You are pregnant again - congratulations! Here are five tips to prepare your older child. Because this time round, there are three people awaiting the baby. And one of you is not so sure this is a good idea.
Pregnancy affects women's skin in all sorts of ways. It may be greasier than usual, have a rash, stretch marks or pigmentation - all because of the hormones and other changes taking place in your body.
Oops! Your waters have broken, but no contractions. Call your LMC. It may not be time to have your baby just yet, but it is time for a check-up.
It's over. The birth is over. Your baby is lying in your arms and you're probably counting his or her fingers and toes, examining your precious bundle from head to toe. Congratulations, you're now a mother.
Tired? Short of breath? And somewhere around week 20 of your pregnancy? You probably need more iron.
Chances are the only thing you know about childbirth is that it hurts. And that's enough to scare anybody. One way of dealing with your worry is by getting informed.
You'll be standing at the changing table many times a day. So here are a few tips about what you might need.
There are three stages you have to go through before you can welcome your baby to the world: dilation of the cervix, pushing and birth, and delivery of the placenta.
Your LMC will be a really important person in your life over the next few months. He/She is the one responsible for monitoring your health, answering all your questions and being your sounding board.
There's really no reason to avoid sex during pregnancy. It causes no harm to the baby. Probably, the only reason for not having sex is if one of you doesn't feel like it.
Most bacteria and viruses will not harm your baby. But unfortunately there are some exceptions.
It's not very common for babies to be born prematurely. But if they are, a premature baby gets the very best care and has very good prospects for the future.
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