Tommy's 'Let's Talk Baby'
The charity Tommy's launch their new online campaign to help answer pregnancy questions
Posted: 10 September 2008
by Sarah Lawson
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Tommy's launch new online advice service
However, new research carried out in conjunction with Tommy's, the charity aimed at supporting healthy pregnancy and birth, has found that staggering numbers of women still have pregnancy concerns and questions that they are too embarrassed to discuss with anyone.
In response, Tommy's has launched its 'Let's Talk Baby' campaign. This aims to provide mums-to-be with all the information they need to help make their pregnancy as healthy as possible.
Throughout September, Tommy's 'Let's Talk Baby' aims to empower pregnant women by bringing the realities of pregnancy into the open. Key issues include many of the pregnancy discomforts that most pregnant women will experience at some point or other, such as constipation, excessive sweating, and other body changes.
'Coronation Street' actress Julia Haworth (pictured, right), who is backing 'Let's Talk Baby' commented, "I think the Tommy's Information Line is an invaluable service. It's really reassuring to know that you can ring them up and speak to a qualified midwife."
Haworth is a major part of this month's campaign to introduce pregnant women to the work Tommy's is doing.
Actress and mum of two, Angela Griffin who is also supporting the campaign added, "Finding out you are going to be a mum is just the most fantastic feeling, but pregnancy itself can be a complete minefield. You want to do the best for your baby, and with that comes about a million questions of whether or not you're doing the right thing, what's normal and what isn't."
The Tommy's website also allows women to get in touch with special midwives for advice. And to mark the new approach of the charity's website, Tommy's midwives will be available in selected ASDA stores throughout September - for more information go to www.tommys.org.
Alternatively you can speak directly to Tommy's midwives by calling 0870 777 3060 or visit the Tommy's website for more information.
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