Winter pregnancy care: Expert tips

Written by: Mr Keith Duncan
Edited by: Kate Forristal

Embarking on the miraculous journey of pregnancy during the winter months adds a unique set of considerations for expectant mothers. Mr Keith Duncan, is dedicated to delivering exceptional pregnancy care for a secure and positive experience. In his latest online article, Mr Duncan delves into the distinctive aspects of winter pregnancy care and highlights how his services can enhance this journey.

Navigating winter pregnancy challenges

The winter season presents specific challenges for pregnant women, encompassing the heightened risk of colds and flu and the impact of colder temperatures on overall well-being. As days become shorter and colder, it becomes crucial to prioritise certain facets of pregnancy care to ensure the health and comfort of both mother and baby.


Strengthening immunity: Winter is notorious for an upsurge in viral infections. Mr Duncan highlights the significance of maintaining a robust immune system through a well-balanced diet, proper hydration, and supplementation when necessary.


Ensuring hydration: Cold weather increases the risk of dehydration, particularly concerning during pregnancy. Maintaining adequate hydration is vital for the well-being of both the mother and the developing baby.


Managing physical comfort: Coping with physical discomfort associated with the cold, such as dry skin and discomfort from layers of clothing, becomes paramount. Mr Duncan provides advice on strategies to maintain comfort without compromising safety.


Promoting safe exercise: While winter weather may limit outdoor exercise options, Mr Duncan encourages expecting mothers to engage in safe indoor exercises to foster physical fitness and mental well-being.


Mr Duncan's tailored pregnancy care

With over 25 years of experience in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mr Keith Duncan is a trusted figure in the field. Advocating for choice in childbirth, he ensures a positive and empowering pregnancy journey, especially during the winter months, through the following services:


Comprehensive obstetric care: Mr Duncan offers a spectrum of obstetric care services, encompassing private maternity care, ultrasound baby scans, and caesarean sections. His expertise spans normal, assisted, and caesarean births, ensuring personalised care for each mother.


Fetal medicine specialisation: As a sub-specialist in maternal and fetal medicine, Mr Duncan's focus on ultrasound scanning and in utero development provides advanced insights into the well-being of both mother and baby.


Advocacy and council membership: Mr Duncan's dedication to women's health is evident through his involvement in the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists. His active engagement in global health highlights his commitment to enhancing maternity care locally and internationally.


Mr Keith Duncan is an esteemed obstetrician with over 30 years of experience. You can schedule an appointment with Mr Duncan on his Top Doctors profile.

By Mr Keith Duncan
Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mr Keith Duncan is a highly regarded expert and leading consultant obstetrician in London. With over 30 years' experience, Mr Duncan has delivered more than 3,000 babies both in the NHS and as one of Europe’s top private obstetricians. His areas of expertise include childbirth, caesarean, antenatal care, multiple pregnancies, ultrasound and high-risk pregnancies, as well as early pregnancy scanning and management.

Mr Duncan graduated in 1989 with a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB ChB) from Leeds University. He went on to undertake training in the North of England before relocating to London for his specialist training in maternal and fetal medicine. In 2001, he was awarded accreditation as a sub-specialist in maternal and fetal medicine. From 2003 until recently he held his NHS role as Consultant in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.

He has now left the NHS to concentrate on his new project Dr Duncan Birth, delivering at The Portland Hospital and consulting and scanning in and around Harley St. He is now offering online consultations to serve patients beyond London. He offers early pregnancy scans and early pregnancy management. 

His personable and calm approach has gained him the reputation as a first-class practitioner in multiple and high-risk birth situations, as well as a holistic approach to low-risk birth. He is renowned for his hands-on approach, down-to-earth manner and meticulous attention to detail, making him a popular choice with both first-time mothers and a loyal following of repeat patients. He is a strong supporter of personal choice in childbirth and listening to the individual needs and wishes of each patient. Whether it’s water births, caesareans or hypno-birthing, his philosophy is to provide a positive birth experience for all parents to be.

As a member of the British Maternal Fetal Medicine Society, for over 10 years, Mr Duncan served as the representative for London and the South West at the prestigious Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists taking an active interest in global women’s health. His research interests focus on ultrasound scanning and development in utero, having been one of the pioneers of the use of MRI in fetal assessment, for which he was awarded his MD thesis.

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