When I found out I was pregnant I did my own research online to find an obstetrician as I really didn't have many positive recommendations from friends. Searching online I came across Dr Rahul Sen and his comprehensive website. I work in marketing and found Dr Sen's website most impressive and immediately felt that his personality and approach resonated with me. After meeting him for the first time, I felt completely comfortable with his experience and professionalism. Every appointment with Dr Sen was thorough and he explained everything in great detail. I felt very safe and secure knowing myself and my baby were getting the best care. The birth was an extremely calm, friendly, safe and secure experience and the post-natal care provided by Dr Sen and his midwife Michelle Simpson was absolutely fantastic. I know have a very happy, health baby daughter called Addison and would of course recommend Dr Rahul Sen and his team to anyone looking for a special obstetrician for their special bundle of joy about to come into their world.
Travel in Pregnancy
If you are planning a flight of more than four hours during pregnancy I recommend the following precautions to reduce the risk of blood clots including:
- drink plenty of water;
- avoid things that dehydrate you, including alcohol and caffeine;
- wear thigh-length surgical stockings during the flight;
- walk up and down the aisle every hour and wiggle your toes when you are seated, to keep the blood circulating;
The ideal time to travel is between 20 and 30 weeks gestation. Most airlines are happy for you to fly until 34 weeks and some airlines are happy for you to fly until 36 weeks. Most will require a doctor’s letter after 24 weeks, so you should arrange to see me for a check soon before you depart.
Be careful with exotic locations in pregnancy, as there may be a malaria risk and malaria prevention can be more complex in pregnancy.