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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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07 Apr Labour Pain

Labour is a very exciting experience. However, it is also painful and exhausting. Pain is a subjective experience involving a complex interaction of physiological, psychosocial, cultural and environmental influences. The pain feels much worse if you are tense. Continuous support of...

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07 Apr Down’s Syndrome

Down's syndrome is a condition due to a defect in the baby's chromosome. It is usually related to the age of the mother. The more elderly the pregnant mother is the higher the chances of delivering such baby. The baby usually has...

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07 Apr Engagement

Engagement, also called lightening or dropping, is used in obstetrics to describe when the widest part of the fetal skull has descends or negotiated into the pelvic cavity. This means that the baby's head is now fixed at the mid plane of...

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07 Apr Caesarean Section

Caesarean section, or C-section, is the delivery of baby through a cut in the mother's tummy (abdomen) and womb. The incision may be made horizontally across the lower part of the abdomen above the pubic area (transverse or bikini cut) or, in...

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07 Apr Chickenpox Vaccination

Chickenpox is a highly infectious disease that usually causes an itchy red rash with blisters. It is one of the most common childhood diseases and can affect pregnant mother. The vaccine contains a weakened form of the chickenpox (varicella-zoster) virus and works...

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07 Apr Cord Blood Stem Cells

In 1963, scientists discovered blood-forming stem cell in mice. These stem cells are specialized in producing blood cells which are origins of the body's immune and blood system. The blood within the umbilical cord is a rich source of stem cells. These...

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07 Apr Sexual Intercourse during Pregnancy

There is no hard and fast rule on sexual intercourse during pregnancy. Scientifically, there is no evidence to suggest that it causes problems such as miscarriage or premature birth.Theoretically seminal fluid contains substances called prostaglandins which might stimulate uterine activity. Orgasm has been shown to...

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