Online Q&A with Big Birtha Thurs 9th Nov 9pm!

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Would you like the opportunity to take part in an online Q&A with the founder of Big Birthas, Amber Marshall?

Do mums with a higher BMI get a raw deal from health professionals? Parenting Science Gang members will be asking me about the experiences that we sometimes experience, and what the research really says. Do mums with higher BMI have more problems during pregnancy and birth, or is this just a perception of some health care providers?
Parenting Science Gang is a Wellcome-funded citizen science programme where parents are looking for evidence-based answers to the parenting questions that affect their lives. You can find out more on their website: http://parentingsciencegang.org.uk
If you are a larger mum or mum-to-be, or you are just interested in the topic, you’re welcome to come along and share your experiences and hear about what research has been done.
On Thursday 9th November at 9pm, Parenting Science Gang will be chatting to me using a closed Facebook group set up expressly for the purpose, which they’ll delete afterwards. If you do not use Facebook, rest assured that setting up an account just for this session is not time consuming, and it is easy to delete your account afterwards.
This is a text-based session, so you just need to be able to read and type to get involved. Just join the event FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/190504264828426, and turn up on Thursday 9th November at 9pm to chat! I’ll do my best to answer as many questions as possible!

Useful website on medicines in pregnancy

Are you on any medications while trying to conceive and concerned about whether they’re safe? Worried about over the counter remedies and what is safe during pregnancy?

I’ve just discovered this rather helpful site run by UK Teratology Information Service (UKTIS) called BUMPS: Best Use of Medicines in Pregnancy. http://www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/

UKTIS is a not-for-profit organisation funded by Public Health England on behalf of the UK Health Departments (it was previously called the National Teratology Information Service or NTIS) and has been providing information since 1983 on the effects that use of medicines, recreational drugs and chemicals during pregnancy may have on the unborn baby.

They have a large number of leaflets on different medications, and also a form to request information if the drug or medicine you’re looking for isn’t currently covered.

Information on the use of medicines in human pregnancy is generally sparce, especially for new or rarely used products. Pregnant women taking medications are asked to report their details to UKTIS directly so that this information is available to other pregnant women who may need to consider whether or not to take a certain medicine in the future, using your own password protected ‘my bump’s record’. The information entered into these records is stored by UKTIS and reviewed periodically to help better understand how the medicines, a woman’s lifestyle or the illness for which she was taking the medicine, may affect her baby’s development in the womb.

They also post information about studies looking for participants. e.g. at the moment there is a study in the North West and North East of England and Northern Ireland looking for women with epilepsy who are in their first or second trimester of pregnancy. If this applies to you, and you’re interested you can contact contact the NaME study team on Name.Study@cmft.nhs.uk or call them on 0161 701 9136 to find out more.

http://www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/About-Us/

All in all, a really handy find! Shame they couldn’t find any geniuinely pregant women for their cover photo, but I guess you can’t have everything!

And The Winner IS…

Congratulations to Sherri Hough who chose the beautiful Gorsenia Marine Balconette Lingerie Set in Turquoise!

Gorsenia Balconette Bra

Gorsenia Marine Balconette Bra and Briefs Currently £22.95 + £11.95 in the Brastop Sale – sizes up to 42FF

Sherri, we will be in touch this week to organise getting your prize to you.

Commiserations to all of you who entered but weren’t lucky enough to win. But all is not lost! Keep a lookout in the inbox of the email address you supplied for your exclusive brastop.com discount code!

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Big Birtha

Win A Lingerie Set From Brastop.com!

So, who likes winning free stuff?

EVERYONE!!!

Brastop.com Competition!To celebrate the launch of their MID SEASON SALE, the lovely people at Brastop have offered one lucky BigBirthas reader the opportunity to win a lingerie set of their choice from ANYWHERE on their website!

The sale has discounts of up to 70% over a wide range of D-K cup lingerie and swimwear, including maternity and non-wired options: http://www.brastop.com/bra-sale-lingerie-clearance

Even if you don’t win, you still won’t leave empty handed, as all entrants will be emailed an exclusive discount code. So what are you waiting for!

What I need to do to win?

Step 1

Like the Big Birthas page on Facebook (but you’ve done that already, surely?) https://www.facebook.com/BigBirthas/

Step 2

Share the Facebook post about the competition (it wouldn’t be fair if you didn’t let your friends know about it too, now, would it?)

Step 3

Choose the lingerie set you would like from anywhere on http://www.brastop.com/ and complete the form below (easy!)

***SORRY, THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED***

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Judges decision is final, no cash alternative offered. Lingerie set chosen is non-returnable/non-exchangeable.

Good Luck!