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The Sunshine Clinic

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The Sunshine Clinic 165 Meadowsweet Drive Poole, Dorset, BH17 6HH Phone: 0120 256 7890 Telex: 0120 256 7890 Fax: 0120 256 7890 3 June 2007 Mrs. Mary Jones 123 Creakmoor Drive Poole, Dorset, BH16 8MD Dear Mrs. Jones, Congratulations on becoming a new mother. After reading the letter that you recently sent to our office I prepared the following list of resources in our community that help you and your partner cope with the new addition to your family. * You can look for help from your partner, family, and friends. They can help with such things as doing the shopping, washing, and helping with the cleaning of the house. They can look after the baby while you have some free time to yourself. * Join a Mother and Baby group. Then you can talk to other mothers that could be feeling the same ways that you are. Giving you the support that you need as well. * Your local social services can also assess you to see if you are in need of extra help. ...read more.


If you are concerned about how much it costs to buy nappies, you could use washable nappies. But don't forget if you are looking to put your child in to childcare most nurseries do not allow washable nappies. Family and friends will also want to buy things for your new baby, make a list of things that you need and ask them to buy the things on that list. The changes in your body over the next nine months are that of great change. During your first trimester you may have the feeling of morning sickness. Morning sickness affects about 75 - 80 % of pregnant women. Some experts believe that morning sickness is a sign of a healthily placenta. To ease morning sickness you can try ginger tea, peppermint, sucking ice cubes, and plenty of fresh air. Keep in mind that you can become dehydrated with morning sickness so make sure you drink plenty of fluids. Your volume of blood will increases, which may result in your veins becoming more noticeable, especially on the tummy, breasts, and on your legs. ...read more.


As your bump expands it increases the pressure on your back and pelvis. This could cause periodic shooting pains in your lower back and legs. Just rest, change your position, and take a warm bath or apply ice to the area. You may also feel your uterus tighten and then relaxing from time to time, but do not worry you are more than likely experiencing Braxton Hicks. These are normal they are your bodies way of practicing for the real thing and helps tone up your uterus for the labor. As your due date gets near your baby starts getting ready for the birth. You will notice that vaginal discharge and mucous may have increased. On a happier note your uterus is no longer pressing on your diaphragm, which makes it easier to breathe. I have just outlined a few things to expect during your pregnancy. If you should need more details or guidance about your pregnancy you can contact your midwife, health visitor, and your GP. Once again I would like to congratulate you on your new addition to your family. Sincerely, Amanda Daley Pregnancy consultant ...read more.

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