Food safety in pregnancy
26th Apr

2015

Women are often told that they can “eat for two” when they are pregnant, however this is not the case!  A healthy well balanced diet for pregnancy includes daily servings of protein (such as eggs, meat, chicken, fish, tofu or legumes), dairy (milk, ...

Fibroids
19th Apr

2015

What is a fibroid? A fibroid (leiomyoma or just myoma) is a non-cancerous growth of the muscle that forms the walls of the uterus.  With an estimated lifetime risk of about 70%, most women will have a fibroid at some point in their life.  For the ...

Preterm Birth: Part 2 – What can we do?
12th Apr

2015

In Part 1 of our blog we learnt about what Preterm Birth is, the risk factors and detection.  In Part 2 we will explore treatment options for you should you find yourself at risk of preterm birth. Treatment options  Treatment options for preterm birth ...

Preterm Birth: Part 1 – Who is at risk?
7th Apr

2015

What is preterm birth? Preterm birth (PTB) is defined as delivery of your baby prior to 37 weeks gestation. Unfortunately, the majority of the time we cannot explain the mechanism for why PTB occurs.  In about 70% of cases, women break their waters ...