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Pregnancy: what is Asherman Syndrome?

Pregnancy: what is Asherman Syndrome?

Asherman Syndrome FAQs What are the Treatment Options for Asherman Syndrome?  Asherman Syndrome Treatment OptionsAlthough it may be possible to minimise scarring, this is a lifelong condition. Treatment may improve the scarred tissue sufficiently in order to...

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Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy

Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy

Not all abdominal cramps and pain are a cause for worry while you are pregnant. It is often normal to have some level of discomfort during pregnancy.    - Your feet get swollen, your breasts may feel more tender and sore and your back can get easily tired. But...

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Post-natal depression – what is it and how to cope

Post-natal depression – what is it and how to cope

Post-Natal Depression FAQs What are the Treatments for Post-Natal Depression?  Medication: Anti-depressants for post-natal depressionIn cases of moderate to severe post-natal depression, medication may be the choice recommended by your doctor. An improvement can...

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Fibroids in pregnancy-what you need to know

Fibroids in pregnancy-what you need to know

Fibroids in Pregnancy FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty...

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Feeling your baby kick-a fetal movement guide

Feeling your baby kick-a fetal movement guide

This guide about fetal movement has been put together to reassure you of the various ways and times this experience may happen. It also includes guidelines about how to monitor your baby’s movement once it has become a pretty constant factor..    One of the most...

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Cramps During Pregnancy

Cramps During Pregnancy

Leg cramps are unconscious muscle contractions affecting calves, legs and often the upper-leg. The painful sensation is very normal during pregnancy, frequently occurring during the night. Even though most common throughout the 3rd trimester, you might experience...

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation During Pregnancy

If you find yourself suffering from constipation during pregnancy, you're not alone. Depending on the sources, statistics range from between 38% to 50% of all women that are pregnant, who experience constipation during some stage of their pregnancy. Bloating and pain...

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Bleeding Gums In Pregnancy

Bleeding Gums In Pregnancy

Bleeding gums, sore gums and swollen gums can be caused by a combination of hormonal changes and a build-up of plaque, during a time when your gums are more vulnerable. This can lead to bleeding and inflammation, known as pregnancy gingivitis. During pregnancy, the...

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What is an Implantation Bleed?

What is an Implantation Bleed?

Implantation Bleed FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty...

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What is pre-­eclampsia

What is pre-­eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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What is Oestrogen

What is Oestrogen

Estrogen or oestrogen is the main female sexual hormone, which is responsible for the regulation and development of the female reproductive system, along with secondary sexual characteristics. Oestrogen is a hormone, which is secreted by the ovaries. Oestrogen or...

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Morning Sickness­-What It Is & How To Ease It

Morning Sickness­-What It Is & How To Ease It

Up to a certain point you may have felt like you were happily coasting along enjoying your experience of early pregnancy, in fact, you’ve been blooming and happily telling people your news. That was up until one ­day when you woke tp with a curiously strange feeling...

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How Soon After Weight Loss Surgery Can I Get Pregnant

How Soon After Weight Loss Surgery Can I Get Pregnant

Women in the reproductive age (18-45) comprise at least half of all bariatric patients. If you have undergone bariatric surgery in the past and now want to get pregnant, it is essential to examine the best time to conceive to prevent an adverse outcome. A systematic...

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How Pesticides Affect Fetal Development

How Pesticides Affect Fetal Development

It is extremely important for pregnant women to be extra careful with their health during pregnancy. There are a lot of substances, some of which can be easily found at home, that can affect a growing fetus. Many of these things don’t even affect the mother’s health;...

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What Is A Threatened Miscarriage?

What Is A Threatened Miscarriage?

An ongoing pregnancy associated with bleeding is called a threatened miscarriage. The first symptoms are usually vaginal bleeding with or without mild period type pain. The bleeding can occur at any time after a missed period. Threatened miscarriages are often noticed...

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What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy?

What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy results when a fertilised egg becomes implanted anywhere outside the cavity of the womb (uterus).  Most ectopic pregnancies develop in the fallopian tubes but occasionally in the ovary. As the fallopian tube is not large enough to accommodate a...

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What Is An Inconclusive Scan?

What Is An Inconclusive Scan?

What does an Inconclusive Scan result mean? There are three main reasons you may receive an inconclusive scan result: it is simply too early to see the pregnancy or, the pregnancy is not growing as it should or there is a possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. If at...

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Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines

Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines

Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines FAQs Transcript - Professor Fionnuala Mc Auliffe Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines Video Video title: Miscarriage Diagnosis By Ultrasound Scans Sometimes miscarriages occur in pregnancy and ultrasound is really important in making the...

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Amniocentesis – What Is It?

Amniocentesis – What Is It?

Amniocentesis FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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Air Travel Flying When Pregnant

Air Travel Flying When Pregnant

If you have already booked a holiday, or would like to go on the last holiday before your newborn arrives, you may wish to know more about flying when pregnant. In this feature we’ve put together the following information:   Flying when pregnant overview What are...

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Second Pregnancy Differences You May Experience

Second Pregnancy Differences You May Experience

If this is your second pregnancy, or another subsequent pregnancy, there may be some differences that you will experience from your first pregnancy. Of course no two pregnancies are the same, and no two women are the same. Purely because you have actually been...

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Depression And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Depression And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Pregnancy, birth and caring for a new born baby can be extremely stressful. It can be a time when women who have never suffered mental health problems may do so for the first time and exacerbated in women with a history of or pre-existing mental health conditions. No...

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Early pregnancy scans-what you need to know

Early pregnancy scans-what you need to know

If you suspect you may be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy, then it can help to know in advance when early pregnancy scans can take place and what to expect.  This article explains in lay-woman's language about what you should expect when you book an early...

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What Is Tokophobia?

What Is Tokophobia?

Tokophobia is a severe fear of childbirth, which prevents some women from having children. Actress Dame Helen Mirren has admitted to suffering from it. There is no doubt that some scenes from movies have given plenty of women a rational fear of childbirth. Gruesome...

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What Things You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

What Things You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

There is nothing more important for a pregnant woman than the health and safety of her baby. Fortunately, you can protect your child by avoiding some risky factors that may complicate your pregnancy or cause harm to your baby. Learn about what things you should avoid...

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Dental Health in Pregnancy – Dealing with the Dentist

Dental Health in Pregnancy – Dealing with the Dentist

Everybody knows about morning sickness. It’s probably the most-often heard complaint about pregnancy (and completely justified!), followed by swollen fingers and feet, back pain, and trouble sleeping. But there are some health issues associated with pregnancy that you...

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3 Common Dieting Misconceptions For Pregnant Mothers

3 Common Dieting Misconceptions For Pregnant Mothers

Over the years, a lot of common myths about what pregnant mothers should or should not eat have been debunked. Many of the things that society used to think were not okay for pregnant women have since been proven to be harmless old wives' tales. Thanks to the...

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