Understanding the Alternatives to Giving Birth in the NHS

Each year, several hundred thousand children are born in the UK alone, with just under 700,000 coming into the world in 2016 across England and Wales. Improvements to healthcare and access to quality prenatal and delivery assistance, combined with medical advancements in fertility help have kept the birthrate in the UK steady for several years. While having a child is not an uncommon occurrence, women and their family members have varied experiences when it comes to labour and delivery. Part of that Read more [...]

How to combat incontinence during pregnancy

Many pregnant women will find themselves needing to urinate more frequently but incontinence is also a common symptom that many women experience during and after pregnancy. This is not just inconvenient; it can also have a huge negative impact on your quality of life. In fact, 54% of pregnant women believe that incontinence during pregnancy has an adverse effect on their daily lives, whether it is taking an emotional or physical toll. There are a range of types of urinary incontinence that can Read more [...]

Pelvic Compression Syndrome: When Pregnancy Pains May Be More Than Just Discomfort

Varicose veins are something that many people deal with, though when you are pregnant they can become increasingly likely to form. In addition, during pregnancy they may appear in places that you may not suspect, such as your pelvis or groin. In many cases, you may not even know that you have a varicose vein; rather, it may feel like a chronic pain or pressure in your pelvic area. This is called Pelvic Congestion Syndrome (PCS), and it can often be triggered by pregnancy due to a number of factors. What Read more [...]

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy: Why They Appear and What to Do

Varicose veins can come up at any time, but there are a number of conditions that make them more likely to appear. Pregnancy is one time of your life when varicose veins are increasingly likely, and you may simply dislike the appearance or actually suffer pain from them. There are a few things you can do to try to prevent them from becoming worse, and there are treatment options if prevention doesn’t work. What Causes Varicose Veins to Appear in Pregnancy? Varicose veins are parts of the vein Read more [...]

VITAL FACTS TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING DONOR SPERM – THE BIG DECISION TO GET PREGNANT

When you make the decision of using donor sperm to assist you in having a baby, it is indeed a big decision of your life. Irrespective of the fact that you’re a single woman who wishes to conceive or a lesbian couple or you’re dealing with some common make infertility issues, there are many important questions to ask before deciding to use a donor sperm. Read on the concerns of this post to know more on sperm donors and few vital facts on deciding on this life-changing issue. Sperm bank vs. Read more [...]

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW IF YOU’RE NOT CONCEIVING AS QUICKLY AS YOU EXPECTED

Falling pregnant is something that is taken granted by many women. After all, women having been conceiving, carrying and delivering babies for generations and it is something a woman never really expects to experience any difficulties with. Added to the fact that many women may spend years trying to avoid falling pregnant in their younger years only to struggle when they decide that they do want to start a family, makes trouble conceiving all the harder to understand. Here are just 3 of the issues Read more [...]

HOW DOES MY FAMILY HISTORY AFFECT MY PREGNANCY?

Family members may share many common things, including their living space, their culture, and sometimes even their behaviors. The shared factor that has the most impact on the health of you and your child is genetics. When speaking with your physician at your preconception visit or at your initial prenatal exam, you will be asked questions about yours and your partner’s family medical history. Why is this information important to you and your doctor when planning for the healthy management of Read more [...]

HOW TO DEAL WITH BIRTH INJURIES

Birth injuries are situations that are very bad for everyone involved. Unfortunately, it is something that can happen. You surely want to be sure that you give your child the best odds for a safe birth. However, no matter what you do, human error may step in and ruin everything. It is vital that you always deal with every single problem that appears as soon as it develops. This is also the approach when looking at birth injuries. First Thing First For starters, health is what is very important Read more [...]

SOME MAJOR FACTORS TO CONSIDER WHEN SELECTING A FERTILITY CLINIC FOR YOUR FERTILITY TREATMENT

A fertility clinic is no ordinary clinic simply because of its nature and what it specialises in; hence, there are many points to consider when trying to decide on the best clinic for your needs. Choosing to undergo fertility treatment is a very personal decision and should be considered with great care – and selecting a fertility clinic that fits your needs is certainly no laughing matter. There are costs, travelling and waiting times, procedures, moral dilemmas, and often, emotional issues. Yet Read more [...]

10 TIPS FOR A POSITIVE AND HEALTHY PREGNANCY

Every expectant mom hopes for a simple and healthy pregnancy, but sometimes it’s hard not to succumb to stress. Here’s the good news, though: there are plenty of ways to make this important time easier on yourself, starting with the ten simple tips listed below. 1. Have some alone time with your baby every day Bonding with your unborn child is a key part of pregnancy that helps prepare both of you for the birth and everything that comes afterwards. This daily ritual can be something as simple Read more [...]