Second trimester

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction

What is Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction? Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (or SPD) is also often referred to as Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). The condition is most common in pregnant women and occurs when one or more of the joints in the pelvic area become stiff and irritate each other causing discomfort or pain. As symptoms usually worsen

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Pre Eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia affects up to five percent of pregnancies. The condition usually occurs in the latter half of a pregnancy or soon after delivery, although it can appear earlier. The causes of pre-eclampsia aren’t really known but it is thought that problems with the placenta could be to blame. What are the symptoms? Pre-eclampsia often doesn’t

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Having children at different stages of life

Is there a perfect age to become a parent? Is it something we should plan meticulously or should we let mother nature lead the way? It seems to be that whatever age we find ourselves having children there are pro’s and cons for each scenario. Young Parents Young parents in their early twenties say that

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Finding out you are expecting twins

When heading off for a first scan, most parents-to-be are anxious to know there is a healthy baby growing in there. But if during your appointment you end up finding out you are expecting twins you may be taken aback a bit and leave the hospital with more questions that you arrived with. What causes

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Birthing positions

Anyone who’s given birth will know how restless you feel as you try to get comfortable during the long and painful hours of labour. If it’s your first child, you probably imagine yourself lying on a hospital bed, legs akimbo, birthing partner at your side mopping your brow lovingly with a wet flannel. This may

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pregnancy supplements

Pregnancy supplements

What should I be taking? Provided you are eating a healthy diet during pregnancy you will be receiving the vast majority of the vitamins and minerals your body needs to keep you and your growing baby on top form. There are, however, two particular vitamins that are especially important, Pregnancy supplements are important for the health

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