Baby Scan

If you are reading this blog, then I am assuming congratulations are in order and you are researching your first baby scan!

Most expectant mothers have their first baby scan between 10 and 14 weeks, which marks the end of your first trimester. You are a third of the way through already!

Baby Scans

At this stage you may have started getting some weird symptoms, a common one is drooling in your sleep. Fret not, this is all normal and totally worth it in the end! Did you know right now your bundle of love is already fully formed, tiny, but fully formed! In fact, he/she/they are about the size of a plum!

Although every woman is entitled to baby scans with the NHS between 11 and 13+6 weeks, there are private scanning clinics that offer early pregnancy reassurance baby scans at 6-15 weeks. If you are a first-time mummy, this can be a very scary time causing a lot of anxiety. Knowing early on that everything is fine, can make you feel at ease during the start and the rest of my pregnancy.

Once you hit the 16 weeks mark you can have a sexing baby scan with the NHS (if you choose to of course). Your gender scan 16 weeks gives you the perfect opportunity to start shopping for your little one if you choose to know the sex of your baby.

Wishing you the best pregnancy! Happy scanning!

Skin Treatments

There are a variety of treatments available for your skin. This is because your skin is always protecting you and helps keep infections out of your body and therefore when you take care of your skin, you are helping it do its job. In this article, we are focusing majority on skin treatments which are for cosmetic purposes.

Skin Treatments

Skin Treatments

Laser resurfacing

The objective of the skin treatment laser resurfacing is to remove the out layers of skin that are damaged. This procedure stimulates the production of collagen and new skin cells in the underlying layers of your skin. This specific skin treatment is regularly used to reduce or even eliminate wrinkles as well as fine lines on both the face and neck.

Chemical peels

A chemical peel is one type of skin treatment and it is a cosmetic treatment which is performed on your face to rejuvenate the skin as an anti-aging solution. They are mainly used to correct skin irregularities and have a variety of strengths due to the acids applied to the chemical solution.

Derma roller treatment

Derma roller therapy is a new non-surgical skin treatment that helps to restore and repair the surface of your skin. This specific procedure uses tiny micro-medical needles to improve skin damages from ageing, exposure to the sun, pigmentation, acne scars and stretch marks. It is mainly effective against wrinkles and fine lines.

Skin problems come in a wide range of shapes and sizes and therefore there are a range of skin treatments designed to help address the problems you may suffer with. The treatments available for your skin are limitless and do not stop at the ones we have listed.

If you decide to ever have a skin treatment always start off with a consultation, where the practitioner will discuss your skin with you and the ways in which the treatment may or may not benefit you. Afterwards, you should create a completely bespoke treatment plan to try and achieve the results you are after.

Abortion FAQ’s

What is the abortion pill?

The early medical abortion pill is a medication which combines naturally occurring hormones in the form of tablets, that when taken can terminate an early pregnancy.

How does the abortion pill work?

The early medical abortion pill is just one of the abortion methods used today. The termination of a pregnancy can be achieved with two medicines; misoprostol and mifepristone.

Misoprostol is a tablet containing the hormone prostaglandin, which is inserted into the vagina. Prostaglandin is a hormone that occurs naturally in the body and works by helping the uterus contract. The mifepristone tablet is swallowed instead of insulted and works by blocking the action of progesterone, the hormone which helps maintain a pregnancy.

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When should I take the abortion pill?

A pregnancy can be terminated by the abortion pill up to 70 days after the first day of your last period. If you wish to have an abortion after 70 days (10 weeks), you can visit an abortion clinic of your choice to have an in-clinic abortion.

Does the abortion pill work?

After years of research, the abortion pill has proven to be very effective.  The early medical abortion pill works 98% of the time for those who are 8 weeks pregnant or under. After 8 weeks but not past 9 weeks, the pill works 96% of the time and between 9 and 10 weeks works 91-93% of the time.

Is abortion safe?

Due to the split arguments surrounding the subject, many rumours about abortion have been circulated. Abortions are safe but like most medical procedures, does have its side effects. Side effects include:

• Feeling faint or nauseous

• Bleeding and passing blood clots

• Slight dizziness

• At times headaches and skin rashes

• Period pain like cramps

• Miscarriages can occur in some cases before the second tablet is taken