Are you expecting again? You must be happy, right! But it also might bring various concerns to mind. Since each pregnancy is different from the other, there is no method to predict what this pregnancy will be like. However, you may notice the following differences when you are expecting for the second time. Experience lesser … More How Different Will Your Second Pregnancy Be From the First?
Acne during pregnancy is quite common and nothing to worry about. Though it is not a special form of acne, some pregnant women do have trouble with it. Usually, it occurs during the first trimester and disappears within the third trimester. If you do not have acne during the first trimester, the chance of its … More Acne During Pregnancy – Causes and Ways to Treat It
If you are pregnant, it’s understandable that you will be curious about labour and childbirth. Knowing what to expect is important as it lets you know the signs of labour and readies you for delivery. You may have heard the term ‘water breaking’ but knowing when it occurs, what you would feel, and what to … More Water Breaking — Understanding this Sign of Labour
What is a yeast infection? Vulvovaginal candidiasis, often referred to as yeast infection, is a common gynaecologic ailment, affecting 75% of women at least once in their lifetime. More than 40% will have 2 or more episodes and infection occurs more frequently in pregnant women. Yeast infection is caused by a fungus called Candida. This … More Yeast Infection (vaginal thrush) During Pregnancy
Ultrasound or sonogram is a method that uses sound waves to study the internal parts of a human body. It is widely used in all branches of medicine, especially in obstetrics and gynaecology. Undergoing an Ultrasound scan is a special part of a pregnancy, as you get to see your baby for the first time … More Ultrasound During Pregnancy
Giving birth to a baby is one of the most profound, emotionally-rich and transformational experiences of your life. During pregnancy, you need to undergo different tests during prenatal visits. Though vaccinations are a vital part of normal healthcare, you may wonder if it is safe to get vaccinated during pregnancy. This is quite normal and … More Vaccines During Pregnancy — Are They Safe?
Pregnancy, birthing and bonding with the newborn baby are significant phases in a woman’s journey to motherhood. Women when given the right knowledge as part of the preparation, enjoy a positive birthing experience. This essentially means she has been given the freedom to make choices during labour, assured of a birth companion of her choice, … More Why should women share their birthing experiences?
You may be aware of postpartum depression. But do you know many women suffer from depression during pregnancy? The most common disorder, depression is defined as a mood disorder that causes loss of interest and a persistent feeling of sadness. It’s normal to feel low occasionally, but if it lasts for a long period, you’re … More Depression During Pregnancy
Amniotic fluid present in the amniotic sac provides a cushion to the baby in the womb protecting it from injuries. Polyhydramnios is a medical condition in which excessive accumulation of fluid takes place in the amniotic sac. Polyhydramnios is not a common condition and occurs in around one percent of pregnancies. The cases are mostly … More Polyhydramnios – Things You Need To Know
Molar pregnancy is part of the spectrum of diseases known as trophoblastic disease. A normal pregnancy consists of the fetus or developing baby and the placenta which is made of trophoblasts. A molar pregnancy (also called hydatidiform mole) is an abnormal overgrowth of the placenta caused by an imbalance in the number of chromosomes supplied … More Molar pregnancy / Trophoblastic disease