Pregnancy and Gynaecology Guides

Published October 31st 2023

Vaginal Health Content

A healthy vagina is crucial to any woman’s happiness and wellbeing. Fortunately our vaginas are pretty good at looking after themselves, most of the time. But is there anything you can do to help keep things healthy? And what can go wrong - and what can you do about it?

Published September 8th 2023

Caesarean section

C-sections, sometimes known as caesareans, have become steadily more common over recent years, and now account for around one of every three births in the UK.

Published July 7th 2023

Thrush: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Diagnosis

The chances are, you know thrush all too well. Around three-quarters of women will get it at one time or another – and many will get rid of it only to find it coming back again, and again. Fortunately, for most women it’s temporary, and easy to cure.

Published May 8th 2023

Ovarian Cysts Guide: Symptoms, Causes & Treatments

Ovarian cysts are very common. Most of the time they’re painless with no symptoms they are often a sign of your ovulation. However, sometimes they can indicate an underlying condition that may need attention.

Published May 1st 2023

Vaginal discharge

Most of the time, discharge from your vagina is perfectly normal. It’s an important and natural function of your reproductive system. Normal discharge keeps your vagina clean and helps prevent infection.

Published April 24th 2023

Dyspareunia: Painful Sex for Women, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Sex can be one of life’s great pleasures but occasionally, it can be painful and cause worry for both partners. Painful sex is more common in women, with around 3 out of 4 affected at some point in their lives.

Published April 25th 2023

Lower Abdominal Pain: Causes, Types & Treatments

Lower abdominal pain in women can be caused by different conditions, from minor infections to reproductive system infections. There are many reasons why women of all ages experience abdominal pain. Generally, it’s very common and easy to manage if you know the cause.

Published March 9th 2023

Postmenopausal Bleeding: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Postmenopausal bleeding is vaginal bleeding that occurs a year or more after your last menstrual period. It can be a symptom of vaginal dryness, polyps (noncancerous growths) or changes in your reproductive system.

Published March 9th 2023

Pregnancy Guide Week by Week

Pregnancy is a natural process and different for every woman. Here’s a quick guide to what you can expect week-by-week during your pregnancy.

Published July 10th 2021

Planning and Packing Tips for a Private maternity Hospital Stay

Remember you are having a baby; not moving house. However it is wise to get your things together well in advance.

Published July 10th 2021

Annual Leave and Public Holidays

In common with all private obstetricians and in accordance with best practice, Miss Yu has cross-cover arrangements in place with two highly-experienced consultant obstetricians.

Published July 8th 2021

Private Pregnancy Doctor, Gynaecologist Accreditations

In 2004, Chrissie was awarded an MD from the University of London for her research.

Published June 29th 2021

Self-Pay Healthcare vs Insurance

It is common for Miss Yu to see families who are covered under medical insurance for all or part of their obstetric care.

Published June 29th 2021

Dr Chrissie Yu's Published Research

Published research by Dr Chrissie Yu.

Published June 25th 2021

Antenatal Appointments Care Schedules

Miss Yu’s private pregnancy care packages include care from your initial appointment through to your delivery and for six weeks into the postnatal period.