Yoga and Hypnobirthing during Pregnancy

There are so many choices when you find out you are pregnant.  This can be really anxiety provoking particularly as the internet makes mounds of information available to us 24 hours a day.  As a GP, I see the harmful effects of this – I have patients come to me paralysed by fear of making … Continue reading Yoga and Hypnobirthing during Pregnancy

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Transferring your antenatal care

I was upset this week to hear of a woman’s distress at her experience trying to switch hospitals partway through her antenatal care.  Let’s face it, many people do move house during pregnancy for various reasons such as needing more space for when their baby arrives and so it isn’t unusual for them to have … Continue reading Transferring your antenatal care

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