(This article is also available in an audio format) There are many changes that take place in your body during pregnancy and these unfortunately often result in some aches and pains. The main thing is knowing that they are “normal” and nothing is going wrong with...

What is intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP)? Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP) is the most common liver disorder of pregnancy that affects around 5000 women each year in the UK alone; at present this figure is unknown in South Africa. What are the symptoms? Itching (also called pruritus): Itching...

By Nicolette Ferreira. [caption id="attachment_4231" align="alignright" width="225"] www.shutterstock.com[/caption] Whether or not to take antidepressants, mood stabilisers or other psychiatric medicines during pregnancy (hereafter I will only refer to antidepressants for the sake of simplicity) is an exceedingly controversial topic. There are numerous opinions on the matter –...

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