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Preparation For Birth

As we approach your due date I like to have a longer discussion with you and your partner, to discuss your birth plan.  You do not need to have a written document, it is good to be informed, and to have an idea of how you would like the birth to go, but it is […]

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Long-haul Flight Advice

Issues: Radiation: you are exposed to a small increase in the amount of exposure to background radiation Security: consider not only the customs and safety of the country you are visiting, but remember motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of travel injury Water: drink only safe, bottled water Food: eat freshly and properly cooked […]

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pregnancy nutrition

Supplements you might be prescribed in pregnancy

This month I thought we’d focus on some other common supplements you may be prescribed in pregnancy. Vitamin D Many pregnant women have reduced vitamin D levels.  You are at increased risk of deficiency if you have dark skin or are veiled, but also if you use sunscreen regularly or spend little time outdoors.  It […]

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Eat out safely when you are pregnant – Pregnancy diet plan

Between nausea, the worry about listeria and the need to ensure a high-quality diet lunchtime choices can be difficult!  If you usually bring your lunch to work it is likely you will need to make some changes from your usual options- but is what you are choosing now a healthy option?  Hot chips may be […]

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Leg cramps during pregnancy: causes and treatment.

It’s quite common to experience leg cramps during pregnancy, particularly in the third trimester. Nearly half of all pregnant women suffer from muscle spasms in their legs, with cramping more frequent during the evening. What causes leg cramps during pregnancy? Leg cramps may be caused by the additional weight gain of pregnancy and changes in […]

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Ectopic pregnancy – treatment overview.

In most cases, an ectopic pregnancy is treated right away to avoid rupture and severe blood loss. The decision about which treatment to use depends on how early the pregnancy is detected and women’s overall condition. For an early ectopic pregnancy that is not causing bleeding, you may have a choice between using medicine or […]

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Pregnancy Planning – Maternity Leave

If you are planning a pregnancy in the nearest future, it is important to think about your maternity leave. Sometimes a few months could be the difference between whether or not you’re entitled to take leave or whether you are eligible for a maternity leave payment. That’s why in today’s article we would like to […]

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Pregnancy nutrition – Eating seafood

Unless you are vegetarian, it’s ideal to have seafood feature in your diet regularly!  This may include white fish, pink/oily fish and shellfish such as prawns, lobster, bugs as well as scallops and mussels. Seafood gives you a valuable source of protein, B vitamins, iron, zinc and especially iodine and omega-3 fatty acids.  The iodine […]

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Pregnancy nutrition – Iron needs in pregnancy

What is iron and why do I need it? Iron is a mineral that is involved in making red blood cells, carrying oxygen and producing energy.  It is therefore important to ensure you’re eating enough of it! What is different in pregnancy nutrition? In pregnancy your iron requirements rise greatly so you can provide for […]

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Pregnancy diet – What is gestational diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is the type of diabetes that can happen during pregnancy. Treating gestational diabetes helps reduce the risk of complications during pregnancy and improve your baby’s health in the future. What causes gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes is a condition affecting around 15% of pregnant women.  It causes a woman’s blood glucose to be high. […]

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