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Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

“Exercising in pregnancy has been shown to have very positive effects for both mother and baby. The research [...]

Top tips for nutrition and hydration in Pregnancy

Top tips for nutrition and hydration in Pregnancy

What we eat and drink has a huge bearing upon our physical and mental wellbeing. The aim of Nutrition [...]

Your birth, your choice

Your birth, your choice

There can many things to think about during your pregnancy, and lots of choices to make. Here, Dr [...]

Will my child develop obesity if I have a caesarean-section?

Will my child develop obesity if I have [...]

Caesarean section births have become a popular topic of conversation after a recent US study suggested that babies [...]

Rachelle’s story

Rachelle’s story

I chose The Portland Hospital after a tour of the services they had to offer, where I found the [...]

Taking over-the-counter medicine during pregnancy

Taking over-the-counter medicine during pregnancy

During pregnancy, you may catch a common illness such as a cold or you could be having some mild [...]

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

Down’s Syndrome Awareness Week

Around one in every 1000 babies born in the UK will have Down’s syndrome; there are approximately 40,000 people [...]

Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

Prenatal infections are infections that can be passed from mother to baby in the womb. In this country [...]

Early Pregnancy Service

Early Pregnancy Service

We are pleased to announce our new Early Pregnancy Service. If you have concerns early in your pregnancy, [...]

Contraception after birth

Contraception after birth

Once you and your new baby are home you will begin to settle into your new life as a [...]

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

The week beginning January 25 th 2016 is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. This cancer usually has no [...]

What to Expect when you’re Expecting – The Portland Hospital’s Pregnancy Open Day

What to Expect when you’re Expecting – The [...]

The decision aboutwhere to give birth to your baby is crucial for any parent, not only to ensure that [...]

What is postnatal depression?

What is postnatal depression?

Having a baby is a life-changing experience that brings joy and happiness to parents and their families. However, for [...]

Managing stress during pregnancy

Managing stress during pregnancy

Discovering that you are pregnant can bring feelings of joy and excitement for yourself, your partner and family.  However, [...]

How to Take the Scariness Out of Antenatal Care This Halloween

How to Take the Scariness Out of Antenatal [...]

If you’ve recently found out that you’re pregnant, you’re probably thinking about the path that lies ahead during the [...]

Is hypnobirthing an option for you?

Is hypnobirthing an option for you?

From active births to water births, there are many techniques that women are using to manage labour to provide [...]

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - Why Some Babies are Born with Big Hair

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - Why Some Babies [...]

Why are some babies born with a full head of hair and others are not? Dr Andrew Raffles, Consultant [...]

Planning your birth at The Portland Hospital

Planning your birth at The Portland Hospital

Planning your birth can be an exciting time for parents-to-be, and being informed of the different choices available to [...]

The importance of including your partner

The importance of including your partner

The day you have your baby is one of the most special and happiest days of your life and [...]

5 Ways to Get Through a Summer Pregnancy

5 Ways to Get Through a Summer Pregnancy

Weight gain, swollen joints and hormonal changes are part and parcel of pregnancy, and they can be troublesome at the [...]

5 Ways to Prevent Complications during Pregnancy

5 Ways to Prevent Complications during Pregnancy

A pregnancy has the potential to put considerable strain on the human body. Although the risks of anything going [...]

Becoming a Dad - A Dad's Guide to Pregnancy

Becoming a Dad - A Dad's Guide to [...]

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn/Winter Issue 2014 | Becoming a Dad [...]

The Portland Hospital welcomes expectant parents to its Pregnancy Open Day

The Portland Hospital welcomes expectant parents to its [...]

The Portland Hospital is opening its doors to welcome visitors to its Pregnancy Open Day on Sunday 19 [...]

Miracle Baby defies the odds to survive

Miracle Baby defies the odds to survive

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn/Winter Issue 2014 | Miracle Baby [...]

Do you know what Prenatal test is best for you?

Do you know what Prenatal test is best [...]

Comparing and contrasting Chromosome tests With three different prenatal tests now available, it can be difficult to know [...]

Midwife Led Maternity Care at The Portland Hospital

Midwife Led Maternity Care at The Portland Hospital

Michaela Paul, Maternity Services Advisor at The Portland Hospital, explains what Midwife Led Maternity Care is and who it [...]

Do you know how to manage your breathing during labour?

Do you know how to manage your breathing [...]

Whether you are planning a water, vaginal or hypno-birth, managing your breathing can help you to relax and focus [...]

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | Pregnancy Massage [...]

Sarah's story about having her baby at the Portland

Sarah's story about having her baby at the [...]

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring/Summer Issue 2014 | Me and My Pregnancy [...]

What to do when you first find out that you are pregnant…

What to do when you first find out [...]

Finding out that you are expecting a baby introduces a range of emotions, from joy to the fear [...]

Guest blog: 6 ways to boost your confidence as a new mum

Guest blog: 6 ways to boost your confidence [...]

You used to be commanding, a force to be reckoned with.  You had a team of staff who [...]

3 Truths about Tongue Tie

3 Truths about Tongue Tie

Babies with the congenital condition tongue-tie have an additional band of tissue that extends from [...]

What Should First Time Fathers Expect in the Delivery Room?

What Should First Time Fathers Expect in the [...]

As a dad, the delivery room might seem a mysterious place. It’s quite understandable that you might feel apprehensive [...]

My favourite baby things- Marina Fogle

My favourite baby things- Marina Fogle

Marina Fogle is a former party planner and caterer who now [...]

Useful tips to help you decide on a name for your baby

Useful tips to help you decide on a [...]

It’s the first big decision you will make together as parents ... so how do you decide what to [...]

A New Baby in 2014?

A New Baby in 2014?

Spring time is traditionally a time for making big plans for the future and for some [...]

Tips for losing baby weight

Tips for losing baby weight

Q. I’ve put on a significant amount [...]

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

What should I pack in my hospital bag?

Packing a hospital bag should be top of your ‘to do’ list [...]

What is happening at 30 weeks pregnancy? (around 7 and a half months)

What is happening at 30 weeks pregnancy? (around [...]

By 30 weeks, you [...]

High Tech Pregnancies

High Tech Pregnancies

When our grandmothers were pregnant, they had little idea of the baby [...]

Hypnobirthing Explained

Hypnobirthing Explained

Hypnosis can be used in pregnancy and childbirth to achieve a positive, calm and gentle birthing experience known [...]

Me & My Pregnancy

Me & My Pregnancy

Danielle Hackmey, 34, is mum to Jax, [...]

The Portland Hospital’s water babies

The Portland Hospital’s water babies

At The Portland Hospital our leading consultants and midwifery team are experienced in welcoming babies into the world [...]

How pregnancy affects your body

How pregnancy affects your body

Weight gain and tiredness are a given when you’re pregnant, but there may [...]

What is happening at 8 weeks pregnancy?

What is happening at 8 weeks pregnancy?

Your baby is growing at an amazing [...]

How to cope with Morning Sickness

How to cope with Morning Sickness

For many women, the elation of discovering they are pregnant can be slightly [...]

Breech Birth Basics

Breech Birth Basics

According to the American Journal of Perinatology, approximately 3-4% of births in the UK are breech. Here we [...]

Pain Relief Options During Labour

Pain Relief Options During Labour

When preparing to give birth for the first time, most women worry [...]

I'm experiencing wild pregnancy mood swings. Is this normal?

I'm experiencing wild pregnancy mood swings. Is this [...]

This is a question every pregnant woman asks herself and every partner wonders. We blame the hormones on [...]

What to expect at your first ultrasound appointment

What to expect at your first ultrasound appointment

Your baby’s first ultrasound is an exciting experience where expectant parents have the opportunity to see their baby [...]

Pregnancy Brain... real or just a myth?

Pregnancy Brain... real or just a myth?

Guest Blogger | The Doctor and Daughter’s Guide to Pregnancy Over the last 40 years of [...]

How common is pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and how can I relieve the symptoms?

How common is pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy [...]

Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) is pain in any one of the 3 pelvic joints or a combination of [...]

Your Guide to Breastfeeding

Your Guide to Breastfeeding

When it comes to breastfeeding, it’s commonly accepted that “breast is best” particularly during the first hours of [...]

How important are antenatal classes when preparing for my birth?

How important are antenatal classes when preparing for [...]

Teresa Walsh, Midwife Childbirth Educator, The Portland Hospital When you are preparing for the birth [...]

Coping With Summer Heat Whilst Pregnant

Coping With Summer Heat Whilst Pregnant

Guest Blogger | The Doctor and Daughter’s Guide to Pregnancy Pregnant women naturally have a slightly decreased [...]

Super Supplements

Super Supplements

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly. Here, [...]

iBabyScan Allows Portland Parents-To-Be To Share Their Scans Online

iBabyScan Allows Portland Parents-To-Be To Share Their Scans [...]

The Portland Hospital for Women and Children have enhanced patient choice for expectant parents by offering iBabyScan with [...]

Enjoying Your Summer Pregnancy

Enjoying Your Summer Pregnancy

The nine months of pregnancy can be challenging at times and this is especially so for women expecting [...]

What Factors During Pregnancy And Labour Might Lead To Caesarean Section Delivery?

What Factors During Pregnancy And Labour Might Lead [...]

Professor Ellis Downes, Consultant Obstetrician at The Portland Hospital Q. What Factors during Pregnancy and [...]

How safe is it to continue exercising and working during pregnancy?

How safe is it to continue exercising and [...]

Chloe Brown, Staff Midwife, The Portland Hospital The overall answer is that it is safe, [...]

The Portland Hospital’s Consultant Diaries – Lorin Lakasing, Consultant Obstetrician

The Portland Hospital’s Consultant Diaries – Lorin Lakasing, [...]

Choosing a trusted Consultant Obstetrician and Midwife-led team who can safely guide you through your pregnancy is naturally [...]

Are You Worried About Gestational Diabetes?

Are You Worried About Gestational Diabetes?

Gestational diabetes is one of the most common health complications associated with pregnancy. Though often a [...]

Shortness Of Breath During Pregnancy

Shortness Of Breath During Pregnancy

Ray Fagan, Midwifery Sister / Supervisor of Midwives Q. “I’m 20 weeks pregnant and have noticed [...]

Sense My Baby allows you to see what your baby will look like!

Sense My Baby allows you to see what [...]

New Image Technology available first at the Portland! The Portland is [...]

Should I worry about caffeine during pregnancy?

Should I worry about caffeine during pregnancy?

Caffeine is a stimulant that is commonly found in tea, chocolate, energy drinks and, of course, coffee. [...]

Headaches During Pregnancy

Headaches During Pregnancy

Mr Joseph Iskaros, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Portland Hospital Q. [...]

Can babies become overweight?

Can babies become overweight?

Ghazala Yousuf, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, The Portland Hospital Q. Can babies become [...]

Skin Changes During Pregnancy

Skin Changes During Pregnancy

Joanne Birtwhistle, Midwifery Sister, The Portland Hospital Q. What skin changes [...]

Preventing Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)

Preventing Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)

Mr Owase Jeelani, Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon, The Portland Hospital Q. I’m concerned that my [...]

Predicting Your Baby’s Gender - 5 Myths Busted!

Predicting Your Baby’s Gender - 5 Myths Busted!

In the news this week there has been a lot of speculation about whether it’s possible to [...]

What Is The Ideal Diet In Pregnancy?

What Is The Ideal Diet In Pregnancy?

Dr Penelope Law , Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Portland Hospital [...]

Guest Post: Natalie's Birth Story

Guest Post: Natalie's Birth Story

Thank you to Natalie Bond for sharing her story. "My first little boy arrived 11 [...]

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Professor Ellis Downes, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, The Portland Hospital Q. [...]

High blood pressure in pregnancy

High blood pressure in pregnancy

Mr Karl Murphy, Consultant in Obstetrics & Fetal Medicine, The Portland Hospital [...]

Sally Phillips: My favourite baby things

Sally Phillips: My favourite baby things

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012  ACTRESS [...]

Sleeping on your back during pregnancy

Sleeping on your back during pregnancy

Mr Etienne Horner, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, The Portland Hospital Q. [...]

Travelling During Pregnancy

Travelling During Pregnancy

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Sophie Goodchild [...]

Heels vs Flats in Pregnancy

Heels vs Flats in Pregnancy

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Autumn Issue 2012 | Deborah Arthurs [...]

Skiing During Pregnancy

Skiing During Pregnancy

Mr Donald Gibb, Consultant Obstetrician, The Portland Hospital   Q. Can [...]

Flu Jabs During Pregnancy

Flu Jabs During Pregnancy

Joanne Birtwhistle, Midwifery Sister, The Portland Hospital Q. I am currently [...]

To Vaccinate or Not? Whooping Cough Vaccinations in Pregnancy

To Vaccinate or Not? Whooping Cough Vaccinations in [...]

Mums to be and those planning to start a family may have seen reports about the Department [...]

Coping With Morning Sickness

Coping With Morning Sickness

Mr Kevin Harrington, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, The Portland Hospital Q. [...]

What To Eat When Breastfeeding

What To Eat When Breastfeeding

Beth Graham, Lactation Midwife, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children [...]

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Liz Laverick, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist The Portland Hospital Q. How [...]

How To Prevent Mastitis

How To Prevent Mastitis

Beth Graham, Lactation Midwife, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children [...]

Weight Gain In Pregnancy

Weight Gain In Pregnancy

Christella Williams, Midwife, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children Q How [...]

What causes Nappy Rash?

What causes Nappy Rash?

Dr Claudine De Munter | Paediatrician | The Portland Hospital Nappy rash is a common condition affecting [...]

Tongue Tie

Tongue Tie

Dr Ahmed F Massoud, Consultant Paediatrician and Endocrinologist at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children [...]

Concerns About Vaginal Delivery

Concerns About Vaginal Delivery

Professor Ellis Downes, Consultant Obstetrician at The Portland Hospital for Women and Children [...]

Preventing Cystitis After Childbirth

Preventing Cystitis After Childbirth

Professor Ellis Downes, Consultant Obstetrician at The Portland Hospital  Q. I keep contracting cystitis [...]

Weight Management In Pregnancy

Weight Management In Pregnancy

Ghazala Yousuf | Dietitian | The Portland Hospital A recent UK wide survey carried out by Royal [...]

Feathering the nest

Feathering the nest

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring Issue 2012 | Tamara Abraham From baby [...]

My Favourite Baby Things

My Favourite Baby Things

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring Issue 2012  Actress Tamzin [...]

Preparing for Childbirth

Preparing for Childbirth

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring Issue 2012 | Lucy Elkins When [...]

Taking Your Baby Home - How to cope when you leave hospital

Taking Your Baby Home - How to cope [...]

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Spring Issue 2012 | Lucy Elkins Even though you have [...]

Me and my pregnancy

Me and my pregnancy

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Winter Issue 2011  Victoria Bentley, mother of Juliet [...]

Do 3D Scans Put Parents In The Picture?

Do 3D Scans Put Parents In The Picture?

Nurture Article | The Portland Hospital Parenting Magazine Winter Issue 2011 | Sophie Goodchild Seeing your baby [...]

Midwife Led Care for parents planning another baby

Midwife Led Care for parents planning another baby

15 September 2011 | Mrs Ray Fagan | Midwifery Led Team Leader | The Portland Hospital [...]

Pubic Pain Is A Common Problem During Pregnancy

Pubic Pain Is A Common Problem During Pregnancy

9 June 2011 | Dr Stephen Sandler | Consultant Osteopath | The Portland Hospital Pubic pain is a [...]

Is it possible to have a pain-free labour?

Is it possible to have a pain-free labour?

24 March 2010 | Dr Deirdre Guerin | Medical Director & Consultant Anaesthetist | The Portland Hospital [...]

A Day in the Life of a Portland Midwife

A Day in the Life of a Portland [...]

18/01/2011 | Christella Williams| Midwife | The Portland Hospital Christella Williams works at The Portland Hospital [...]

Useful tips a mum-to-be needs to know about Breastfeeding

Useful tips a mum-to-be needs to know about [...]

18 January 2011 | The Portland Hospital The Portland Hospital fully support mothers whether they choose to [...]

Common myths about predicting the sex of the baby… is it a boy or a girl?

Common myths about predicting the sex of the [...]

10 November 2010 | Mr Mohamed Abdel-Aal | Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist It has always [...]

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