Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Was the cervical suture necessary?

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Pregnancy

Stephanie’s first antenatal visit with me was at 7 weeks and 6 days gestation. It was her second pregnancy, but first ongoing pregnancy. She had had a miscarriage in 2016. She advised me she had had a cervical LLETZ operation and two cone biopsies for management of CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia). These operations remove cervical […]

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Trust

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Pregnancy

I was listening to a radio journalist in the car on the way home from the hospital. He said that he and his wife were very nervous with her first labour and childbirth experience as they didn’t really know what was going to happen. He said they were ‘way out of their comfort zones’ as […]

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I want to be a mummy

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Pregnancy

I want to be a mummy Many patients have told me they started thinking about what it will be like to be a mummy when they were young girls cuddling dolls and pretending their dolls were real babies. Becoming a mother has a very special place in a woman’s heart and for so many women […]

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Checklist for when baby is almost due

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Pregnancy
baby checklist

I am asked from time to time in advanced pregnancy: “Baby is almost due – what do I need to do?” Pack Your Bag. By about 36 weeks pregnant have your hospital bags packed. Make a written note of last minute items you will need to add. It is better if you should have separate […]

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Pregnancy care checklist

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Latest Posts, Pregnancy
pregnancy checks

Pregnancy care checklist We are often asked about ‘what happens when’ with pregnancy care. With that question on mind I have put together the table below as a guide. 8 Weeks First visit with me for most patientsI will give you a referral for routine pregnancy tests, NIPT Screening (if requested) and booking information for […]

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