Baby Blog

Welcome to Dr Penman’s Baby Blog. Here, you’ll find a number of articles relating to pregnancy, baby scans and baby gender as well as issues affecting babies and mothers.

To read an article, first click on the title and then ‘read more’. If you would like any more information regarding the topics covered by the articles, please complete a contact form or call Helen, Dr Penman’s secretary, on tel: 07880 701732.

Thinking About A Private Gender Scan?

Thinking About A Private Gender Scan?

Are you considering a Private Gender Scan?  Have you had your NHS Nuchal scan and baby wouldn't behave? It can ...
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Ways To Manage Morning Sickness

Ways To Manage Morning Sickness

Morning sickness is a double-edged sword; the nausea it causes is miserable, but the fact that you have symptoms usually ...
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Why Choose Private Healthcare With Dr Penman?

Why Choose Private Healthcare With Dr Penman?

There are many benefits to private fetal and gynaecological healthcare. In this article, you will find a number of reasons ...
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Dr Penman - My Premature Triplets

Dr Penman – My Premature Triplets

Dr Penman - My Premature Triplets is an emotive article from Dr Penman, a fetal medicine specialist. Readers may find ...
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See And Hear Baby's Heartbeat

See And Hear Baby’s Heartbeat

Do you want to see and hear baby's heartbeat? Even if this is your second or third pregnancy, its still ...
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I'm Pregnant - What's Next?

I’m Pregnant – What’s Next?

I’m Pregnant – What’s Next? You’ve done a home pregnancy test, or maybe you’ve even had a test done at ...
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The 6 Questions To Ask Before You Book Your Scan

The 6 Questions To Ask Before You Book Your Scan

The 6 questions to ask before you book a scan  - do you know what you should ask?  There are ...
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Pregnant and Overweight?

Pregnant and Overweight?

Pregnant and Overweight ? Read about the issues of going through a pregnancy when overweight and what you can do ...
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Common Pregnancy Cravings

Common Pregnancy Cravings

You've heard of the common pregnancy cravings, such as chocolate and gherkins, but do you know why you might crave ...
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the most severe of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and affects the baby's development in the ...
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What is a Pregnancy Viability Scan?

What is a Pregnancy Viability Scan?

What Is A Pregnancy Viability Scan ? You've just found out you're pregnant and trying to wade through all the ...
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Interpreting Pregnancy Test Results

Interpreting Pregnancy Test Results

Interpreting pregnancy test results can be confusing, as there are so many different types of test. In this article, Dr ...
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What Decides My Baby's Gender?

What Decides My Baby’s Gender?

You may be wondering "what decides my baby's gender?" The answer is a question of chromosomes, and may surprise you! ...
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Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a syndrome affecting girls where they lack a second X chromosome. Normally, girls have two X chromosomes ...
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How Is My Due Date Calculated?

How Is My Due Date Calculated?

Your due date is calculated as 40 weeks (280 days) from the first day of your last period (assuming a ...
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Bleeding In Early Pregnancy

Bleeding In Early Pregnancy

Bleeding in early pregnancy does not always mean that you are miscarrying.  It is quite common and this article will ...
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