Keeping good posture while breastfeeding

October 20th, 2017|Pregnancy|

Most small babies breastfeed anywhere between 8 to 12 or more times each day, so it is important that you find a comfortable position to feed in that is not going to lead to back, neck or shoulder strain. One [...]

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Cesarean Section (C-Section) Procedure

August 10th, 2017|Pregnancy|

By Dr. Derrick Thompson (Obstetrician &Gynaecologist) A planned elective cesarean section is usually performed under spinal anesthesia.  If you have been taking low-dose aspirin during your pregnancy, you will be advised to stop this medication preferably 10 days before the [...]

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Diastasis Symphysis Pubis in pregnancy

July 26th, 2017|Pregnancy|

By Dr. Alison Gault The symphysis pubis is the joint between the two pubic bones at the front of the pelvis.  Diastasis Symphysis Pubis is a condition that occurs in pregnancy in which there is pain occurring in the pubic symphysis [...]

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Piriformis Syndrome in Pregnancy

July 12th, 2017|Pregnancy|

By Dr. Alison Gault Piriformis syndrome is one of the possible causes of sciatica in pregnancy. The piriformis muscle lies deep within the pelvis. The sciatic nerve passes either over, under or within this muscle. If the piriformis is tight is can compress [...]

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During Pregnancy There Are Many Pregnancy Signs

June 14th, 2017|Pregnancy|

By Dr. Derrick Thompson (Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) In the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, most complications are associated with bleeding.  If 12-week ultrasound scan is normal, no bleeding has occurred, and the uterus is the appropriate size, your pregnancy should [...]

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What is Diastasis Symphysis Pubis?

May 2nd, 2017|Pregnancy|

By Dr. Alison Gault Diastasis symphysis pubis in an abnormal widening of the pubic symphysis and is one of the medical conditions causing pain in pregnancy.  This can occur during pregnancy, due to pelvic trauma or postpartum due to the birthing process. [...]

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What changes occur to the rib cage in pregnancy and how is this associated with rib cage pain?

March 29th, 2017|Pregnancy|

By Dr. Alison Gault The rib cage consists of 12 pairs of ribs that start at the spine and travel around to the front of the chest where they attach via cartilage to the sternum or breast bone.  The two lowest pair [...]

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