Is My Pregnancy Considered High-Risk?

Many women wonder whether their pregnancy is “high-risk” or not. High-risk pregnancies usually require closer monitoring and should be managed by a Maternal-Fetal Medicine specialist (high-risk obstetrician). Some women are absolutely “high-risk” and need to be cared for by an experienced obstetrician. These include: Women expecting twins and triplets Women with Type 1 or Type […]

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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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