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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Welcome to Dr Penman’s blog. Here, you’ll find a wealth of informative articles relating to pregnancy and gynaecology. Perhaps, you’re not sure what to do now you’re pregnant? I’m Pregnant – What’s Next? will help […]

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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 […]

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Dr Penman – My Premature Triplets

Dr Penman – My Premature Triplets is an emotive article from Dr Penman, a fetal medicine specialist. Readers may find some of the content of this post distressing. Dr Penman would like to remind others that […]

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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 a wonderful, magical moment. When Can Dr Penman Detect My Baby’s Heartbeat? Dr Penman is […]