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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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16 Jun Is it necessary to have a “ warm up” and a “cool down” routine for exercise? I am a beginner and intend to go to gym soon. I am a first time mum in my second trimester.

Do not rush into your exercise routine straight away without starting with a “ warm up” and  ending with a “cool down”. You might injure your "cold" muscles.   Warming up pumps nutrient-rich, oxygenated blood to your muscles as it speeds up your heart rate and breathing. A good...

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25 Nov Caffeine during Pregnancy

Coffee is the most popular drink in theworld. Some consume it in the morning for its gentle stimulatory effect whileothers who are addicted to it claim that it helps the brain stay alert andconcentrate better. In arecent workshop, I was asked whether drinking coffee will affect...

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