IVF parents-to-be-guide on selecting a maternity hospital

Getting pregnant is one of the most important decisions that a couple can make. There are cases, though, that natural conception may not be possible, for any number of reasons, ranging from problems with ovulation, endometriosis or blocked fallopian tubes in women, and poor sperm count in men. While there are medical therapies available to help with infertility, there are situations where your doctor may suggest that you approach a fertility clinic. A good fertility clinic will run you and yo...
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How can you prevent a premature delivery?

Studies have indicated that 13 percent of all births occurring in India every year are premature cases. Premature birth is also the leading cause for neonatal death in the first month of life. While this statistic can seem scary, it is important to realize that a preterm delivery is a possibility, and not an eventuality. Learning as much as you can about premature delivery, its causes and methods of prevention, is the first step towards ensuring that your pregnancy goes smoothly. Understand...
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Why you should always select a healthcare provider with an onsite NICU

Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions in your life. Taking care of yourself and your baby through this period, though, will require a great deal of physical and emotional strength. Childbirth is an equally complex process, which can put a lot of strain on you and also on your baby. Having a successful pregnancy requires that you understand the nature of your delivery, and get the right advice at the right time. How are complications during delivery tackled? In cases ...
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Why do some babies come early?

A full term pregnancy usually lasts about 40 weeks, and starts from the first day of your last menstrual period, to your due date. While most cases see a pregnancy completing this period, there are some cases where delivery may occur before the full term of pregnancy is completed. This is known as a premature birth. What is a premature or preterm birth? A premature birth is the term used for a delivery that occurs more than three weeks before your baby is due, or before 37 weeks. Going ...
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What causes infertility?

Infertility is not always a woman's problem. Among couples that seek medical treatment, 20% conceive before the treatment actually begins and 50% conceive within two years from starting treatment. Studies show that anxiety may be one of the reasons contributing to the fertility problem, so contacting a doctor and counseling helps. Studies show that in 32% of cases the problems are associated in the male partner and in 32% of cases, the causes are associated with the female partner. 17% of cas...
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What does a high-risk pregnancy mean, and what can you expect?

Pregnancy, and the time spent waiting to welcome a child to this world, is an experience that has no comparison. The next nine months of your life will be a rollercoaster ride of emotional and physical changes, marked at every stage by love and affection from your loved ones. While a natural process, sometimes pregnancy can also face its set of obstacles. Certain complications when you’re expecting can lead to a high-risk pregnancy. So, what is a high-risk pregnancy? A pregnancy faced wi...
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