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Have you thought whether you would like to try a drug free labour? Labour is going to be painful but if you have decided against medicine for pain relief. we explore the methods available to you.
Most women will experience swelling in certain areas of the body, such as the hands and the feet, during pregnancy. Traditional Chinese Medicine offers various solutions for this. Find out what you can do.
There are many options to consider when it comes to who should deliver your baby. Here we discuss the various options and explore the benefits of having your gynawcologist in the delivery room.
What happens when you're 26 weeks pregnant? Learn about bodily changes, milestones and fetal development now that you're 26 weeks pregnant.
Studies have shown that women can experience an orgasm during labour. How is this possible at what is supposed to be a very painful time? Read all about the big 'O' during birth.
Your 25 weeks pregnant and almost at the third trimester. Learn about bodily changes, milestones, fetal development and TCM solutions for this week.
It's important to be very careful about your recovery after giving birth. You may have experienced tearing or had an episiotomy so had some form of perieum repair. Here are some tips on caring for the area and getting it back into shape postpartum.
"Forgetfulness is a natural part of a woman's defense mechanism after the pain and rigors of childbirth," explains gynaecologist Dr. Sharon Phelan. Although temporary, we know just how pesky it can be having the tiniest of things like feeding time slip your mind! Fortunately, there is a way around this: breastfeeding bracelets.Find out what breastfeeding bracelets are, if you need one, and how to make your very own!
How your foetus is developing when you're 22 weeks pregnant:
After 21 weeks, your bundle of joy is now about 28 cm long now that you’re 22 weeks pregnant, and his skin will be less translucent than before. His nerve cells are also continuing to develop, and he may feel his face or anything he can get his hands on. Although his hair may have begun growing in week 15, some babies are born with little…
How your foetus is developing when you're 21 weeks pregnant:
After 20 weeks, your baby is now about 340g and has all the features and bodily functions of a human being but is so miniature, he can fit the palm of your hand! He also often hiccups, which is nature's way of getting your little bundle of joy to practice breathing! His baby fat will soon fill out his wrinkled skin, and he will experience a…
After 15 weeks into your pregnancy, your baby can now detect light through his translucent eyelids! It’s also the time he begins to recognise voices.
How your foetus is developing during pregnancy week by week:
At 16 weeks, your baby is now the size of a grapefruit or avocado and his muscles are strengthening steadily, particularly his back muscles. Expect some discomfort when he stretches out his body! Although his head is still considerably larger than his…
When you're pregnant, the most important thing you can do is to gather as much information about your baby's condition as possible. If you've gotten troubling screening test results indicating birth defects of some sort, you may be considering the option of having an abortion. Abortion due to birth defects is a common choice, but it's never easy. Before making the decision, it's important to keep certain things in mind.
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