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Pregnancy & Birth

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By Emma Wheeler1 November 2014

How to safely commute during pregnancy

Spending the day on a hot and crowded train is a stressful experience for anyone, but experts have expressed concerns that a stressful commute can put mums and babies at risk. Read more

By Emma Wheeler28 October 2014

Coping with SPD in pregnancy

Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), or Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP), can make pregnancy feel like an endurance test. Emma Brockwell, Senior Physiotherapist with an interest in Women's Health at London Bridge Hospital, tells us how the condition is diagnosed and what you can do to make coping with SPD in pregnancy that little bit easier. Read more

By Louise Wheeler26 October 2014

Symptoms of Hyperemesis Gravidarum

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby and, as with her first pregnancy, Kate is suffering from Hyperemesis Gravidarum – a severe form of morning sickness which can result in dehydration and weight loss. Read more

By Louise Wheeler20 October 2014

Duchess of Cambridge due date announced

After weeks of speculation, Wills and Kate have finally announced the due date of their second baby. Well, almost... Read more

By Louise Wheeler20 October 2014

How to do pelvic floor exercises

Pregnancy-related incontinence issues are common during and after pregnancy, but exercising your pelvic muscles is an easy way to help avoid potential problems. Even time spent sitting at your desk can be used to strengthen your pelvic floor and reduce the risks. Emma Brockwell, Senior Physiotherapist with an interest in Women's Health at London Bridge Hospital, explains how to do pelvic floor exercises the right way. Read more