Obstetrics

Multivitamins and Pregnancy in the News

You may well have heard on the news this month about the widely publicised results of a study published in the BMJ journal’s Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin which indicate that multivitamin and mineral supplements are unlikely to be needed by most pregnant women. The main message about taking multivitamins during pregnancy to come out of

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High BMI

Greater Risks With a High BMI

The results of research published online by JAMA Neurol and highlighted in a recent BMJ article indicate that obese women i.e. those with a BMI of 30 or greater who use oral contraceptives could be at greater risk of suffering a (rare) type of stroke called cerebral venous thrombosis (CVT).  This is essentially a stroke

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The Importance of Great Antenatal Care

What happens at the very beginning of life is incredibly important because the health differences in our children start before birth. The quality of the antenatal care you receive can therefore be an important factor in shaping your child’s future, and making sure that it is more likely to be a healthy one. Birth rates

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Harmony Down’s Syndrome Test?

Down’s syndrome affects 1 in 1000 babies and is something that happens at the conception stage when the genetic material from the egg and sperm first join together. Screening in pregnancy is therefore commonplace but despite providing some idea of the likelihood of your baby having Down’s syndrome, screening doesn’t provide a definite answer. That

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