--Women's health

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 [...]

Looking after your breasts

When we talk about “breast health” it is almost always in reference to breast cancer, specifically, the issues of Risk Reduction and Early Detection. Breast cancer and oncoplastic surgeon, Dr Jane O'Brien, shares some advice on how to look after your breast. Breast Cancer: Risk Reduction How can an individual woman [...]

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 [...]