GP Rob says: Yes, it should be fine for you to become pregnant again. but ask your doctor for some advice before doing so. Women with high blood pressure are usually cared for by an obstetrician with expertise in this area, and your doctor may recommend you see the obstetrician b...
Obstetrician Leonie says: Vulval varicosities are varicose veins of the vulva. A varicose vein is a vein that has become unusually dilated and full of blood.In pregnancy, the valves in the veins work less well due to pregnancy hormones, which can result in blood 'pooling' in the ...
Obstetrician Leonie says: If you have an irregular cycle, it is more difficult to know when you are at your most fertile.Women with polycystic ovaries ovulate less frequently than other women, and in some cycles may not ovulate at all. If you do ovulate, this will have happened 1...
. Counselling and psychotherapy can help, as can massage and aromatherapy. But it's important to talk to your GP, health visitor, midwife or all three, and let them diagnose you. If your GP thinks you need antidepressants, but you're worried it may affect
What is chlamydia?Chlamydia is a bacteria-like organism, which can be sexually transmitted. Recent figures from the Department of Health show a dramatic rise in the number of cases diagnosed from 1995 onwards. Between half and three-quarters of a
that they are pregnant. In the minority of women who don't miss their first period whilst pregnant, the condition is not so easily diagnosed.Abdominal pain - This usually starts around five to seven weeks into the pregnancy ie five to seven weeks after the last period
be diagnosed with an ultrasound scan and a blood test.The hospital tests you have booked should shed some light on why your periods are infrequent and treatment can then be recommended.
.Walking regularly.Health alertOccasionally, swelling can be a sign of pre-eclampsia, a potentially serious condition causing high blood pressure that affects about 10% of pregnant women. In the early stages you may have no signs and the only way of diagnosing
to say that this will help to reduce the risk of your child developing a peanut allergy.'If your child already has a known allergy, such as a diagnosed food allergy or diagnosed eczema, or if there is a history of allergy in your childs immediate family
.It is diagnosed when high blood pressure, fluid retention (oedema) and protein in the urine, are all detected in a mother-to-be. Pre-eclampsia occurs in 5-10% of pregnancies. It is more common during first pregnancies and in women aged either under 20 or over 35