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Pre-pregnancy and Pregnancy Vaccinations

Some infectious diseases can cause serious harm to pregnant women or their unborn babies. Ideally, women should be up to date with their immunisations before they become pregnant because it can protect a pregnant woman and her unborn baby from infectious diseases. Obstetrician-gynaecologist, Dr Fiona Cowell, shares the types of [...]

Benefits of Seeing a Private Obstetrician

By the time you know you’re pregnant it may be that you have been pregnant for several weeks. These early weeks are a crucial time of development for your baby. There are many things that obstetricians look for in the early weeks of your baby’s development.   "From a patient’s [...]

2019-02-18T03:59:49+00:00September 28th, 2017|Pregnancy Care|

Is pregnancy brain a ‘thing’?

Forgetfulness during pregnancy is called ‘pregnancy brain’ or sometimes called ‘mumnesia’, and it is completely normal and common. You may find yourself having trouble remembering where you placed your house keys or if you’ve locked the car door. Concentrating might be a struggle too. The good news is, this is [...]

2019-02-18T04:57:22+00:00July 13th, 2017|Pregnancy Care|

Linea Nigra (Black Line)

Have you wondered what that dark line is that has developed between your umbilicus and pubic area during your pregnancy? It's linea nigra, the name simply means black line in Latin. The linea nigra is a darkening of the linea alba (or the white line) which occurs from about 23 weeks of [...]

2019-02-19T02:10:05+00:00April 6th, 2016|Maternity, Pregnancy Care|

Restless legs in Pregnancy

Restless legs syndrome (also referred to as RLS) is very common in pregnancy and can vary from simply being a nuisance to severely disrupting sleep for some women. In some cases it may be associated with high blood pressure during pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, delivery by Caesarean section or depressed mood. 15-25% [...]

2019-02-19T02:40:06+00:00February 11th, 2016|Pregnancy Care|