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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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07 Apr Exercise during Pregnancy

Most exercises are safe during pregnancy provided one exercises with caution and does not overdo it. Swimming, brisk walking, stationary cycling and low-impact aerobics carry little risk of injury and can be done in moderation. One should choose exercises that do not...

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07 Apr Hair Treatment During Pregnancy

Hair coloring can be divided into temporary, semi permanent, and permanent dyes. The last two categories have received the most attention as they include a variety of chemicals. There is not enough information to state with certainty that using hair dyes during pregnancy...

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07 Apr Low Birth Weight

One way of assessing baby's growth is the measurement of fundal height (height of the womb). At each antenatal checkup, the obstetrician would examine the abdomen to see whether it correspond with the gestational period. This gives the obstetrician a rough idea...

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