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How Can Pregnant Women Protect Themselves From COVID-19?

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Unfortunately COVID-19 is now a very serious global pandemic that is having some form of impact on everyone’s lives. Whilst the disease itself is still relatively new in terms of the scientific evidence behind it, it has shown no real treats to pregnant women but they should still air on the side of caution around COVID-19

The good news is that studies have shown that pregnant women are no more likely to catch COVID-19 than anyone else. The majority of those that manage to contract COVID-19 will only experience mild flu-like symptoms such as […]

A Great Explanation of COVID 19 By Dr Des Crowley

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Dr Des Crowley has provided us with a guest blog post on an explanation of COVID 19 and how it works.

I find epidemiology and infectious diseases fascinating. They combine science, mathematics and sociology in equal parts. COVID 19 is a fast-changing pandemic that is now challenging health services globally.

On the advice of the world’s best public health experts, governments are implementing unprecedented measures, including mass shut downs of schools, businesses and borders. I have put together a few pointers that might give people a better understanding of this life-changing epidemic.

COVID 19 is […]

Pregnancy and COVID-19

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COVID-19 or Coronavirus Disease 2019 is a fast growing disease which emerged from the Chinese state of Wuhan in December 2019. It causes severe illness in the form of common cold and respiratory illness, which can potentially result in death. It mainly spreads by close contact with an infected person. The WHO has declared it as a global pandemic and the governments from all over the world are trying their best to fight the COVID-19.

 

What are the effects of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on pregnant women?

As COVID-19 is a new virus, the data […]

Why Do I Need A Full Bladder For My Ultrasound Scan?

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If you’ve ever gone for an ultrasound scan you’ve probably been told by the sonographer or nurse that you need to have a full bladder in order to carry out the scan. One of the most common questions we get asked is “why do I need a full bladder for my ultrasound scan?”. Don’t worry, there is a reason for this and a very good one.

 

How Ultrasound Works

 

Ultrasound was developed many many years ago. It was first used by a man called Karl Dussik for medical reasons in 1942 which he […]