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IVF process: 4 steps to getting pregnant

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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 […]

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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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Myths and facts about infertility

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Infertility is a complex and often misunderstood condition that has a lot of confusion surrounding it. Medical science has advanced rapidly over the years with newer technologies being used in the treatment of fertility issues. There are many beliefs around the treatment of infertility. However, it is important to separate the myths from the truth. […]

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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, […]