--Pregnancy Care

Exercising your pelvic floor

Your body has undergone incredible changes over the past 9 months.  As well as looking after your new baby, this is an important time to look after yourself too. Pelvic Floor Muscles During pregnancy, hormones and the weight of your baby can result in weakening of your pelvic floor muscles.  [...]

Healthy bladder and bowel habits

After the birth of your baby you may feel nervous about going to the toilet. Pain in your perineum area may cause you to avoid going to the toilet, especially if you are concerned about a tear or episiotomy. It is important that you discuss this with your midwife. They [...]

2019-02-20T21:35:52+00:00Birth, Pregnancy Care|

Birth Plans

Some women wish to complete a birth plan prior to going into labour. A birth plan is a way for you to communicate with your midwives and Obstetrician about what you would like or not like to happen during your labour. Often these birth plans are written early in your [...]

2019-02-20T21:50:42+00:00Birth, Maternity, Pregnancy Care|

Vitamin D Deficiency in Pregnancy

The importance of adequate levels of vitamin D in our bodies is only just being appreciated in recent times. Vitamin D is one of those vitamins that helps maintain healthy bone and muscle strength. It helps with the absorption of calcium and phosphate, minerals also important for the development of [...]

2019-02-20T21:56:32+00:00Maternity, Pregnancy Care|

Information about Listeria Infection

If you are pregnant or trying to get pregnant there are some foods that should be avoided because of the risk of listeria infection. Listeria infection is rare and is caused by bacteria known as listeria monocytogenes found in food contaminated with this bacteria. While it is rare, there are people who [...]

2019-02-20T21:58:29+00:00Maternity, Pregnancy Care|

Alcohol in Pregnancy

The question of drinking alcohol when pregnant is reported in the media on a fairly consistent basis. At times some women may find the information released about drinking alcohol and its affects on pregnancy to be confusing. The reason for this confusion is that there is no “safe level” of [...]

2012-09-14T16:39:16+00:00Pregnancy Care|

What is Pelvic Instability?

Pelvic Instability is the name that describes a group of conditions that cause pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy. It is a reasonably common problem, varying in severity and, for that reason, can be overlooked by both the medical practitioner and the woman  and undertreated in pregnancy. After delivery it can [...]

2012-09-12T11:13:58+00:00Pregnancy Care|