--Pregnancy Care

Thyroid and Pregnancy

Female doctor examining thyroid glands of pregnant woman in hospital Often you might hear of someone mentioning they have a thyroid problem, but you might not know that it's important to know about thyroid and pregnancy. The thyroid gland is situated in the base of the front of [...]

2019-02-19T03:01:09+00:00November 23rd, 2015|Pregnancy Care|

Patient Stories: Pregnancy Loss

On the 29th March, 2016, it will be the 10th Anniversary of our first born daughter’s arrival into the world; a daughter named Stella Rose.  Stella’s stillbirth was unforeseen, extremely devastating, surprisingly magical and unequivocally life-changing.  Carrying her in utero for 26 weeks forever changed the course of my life, [...]

2019-02-19T03:22:25+00:00October 15th, 2015|Maternity, Pregnancy Care|

Ectopic Pregnancy

What is ectopic pregnancy? It is a condition where pregnancy grows outside of the uterus. What are the signs/symptoms of ectopic pregnancy? Early pregnancy bleeding & lower abdominal pain are the most common symptoms. When such pregnancy ruptures (bursts) inside your belly, you may have syncope or you may faint. [...]

2019-02-19T03:37:29+00:00September 22nd, 2015|Pregnancy Care|

Vitamins during pregnancy

It is important during pregnancy that you ensure you are taking the correct vitamins to look after yourself and your baby. Always begin by aiming to eat a healthy, balanced diet. You should eat well before, during & after pregnancy. You should take Folic Acid, at a dose of 0.4mg [...]

2019-02-19T03:49:30+00:00September 8th, 2015|Pregnancy Care|

Ultrasound in Pregnancy

An Ultrasound is a wonderfully useful tool to help with the care of your pregnancy. Most pregnant mums and their partners find an Ultrasound a really enjoyable experience as they get to see visuals of the growing baby. Some parents also indicate that viewing their baby via ultrasound aids with bonding [...]

2019-02-19T04:22:31+00:00June 29th, 2015|Birth, Maternity, Maternity Care Centre, Pregnancy Care|

Blood Type in Pregnancy

When you first visit your doctor to confirm your pregnancy your doctor will request a blood test. One of the things that will be confirmed in this first blood test will be your blood type, because your blood type in pregnancy is very important. Your blood type will be checked [...]

2019-02-19T04:28:39+00:00June 25th, 2015|Pregnancy Care|

What is a Placental Abruption?

  *Warning: If you think  you may be experiencing a placental abruption please call an ambulance.  A placental abruption is a very uncommon complication that normally occurs in the third trimester. It occurs when the placenta prematurely separates from the wall of the uterus. Most of the time placental abruption [...]

2019-02-19T22:14:21+00:00April 15th, 2015|Birth, Maternity, Pregnancy Care|