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Your complete guide to the contraceptive implant

The contraceptive implant is a highly effective form of contraception (approximately 99% effective). It is a small plastic rod, containing the hormone progesterone, that is inserted under the skin on the inner aspect of the upper arm. It works by thickening cervical mucus and can stop ovulation. The implant lasts for three years at which […]

By |July 25th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Your complete guide to the contraceptive implant

The warning signs of pre-eclampsia & how you can try to prevent it

Pre-eclampsia tends to occur in the third trimester of pregnancy, particularly around and after 34 weeks, and can also occur close to delivery and after delivery. It is a complication of pregnancy where the mother develops high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine.

 
Symptoms
Some mothers will have no symptoms at all except for swelling […]

By |July 23rd, 2019|Conditions, Top Articles|Comments Off on The warning signs of pre-eclampsia & how you can try to prevent it

What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Molar pregnancy, also known as Hydatidiform Mole or Gestational Trophoblastic Disease, occurs in around 1 in 600 to 1 in 1000 pregnancies. In this rare complication, the fetus and placenta do not develop normally, leading to a non-viable pregnancy.

Molar pregnancy can be partial or complete. Partial molar pregnancy is where there is a fetus with […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Conditions, Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on What is a molar pregnancy & what you need to know about this complication

Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

Many people don’t know just how simple smear tests can be. They only take a few minutes, and Public Health England research shows that once women have been screened, 8 in 10 (87%) are ‘glad they went’ and that they were ‘put at ease by the nurse or doctor doing the test’ (84%). Regular screening is important […]

By |July 16th, 2019|Wellbeing & Fitness, Top Articles|Comments Off on Getting your first smear test soon? Here’s what you need to know

A Guide to Problems in Early Pregnancy

Early pregnancy is a time for excitement, joy and hope. However, for some, it can also bring despair and grief, as this is a very delicate stage of pregnancy where problems could occur . Therefore, it is important to be able to recognise the signs and symptoms of potential complications in the early stages of […]

By |April 30th, 2019|Conditions, Parenting, Top Articles|Comments Off on A Guide to Problems in Early Pregnancy

Expert Advice: The Truth About Fibroids

Written by Ms Rhona Flemming for Doctify
Fibroids are benign (non-cancerous) growths within the uterine muscle. They are extremely common, with approximately 50% of women having fibroids in their lifetime, but most as small and symptomatic.

Some women remain concerned that fibroids may interfere with their chance of conceiving, having a healthy pregnancy and giving birth.

In this article, Consultant Gynaecologist […]

By |November 8th, 2018|Conditions, Parenting, Top Articles|Comments Off on Expert Advice: The Truth About Fibroids

Why Is My Period Late? Expert Advice from a Gynaecologist

Written by Mr Narendra Pisal for Doctify
That feeling of panic when a period doesn’t arrive is an almost universal experience for women. Why is my period late? Am I pregnant? Or just late? There are many answers to why your period hasn’t started on time this month, and here to tell us all about it […]

By |April 5th, 2018|Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Why Is My Period Late? Expert Advice from a Gynaecologist

Our Guide to Women’s Health on International Women’s Day

Written by Catherine Hales for Doctify
Happy International Women’s Day, everyone! This year, celebrating IWD feels extra special as we remember the Suffragettes, who fought for and won the fight for the right vote 100 years ago. There are so many different ways to get empowered these days, living as we do in the age of […]

By |March 8th, 2018|Hot Topics, Top Articles|Comments Off on Our Guide to Women’s Health on International Women’s Day

Mr Richard Sheridan: first CQC Accredited Obstetrician to Practice outside Central London

Written by Mr Richard Sheridan for Doctify
Making sure an expecting mother is taken care of during pregnancy is one of the fundamental responsibilities of her doctor. However, there are other elements other than the quality of the care that she’s receiving that can cause anxiety during this time. Hospital visits, having to travel into Central […]

By |January 31st, 2018|For Clinicians|Comments Off on Mr Richard Sheridan: first CQC Accredited Obstetrician to Practice outside Central London

What should I look out for during Early Pregnancy?

Written by Mr Richard Sheridan for Doctify
Pregnancy is a miraculous thing. It can also be terrifying, especially if it’s your first. What is normal? When should I be worried? Am I doing this right? These are all common concerns of expecting mothers.

Here to allay some of those doubts and fears and to offer guidance is […]

By |January 31st, 2018|Parenting|Comments Off on What should I look out for during Early Pregnancy?