This terrible pandemic, the world is going through, is affecting everyone and the number of deaths are increasing by the minute. The most common question my patients ask nowadays is: "How will Covid-19 affect our children?", the following is the latest article from the New England Journal of Medicine.
Luckily, it shows that, kids have milder forms of disease and often are asymptomatic. While this is good news, please do keep in mind, that children, the same as everyone of us, need to be protected and must avoid any unnecessary contact. Any contact with an infected person, or showing any symptoms must immediately ask for medical advice.
In the last few weeks of pregnancy, you will likely be experiencing an increased frequency of abdominal tightening, called Braxton-Hicks contractions. It can be difficult for expectant mothers to tell the difference between real labour pain and Braxton-Hicks contractions and I am often asked how to distinguish between them. The following article explains the differences.
Most common, but potentially very dangerous complications of labour
The labour and birth process are generally straightforward, however, when complications arise the immediate attention of a qualified and experienced health care specialist is paramount. Any delays has the potential to increase the chance of injury or death to the baby or mother. As such, when complications arise, a prompt delivery of the baby and high quality care is the only way to ensure a healthy mother and baby.
Laparoscopy is a procedure used to diagnose causes of infertility and can often treat these causes. The following article explains what happens before and during a laparoscopy and how it is used to investigate and treat infertility.
Staying healthy and exercising during pregnancy is paramount for a healthy pregnancy and labour. 'Which exercises are best for pregnancy?' is a question I get asked quite often by my patients. The following article outlines the most recommended exercises, together with safety tips and recommendations for when you should stop exercising and consult your obstetrician.
Miscarriages and birth defects are always a traumatic event for new parents. A new study that claims to be ground breaking in its field has identified a major cause of miscarriages and many congenital malformations, and it says that the means to prevent these could be within everyone's reach.
Each patient booked to have the baby in my clinic will have their urine checked at every visit. There are several reasons why we check the urine. Dehydration in pregnancy can be dangerous, and is easily monitored through the urine check. Additionally, changes to urine are often the first sign of sickness or diseases, where there are no other symptoms. This article explains the full range of possible colours of urine and why they change.
All women experience pregnancy and labour differently. For some, the onset of labour can lead to a quick delivery. In other cases, the labour can go for as much as 50 hours! However long the labour, at the end of that seemingly endless day, the pain will quickly turn to joy when your baby is in your arms.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Now you can sit back, relax and put your feet up for the next 9 months, right? Not so fast! Attitudes and beliefs about prenatal exercise have drastically changed over the past 20 years. No longer is pregnancy viewed as a time to sit, watch TV and eat chocolate.
It’s important that you schedule your initial consultation early in your pregnancy, at six to eight weeks. At your initial consultation a full medical, surgical, pregnancy and family history for you and your partner will be discussed. Additionally, a thorough physical examination will be performed including a pelvic/baby ultrasound. The physical examination will usually include recording your height, weight, blood pressure and examine your thyroid gland, chest and in some cases legs for varicose veins.
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