First trimester

twins and triplets

Twins and triplets

When you find out you are expecting twins or triplets, once you have got over the initial shock you may assume that it is just twice the fun or double the trouble. But having a multiple birth can bring up a whole new array of questions, issues and practicalities that need to be addressed before

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ultra sound scan

Pregnancy ultrasound scan

What happens at a pregnancy Ultrasound? A scan or antenatal ultrasound is a test that uses high-frequency sound waves, they are invisible to the human ear and are sent through a transducer to the abdomen. The pregnancy Ultrasound scan is used to look inside the abdomen and the sound waves are transformed into footage or

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obesity and pregnancy

Obesity and pregnancy

Getting pregnant and obesity It was my favourite-ever excuse to pig out. ‘I’m pregnant, so I’m eating for two,’ I would say, as I loaded my plate with improbable portions of crisps, pies and chips. I thought nothing of eating two or three jam donuts in one sitting. Guilt free snacking, at last! Or so

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play and learn with your child

Naming your baby

The name your give to your baby will be with him for the rest of his life, and will have an effect on how others view him before they even meet him.  Names carry psychological connotations that reach far beyond our apparent simple preferences.  Any good or bad experiences that people have in life can

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Miscarriage is a very sensitive issue which tends to be brushed aside in our society due to the fact that there is simply no ‘cure’ for it.  It is thought that about 12% of pregnancies miscarry in the first 23 weeks, with about three quarters of those happening in the first trimester. There is now

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hyper tension and pre eclampsia

Hypertension and pre eclampsia

Hypertension and Pre Eclampsia in Pregnancy Hypertension or high blood pressure is a blood pressure which is 140/90 mm HG or above each time that it is taken and sustained at that level. It isn’t as straight forward as just the machine reading as each person is different and your GP will be able to

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