerable teens

  The Children’s Society supports vulnerable children in England and Wales. Now they are looking for bloggers concerned about childen to be part of their ambassador team. Clare Bracey of the Children’s Society tells how you can get involved. Teenagers. It’s just an awkward age right? As a parent of a 17-year-old, I can testify […]

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Christy Turlington Burns, gNappies and Every Mother Counts

BritMums founder Susanna met with gNappies co-founder Kim Graham-Nye last year, and we have been following their eco nappies story with interest. This Summer, gNappies are teaming up with Christy Turlington Burns’ charity Every Mother Counts, a non-profit organisation dedicated to making pregnancy and childbirth safe for every mother, to create these adorable Limited Edition ‘gentle giants’ gPants. The mama […]

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Save the Children’s Den Day – build a better world.

Get your kids to unleash their imaginations and build amazing Dens to raise money for Save the Children’s lifesaving work. By taking part you’ll help make life better for children around the world Save the Children is launching Den Day, a super-fun family fundraiser which invites the British public to pick a date between 29th […]

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Fern Britton raises funds for prevention of miscarriage | Cycling around Britain | BritMums

Fern, 57, has been cycling 57 miles a day from John O’Groats to Land’s End since the 1st May. Her aim is to raise at least £57,000 money that will be used to fund research into the prevention of miscarriage in pregnancy. She is inviting everyone to join her as she passes through towns and cities of Great […]

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How to sponsor a cat with Cats Protection charity

Cats Protection is a national charity that looks after lots of lovely kittens and cats that are in need. We sent our Charity Editor, Kate on a family visit to find out more. Kate comments: “We were really impressed with the cleanliness and facilities for the cats. They had indoor and outdoor space and had […]

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Missy B running in the London Marathon

  On 26th April I will be facing the challenge of a life time and attempting to complete the London Marathon. I have never been a runner but, bizarrely, the marathon is something that I have always wanted to do.  I am running the marathon on behalf of Genetic Disorders UK, an amazing charity who […]

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Digital Influencers make a difference when they work together

Vaccine education on Rwanda, Image Credit: ONE/Carl Forti I’m sure many of you know I’m a passionate ambassador for the ONE campaign. I join over 6 million people across the globe who choose to come together to work with ONE to campaign and be an advocate for those living in poverty, especially in Africa. Together […]

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How families can lovingly cope with dementia

Dementia affects so many people directly and through their parents, relatives, colleagues and friends. It can be a heart-breaking condition and yet there are very simple things we can do to help. You can make a difference by signing up to become a Dementia Friend. Public Health England and the Alzheimer’s Society joined forces last […]

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Put the Brakes on Smoking: Smokefree Homes & Cars

Most of us know that secondhand smoke can be harmful, but research shows we don’t really know how much. We think smoking near a cracked car window or waving the smoke away can make all the difference. In fact, more than 80% of secondhand smoke, whether exhaled or curling from the end of the cigarette, […]

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The Husky Trail Challenge: Huskies, camping and cold

  Nellie Pompoms is off on a Husky Trail Challenge and all for raising money for the Brain Tumour Charity, she shares why she’s been inspired to take on this challenge.  I’ve surprised myself and everyone around me! You see I am lazy. Not lazy as in “doesn’t do anything lazy” as I do lots, […]

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BritMums supports Team Honk: How you can too

BritMums has been a big supporter of Comic Relief, Sport Relief and Team Honk for a while now. We’ve featured guest posts, tweeted along with the campaign, proudly featured Red Nose Day director Emma Freud at BritMums Live, cheered on Team Honk and even dressed up as Rich Uncle Pennybags for Honkopoly. The work that […]

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Comic Relief: Support Team Honk in 2015

You’ve likely seen at least one of Comic Relief’s moving appeals from Africa, showing the public the incredible difference their money is making. These broadcasts have a huge role to play in helping to fuel the millions that are donated each year. Annie from Mammasaurus, Penny from A Residence and PS, and Tanya from Mummy […]

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Quit Smoking this No Smoking Day

To inspire parents to give up smoking this No Smoking Day, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) is educating parents on the dangerous effects of second hand smoke or ‘passive smoke’ on their children. Passive smoke is a cause of short- and long-term illness in others and is particularly harmful to children – especially in enclosed […]

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Team Honk #LastingChange update after Kenya

BritMums were delighted to hangout with Team Honk earlier this week as they returned from their Comic Relief trip to Kenya full of news and enthusiasm to spread the word of #lastingchange as far and as wide as they possibly can. Annie Spratt, Tanya Barrow and Penny Alexander have been dedicating their time to Team […]

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