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Cervical cancer: Screening and prevention during pregnancy

The words ‘mum’ and ‘cancer’ should never go together – at least in an ideal world. But we don’t live in an ideal world, do we?   We live in a world where 13000 cervical cancer cases are diagnosed in one country alone. We live in a world where 4000 women die of this disease each year.And we live in a country where around 800 women alone are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year.  In our imperfect and...

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Tips on how to conceive a baby boy

 Finding out the sex of your baby can be fun! And it can be even more exciting when your first two children are on the same team.  Many couples who have boys hope that their next child will be a girl. It’s a nice change after being projectiled with pee during nappy changes.  On the other hand, couples who already have girls might hope the next one is a precious little baby brother. While there...

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Loss & Stress During Pregnancy

Managing Loss and Stress During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is often depicted as the most joyful experience in a human’s life but the reality is that there can be a lot of stress during pregnancy for many mums. Let’s be honest, being pregnant in itself is stressful at times! Sometimes the stress during pregnancy is directly tied to the pregnancy itself. Changing hormones and preparing for a major life change are bound to bring up some pretty big feelings. Experiencing pregnancy complications like...

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Risks of going into early labour…. Here’s what you need to know

Baby on the way? We know how excited you must be to meet your little cherub! But hang in there, your pregnancy should ideally last about 40 weeks. If it ends earlier, like say about 37 weeks, it is regarded as going into premature labour.  Let’s make sure you are prepared for a situation like this too. Here’s what you need to know about early labour, high risk factors and things you can do to...

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Pregnancy Symptoms

“What’s a bump shot?” 20 things no one tells you about second-time pregnancies

The first time you fall pregnant, there is so much excitement. Planning the nursery! Picking the pram! Buying all the cute baby clothes! Collating names! Attending the classes!  As you approach the great unknown next chapter of your life, there’s a whole level of anticipation and nerves. This is something you’ve never done before — it’s like the grown-up equivalent of Christmas Eve times a million. You’re so excited, you could pee your pants. Oh...

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Prenatal Nutrition

We’ll raise our teacups to that! How tea can help relieve morning sickness

If you are one of the estimated 70 to 80% of all pregnant women who experience morning sickness, please know you’re not alone in hugging that toilet bowl. So much for the peachy glow of pregnancy, huh? Whoever coined the term ‘morning sickness’ seriously has something to answer for. Reality: morning sickness actually equals nausea and often vomiting that can persist at ANY time of day or night. Symptoms typically peak in the first trimester...

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