During pregnancy, your developing baby places additional demands on your body not least when it comes to how and what you should be eating. Hence, nutrition is something you need to pay special attention to from the early stages of pregnancy. You want to be sure your body is in the best possible state to cater for your developing child and to aid a swift recovery after childbirth and in the first few weeks and months of your baby’s life.
Sometimes the hormonal changes your body undergoes during pregnancy may cause your eating habits to change, and it is […]
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome is a condition that is far more common than many of us realise. In fact, according to womenshealth.gov, the condition “affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.”
So what exactly is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome – or, as it’s most often referred to as – PCOS?
Most women are born with two ovaries, with each one on either side of the womb (or uterus). The ovaries are glands that normally measure 2.5-5 cm long, 1.5-3 cm wide, and 0.6-1.5 cm thick; roughly the size of a large marble. Their main […]
What Is A Detailed Anomaly Scan?
A Detailed Anomaly Scan is a detailed examination of your baby to make sure everything is developing as it should be, while also checking for birth defects like spina bifida and heart problems. The scan can also detect subtle markers that may suggest that your baby is at higher risk for chromosomal syndromes. As the scan can detect conditions that may benefit from early medical intervention, its findings can give expectant parents valuable preparation time to adjust their birth plan and any aftercare needed with their obstetrician. It is completely […]
Congratulations, you’re pregnant! It’s now time for you to start planning your first ultrasound scan. While it’s completely understandable that you want to book in and see your baby as soon as possible, there are a few things to keep in mind when looking at your dates. When it comes to first trimester ultrasounds, even just a week (yes, really, seven days!) can make a huge difference in terms of what we can see. That’s why we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a week by week guide of baby’s growth. Our […]