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Bump Introduction

This is an INFORMATION page, verified by physician

Congratulations on your pregnancy. Welcome to the BUMP area of the Baby.ky website. This is a guide of what to expect at each stage during your pregnancy. Both about how your body is changing and about the antenatal care you should receive.

This information covers what to expect from both routine care in a normal pregnancy in Cayman and for the small number of pregnancies where complications arise. You’ll find information about the delivery in the BIRTH area of the website.

Much of the advice is based on what we would love our patients to know about pregnancy. How it progresses and how to deal with the changes happening to your body. This clinical advice is evidence based on guidelines, research and publications from both the UK Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the US American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. We have included more specific advice about pregnancy in Grand Cayman and some personal reflections based on collectively more than 100 parent-years of experience.

We have tried to think of the answers both to questions that you have and those you might not have considered. We have divided the advice into manageable sections. It’s easy to navigate to find the answers to your questions. But we do recommend you browse all the articles.

For example, you may be confident that because you are fit and healthy that the pregnancy will be straightforward. But some pregnancy complications can affect anyone, irrespective of their general health.

Knowledge is everything. Having an understanding of the possible complications of pregnancy means you will be much less anxious. You’ll be more empowered if your pregnancy doesn’t follow a straightforward path. We hope that you will find this information helpful. You can always ask your obstetrician or midwife for further information. There is also the opportunity to link with people in a similar situation to you through the chat rooms.

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Dr Sara Watkin

MB ChB, MRCP (paeds), FRCPCH, MD

SPECIALIST PAEDIATRICIAN & NEONATOLOGIST

Dr Sara Watkin is a highly experienced, tertiary trained paediatric and neonatal (newborn) specialist, based out of Grand Pavilion on West Bay Road, with paediatric & neonatal admitting rights at George Town. She has 25+ years experience as a consultant in the United Kingdom, including as Chief of Service at the world-renowned University College London Hospitals.



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