Dr Iniyaval Thevathasan – Inflammatory Bowel Disease & Pregnancy

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) comprises of a group of conditions that cause inflammation of the digestive tract and includes Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative Colitis. IBD is most commonly diagnosed between the ages of 18-35. Hence, it follows that a majority of women will conceive for the first time after their [...]

Dr Stefan Kane – Is my baby ok? Babies that are Small for Dates (Small for Gestational Age)

Birth announcements almost always mention a baby's birthweight – it forms a considerable point of interest for parents, family and friends alike. Beyond this social curiosity, birthweight is an important health measure, as very small or very large babies may need additional care. A significant component of pregnancy care is [...]

Fear of giving birth

While pregnancy and the months preparing for the arrival of a new baby can be exciting and filled with joy, many mums to be also experience the feeling of being fearful about giving birth. Many of the fears regarding birth can be managed and being well informed and planning ahead [...]

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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 [...]