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Don’t be Shy: Demystifying the Causes of Stress Incontinence

Written by Mr Sachin Malde for Doctify
Incontinence is not exactly a common topic of conversation. Some people might relegate it as a term that applies only to the elderly. However, with stress incontinence, this is not the case. This condition affects a range of different people and it should be talked about with more openness […]

By |August 9th, 2017|Conditions|Comments Off on Don’t be Shy: Demystifying the Causes of Stress Incontinence

5 Medical Reasons to Give Up your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Written by Dr Anne Henderson for Doctify
We’ve all seen it. Some of us may even have been guilty of it. A heavily pregnant woman wearing the now ubiquitous ‘Baby On Board’ badge being ignored by a carriage full of commuters. On a day when you’ve been on your feet for hours or have a headache, […]

By |June 19th, 2017|Conditions, Parenting, Hot Topics|Comments Off on 5 Medical Reasons to Give Up your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Serena Williams is Pregnant – will Playing Sport Endanger her Baby?

Medical specialist comments provided by Mr Mahantesh Karoshi to Doctify
It was congratulations all round for top tennis player Serena Williams recently when she announced her pregnancy. She is expecting with fiancé (and Reddit co-founder) Alexis Ohanian. At 35 years old, she is 20 weeks pregnant.

With 22 major singles titles and 16 doubles under her belt, Williams […]

By |April 24th, 2017|Parenting, Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Serena Williams is Pregnant – will Playing Sport Endanger her Baby?

Fertility Treatments

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Discussing the options with our fertility specialist
Written by Dr Irfana Koita for Doctify

What are the fertility treatment options?

Ovulation Induction:

Women who do not ovulate, usually present with irregular or completely absent periods. The most common cause for this is a condition known as Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). Ovulation induction is performed using oral tablets […]

By |December 1st, 2016|Parenting|Comments Off on Fertility Treatments

Ask the Expert: Melasma

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Written by Dr Justine Kluk for Doctify

What is melasma?

Melasma is a common disorder of facial pigmentation. It typically appears for the first time between the ages of 20 and 40 and is more likely to affect those with darker skin types or tanned skin. Ninety percent of sufferers are female and, in most cases, […]

By |September 27th, 2016|Skin & Beauty|Comments Off on Ask the Expert: Melasma

5 ways to maintain the “pregnancy glow”

Pregnancy often brings with it the so-called “pregnancy glow”. Changes to circulating blood volume and an abundance of hormones result in thick, shiny hair and a bright, flushed complexion for many women.  These changes usually start in the second trimester and can be maintained by following some simple daily skincare tips.

1. Practice sun safety:  In some […]

By |September 1st, 2016|Parenting, Skin & Beauty|Comments Off on 5 ways to maintain the “pregnancy glow”

Eating habits during pregnancy

A healthy and balanced diet is important for everyone to maintain at all times but for pregnant and breastfeeding women what is being consumed also affects the baby, probably more significantly than initially thought. There are many guides out there as to what pregnant women should eat such as this from the NHS. In the past, […]

By |August 23rd, 2016|Parenting, Wellbeing & Fitness|Comments Off on Eating habits during pregnancy

Are you worried about infertility?

It is no wonder we’re so easily panicked about infertility with the fearful narrative and stigmatism that comes from being ‘labelled’ infertile. A new survey published in the Oxford Journal of Reproduction has shown that nearly half of women and men don’t seek medical help due to the fear of being labelled infertile. Infertility is […]

By |August 7th, 2016|Conditions, Parenting|Comments Off on Are you worried about infertility?

My First Baby: Reflecting on Five Months of Pregnancy

Written by Mrs Josie Elles for Doctify

It’s 6am on Saturday the 25th of July 2015. My eyes are barely open and I head to the bathroom to find out if I can drink prosecco at my good friend’s wedding tonight. I’d much rather not (i.e., I am hoping the pregnancy test is kind to me […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Parenting|Comments Off on My First Baby: Reflecting on Five Months of Pregnancy

8 Ways to Beat Morning Sickness

Written by Gurminder for Doctify
Many pregnant women feel sick or nauseous during early pregnancy. In most cases, the symptoms are mild you won’t need to seek any further treatment. In more severe cases, however, an anti-sickness medicine can sometimes be helpful.
Causes of Morning Sickness

There is no scientific evidence for the exact causes of morning sickness. […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Parenting|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Beat Morning Sickness