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

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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