July 2023 - The Ultrasound Suite

What Are Menstrual Migraines and How Can They Be Managed?

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Sophia McCarthy

For those of us that suffer from regular headaches and migraines, there’s nothing worse than waking up in the morning with a throbbing head, blurry vision and exhaustion. As a migraine sufferer myself, I have realised over the years from talking to fellow ‘migraineurs’ just how common migraines really are in women.

Global statistics estimate that migraine affects 20.7% of women, compared to 9.7% of men. It’s believed that this higher incidence rate in women is down to—you guessed it—hormonal differences.

 

MIGRAINE VS. HEADACHE

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Unusual Irish Baby Names That Are Making a Comeback

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Sophia McCarthy

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! You’ve got your scans booked, birth plan arranged and baby clothes ready to go. Now comes the tricky final decision: what are you going to name your baby?

Some people will have had a list of names ready since childhood for both boys and girls. Some will opt for traditional names after grandparents, or maybe the baby’s siblings have a few names in mind. For some parents, baby names can be an easy decision, and for others a full-blown family debate!

If you are considering naming your baby something […]