• The impact coronavirus lockdown could be having on new parents' wellbeing
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    The impact coronavirus lockdown could be having on new parents' wellbeing

    Having a baby without the usual support can be challenging.

  • Coronavirus: How to avoid ‘tech neck’ while working from home
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    Coronavirus: How to avoid ‘tech neck’ while working from home

    Many are approaching their eleventh week of being out of the office.

  • Over a quarter of 18-25 year olds are unaware women should avoid alcohol during pregnancy
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    Over a quarter of 18-25 year olds are unaware women should avoid alcohol during pregnancy

    The National Organisation for FASD now hope to help educate young adults on the risks of Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.

  • Pressuring mums already struggling to breastfeed could trigger anxiety and depression, research suggests
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    Pressuring mums already struggling to breastfeed could trigger anxiety and depression, research suggests

    The research found the 'breast is best' push was 'out of touch'

  • Lottery and scratch cards ‘not harmless forms of gambling’
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    Lottery and scratch cards ‘not harmless forms of gambling’

    Scientists warn lottery tickets and 'scratchies' are 'inappropriate gifts for children and youth'.

  • Coronavirus antibody test: What is it and how can I get a home testing kit?
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    Coronavirus antibody test: What is it and how can I get a home testing kit?

    In March, the NHS outlined plans to run 10,000 tests for coronavirus a day amid the pandemic.Shortly afterwards, the government announced its intention to carry out 100,000 coronavirus tests by the end of April, which Boris Johnson appeared to increase to a target of 200,000 a day in May.

  • Coronavirus: When might the UK lockdown come to an end?
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    Coronavirus: When might the UK lockdown come to an end?

    On Monday 23 March, prime minister Boris Johnson placed the UK on lockdown, meaning that all but essential businesses were to close with immediate effect, while members of the public were to stay in their homes except to shop for essentials or go out in certain circumstances, including one form of daily exercise.Three weeks later, Dominic Raab announced lockdown would continue for at least another three weeks into May and said lifting restrictions too soon would only spread the virus, further damaging the economy.

  • UK lockdown: Can I see my friends and family in a private space under the new rules?
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    UK lockdown: Can I see my friends and family in a private space under the new rules?

    From 1 June, England has officially moved into the second phase of lockdown, which first began on 23 March.The new guidelines have been introduced as the government says all five key tests, including a reduction in daily coronavirus deaths and keeping the R-number (the average number of people infected for every coronavirus case) below one, have been met.

  • Coronavirus: Why are loss of smell and taste symptoms of Covid-19?
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    Coronavirus: Why are loss of smell and taste symptoms of Covid-19?

    Throughout the course of the coronavirus pandemic, discussions have taken place surrounding the possibility that the virus can be spread by people who are asymptomatic.​Although the two primary symptoms of Covid-19 have been widely cited as a high temperature and a new, continuous cough, in March health officials have stated that loss of smell and taste could also be lesser-known symptoms of the virus.​

  • Kate Garraway: GMB presenter ‘doesn’t know’ if husband Derek Draper can recover from coronavirus
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    Kate Garraway: GMB presenter ‘doesn’t know’ if husband Derek Draper can recover from coronavirus

    Kate Garraway has revealed that doctors do not know if her husband, Derek Draper, will recover from coronavirus.On Friday, the television presenter made an emotional return to Good Morning Britain (GMB) to give an update on the condition of her husband, who was hospitalised with the virus 10 weeks ago.

  • Coronavirus: Should you be wearing a face mask?
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    Coronavirus: Should you be wearing a face mask?

    Despite months of ministers telling the public not to wear face masks, the government has confirmed it does now want people to wear face coverings.On 4 June, the government announced that face coverings will be compulsory in England on public transport from 15 June, in anticipation of further relaxing of coronavirus measures.

  • Insomnia ‘triggers inflammation that leads to heart disease’
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    Insomnia ‘triggers inflammation that leads to heart disease’

    Around a third of people struggle to sleep.

  • Coronavirus: How to make and wear your own 'face covering'
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    Coronavirus: How to make and wear your own 'face covering'

    Face coverings will be mandatory on public transport in England from 15 June.

  • As Lili Reinhart comes out as 'proud bisexual woman', we celebrate other celebs who have made their sexuality public
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    As Lili Reinhart comes out as 'proud bisexual woman', we celebrate other celebs who have made their sexuality public

    Celebrities sharing their sexuality can help others feel less alone.

  • Why it’s normal to be anxious about the end of lockdown
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    Why it’s normal to be anxious about the end of lockdown

    Britons have been living with the extreme restrictions since 23 March.

  • Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard raising their daughters to be ‘anti-racists’
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    Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard raising their daughters to be ‘anti-racists’

    Kristen Bell has opened up about how she and husband Dax Shepard are raising their two daughters to be “anti-racists”.Speaking on Channel Q, the Good Place star explained that she and Shepard hope their two children, Delta, five, and Lincoln, seven, will grow up to become “morally-compassed women”.

  • ‘I withdrew from my friends, switched off my phone, shut out the world’
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    ‘I withdrew from my friends, switched off my phone, shut out the world’

    I have never been brave enough to publish something I have written online before, though have always admired those who are. It is scary because, a) people that you know will see it, and b) you are basically claiming that your ramblings and musings are important enough to be transmitted via a public forum. This time feels different: although I am unconvinced that my perspective on the topic of mental health is of particular significance, there is the off-chance that someone will read this and find it useful or uplifting in some way.Most people who know me will be aware that over the past five months or so, I have experienced quite a severe mental health crisis. It feels strange to name it as such; I could not admit to myself the reality of what was going on all throughout its duration, despite doctor’s diagnoses and some pretty blatant symptoms. However, it would be unfair on the people who had to see me go through it to diminish what happened.

  • 5 expert-approved pregnancy products you can order on Amazon
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    5 expert-approved pregnancy products you can order on Amazon

    With so much on offer, it can be hard to know what to invest in.

  • TOWIE star Lauren Pope on expecting a baby amid a global health crisis: 'My family haven’t seen me with a bump'
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    TOWIE star Lauren Pope on expecting a baby amid a global health crisis: 'My family haven’t seen me with a bump'

    The video series speaks to pregnancy experts to help pregnant women during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • ‘I am working in a mental health facility during coronavirus – we expect a rise in anxiety following lockdown’
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    ‘I am working in a mental health facility during coronavirus – we expect a rise in anxiety following lockdown’

    The Independent’s ‘Dispatches from the Covid-19 frontline’ is an interview series detailing the reality behind the headlines as told by the nation’s vital key workers. Nathan Rhodes, 28, is a service manager of a supported accommodation facility in east London. He tells Sophie Gallagher what it’s like to work in a mental health facility right now.We are one of the places people go to when they leave hospital if they have been admitted for mental health-related reasons. We provide them with a stepping stone back into an independent life in the community. As their mental health is becoming more stable we can give them supported accommodation and assistance.

  • Half of British adults say their sleep has been disrupted in lockdown
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    Half of British adults say their sleep has been disrupted in lockdown

    A significant portion of the British population has struggled with their sleep during lockdown, a study has shown.Ever since lockdown was established on Monday 23 May, many people across the nation have experienced a noticeable change to their sleep patterns.

  • Lili Reinhart: Riverdale star comes out as 'proud bisexual woman'
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    Lili Reinhart: Riverdale star comes out as 'proud bisexual woman'

    Lili Reinhart has come out publicly as a “proud bisexual woman” in a post on Instagram.On Wednesday evening, the Riverdale actor posted on her stories to reveal that she would be attending an LGBTQ for Black Lives Matter protest.

  • Meghan Markle speaks out over killing of George Floyd: ‘The only wrong thing to say is to say nothing’
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    Meghan Markle speaks out over killing of George Floyd: ‘The only wrong thing to say is to say nothing’

    The Duchess of Sussex has spoken out over the death of George Floyd in a virtual address to graduating students at her former high school, Immaculate Heart, in Los Angeles.In her five-minute-long address, which was delivered on Wednesday evening and obtained by Essence, Meghan described recent events in the US as “absolutely devastating”.

  • Lauren Pope: 'Bump painting's helped me celebrate and bond with my baby'
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    Lauren Pope: 'Bump painting's helped me celebrate and bond with my baby'

    I first heard about bump painting through The Mum Space Facebook group after one of our lovely members posted a really cool picture of her own and I was so intrigued. I just loved the idea of celebrating and bonding with my bump and also getting a cool photo out of it for the gram lol. I came across Joanna on Instagram, she’s an amazing make-up artist and also a professional bump painter who does all sorts of designs from flowers to lions to ‘Only Fools and Horses’ (This was a surprise for the ladies partner who was a superfan of the show). Most of her clients would be going to see her face to face for her to paint but obviously at the moment this just isn’t an option so we are really lucky that she has taken the time to put together a mini tutorial on how to do a gorgeous floral design ourselves at home and we get to see how it works and she even explains where best to place the design to get a good selfie angle! I have been told it’s a really relaxing experience, well it must be judging from one of her craziest requests which was from one Mumma to be who was going into labour when she wanted to be painted...Joanna tells this full story in the vid! If your after some inspiration for a design then Jo has some great ideas she will talk through with you including getting your family involved, so if you already have little ones you could use their hand prints or even ask them to paint something on for you, a great way to keep them entertained during lockdown and then all get a picture together to hang in the nursery. She also explains how the design can be super simple or super detailed, there are no rules so just be as creative as you want! Jo also covers the safety aspect and tells us what products to use and where is best to get them from and also how long the design can last if well looked after. I really hope you enjoy the video and get painting those beautiful bumps. Don’t forget to take a picture once you’ve done it as all of us over on The Mum Space Facebook group would love to see your results. Love Lauren

  • Lauren Pope: 'It's been a whirlwind navigating pregnancy through a pandemic'
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    Lauren Pope: 'It's been a whirlwind navigating pregnancy through a pandemic'

    Hi all and welcome to our first Yahoo UK and Mum Space live! I’m now seven months pregnant and it’s been a bit of a whirlwind navigating this life changing journey through a pandemic and not having access to a lot of information and communication that normally we would have as pregnant women so I was thrilled that Alexis and Beccy from the Mother Box agreed to take part in our first episode of new series 'The Baby Bump with Lauren Pope'. We covered everything from piles and at home remedies to fix them, stretch marks and how we can change our mindset to embrace them, hip pain hacks and reasons why all this additional cellulite appears out of nowhere and even combing your breasts…Yep you read that right, combing your breasts (You need to hear why lol), basically we got to ask the questions we may be too embarrassed to ask our mates! Between them they have over a decade of experience working as a midwife and a doula and then together set up The Mother Box based on everything they had learnt over the years. I actually didn’t even know what a doula was until pregnancy so anyone that isn’t aware it’s a professionally trained person who is there to give emotional, physical, and educational support throughout pregnancy and labour so between these two ladies they would have seen and heard pretty much everything. I soaked up every one of these tips and hacks including how to ease hip discomfort. One thing I’ve found is how uncomfortable my hips get during sleep that it wakes me up and I need to turn over a lot which they said is really common and a quick fix to help is to add a small pillow in-between your knees so that your hips align with your legs rather than slanting downwards. Another ache related tip they suggested is a warm Epsom Salt bath which also helps with cramp which is another joy that pops up during the night when your pregnant, mainly down to your magnesium levels (They explain this in much better detail then I can during the chat). I found it so fascinating hearing how different cultures approach pregnancy and post-natal care and also body image. I have to admit I wasn’t quite prepared for how I would feel about the changes happening in my body and it’s taken me a while to get used to them and understand them which I mentioned to the ladies and was so relieved to her them explain this is normal and not something we should feel guilty about. It was lovely to hear how they actually wanted stretch marks after visiting certain parts of the world and seeing how much they are embraced and envied and even referred to as ‘Love Lines’! I hope you guys find all this info useful, I certainly did and I’m now off to buy myself a Himalayan salt lamp. See you all next week Love Lauren