Obstetrics

Seminar: A Guide To Pregnancy Scans

Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name of Lorem Ipsum decided to leave for the far World of Grammar. The Big Oxmox advised her not to do so, because there were thousands of bad Commas, wild Question Marks and devious Semikoli, but the Little Blind Text didn’t listen.

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(Video) Five Star Babies: Inside the Portland Hospital

Five Star Babies – BBC2 Documentary on The Portland Hospital titled Five Star Babies. The clip showing Ms Karen Joash segment of the documentary. Watch Video:  

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What you need to know about gestational diabetes

Dr Karen Joash, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, explains everything you need to know about gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is when women develop a form of diabetes when they’re pregnant. While this can be a daunting prospect, I assure my patients that the vast majority of women will return to normal after […]

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Miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

Women may be at risk of post-traumatic stress disorder following a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, suggests a new study. The team behind the research, from Imperial College London, say the findings suggest women should be routinely screened for the condition, and receive specific psychological support following pregnancy loss. In the study, published in the journal BMJ […]

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Research reveals risk of incorrect seat belt use

Nearly half of pregnant women put their unborn babies at risk due to wearing seat belts wrongly, finds research. Commissioned by UK child safety experts Clippasafe the research reveals that 45.9% of women, when asked whether they knew of the correct way to wear a seat belt while pregnant, said no. It also found that […]

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Everything you need to know about having a water birth

Dr Karen Joash, obstetrician and gynaecologist at The Portland Hospital, explains the benefits of opting for a water birth The decision to have a water birth is becoming increasingly popular amongst expectant mothers. Water labour is often used as a tool to cope with pain, while some mothers will choose to deliver in the water, […]

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Postpartum Psychosis: What you need to know

It’s the psychiatric condition that can affect as many as one in 1000 new mothers. But what is postpartum psychosis – also known as puerperal or postnatal psychosis – and who’s at risk? What causes this mental illness, and is there a cure?  We’ve got the lowdown on everything you need to know about the […]

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I’m pregnant and have developed painful varicose veins.

Varicose veins are a well known complication of pregnancy and it can often be the first time women develop the condition. If they occur, it will usually be in the last three months of pregnancy. They arise because the veins that normally drain up to the heart through the pelvis are under increased pressure from […]

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Irregular bleeding in later life

Irregular bleeding is common in the time when women are coming up to the menopause due to cycles which occur when no egg is released, which are called anovulatory. This leads a change in progesterone and oestradiol levels and women can bleed for longer and more frequently. They can also have progressively larger gaps between […]

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Women of the NHS explain why it’s one of the best organisations in the world

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