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    Pregnancy and childcare centre

    Here you’ll find in-depth factsheets covering childhood development and common illnesses, plus articles on how to keep your children healthy and active. If you're worried about your child, or have a question our experts are here to offer help and support.

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How to get the birth you want

Midwife ;Emma Cronin, gives us some advice regarding your birth choices.

Febrile seizures

Febrile seizures (febrile convulsions) are fits that can happen when a child has a fever.

Ear infection, inner

Otitis media is an infection of the middle ear that causes inflammation (redness and swelling) and a build-up of fluid behind the eardrum.

Ultrasound scan

An ultrasound scan, sometimes called a sonogram, is a procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to create an image of part of the inside of the body.


Tongue-tie (ankyloglossia) is where the strip of skin connecting the baby's tongue to the floor of their mouth is shorter than usual.


Chickenpox is a common illness that mainly affects children and causes an itchy, spotty rash.

Gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is high blood sugar that develops during pregnancy and usually disappears after giving birth.


A squint, also called strabismus, is where the eyes point in different directions.


Scoliosis is where the spine twists and curves to the side.