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March 2022 - The Ultrasound Suite

Smoking and Pregnancy

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We know that smoking is bad for you – bad for your lungs, your heart, your blood vessels…but what about during pregnancy? Smoking negatively affects your baby too. Smoking or vaping constricts your blood vessels, making them smaller and harder for blood to flow through them. That blood is what feeds your growing baby, so if the blood vessels are constricted it means nutrient rich blood can’t reach the baby and your baby may not grow like it’s supposed to. 
The placenta forms during the first trimester of pregnancy and takes over feeding your baby between 12-13 […]

Rare Diseases Day

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Rare Disease Day is observed annually on the 28th of February (or the 29th on a Leap Year—the rarest day of the year) and aims to increase “equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies for people living with a rare disease.”
The campaign was started in 2008 and is coordinated by EURORDIS (Rare Diseases Europe), a non-profit organisation consisting of 74 countries working together to improve the care and quality of life for 30 million people living with rare diseases.
What Is A Rare Disease?
A disease is categorised as rare when […]