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Welcome to Havering (Ласкаво просимо до Havering) - Information for Ukrainian Refugees

We have pulled together some useful information for Ukrainian refugees that are living in Havering, we have included link to Havering Councils main website on this page too for any other information you may need to know about living in the Borough. If you need…

What are superfoods?

We examine the evidence behind the health claims of 10 of the most popular so-called superfoods. So-called, because there is no official definition of a "superfood" and the EU has banned health claims on packaging unless supported by scientific evidence. But that hasn't stopped many food…

What can I do if my child is overweight?

If your child is overweight, there's lots you can do to help them become a healthy weight as they grow. As a parent, it can sometimes be difficult to tell that your child is overweight. A child may not look particularly heavy to be overweight. And because…

What can I do if my child is very overweight?

If your child is very overweight, there's lots you can do to help them become a healthy weight as they grow. Very overweight children tend to grow up to be very overweight adults, which can lead to health problems such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease and…

What does 100 calories look like?

Find out what 100 calories looks like with this selection of everyday foods.  Go straight to 100-calorie portions of: oil, mayonnaise and butter cheese sugar biscuits crisps   meat and fish dried fruit fresh fruit vegetables Calories and kilocalories The term calorie is a commonly used shorthand for…

What happens during labour and birth

First stage of labour When to contact your midwives Second stage of labour Third stage of labour First stage of labour During the first stage of labour, contractions make your cervix gradually open up (dilate). This is usually the longest stage of labour. At the…

What happens if your baby is breech?

Babies often twist and turn during pregnancy, but most will have moved into the head-down (also known as head-first) position by the time labour begins. However, that doesn't always happen, and a baby may be: bottom first or feet first (breech position) lying sideways (transverse position) Bottom first or feet first (breech…

What happens straight after the birth?

It's natural to focus on your baby's birth while you are pregnant. But it's a good idea to also know what to expect after labour. Skin-to-skin contact really helps with bonding. It's a good idea to have your baby lifted onto you as soon as…

What happens to teen smokers?

If you start smoking when you're in your teens, get ready for stained teeth, wrinkly skin and a one-in-two chance of dying early. Effects of smoking at age 20 Nobody smokes their first fag thinking they'll be a smoker, but if you're experimenting it's easy…

What is a learning disability?

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school. Find out how a learning disability can affect someone, and where you can find support. A learning disability affects the way a person understands information and how they communicate. Around 1.5m…
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