Pregnancy Topics

There is an important distinction to be made between screening tests, which determine the likelihood or risk of a baby having a condition, and diagnostic tests which will give a definitive...Read More

First Trimester Congratulations! You’re going to be a parent! You have embarked upon one of the most significant journeys of your life, welcome to the first trimester of pregnancy! This is...Read More

A healthy pregnancy and great birth have their foundations in your health and diet during pregnancy. Any improvement you can make to your diet and lifestyle in pregnancy, no matter how far...Read More

By the beginning of the second trimester of pregnancy, all the baby's organs have been laid down in their primitive form and some have begun to function, like the heart and kidneys. From...Read More

Exercise during pregnancy can help you to improve or maintain your physical fitness resulting in a healthier and more comfortable pregnancy; an easier birth; and a speedier return to normal...Read More

By the beginning of the third trimester, the baby’s vital organs and skeleton are complete. The final trimester of the pregnancy involves the maturing and strengthening of these systems...Read More

From the moment you discover that you are pregnant, you begin to make decisions as a parent. The first decisions you make will be about your lifestyle and the sort of changes you might need...Read More

The screening test for Down syndrome is part of the Maternal Serum Screening Test (MSS). The combined first trimester test is the most commonly offered test. This test is offered between 11...Read More

Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is commonly found in the gastrointestinal tract of men and women and colonises the vagina in approximately 15% to 30% of women. The danger to babies is that GBS...Read More

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) involves taking a biopsy of the finger like projections of the baby's placenta for DNA analysis. CVS will diagnose chromosomal abnormalities, genetic...Read More