The Baby and Beyond Show is designed to give parents-to-be a one stop shop of all the essentials for pregnancy, baby and beyond. Coming to the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on September 8th and 9th, the free show features products, shops and advice from hundreds of exhibitors. There will also be discounts available on all major brands and unique online retailers, so you may be able to pick up an exclusive bargain! Families are at the forefront of the show, and with this in mind, facilities such as a large café for breaks, bottle warming, breast feeding rooms, changing rooms, pram park, MamaSling baby carrier and sling hire will be available. But what else can you expect at the show? Below we have compiled a list of some of the exhibitors. Amazing Baby Scan Instagram Amazing Baby Scan uses 3D/4D baby ultrasound scanning at the studio based in Prescot. They use Sonographer's trained to the highest standard expected within the NHS, and are registered with the Health … [Read more...] about What to expect at Liverpool’s Baby and Beyond show
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A SUPERFIT mum-to-be scaled 10 foot climbing walls, surfed and went circus trapezing up to the ninth month of her pregnancy – and even cartwheeled into the delivery room. Anna-Lee Markstedt, from Sweden, was determined her second pregnancy wouldn’t stop her taking part in extreme sports. And pictures show the heavily pregnant mum, 40, tackling an obstacle course race, doing handstands, holding impossibly difficult strength positions and snorkelling - all with a huge baby bump. Anna-Lee can also be seen rock-climbing, boxing and balancing on fallen tree trunks. She shared the pictures to show other healthy mothers-to-be that you are still strong and capable whilst pregnant, and you don’t have to stop doing what you enjoy out of fear for the baby. Anna-Lee welcomed her second child, a healthy daughter, Niama Freya Dillon Moran at the start of May. But her unusual sports obsession has split opinion. She said: “My extreme sports pregnancy split people into two … [Read more...] about Pregnant extreme sports lover tackled 10 foot climbing walls, circus trapezes and surfing up to nine months …. and even did cartwheels in the delivery room
Social change used to come slowly in Ireland. Now, it cannot seem to come fast enough. Three years ago this month, the Republic voted in favour of same-sex marriage – and became the first country in the world to do so. A year later, Leo Varadkar, who was a number of firsts rolled into one, became taoiseach. At 38, he was the country’s youngest ever prime minister, the first from an ethnic minority background and the first to have come out as gay. Now, voters are about to go to the polls to have their say on arguably the most bitterly and repeatedly contested issue in modern Ireland: abortion. This is the sixth referendum on the subject in the past 35 years. But while previous votes were about small, esoteric changes to the existing law, this time the Irish people will decide whether to liberalise, once and for all, one of the most restrictive abortion regimes in the world, or to keep the status quo. Voters will be asked on 25 May if they want to repeal article 40.3.3 … [Read more...] about Ireland’s abortion referendum: ‘It’s painful and it’s personal’
People across Ireland take to the polls on May 25th to vote in a highly anticipated referendum to repeal the Eighth Amendment. First voted into the Irish Constitution in 1983, the Eighth Amendment recognises the right to life of the unborn child, effectively placing a ban on abortion. In 2013, however, The Protection of Life During Pregnancy Act was introduced to allow for abortions if the mother's life is immediately threatened, including by suicide. An estimated 150,000 women have travelled outside Ireland for abortions since the early 1980s. An estimated nine women travel to the UK a day to procure abortions, while a further three take abortion pills illegally. According to Irish law, people who procure abortions illegally risk a 14-year jail term, although no woman has ever served jail time. Pro-abortion rights campaigners are pushing to repeal the Eighth Amendment on the grounds that Ireland's abortion laws are among the most restrictive in Europe, while anti-abortion rights … [Read more...] about Repeal the Eighth: Ireland to vote on abortion
All across cities and towns around Ireland, there’s a provocative invitation on posters swinging from lamp posts and plastered across buildings. It asks people to “join the rebellion”.The slogan refers to the referendum on 25 May, which could allow legal access to abortion for women in Ireland.“Rebellion” has been a particularly powerful force in recent political battles, most notably when voters in the UK and the US stuck two fingers up at what they saw as the establishment by opting to pull Britain out of the European Union and put political newcomer Donald Trump in the White House.But this particular rebellion is somewhat different. While the Trump and Brexit campaigns attracted disenfranchised voters with a genuine promise of change, abortion is already illegal in Ireland, which recognises the equal right to life of the mother and the unborn.The “rebels” of this referendum are appealing to the public to vote for things to stay exactly as … [Read more...] about Ireland’s Anti-Abortion Activists Claim They’re Fighting A “Rebellion” – But Will They Win?