North Shore Times : February 19th 2013
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One in four Auckland babies is not fully immunised by six months of age, putting them at increased risk. Two babies have died in the recent outbreak. Auckland Regional Public Health Services medical officer of health Dr Catherine Jackson says, We are not seeing the full picture as many people do not think they are sick enough to see their doctor for a nagging cough.'' To keep whanau safe, children must be vaccin- ated on time. Families expecting a new baby, or with a baby under 12 months should check that all the family Dr Catherine Jackson and visitors to the baby have had the whooping cough vaccination in the last five years. If not sure that their children are fully vaccinated, check their Well Child/ Tamariki Ora Health Book, or ask their family doctor or practice nurse. Vaccination for all children is free; women in their seventh month of pregnancy can now have a free vaccination from their family doctor. If you feel sick with a cold -- runny nose, slight fever and an irritating cough you might have whooping cough, so you must stay away from babies and see a doctor. Help and information: Auckland Regional Public Health Services www.arphs.govt.nz/ health-information/ communicable-disease/ pertussis-whooping- cough Immunisation advisory centre www.immune.org. nz or 0800 466 863 Your family practice nurse or your doctor Health Line 24/7 on freephone 0800 611 116 Well Child/Tamariki Ora Health Book infor- mation www.health.govt. nz/yourhealth-topics/ children/well-child- tamariki-ora Plunket Line free- phone 0800 933 922. Big mums, big babies A healthy diet and not eating for two during pregnancy is vital to limit excess weight gain in both women and their babies, according to recent research. Big babies become big children and big adults later on,'' Professor Lesley McCowan from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynae- cology at The University of Auckland says. A study led by Professor McCowan, showed that 74 percent of women pregnant for the first time, gained excessive amounts of weight dur- ing their pregnancies. These women had a four- fold increase in the proportion of infants who were excessively large at birth and an increased number of caesarean deliveries in labour. Babies born large are at risk of traumatic birth, and caesarean delivery increases the chance of complications for the mother,'' Pro- fessor McCowan says. These adverse outcomes can be modified by achieving optimal weight gain in pregnancy. This should be an important focus of ante-natal care.'' Most women who gain too much weight are not able to lose that weight after pregnancy and it puts those women on a trajectory to becoming obese''.
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