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Author: Emma Wheeler

Have you had your flu shot? Study shows that many pregnant mums aren’t interested

The dreaded flu season is about to strike and The European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Disease (ESCMID) is concerned that too many pregnant women are dodging their flu vaccine. The usual advice for pregnant mums is to avoid all non-urgent medications and vaccinations, but the inactivated flu vaccine is one of the few exceptions to the rule. Experts say that not only is the vaccine beneficial to the mum, it could also help protect her baby from catching the flu during the first few months of life. Despite this, uptake of the vaccine by pregnant women is generally low....

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Halloween Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

If one time of year is synonymous with all things sweet, it must be Halloween. This delicious Halloween Gingerbread Cookie recipe from ao.com is great for party food or just enjoying with the kids. Halloween Gingerbread Cookies Serves: 25-30 Cooking Time: 10-12 minutes Prep Time: 60 minutes Temp: 180 (160 fan), gas 4 Ingredients 180g butter 150g golden syrup 150g black treacle 125g light brown sugar 500g plain flour 1 tbsp ground ginger 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1/4 tsp salt 500g icing sugar 3 eggs whites 1 tsp cream of tartar 2 tbsp water A couple of squares...

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Conception, pregnancy and labour: How the Secret Space can help

Whether you are currently pregnant or planning for a new baby, it’s important to take a little time out to prepare for the changes and challenges ahead. We’ve spoken to Nicky at The Secret Space, a yoga and complementary therapy centre in the heart of Hertford, to find out how holistic therapies can benefit mums-to-be. During pregnancy your body goes through enormous and miraculous changes in order to grow and accommodate your baby. This is an amazing time, but it can also throw up some challenges. At The Secret Space we can assist you along your journey from pre-conception...

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Halfords’ free kids’ bike workshops in Herts this half-term

This October half-term children in Hertfordshire will be able to take a crash course in cycle maintenance thanks to Halfords’ free kids’ bike workshops. The workshops, which will take place across the UK on Wednesday, 26th October 2016, are geared towards helping youngsters take better care of their bicycles. The sessions (worth £10) are aimed at children aged 7 – 11 years. Each workshop will teach children basic bicycle maintenance, from checking tyre pressure and fixing a puncture to adjusting the saddle. As an added bonus, every child who attends a session will also receive a free goody bag...

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Herts Mother’s Day Events in 2017

Get ready to pamper and indulge your mum at one of these Mother’s Day events taking place in Herts. From craft activities to full days out, we’ve rounded up the best mum-friendly activities that the whole family can enjoy. Herts Mother’s Day Events Mother’s Day at Paradise Wildlife Park Sun 26 March 2017, 9.30am-5.30pm Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 7QA Treat your mum to the mother of all Mother’s Days and discover the fun at Paradise. Get up-close to over 500 exotic wild animals including, Tigers, White Lions, Penguins, Meerkats, Otters, Red Pandas and Monkeys. And enjoy our daily programme of...

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