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07 Apr Ovarian Cyst Pregnancy

Ovaries are 2 small oval shaped organs in the lower part of the abdomen. They produce eggs and female hormones. The egg is developed in a sac (cyst) filled with nourishing fluid. Every month, the cyst bursts and the egg is released...

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07 Apr Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis Pubis is an inflammation of the pubic bones. The pelvic girdle is made up of bones which form a ring like structure. The bones meet in front and form a fused joint called symphysis pubis. During pregnancy, hormones relax the ligaments...

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07 Apr Miscarriage

About one in five pregnant women had some vaginal bleeding or staining in the first 3 months (trimester). Of these women, about 30% ended in miscarriage (spontaneous abortion). Most women miscarry in the first trimester, occasionally this may occur in the mid-pregnancy. The...

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07 Apr Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a dangerous medical condition where the baby instead of embeding in the womb is implanted outside.The most common site is within a Fallopian tube (tubal pregnancy). Very rarely, it can occur in the ovary, the abdomen, and the neck...

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07 Apr Gestational Diabetes

Usually, our body breaks down much of the food we eat into a type of sugar, called glucose. Our body makes a hormone called insulin that moves glucose out of the blood and into the cells of the body. In diabetes, the...

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07 Apr Common Pregnancy Discomforts

Common pregnancy discomforts include: Morning Sickness Breast Tenderness Frequent urination Constipation Stretch Marks Leg Cramps Swelling feet and ankles Varicose veins Heartburn Back and Abdominal Pain Morning Sickness This often begins two to four weeks after the first missed period and lasts for about three months pregnant....

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07 Apr Weight Gain during Pregnancy

Weight gain is a normal and healthy part of pregnancy. Most women gain a normal amount of weight by eating well and staying active. The extra weight gain during pregnancy comes from: approx weight Weight of average baby 3.3 kg Extra fat during pregnancy 2.5 kg Increase in body fluid 2.6...

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07 Apr Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins are specially formulated multivitamins that are taken during pregnancy. These will make up for any nutritional deficiencies in the mother's diet during pregnancy. Folic acid, iron and calcium are especially important for the development of the child in the...

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07 Apr Medication during Pregnancy

Over-the-counter (OTC) medications mean medicines without prescription. These are now readily available in the pharmacies. However, it is wise to ask your obstetrician about the safety of taking these medications including prenatal vitamins. Most herbal preparations and supplement have not been...

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07 Apr Post-Natal Blues

It is fairly common for mother to feel anxious, weepy, angry, depressed, restless or guilty within the first few weeks after birth. This is because of big fluctuations of pregnancy hormones after the birth. Fortunately, with good emotional and physical support from...

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