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Common tests during pregnancy

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During pregnancy, your gynaecologist will recommend that you take one or more pregnancy tests. This is to ensure that both you and your baby are in their best health. Certain pregnancy tests need to be taken by all women, whereas other pregnancy tests are only taken if they are recommended by your gynaecologist. Here are […]

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How does diet affect one’s body?

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Your diet during pregnancy is very crucial for both you and your baby. You may have taken all the prenatal tests necessary and also not had a single drink of alcohol nor smoked a single cigarette in your whole pregnancy. However, your pregnancy diet may well lead to many health complications, which would affect both […]

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7 early signs and symptoms of pregnancy

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Since every pregnancy is different, it is possible that you may miss these early signs and symptoms. The only way to be sure that you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. These early signs of pregnancy usually become noticeable after a couple of weeks of conceiving. The seven major signs and symptoms are […]

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Foods to avoid when you are pregnant

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Pregnancy is a beautiful phase in a woman’s life. It is not only a time of anticipation of an addition to the family, but it is also a time when she faces a number of changes- in her body, emotions, attitude and most importantly, her priorities. Associated with this phase are food cravings that many […]

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First Trimester Tests During Pregnancy

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Taking good care of yourself during pregnancy is the most important way to have a healthy baby. To get off to a healthy start, it is important to know that you are going to have a baby as early into the pregnancy as possible. You should get this confirmed with a blood test if you […]

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Factors that influence the progress of childbirth

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For the majority of healthy women, childbirth progresses spontaneously without complications. There are things that you can do to encourage this. Understanding what can interfere with it is important. You should have this conversation with your Obstetrician in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Factors influencing the progress of childbirth include the following: Physical factors: […]

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Pregnancy power foods

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When you are pregnant, you have the responsibility for the wellbeing of two. Growth of your baby generally continues irrespective of what you eat, but there are some key nutrients that are required for your baby that, if not included in your diet could lead to deficiencies in both you and your baby. During pregnancy, […]

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Post pregnancy diet: 5 foods for new moms

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Having gone through pregnancy and taking care of your newborn can sometimes result in your feeling drained of energy. But you must take care of yourself to be able to enjoy your baby and be a great mom. The nutrients in breast milk will generally remain the same whatever you eat, but if you do […]