Breastfeeding: the unique bonding experience

Breastfeeding: the unique bonding experience

Breastfeeding: the unique bonding experience Breastfeeding is considered one of the most emotional and unique experiences a mother ever has.  Breastfeeding is the first experience that bonds the mother with her new born baby creating this incredible connection and vital nourishing support for a baby’s early months to a lifetime benefit into adulthood. This year’s […]

Endometriosis, Fibroids and Unexplained infertility

Endometriosis, Fibroids and Unexplained infertility

PODCAST with Miss Despina Mavridou All in one incredible podcast created in collaboration with Fertility Help Hub our popular Fertility Specialist Miss Despina Mavridou is explaining what endometriosis is, what fibroids are, and what unexplained fertility is. All important topics surrounded by several doubts and misunderstanding, so, we bring you fertility specialist help and advice to demystify […]

Reflections of an Obstetrician on COVID-19 Recovery Phase

Reflections of an Obstetrician on COVID-19 Recovery Phase

Reflections of an Obstetrician on COVID-19 Recovery Phase Our very first article about what was happening in maternity units Reflections of an Obstetrician during Coronavirus pandemic was in response to the suddenness of lockdown, the high levels of anxiety and fear amongst pregnant women, the sketchy information emerging. There were mixed messages “pregnant women at no more […]

Cervical cancer screening: a women’s life-saving test

Cervical cancer screening: a women’s life-saving test

Cervical cancer screening: what is a Cervical smear test? It seems incredible but even today there is still a lot of ignorance around this topic. In the UK alone we lose approximately 2 lives a day because of this. There are a lot of questions about this test: Does the smear test hurt?How often should […]

Fertility Help – What is PCOS?

Fertility Help – What is PCOS?

Fertility Help – What is PCOS? For those who may not be aware, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a health problem which affects approximately 1 in 10 women. That’s huge! With so many of you wanting to know more about how it can be treated and how it can affect fertility, we’ve spoken to our brilliant […]

Cesarean birth during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Cesarean birth during the Covid-19 Outbreak

Cesarean birth during Covid-19 Outbreak One in three women in major London maternity units are now delivered by the abdominal route. The indications range from permissive maternal requests though to conditions where vaginal delivery is prohibitive or not recommended such as placenta preavia, breech presentation, previous caesarean sections. If you exclude the 20 percent of […]

Fertility Live: First appointment and changes after a failed IVF cycle

Fertility Live: First appointment and changes after a failed IVF cycle

When to Seek Help? Initial Tests & Consults Explained Did you know that it is suggested to any women to have a fertility check-up between the ages of 29-35? During this time (around 32 years old) women are producing best quality eggs and whether you are keen to have a baby now or later on […]

Reflections of an Obstetrician during Coronavirus pandemic

Reflections of an Obstetrician during Coronavirus pandemic

Touching Base: Reflections of an Obstetrician during Coronavirus pandemic It has been just a tad busy at work on the NHS. These are indeed curious times we live and work in. It reminds me of Charles Dickens. A tale of two cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” The […]

Labour during lockdown: Top Tips to stay at home as long as possible

Labour during lockdown: Top Tips to stay at home as long as possible

TOP TIPS on how to stay at home during labour for as long as possible (only applicable to low risk pregnancies) Pregnancy is such a big change in the life of every woman and can bring some uncertainty in terms of the way you feel (it can feel like an emotional “roller-coaster”).  Unfortunately, with the […]

Maternal Wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak

Maternal Wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak

Maternal Wellbeing: 10 simple steps that can make a difference to your mental health and wellbeing It’s common to be anxious during pregnancy, but these unprecedented times are worrying and bring a lot of uncertainty for everyone. This is a particularly hard time for anyone who is trying to conceive, pregnant or who has a […]