Practical Parenting & Pregnancy celebrates 25 years

MFM's sister magazine marks the milestone next month with a bumper birthday issue and loads of blasts from the past!

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Practical Parenting & Pregnancy takes a trip down memory lane next month, as the magazine celebrates 25 years of helping mums and dads.

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The April issue, on sale next month, charts the changes in pregnancy, birth and parenting over the past quater of a century.

“Birth was more medicalised in a lot of ways, although the c-section rate was much lower,” said PPP’s midwife Anne Richley.

“Women routinely had their waters broken at 3cm and an episiotomy if they were a first-time mum. Water births were extremely rare, and the homebirth rate was only 1%. Women weren’t encouraged to have choices in their care,” Anne added.

The magazine features the amazing story of a 54-year-old mum, who’s given birth in the 70s, 80s, 00s and as recently as last year, reflecting on the changes over the years.

Other highlights include an exclusive Mel B post-baby tummy workout, party recipes from PPP‘s new columnist Annabel Karmel, and the chance to win over £7,000 worth of prizes.

There will also be competitions and fun blasts from the past on the PPP‘s Facebook page and Twitter – so make sure you get ready to share your dodgy 80s pics!

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