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World Prematurity Day

November 17th is a very important day and as it is only the second time this day has ever carried so much importance, very few people realise just how significant November 17th is. November 17th is World Prematurity Day, a day of events and activities organised by over 50 international organisations in order to raise […]

Elective Caesarean section

C-sections: worth the risk?

Elective C-sections are a growing trend among mothers with 67% more first time mums in the U.S. choosing to have an elective C-section between 1991 and 2001. This is mostly because of our demanding careers and our constant need to be in control of every aspect of our lives, not to mention our insane fear […]

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Cortisol, also known as hydrocortisone, is a glucocorticoid or adrenal hormone which has an integral role in your pregnancy. Cortisol, like ACTH, is a stress hormone your body produces in reaction to none other than stress. Cortisol is always present in your body and steadily increases throughout your pregnancy as it is a process that […]

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Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

The Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH), or thyrotropin, is an important pregnancy hormone that is responsible for the stimulation of your thyroid gland. It is produced in your pituitary gland and its levels during pregnancy depend on the levels of hCG and estrogen in your blood. TSH levels are highest during the first trimester of your […]

Caul births

A caul is a membrane that may cover a newborn’s head at birth, but it is absolutely nothing to worry about as it is harmless and easily removed by your doctor or midwife. The caul membrane can either be part of the amnion of the amniotic sac or a separate membrane which forms during your […]

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