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Breastfeeding What are the benefits?

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There are many benefits to breastfeeding your baby but it is not always a journey that comes easily for many women. There are a number of things you can do to prepare and ready yourself for a successful breastfeeding experience.

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Everything you need to know about Caesarean Section

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Sometimes called C-section or Caesarean delivery, this type of birthing process is credited to be named after Julius Caesar. In this blog we will go through what to expect during and after a C-section.

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Postnatal Wellbeing Appointment

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Learn about our 3 week Postnatal Wellbeing appointment with our practice midwife, Michelle.

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Planning to have a baby? 5 things you should consider

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Planning the right time to have a baby can be hard enough. When you have made the decision to start or add to your family it can be confusing where to get advice about what to do before conceiving.

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Is the COVID-19 Vaccine safe in pregnancy?

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The answer is, yes! The Pfizer vaccine is recommended for pregnant women and can be given at any time during your pregnancy. 

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Testing for the Health of Your Unborn Baby

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After the excitement of finding out you are pregnant it is common to naturally think about the health of your unborn baby. There are a number of tests we can do to check the baby's health.

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Pregnancy and Infant Loss; The Difficult Discussion and Help for Parents

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One of the most difficult parts of working in maternity care is having to bring up discussions surrounding Pregnancy and Infant Loss.

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Recovery after a Caesarean Section

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At Create Health we work very closely with our patients and most women who are  seeking a vaginal birth are safely able to do so. However, in some cases, a C-section may be necessary.

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM)

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The National Diabetes Week runs from 12 – 18th July this year and we want to take the opportunity to shed light on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM).

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Preparing your bags for hospital

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Preparing for your hospital stay would possibly be easier if we knew exactly when it were to happen, however as it is commonly reported, only approximately 5% of babies are born on their actual due date. So when is a good time to pack your bags and what exactly should you be bringing to hospital?

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Second Trimester of Pregnancy Your Action List

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Now that the first three months of your pregnancy are over, you’re probably feeling a little more settled. Create Health Obstetrician Dr Mei Cheah shares with you her action list to guide you through the second trimester of pregnancy.

Pregnancy and birth during a pandemic

Pregnancy and birth during a pandemic

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All you need to know to keep you and your baby safe.

The covid-19 pandemic has made a dramatic impact on the way we currently live our lives. Particularly during pregnancy this can cause quite a lot of anxiety around what is safe and not safe to do.

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Your first trimester pregnancy action list

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Feeling overwhelmed with all the new things to think about now that you’re pregnant? From choosing a doctor, arranging maternity leave to adjusting your diet, Obstetrician Mei Cheah’s action list will help guide you through the first trimester of pregnancy and tick off those important tasks.

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How to choose an obstetrician for pregnancy?

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Finding out you are pregnant is one of the most exciting, joyful and exhilarating things you will experience in life. The dreaming, anticipation, imagining what will be; it can quickly become very consuming. From the moment your pregnancy is confirmed, planning can begin, and you rapidly learn that there are many choices and decisions to be made.

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Pregnancy myths

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Pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting time but women often get confused by all the conflicting information about what they “can and can’t do” This blog answers the most common questions that Dr Tom Manley gets asked in antenatal visits. Let’s bust some myths!