-Maternity

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+00:00Maternity, 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+00:00Pregnancy Care|

Could I have Nipple Thrush?

Many women get painful nipples when they first start breastfeeding. This can be normal until you and your baby get the hang of positioning and attachment. It takes a lot of co-ordination to wrangle a wriggling little baby onto your breast and we need to take into account that you [...]

2019-02-19T03:45:56+00:00Breastfeeding|

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+00:00Pregnancy 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+00:00Pregnancy Care|