Pearl obstetrics | gynaecology


Getting better sleep in pregnancy

Sleeping is often a problem in pregnancy Sleep is really important in pregnancy but is overlooked by just about everyone apart from the pregnant woman (and of course this obstetrician)! Pregnant women have often had poor sleep leading up to their birth for multiple reasons. Read our g
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Screening for Down’s syndrome with PEARL obstetrics | gynaecology

Combined 10 week blood test and 12-14 week ultrasound scan Until very recently this was the best method of non-invasive testing. 10-15% of Down’s babies are missed unfortunately with this method. Women with high-risk scores then need to undergo amniocentesis (a needle draws off some o
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Healthy eating and drinking in pregnancy

Discuss healthy weight during pregnancy with us. Keep fitter in your pregnancy by using these tips. Choose food wisely and exercise regularly to improve your health and fitness. This will help to minimise weight gain. Adequate nutrient intake during pregnancy is important for you and
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Pain relief options in labour

Most women do not require pain relief during early labour, but seek it once the active phase of first-stage labour begins. Nondrug techniques can be learnt as part of antenatal care, including relaxation techniques. However, as pain increases with advancing labour, the methods of reli
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