Pregnancy complications

pregnancy complications

Being Overweight And Pregnant

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Pregnancy complications
overweight and pregnant

Being overweight in pregnancy has considerable implications. The problem and what can be done about it are discussed in this article

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How might osteoporosis affect pregnancy?

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Pregnancy complications

In osteoporosis there is reduced bone mineral density which predisposes to increased risk of bone fracture. Osteoporosis leading to fracture can occur during pregnancy, though it is very uncommon. There is likely to be a background condition such as such as coeliac disease, osteogenesis imperfecta or a history of anorexia nervosa. In some pregnant women […]

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Can pregnancy increase the risk of breast cancer?

Posted by Dr Gary Sykes on - Pregnancy complications

Pregnancy is the most significant modifiable factor known for breast cancer risk in women. Although an initial increase in risk occurs immediately after parturition in women older than 25 years, the overall lifetime risk of breast cancer decreases after pregnancy. The beneficial effect of pregnancy reducing the lifetime risk of breast cancer is especially if […]

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