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09 Oct I had an abortion when I was a teenager. I am now 27 years and am planning to get married next year. I am worried about whether the abortion would have affected my fertility. What should I do?

Abortion, also known as termination of pregnancy, is a surgical procedure usually performed in the first trimester of pregnancy under general anesthesia . In this procedure, the neck of the womb(cervix) is gradually forced open by the gynaecologist using metal dilators of various sizes. After the...

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05 Jun Hair loss after delivery

Q. I have just delivered my baby four months ago. I have noticed that my hair has started to shed more than usual. Is this normal? What is the cause? Is there anything I should worry about? A. It is a normal phenomenon that many mothers...

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15 May Foods to avoid during pregnancy

Maternal nutrition during pregnancy will affect the growth of the foetus as well as its future health.  A well-balanced diet should consist of an appropriate amount of carbohydrate, protein, fats, vitamins and minerals. In choosing what to eat during pregnancy, it is important to know...

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20 Mar I am in my 38th week of my pregnancy. This is my first pregnancy and my blood pressure had increased from 120/70 to 140/90 over the last 3 weeks in spite of taking medications. My obstetrician suggested that I should be induced soon. What is induced labour? How is it done? Are there any risks?

An induced labour is one that is started artificially by your obstetrician who probably thinksthat your baby would benefit from an earlier rather than later delivery. This is because hypertension may affect the placental function and threaten your baby’s well being . Other medical reasons for...

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