Is Low-dose Aspirin Effective in Increasing Pregnancy & Live Birth among Women with Metabolic Syndrome?

Research Paper Title Metabolic Syndrome and the Effectiveness of Low-dose Aspirin on Reproductive Outcomes. Background Metabolic syndrome is associated with increases in both inflammation and aspirin resistance, but effectiveness of aspirin in improving reproductive health among women with metabolic syndrome is unknown. We evaluated the effectiveness of low-dose aspirin in improving reproductive outcomes across metabolic… Read More

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Weight Loss after a Baby

After having a baby, it is common for new mothers to begin thinking of ways to lose the weight they gained during pregnancy. Some mothers opt for a crash diet, characterised by: Not eating enough; and/or A fad diet (which generally involves a drastically reducing, or cutting out: fat, protein, and/or carbohydrates). It is true… Read More

Probation: Pregnant Employees and Poor Performance

An employee has no absolute right to be confirmed in post just because she is pregnant if her work performance is not of a satisfactory standard and the reason for this is wholly unconnected to her pregnancy. If the employer wished to dismiss the employee due to ongoing poor work performance, it would need to… Read More

Pregnancy: Linking Good, Benefits & Exercise

“It can be easy to fear exercise when pregnant. Harry Barnes, Ante and Post Natal Personal Trainer, argues there are few more important times to keep fit.” (Barnes, 2017, p.18). Pregnancy dramatically alters the body: hormones, extra nutrients and stretching to allow the ‘wee one’ to grow. Barnes (2017) informs us that almost half of… Read More

Diastasis Recti: An Overview

Do you know your rectus diastasis from your divarication of the recti? No! Regardless of your answer, come and look at my new article which looks at the condition known as diastasis recti. Diastasis recti is an anatomical term describing an acquired condition in which the right and left rectus muscles (think six-pack) have separated.… Read More

Pregnant Women & Physical Activity

Research Paper Title Level and Intensity of Objectively Assessed Physical Activity Among Pregnant Women from Urban Ethiopia. Background Women in low-income countries are generally considered to have a high physical workload which is sustained during pregnancy. Although most previous studies have been based on questionnaires a recent meta-analysis of doubly labeled water data has raised… Read More