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Big Bump

Time To Have Your Say!

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is seeking feedback from women on its new leaflet ‘Being overweight or obese during pregnancy and after birth‘. The closing date for comments is midday on Friday 18 May. Click on this link to access the RCOG page where you can read the draft leaflet and then feed …

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Scary Medic

Abortion Delays for BMI 40+?

I was quite surprised to discover today that being overweight can not only affect the maternity and antenatal care you receive, but if you’re seeking a termination of pregnancy, it can cause you problems there too. The British Pregnancy Advice Service (the UK’s leading abortion care service) have today released a briefing paper to highlight the …

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A baboon's bottom

Fed Up With Lazy Journalism

Another day, another article which blames obese mums and completely misrepresents the research it purports to be reporting on – lazy journalism. Thanks Helen McArdle ‘Health Correspondent’ for The Herald @HMcardleHT, for yet more scaremongering claptrap. Here’s the article: Let’s begin with the headline: “Offspring of obese mothers prone to childhood obesity because they develop ‘fatty …

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