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National Endometriosis Awareness Week

National Endometriosis Awareness Week

Endometriosis is a chronic and debilitating condition that causes painful and heavy periods. It is believed that 1 in [...]

My toddler has suddenly started refusing to eat meat. Should I be worried about his nutrition? What can I do?

My toddler has suddenly started refusing to eat [...]

Toddlers who are learning to assert themselves say "no!” and enjoy doing it. Parents tend to worry more [...]

My toddler has peeling nails. What could this mean?

My toddler has peeling nails. What could this [...]

Peeling nails in infants can occur without any cause for concern and is more common than most people [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

My baby bruises easily – should I be worried?

My baby bruises easily – should I be [...]

Mr Nathan Hasson, Consultant in General Paediatrics and Rheumatology, The Portland Hospital Bruising is not [...]

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 [...]

What Caused The Birthmark On My Child's Face?

What Caused The Birthmark On My Child's Face?

Professor John Harper , Consultant in Paediatric Dermatology, The Portland Hospital Q. “My [...]

Does my baby need the BCG vaccine against Tuberculosis?

Does my baby need the BCG vaccine against [...]

Tuberculosis (TB) is a bacterial infection, caused by the bacterium Mycobacterim tuberculosis. Unlike many infectious [...]

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 [...]

Childhood Infections At School

Childhood Infections At School

Stephen-Andrew Whyte, Lead Clinical Pharmacist, The Portland Hospital Q. My child has just started [...]

7 Things You Should Know About Allergies

7 Things You Should Know About Allergies

To mark Allergy Awareness Week 2013, we created this Allergy infographic with some of the latest statistics on allergies [...]

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 [...]

Top Allergy Consultant Dr George Du Toit Answers Your Top 7 Questions

Top Allergy Consultant Dr George Du Toit Answers [...]

After a hugely successful live Q&As on Facebook and Twitter with top allergy [...]

Do Childhood Vaccinations Increase The Risk Of Asthma?

Do Childhood Vaccinations Increase The Risk Of Asthma?

Dr Ranjan Suri, Paediatric Respiratory Consultant, The Portland Hospital Q. Do [...]

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn During Pregnancy

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

My baby gets hiccups all the time

My baby gets hiccups all the time

Dr Murtuza Khan, Consultant Paediatrician & Specialist in Respiratory Disorders of Children, The Portland Hospital [...]

High blood pressure in pregnancy

High blood pressure in pregnancy

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

My child refuses to eat vegetables

My child refuses to eat vegetables

Ghazala Yousuf, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, The Portland Hospital Q. My child refuses [...]

Sleeping on your back during pregnancy

Sleeping on your back during pregnancy

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

Skiing During Pregnancy

Skiing During Pregnancy

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

Flu Or Just A Bad Cold?

Flu Or Just A Bad Cold?

Dr Ahmed Massoud, Consultant Paediatrician and Endocrinologist,  The Portland Hospital Q. [...]

Persistent Diarrhoea In Toddlers

Persistent Diarrhoea In Toddlers

Dr Mike Thomson, Paediatric Gastroenterologist, The Portland Hospital Q. My [...]

Is It A Good Idea To Expose My Child To Chicken Pox?

Is It A Good Idea To Expose My [...]

Dr Mignon McCulloch, Consultant Paediatrician, The Portland Hospital  Q. I’ve [...]

Flu Jabs During Pregnancy

Flu Jabs During Pregnancy

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

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 [...]

Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression

Joanne Birtwhistle, Midwifery Sister, The Portland Hospital Q . I’ve just had [...]

Tackling bedwetting

Tackling bedwetting

Mr Imran Mushtaq Consultant Paediatric Urologist, The Portland Hospital Q. [...]

Pelvic Floor Exercises

Pelvic Floor Exercises

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

IBS In Children

IBS In Children

Dr Mike Thomson, Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Interventional Endoscopist Q . [...]

Taking Precautions Against Food Allergies

Taking Precautions Against Food Allergies

Dr George Du Toit, Consultant Paediatric Allergist at The Portland Hospital [...]

How To Prevent Mastitis

How To Prevent Mastitis

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

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 [...]

Vaccinating Against Chicken Pox

Vaccinating Against Chicken Pox

Dr Ahmed F Massoud, Consultant Paediatrician and Endocrinologist at The Portland Hospital Q. My 5 [...]

Preventing Cystitis After Childbirth

Preventing Cystitis After Childbirth

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

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