Can Expectant Mums Use Hypnosis to Cut Labor Pain?

The 18-month NHS trial study on the effectiveness of hypno-birthing will involve more than 800 first-time mothers, reports the Daily Mail. Teaching women to control their pain might also reduce the need for supervision from midwives, which would help ease the pressure on overstretched maternity wards. In some hospitals as many as 60 per cent of mothers have epidurals – … Read More

Multivitamin and folic acid supplementation

Multivitamin and folic acid supplementation. wttw 4d baby scan Pregnant women should be encouraged to take folic acid supplements (400mcg/day) before conception and up to 12 weeks of gestation. Folic acid has a strong protective effect against neural tube defects. Maternal folic acid supplements have also been associated with decreased risk of other congenital anomalies, including cardiovascular defects, limb defects … Read More

2D Anomaly Scan

Sometimes known as a Fetal Anatomy Scan or 20 Week Scan this scan is where the sonographer is able to examine the anatomy of your baby in great detail. When can I have an Anomaly Scan The Anomaly Scan can be performed from 18 to 22 week. The reason the Anomaly Scan isn’t performed earlier in the pregnancy is because … Read More

3D 4D Ultrasound Fact Information Sheet

4D scan images aren’t formed using optical data (like a digital camera) instead they are assembled by sound waves and the final image is a computer rendered 3D image of your baby in the womb. 4D technology uses sound waves that are out of the range of human hearing so your baby will not be aware of the scan taking … Read More

Count the Kicks

Empower Yourself in Pregnancy! COUNT THE KICKS™ wants to empower Mums with knowledge and confidence during their pregnancy. We want to encourage Mums to work with their Midwives and healthcare providers to promote a healthy outcome. Empowering every Mum with the confidence to call for advice if she is ever worried at all and be confident that she will receive the best advice … Read More

Why it is harmful to smoke during pregnancy

A baby in the womb gets everything from its mother. Nutrients and oxygen come via the placenta and umbilical cord. Smoking not only exposes the baby to toxins in tobacco smoke, but it also damages placental function. When a person smokes, some of the oxygen in their blood is replaced by carbon monoxide. If a pregnant woman smokes, her blood … Read More

The placenta

The placenta is a structure that develops inside the uterus during pregnancy. It forms from the same cells as the embryo and acts as an unborn baby’s life-support system. One side of the placenta attaches to the wall of the uterus and connects to the mother’s blood supply. The other side connects the baby to the placenta through the umbilical … Read More

Amniotic Fluid, Umbilical Cord

Amniotic Fluid Attached to placenta is the membranous sac which surrounds and protects the embryo. This sac is called the amnion. It grows and begins to fill, mainly with water, around two weeks after fertilization. This liquid is called Amniotic fluid, it allows the baby to move freely, without the walls of the uterus being too tight against its body. … Read More

4D baby scan, Peek inside the womb

A baby can’t drown in the womb because until they are born they don’t breathe air. The umbilical cord is attached to the baby by the placenta, which is attached to the wall of the womb. We can see the placenta & cord on your ultrasound baby scan. The cord passes nutrients and oxygen in and removes waste back to … Read More

Ultrasound Dating Scan

The Crown-rump Length This measurement can be made between 7 to 13 weeks and gives very accurate estimation of the gestational age. Dating with the CRL can be within 3-4 days of the last menstrual period. An important point to note is that when the due date has been set by an accurately measured CRL, it should not be changed … Read More