Preparing for natural childbirth

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First pregnancy? Want to choose natural birth but fear keeps getting in the way? How about giving fear some reasons to stay away. After all, natural birth is the healthier delivery option. What you need is an understanding of the natural birth process, emotional & physical preparation, and most importantly the support of your family, friends & your doctor. If you have all this then you are very much prepared for a normal delivery! Why & what to understand about the birth process? ...
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Simple precautions after a delivery you must know

Postpartum or the first six weeks after pregnancy are very hard for every mother. Your body goes through a lot of changes as it returns to the condition it was in before pregnancy. However, just like pregnant women have to take care of themselves, women with a newborn baby have to take care of themselves and their baby. Here are some post-pregnancy tips. Use pads instead of tampons This is because your uterus is going through a process known as lochia. It is a period like discharge where...
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What are the common symptoms that indicate gynaecological disorders during intercourse?

A gynaecological disorder may be defined as a medical condition, which affects the reproductive organs of women. The female reproductive organ includes the vagina, breasts, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Research has revealed that almost all women experience a related disorder sometime during their lives and seek gynaecological treatment. In most cases, these disorders are minor and are treated and cured easily. However, in few cases, the gynaecological disorder may be quite serious, causi...
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IVF process: 4 steps to getting pregnant

IVF stands for in vitro fertilisation. The basic process starts by removing your egg cells from your body and also taking sperm cells from your partner or a sperm donor. Your egg cells are fertilised in a laboratory after which your embryo is placed into either your uterus or a surrogate mother’s uterus. The decision on whether to use a surrogate mother or not is taken based on your chances of getting pregnant. For example, if you have uterine fibroids, a surrogate mother may be used as your cha...
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Foods to avoid when you are pregnant

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 women go through. However, there are some foods that you should avoid for the sake of your health and your baby’s wellbeing.  Despite all the advice you get from friends and family, about what you sh...
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First trimester tests during pregnancy

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 do think you may be pregnant. Once confirmed, schedule regular appointments. Unless there are risk factors, you should see your obstetrician once a month for the first 28 to 32 weeks. Women who develop diabetes or...
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