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January 23, 2017

Many women have heard about, and may be interested in, the practice of ‘seeding’.

Seeding is undertaken in women whose baby has been born by caesarean section.  The mother’s vaginal fluids are applied to the baby’s mouth, face and body shortly after birth.

The intention...

January 20, 2017

Type I (Insulin dependent) di

abetes is a serious disease. There is a study going on trying to find out what causes it. If you are pregnant with Type I Diabetes (T1D), you are pregnant and your partner has T1D, you are pregnant and one of your other children has T1D, or...

March 17, 2016

Big sugar, Big Baby, Big Forceps !!! Jokes aside, excess sugar during pregnancy will increase the size of your baby and may convert a straight forward delivery to a difficult one. We do test you sugar metabolism at around 28 weeks, but sometimes women make the mistake...

March 8, 2016

Toxoplasmosis can cause serious effects on the unborn baby if your first infection occurs during pregnancy. Perhaps those most at risk are those who have never had a cat and get a kitten just before they become pregnant. Petting cats isn't the problem, it is their poo...

January 13, 2016

 

If you have them, you’re in good company. About 90% of women will get them sometime after their sixth or seventh month of pregnancy, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

If your mother had stretch marks, then you're more likely to have them too, since gene...