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Dr. Sarah Jarvis

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In order to give you the best possible support and advice about pregnancy and parenthood throughout the coronavirus pandemic, we are very proud to have teamed up with Dr Sarah Jarvis, MBE.

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Dr Sarah Jarvis is a qualified GP, and an active medical writer and broadcaster – with a lifelong interest in women’s health.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr Jarvis has been appearing regularly on BBC 1’s The One Show, Channel 5 news, ITN Lunchtime News and LBC, offering expert advice about all aspects of the pandemic. She’s also the resident medical expert on ITV’s Coronavirus: Q&A, and Jeremy Vine’s shows on BBC Radio 2 and Channel 5.

Education and career

After training in medicine at Cambridge and Oxford,  Dr Sarah Jarvis became a registered GP.

She is Diplomate of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, and a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners.

Dr Jarvis was appointed an MBE in the New Year’s Honours list in December 2017 for services to general practice and public understanding of health.

Other work

Her books include A Younger Woman’s Diagnose-it-yourself Guide, Women’s Health for Life and Pregnancy for Dummies, as well as Children’s Health for Dummies.

She founded the Women’s Taskforce at the RCGP and was the RCGP Women’s Health spokesperson for over 15 years.

In 2017 she became clinical director of the Patient Platform Limited. This includes the website, which provides patient health education to over 100 million people a year worldwide.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

Bonding with your baby

Tips and tricks to help you bond with your baby before they’re even born.

Preparing for birth

Get Dr Sarah Jarvis' advice about preparing for your baby’s arrival during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Staying healthy

Discover the best ways to take care of your mental and physical health in pregnancy during COVID-19.

Getting started with breastfeeding

Learn the best way to approach your first breastfeed with Dr Sarah Jarvis' expert guidance.

Coronavirus and pregnancy

Dr Sarah Jarvis talks through the latest pregnancy guidence during the coronavirus outbreak.

Your pregnancy during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Discover helpful information about pregnancy during coronavirus (COVID-19), including how to look after yourself and your growing baby.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your newborn

Caring for your newborn

Dr Sarah Jarvis shares her practical tips about caring for your baby and settling into a routine.

Common feeding problems

Follow Dr Sarah Jarvis' helpful advice for coping with common feeding problems, including colic and reflux.

Baby immunisations and COVID-19

Get Dr Sarah Jarvis' expert advice about getting your baby immunised during the coronavirus pandemic.

Taking care of yourself

From getting time to yourself to keeping in touch with friends and family, Dr Sarah Jarvis shares her empathetic advice.

Coronavirus and breastfeeding

Dr Sarah Jarvis discusses the benefits of breastfeeding and the extra precautions you should take.

Coronavirus and young babies

Dr Sarah Jarvis explains the facts and the best ways to protect your baby.

Looking after your baby during coronavirus (COVID-19)

Discover the best ways to look after your baby during coronavirus (COVID-19), including feeding and weaning tips, games and more.

Learn more

If you’d like more information about any of the topics Dr Sarah Jarvis covers, please visit the Royal College of Midwives website or The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists website where you’ll find lots more advice and guidance.

Questions about feeding and nutrition?

Our midwives, nutritionists and feeding advisors are always on hand to talk about feeding your baby. So if you have a question, just get in touch.