Friday, 21 September 2012

AXA PPP healthcare - parent support online

When I first found out I was pregnant with my first baby I just couldn't read enough about pregnancy, birth, childcare and everything other piece of baby-related information!  I remember reading 'What to expect when you're expecting' from cover to cover and devouring every other piece of information I could get my hands on.

At the time, the internet was still quite new so it wasn't as easy to get real information from a likeminded person.

Nowadays, the internet is a mixed blessing in that respect because although there's plenty of information available sometimes it's hard to know where to find it. And not only that but everyone's an expert!

Most people have friends and family they can ask and blogging is fantastic for asking for advice, but sometimes - especially when you're a new mum -  it's hard to admit that you might be struggling, so an online forum can be an ideal way to get feedback on a wide range of issues such as pregnancy, breastfeeding  or potty training.

With that in mind, AXA PPP healthcare are launching a new pregnancy and childcare forum where you can ask those questions and get honest answers from other parents. In addition, their own medical experts will be on hand to answer your questions.

It's all part of AXA PPP healthcare's new Pregnancy and Caring for your Children Centre which is a one-stop shop for all your questions and concerns about everything from pre-conception onwards.

My daughters are teenagers now, but when they were babies I enjoyed co-sleeping with them - something that still seems to be hotly debated - and I've posted a question about it on the forum. It's easy enough to post your own question and get involved in the discussions.

To kickstart the new forum, AXA PPP healthcare will also be holding a live chat on Pregnancy and Caring for Your Children  on Monday 24 September from 1-3pm, and their nurses and midwives will be on hand to answer questions live on anything related to pregnancy or children’s health.

You can chat live on the day, or if you prefer you can simply leave a comment here on my blog and AXA PPP healthcare will gather the questions and answer them during the live chat. Apart from the forum and the live chat there is also the opportunity to Ask the Expert where you can email your question and have it answered by an appropriate expert.

Don't forget - if you have a burning question, either leave a comment or join in with the live chat!

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