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+00:00Maternity, 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+00:00Pregnancy 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 [...]

2019-10-22T02:33:02+00:00Pregnancy 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+00:00Maternity, 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 [...]