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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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How Risk Is Presented In Pregnancy

Today, Big Birtha was honoured to participate in a discussion about how risks are presented to women in pregnancy, organised by the British Pregnancy Advocacy Service (BPAS). The room was filled with intelligent, interesting and influential women, from many different backgrounds, but who all share the passion that the way things are at the moment

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A plea for help from the UK on a US website

If anything convinces me I’m doing the right thing by spending what ridiculously little spare time I have working on getting this website up and running, this is it: Please please please, can someone help me. I am 10 weeks pregnant and currently have a BMI of 35. Firstly, I have suffered with severe sickness

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