Maternal Mental Health Week

It is so exciting that maternal mental health week #maternalMHmatters is here. Like others, I hope it will raise awareness about maternal mental health and highlight that it is equally important as physical health. Women face pressure at each stage of the journey from considering conception to bringing up a child and this can trigger … Continue reading Maternal Mental Health Week

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Practical tips for getting to the hospital with all you need for having your baby

Lots of women ask me what to take to hospital or the birthing unit and when to get it all ready. I usually recommend that they get things ready at least 2 weeks before their due date. I suggest that they also think about their route to hospital/the birthing unit and how they will get … Continue reading Practical tips for getting to the hospital with all you need for having your baby

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Severe Sickness associated with Pregnancy

I saw in the news today that two thirds of women with extreme sickness in pregnancy (hyperemesis gravidarum) are not given the information they need to manage it (Guardian BBC). I wanted to help address this problem in this blog. Of course its normal for many women to have some nausea in early pregnancy but … Continue reading Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Severe Sickness associated with Pregnancy