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What does an Obstetrician do?

Having a child can be a life changing and enriching experience, and having the right healthcare provider by your side can be an extremely important source of support and information. An Obstetrician is a doctor that specialises in providing medical care and advice before, during and after birth, to ensure that you experience a smooth, […]

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5 tips for selecting the right obstetrician for you

Pregnancy can be an incredibly emotional and turbulent time for women and their families, so having the right medical partner by your side is vital to a happy, healthy nine months. An obstetrician is a doctor who specialises in providing advice and medical care throughout, during and after your pregnancy. They are there for every […]

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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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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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Obstetrician’s advice on morning sickness

Morning sickness is a common symptom of early pregnancy and in many cases, goes away by the end of the first trimester. It is caused in part by changes in hormones during pregnancy and may make eating difficult.   Although it is called ‘morning sickness’, nausea can happen at any time of the day. Morning […]

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Supplements for Pregnancy – Pregnancy Nutrition

Many pregnant women take supplements during their pregnancy but are they actually necessary? You may have been told by your healthcare provider that if you eat a well-balanced diet, then a multivitamin in pregnancy is not usually required.  However, we know that often a woman’s diet is not always ideal and in fact, one recent […]

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To Snack or Not to Snack – Pregnancy Diet Plan

Snacks often get a bad wrap for being unhealthy…which, of course, they can be, but not if you choose wisely!  Snacks can be an important part of your pregnancy diet for several reasons.  Usually, when you are pregnant, you will notice you become hungry every few hours at least.  This is a result of the […]

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