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07 Apr Caffeine during Pregnancy

Coffee is the most popular drink in the world. Some consume it in the morning for its gentle stimulatory effect while others who are addicted to it claim that it helps the brain stay alert and concentrate better. In a recent workshop, I was asked...

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07 Apr Twin Pregnancies

She could not have wished a better way to celebrate last Christmas. Her dream of motherhood came true when her urine tested positive for pregnancy. M, a 32 year-old teacher has been married for 5 years and had been trying to conceive for the past 3...

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07 Apr Blog on Miscarriage

She rushed into my consultation room worriedly with tears in her eyes. “Doc, please help me save my baby. I am having stomach cramps with heavy vaginal bleeding since this afternoon. I think my baby is coming out.” She pleaded Just two weeks ago, Mrs...

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07 Apr Prenatal genetic screening tests

Most expectant women would like to know whether their unborn babies have any genetic abnormalities. Now, there are screening tests available to evaluate such risk. These tests, usually done between the late first trimester and early second trimester of pregnancy, involve measuring the level of...

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17 Aug My friend told me that the gender of the unborn baby can be predicted by observing its heart rates. If the baby’s heart rate is 140 beats per minute (bpm) and above, it is likely to be a girl. Is it true?

The heart rate of the baby starts out at about 80-85bpm around the 5th week of pregnancy. It increases rapidly, reaching a peak of 170-200 bpm bythe 9th week. It gradually decreases and becomes stable between 120 - 160 bpm from the15th week till delivery...

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09 Jul I am 20 weeks pregnant. Recently, I had a terrible headache and the doctor told me that it was due to lack of magnesium in the blood. The headache disappeared after I took the magnesium tablets. Are there any food rich in magnesium that I can take?

Magnesium is a “mineral” that is required for the brain cell to function properly. It helps relieve migraine and headache. The following foods are rich in magnesium. Dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach, Kai Lan and Chye Sim. Nuts and Seeds: It is estimated...

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