#motherhood

Your life will never be the same again... There will be sleepless nights,...


Instrumental delivery – the sink plunger or the salad servers

Although most vaginal deliveries result in the delivery of a healthy baby...


Of Salads & Salmonella

Of Salads and Salmonella As you no doubt know there is an issue with respect...


Caffeine intake during pregnancy

Caffeine is pretty much my favourite substance in the whole world. I try to...


A word about iron in pregnancy

I am seeing a lot of iron deficiency in pregnancy these days. It seems now to be...


Medical matters relating to twin pregnancies

Types of twins There are two types of twins – identical and non-identical....


The Zika Virus

The Zika Virus You cannot have missed the media coverage of the Zika virus...


Lets talk Gestational Diabetes

Approximately 5% of pregnant women will develop Gestational Diabetes Mellitus...


Premature labour and birth

Full term for pregnancy is defined as 37 – 42 weeks from the beginning of the...


Coming out through the sunroof – Caesarean childbirth

For those women planning on having a caesarean, the prospect of delivering your...


Coming out the right way for a change – Vaginal Birth after Caesarean.

The great majority of women who fall pregnant plan to give birth naturally....


Air travel during pregnancy

Travelling by air during pregnancy is a very important issue and one that...


Leg cramps in pregnancy

Many women – almost half, in fact – suffer from leg cramps in pregnancy....


Induction of labour – pressing the “eject” button

The term “Induction of labour” (or IOL for short) means medically...


Birth plans

Many couples are happy to plan labour with a “wait and see how it goes”...


Non Invasive Prenatal Testing

New things come along very rarely in my business. Childbirth itself defines...


Your baby’s movements

From around 20 weeks of pregnancy you will begin to feel your baby moving inside...


Group B Strep

Group B Streptococcus (Group B Strep) Our mouths, our bottoms and our vaginas...


Pregnancy and Hydration

The physiological changes of pregnancy. Most people don’t realise how...