21 june


Pre-eclampsia is the condition that typically occurs after 20 weeks of pregnancy. It is a combination of, raised blood pressure (hypertension), protein in your urine (proteinuria), plus or minus other signs like poor baby growth

That exact cause of pre-eclampsia is not understood. Often there are no symptoms and it may be picked up at your routine antenatal appointments when you have your blood pressure checked and urine tested. This is why your blood pressure & urine are monitored during appointments.

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Gestational diabetes test 21 june


Who is this information for?

It tells you:

What gestational diabetes is ,how it is diagnosed, what extra antenatal care you can expect, what this diagnosis means for you and your baby, now and in the future.

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21 june


What is hormonal birth control? — Hormonal birth control is any pill, injection, device, or treatment that uses hormones to prevent pregnancy in women.

There are a few different kinds of hormonal birth control. Some contain the hormones estrogen and progestin. Others contain only progestin.

21 june


What is Pap Test?

A Pap test (sometimes called a "Pap smear") is a test that doctors use to check the cervix for early signs of cancer. The cervix is the part of a woman’s body where the uterus and the vagina meet. It is the bottom part of the uterus.

To do a Pap test, your doctor or nurse will push apart the walls of your vagina using a device that looks like a duck beak (called a speculum). Then, he or she will use a small tool to collect cells from your cervix. The staff at a lab will look at those cells under a microscope to see if they are abnormal.