NHS launches pregnancy health checker|
By Kimberley Smith on 28/02/2011 in Pregnancy health & safety
New online symptom checker by the NHS reassures mums fearing pregnancy problems
NHS Direct has launched a new online symptom checker for mums-to-be. The pregnancy-specific symptoms checker supports a range of online home-diagnosis tools already available from the NHS.The checker covers common pregnancy problems and concerns
Cow’s milk allergy in infants|
By Monica Stylli on 25/07/2007 in Baby health and safety
What are the symptoms and what can you do about it?
of the body’s inability to break down the lactose in milk, causing bloating, abdominal pain and diarrhoea.What are the symptoms?The main symptoms of a CMA are skin rash, wheezing, vomiting, diarrhoea, constipation, failure to put on weight and distress. Most
HELLP syndrome need to know|
By Sophie Westnedge on 18/06/2012 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Find out what HELLP is and what symptoms to look out for
disorder with the letters standing for:H - heamolysis (breakdown of red blood cells)EL - elevated liver enzymes which indicates damage to the liverLP - low platelet levels (special cells that are needed for blood clotting)What are the symptoms?“The physical
Am I pregnant? Early signs of pregnancy|
By Kimberley Smith on 27/05/2011 in Am I pregnant?
Find out what first symptoms to look out for, plus what to do next if you are pregnant
later.Every mum-to-be is different and just because you have one symptom doesn't mean you are definitely pregnant. Similarly having no signs doesn't necessarily mean that your attempts to conceive have been unsuccessful.Check your symptoms here
Coeliac disease and your baby need to know|
By Sophie Westnedge on 11/05/2012 in Newborn health & safety
From the symptoms to what foods to avoid, find out the essentials about coeliac disease and you baby
and substitute foods that have gluten with gluten-free alternatives. How do I know if my baby has coeliac disease?The symptoms may develop after you have started weaning your baby onto cereals that contain gluten.Celiac disease can only be diagnosed once gluten
Cystitis in pregnancy|
By Laura Lee Davies on 22/06/2006 in Pregnancy discomforts
Cystitis is so common that many GPs will check for it in urine samples. What is it, what are the symptoms and what's the treatment?
to cystitis, and it has a one in three chance of coming back, so what is it, what are the symptoms and what's the cure?Preventing cystitis Cystitis is common in pregnancy and can come back, so follow a few simple rulesDrink plenty of waterAvoid coffee, tea
Signs of pregnancy|
By Daniella Delaney on 09/08/2011 in Am I pregnant?
Whether your pregnancy is unexpected or longed for, be clear about the signs of pregnancy and what symptoms you experience
or never experienced pregnancy at all in your life it, spotting the signs that you're going to have a baby isn't always easy. So how do you know that you're expecting? What are those tell-tale early symptoms of pregnancy that will confirm your suspicions
What is PCOS?|
By Laura Lee Davies on 30/06/2009 in Difficulties getting pregnant
PCOS is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. What are the symptoms, how might it affect conception, and what can be done about it?
cysts to form around the ovaries, as well as bringing about a raft of other symptoms (see below) which can affect your appearance, your long-term health outlook, and your chances of having a successful pregnancy.(PCOS can also affect post
PCOS after Pregnancy|
By Sharon Higgins 2 on 16/03/2009 in forum
Has anyone had their symptoms worsen since they've had a baby?
@ the moment, I just want to feel better!!!!Any advice or help would be appreciated!ThanksSharon Hi SharonI too have PCOS and have a 2 year old son. I have also found that symptoms have worsened since I had my son, however before this I was on the pill, so i
By Kimberley Smith on 15/03/2012 in Pregnancy illness & complications
Symptoms, risks and what you need to know about Obstetric Cholostasis and itching in pregnancy
during pregnancy. After birth the condition goes away but it does up your risk of suffering a postpartum haemorrhage in the days after birth so it’s important to get diagnosed so doctors can keep an eye on you.Obstetric Cholostasis (OC) SymptomsThe most