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Tommy’s Baby Charity looking for Young Mums and mum to be!

Tommy’s is keen to understand how it can better support young mums and mums-to-be!To do this, Tommy’s is inviting a small group of young mums and mums-to-be to offer their insights at a small group session in Central London on July 23rd. Travel expenses and £30 of high street vouchers are provided as a thank you.If you would like more information about taking part please contact Jacqui Clinton on 0207 398 3409 or via email jclinton@tommys.org

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Tommy’s Childcare Charity looking for Young Mums and mum to be!

Tommy’s is keen to understand how it can better support young mums and mums-to-be!To do this, Tommy’s is inviting a small group of young mums and mums-to-be to offer their insights at a small group session in Central London on July 23rd. Travel expenses and £30 of high street vouchers are provided as a thank you.If you would like more information about taking part please contact Jacqui Clinton on 0207 398 3409 or via email jclinton@tommys.org

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Child safety week

Monday, 24 March 2014 is the first day of the UK’s first-ever family safety week. Family safety week is being launched by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and has children from the ages of 0-5 years as the focus of its first day. The theme for day 1 is “Looking around your home from a child’s point of view”. Children in this age group love to explore, which can sometimes put them at risk of an accident but it is important to remember that exploring is major for how they learn and that minor bumps and bruises are normal. The most common areas in the home for accidents to occur are the liv…

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Media request for new mummies

Hi Bubba Mummies,We have been contacted by a national newspaper looking to speak to a young, teenage mum about her experience of childbirth.Ideally the press would like to speak to someone who has recently given birth asking about the health care available, attitudes, customs and the role of the community and partner. The story will sit alongside the story of five other women from different backgrounds and circumstances and will feature in the newspaper’s magazine. You must be happy to be photographed for the piece.The journalist writing the piece assures us she does not want to reinforce stereotypes, she is looking f…

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Its Sexual Health week!

Hi Bubba Community,Did you know this week 16th - 22nd September is Sexual Health Week? There is a campaign called “XES — We Can’t Go Backwards” working to protect and promote contraception and sexual health services. Keep an eye out on social media and, if you like, lend your support. It’s important for everyone to have access to information, advice and support when it comes to health and relationships!If you have any questions or concerns about sexual health, why dont you have a read of the NHS information hereor give our support line a buzz on 0808 802 6869.And as always, get chatting and support the Bub…

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Mum gives birth after just 8 minutes of labour!

Mother of three, Kayleigh Thompson, gave birth six days early and in just eight minutes before an ambulance could arrive at her home in Oxford Place, Lancaster. Kayleigh felt the urge to push just moments before the ambulance arrived. Her partner, Dan Hunt, had to take instructions over the phone from the emergency services to deliver his son on the bathroom floor. Both Mother and baby are doing fine.Researchers in the US asked couples(who had just had a baby?) to rate how attractive they felt from ’very ugly’ to ’perfectly beautiful’ or ’ultimately handsome’. Women noted that the change…

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Are you pregnant, smoking, aged between 16-25y and thinking about quitting?

Are you pregnant, smoking, aged between 16-25y and thinking about quitting? Tommy’s, the Baby Charity, is working with researchers at the University College London to try and understand what smoking cessation support might be most useful to young women so that they can work to provide appropriate support for women wanting to quit. They are keen to hear from you through a confidential telephone based interview.£30 of High Street vouchers are offered as a thank you for your time. If you would like more, no obligation information please visit their site

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Rent increases make city living impossible for families

A recent report by the resolution foundation shows that people on low to middle income wages pay over a third of their income on rent. The Foundation also said that rent increases have made it impossible for most families to find accommodation in certain areas like London where a two-bedroomed house would cost over 110% of a typical familiy’s wage.Journalist and young parent advocate, Prymface spoke up for teenage parents after a campaign trended on Twitter targeting young parents with the aim of preventing teenage pregnancy. The campaign, running with the slogan; ’You should be changing the world not changing d…