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Hospital Bag Checklist for Pregnant Mums – What to bring?

A common question I get from patients is “what should I bring to the hospital for labour”? And its a good one. There are many things that mothers have told me after birth that they wish they brought with them. So I have compiled a hospital bag checklist for pregnant mums, their partners, and their […]

Folate, Folic acid, Folinic acid, Methylfolate – Whats the difference?

A common question I receive in clinical practice is about folic acid supplementation. What type of folate is best? How much should I take? Why should I take it? Folate is the natural form of vitamin B9 that is plentiful in dark green leafy vegetables, legumes, and cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. It is essential for […]

How to reduce the risk of premature birth

Since premature birth is a leading cause of death for children under 5 years of age, any successful method of reducing the risk is very important (Middleton et al, 2018). A new systematic review was published 4 days ago on the prestigious Cochrane database looking at the use of Omega-3 supplements in pregnancy. It showed […]