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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 28 day cycle). Therefore, your period and ovulation are counted in the first two weeks of your pregnancy. This means that, if you deliver on your due date, your baby...
Mirena Coil  – Is It Right For You?

Mirena Coil – Is It Right For You?

The Mirena Interuterine Contraceptive Device (also known as the Mirena coil) is one of the most common contraceptive devices, but did you know it is also used to regulate periods?   How Can The Mirena Coil Help Me With Heavy Periods? How Does The Mirena Coil Work...
Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome

Turner Syndrome is a syndrome affecting girls where they lack a second X chromosome. Normally, girls have two X chromosomes. This lack of X chromosome in girls can cause various abnormalities, such as short stature, heart defects and reproductive issues. PLEASE NOTE:...
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 means the pregnancy is well-established. In this article, you’ll find information on morning sickness, and some remedies to help relieve...
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!   The Science Behind Gender The sex chromosomes are the indicators of gender. Typically, girls have two X chromosomes (XX) and...

Pregnancy 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...