--Pregnancy Care

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

2017-07-13T11:05:19+00:00Pregnancy 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 [...]

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% [...]

2016-02-11T12:00:29+00:00Pregnancy Care|