What to expect to happen “down there” after birth – and how to avoid any issues

When you’re pregnant, you’ll hear a lot said about changes to your body: “you’ll never be able to laugh without crossing your legs”, or “sex will never feel the same”, or how about (ever so helpfully) “it’ll destroy you down there”? You’ll feel like there’s a club of wounded veterans of motherhood, waiting for you … Continue reading What to expect to happen “down there” after birth – and how to avoid any issues

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Anxiety between the 12- and 20-week ultrasound scan for pregnant women

For some, pregnancy can be anxiety provoking.  In particular, I have women who get anxious after the first trimester before their 20-week scan.  There is quite a long gap between the two scans and during that time the woman can feel completely well which can be disconcerting after the pregnancy symptoms she felt in the … Continue reading Anxiety between the 12- and 20-week ultrasound scan for pregnant women

Itching in pregnancy, Part I: Obstetric cholestasis/intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy

We have all felt at itch at one point in our life even if just from a scratchy jumper that an elderly relative made you where as a child! During pregnancy, itch or pruritus is one of the inconvenient symptoms that a woman can get. Those women with it probably feel that the term: ‘inconvenient’ … Continue reading Itching in pregnancy, Part I: Obstetric cholestasis/intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy