I have a rare connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. What that means is that my body doesnt properly make collagen, a basic building block that makes our bodies strong. My collagen isnt strong, and certain tissues like my Read More
Many pregnant women are told to ensure they take iron and folic acid supplements when they are pregnant. Why is this highly recommended? Dr. Stephen Mutiso, a consultant obstetrician / gynaecologist explains why.
During pregnancy, women need iron and folate (folic acid) to meet both their own needs and those of the developing baby. If a pregnant woman lacks these essential nutrients, then she is unable to supply them in sufficient quantities to her baby.
Low folic acid before... Read More
There are a lot of issues brought up for abortion, but I want to focus in on what I believe is the central issue: when, if ever, does the fetus right to life outweigh the womans right to body?
There are clear points at which the fetus has a right to life, namely after birth. At this point, it is clear that the mother has an obligation to keep the baby alive. On the other... Read More
Pregnancy is an exciting time for women, but it comes with many health-related challenges, for both the baby and the mom-to-be. Concerns include everything from what to eat and what not to eat, what medicines you can take or not, and what to do or not to do about the many changes your body is... Read More
During pregnancy, women may suffer from several medical problems in pregnancy. Some of these medical problems in pregnancy increase the risk of problems for pregnant women or the fetus. They include problems that can cause a high temperature, several infections as well as disorders that require Read More
Looking after yourself and staying healthy in pregnancy is important whatever age you are, but if like me youre 35 or over and pregnant, then there are some specific things to keep in mind to keep you in good nick throughout. This... Read More