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Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

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Whether you are planning a pregnancy, or on your way towards a delivery, weight gain is a thought that grabs your attention often. If you are starting out with those extra pounds that you have put on before pregnancy, it takes a toll on your body that can be very discouraging. Although the doctors recommend […]

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Dental care during pregnancy

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The importance of dental hygiene during pregnancy is often not stressed enough. The fact is, infections that start in the mouth can soon spread to other parts of the body. While this is something you should be mindful of at all times, its importance shoots up during pregnancy. These infections put yours and your baby’s […]

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10 benefits of Natural Childbirth

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Natural childbirth is considered the most preferred type of childbirth since it involves minimal to no medical intervention. Nature knows best where biological processes are involved and medical intervention should only be resorted to in cases when it becomes absolutely necessary. Natural birth is beneficial to both, Mother and child. Here are a few reasons […]

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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, […]

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Benefits of immunizing your child

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Immunisation is one of the most important and beneficial advances made by medical science during the 20th century, especially in the field of paediatrics, and is responsible for saving thousands of children from death due to diseases like polio, measles and diphtheria. Immunisation programs primarily aim to eliminate, contain or control infectious diseases which may […]

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Genetic testing before and during pregnancy

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What is genetic testing? When is it done and why? These are a few questions which arise if you are planning to have a baby. Here are some of the answers. What is genetic testing? This test involves examining your DNA, the chemical database that carries instructions for your body’s functions to test for changes […]

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Second Trimester During Pregnancy: Checkups and Tests

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The second trimester falls between the 4th month and 6th month of the pregnancy calendar, or between week-13 and week-28. The second trimester is, for many women, the easiest three months of pregnancy as your morning sickness starts to lessen. During your second trimester, you must visit your gynaecologist every month. The visits may be […]

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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 […]