March 22, 2017
Women’s urogenital tracts abound with bacteria – when we have a dominance of ‘good’ bacteria, the vagina is healthy, but when ‘bad’ bacteria dominates, we can run into problems like bacterial vaginosis (BV) and candida infection (thrush).
While taking an oral probiotic, which may have additional benefits, can be the perfect tool for maintenance of vaginal health, a pessary may provide a fast-acting boost in good bacteria in times of imbalance.
February 21, 2017
What did you last crave? Was it chocolate? Waffles? Upside-down sponge cake? Or was it a craving for a sip of toasty warm, delightedly delicious, mouth-wateringly aromatic tea?
With all of the warnings about consuming caffeinated drinks during pregnancy, many mums-to-be are hesitant to drink their favourite tea.
But is drinking tea during pregnancy safe? And if so, what types of tea are safe? To Sip Or Not To Sip?
February 17, 2016
Pregnant women may need to rethink taking paracetamol for pain relief as research has shown modest associations with taking paracetamol during pregnancy with a risk of developing asthma in the infant/child.
Worryingly the research also indicated that babies who were given paracetamol in the first 6 months of life were almost a third more likely to develop asthma.
The next time mums to be or parents reach for the paracetamol, think about these potential ramifications and reconsider whether there may be other less harmful options.
July 15, 2015
An important piece of the puzzle in how to possibly prevent or reduce childhood cancers has recently come to light.
A study released July 2015 in the journal Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology announced that the occurrence of childhood cancer rises as birthweight increases.
This finding, in conjunction with other genetic and environmental factors will advance more accurate treatment protocols and advice when addressing these insidious and devastating childhood diseases.
October 15, 2014
Even drinking less than one alcoholic beverage daily can disrupt a woman's menstrual cycle, while exceeding recommended alcohol limits can have a negative impact on sperm count and quality.
While the effects of moderate drinking before trying to conceive is not an issue, certainly if you are female, heavy drinking at an early age can adversely affect your later fertility.