What is Gestational Diabetes?

Diabetes means that your body does not process sugar in the correct manner. Most diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) develops outside of pregnancy and can affect both men and women. Gestational diabetes is a unique form of diabetes which only develops during a pregnancy and which disappears after the pregnancy. It is due to […]

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I had pre-eclampsia in my last pregnancy

Pre-eclampsia is one of the most common pregnancy complications we see, affecting 5-10% of women in their 1st pregnancy. Pre-eclampsia means high blood pressure which arises for the first time during a pregnancy – it is often associated with protein in the urine, abnormal blood tests and a small baby on ultrasound scan. Women with […]

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External Cephalic Version for Breech Babies (ECV)

About 1-in-30 babies are breech presentation at 37 weeks (this means that the baby is lying backwards in the womb – the feet or bottom are over the cervix rather than the head). In modern obstetrics, virtually all full-term breech babies are delivered by caesarean section as it has been shown to be safer than […]

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I’m worried that I don’t feel pregnant…

We frequently look after women who worry that they do not “feel pregnant enough” in the first 3 months. Their sister or friend may have had a much harder time in early pregnancy and women are concerned that their own lack of symptoms means there must a problem. Usually this is not the case. We […]

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What is Parvovirus Infection in Pregnancy?

Parvovirus B19 is a viral infection that most commonly affects young children. It produces a very characteristic red rash on the child’s cheeks, which appears as if the face has been slapped (hence the name “slapped cheek” syndrome). In addition to young children, some pregnant women are vulnerable to catching parvovirus. Approximately 90% of adults […]

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