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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

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

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.

Squint

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

Scoliosis

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