Iron tablets and Anaemia

Anaemia (low iron levels) in pregnancy & iron tablets Many ladies are diagnosed with low iron levels during pregnancy and are then prescribed iron tablets. Iron is important in pregnancy to support fetal growth and development,  for the expansion of maternal...

Heartburn and Indigestion

Heartburn (acid reflux) and Indigestion in pregnancy Unfortunately heartburn and indigestion are a common problem during pregnancy but what things are suitable to take during pregnancy which won’t effect your blood sugar levels? Gaviscon and Sugar Free Rennies....

Whooping cough and flu vaccinations

Whooping cough​1​ and flu​2​ vaccinations are recommended during pregnancy, but what impact will this have with gestational diabetes? Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly infectious disease which can lead to serious complications including death. The disease is...

Gestational Diabetes and COVID-19

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists [RCOG] have released Guidance for maternal medicine in the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic which includes a section on gestational diabetes and COVID-19 [*New update, released 9 April 2020, Version 2]. As...

Ketones

Ketones, ketosis and ketoacidosis Ketones are a common topic on our Facebook support group. We frequently see posts like “I have come back from my appointment and my notes say I have ketones, should I be worried?” Ketones are not always explained to pregnant mothers...