The first signs of pre-eclampsia are often high blood pressure and swelling of the hands, feet and abdomen. The most common remedy is rest. If this doesn't help and the pre-eclampsia goes from mild to severe, a caesarean may be advised.
For many women, one of the first signs of pregnancy is a feeling of sickness in the pit of their stomach. No, it's not dread or fear (usually!); it's morning sickness! Not pleasant, but here are some things that might help.
Children who have been breastfed during their first four months are less likely to develop asthma and allergies. The added protection lasts until they’re eight years old.
Perhaps you've got the pregnancy test in your hand and you've just found out that you're pregnant! Congratulations! This is the beginning of a long, exciting, fantastic, fun, sometimes tough and tiresome journey. Welcome aboard!
A miscarriage is the loss of a life and the loss of a dream. And along with that sense of loss comes worry that you may never have another child.
Many medications can affect your baby so always consult with your doctor before starting or continuing any medication during pregnancy.
If you're pregnant, you need to make doubly sure the food you eat is safe, because food poisoning can sometimes harm your baby.
Ultrasound scans are available to all pregnant women, and are an exciting experience for many. Often it's during an ultrasound scan that you truly realise you're going to be a parent. It can be especially wonderful for dads and older siblings.
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.
Sure you're eating for two, and one of you is developing. Unfortunately that doesn't mean you should actually eat for two; wouldn't that be great? Here is what you need to know about eating during pregnancy.
Most bacteria and viruses will not harm your baby. But unfortunately there are some exceptions.
Nobody knows how much alcohol you can drink before it harms your baby. So for that reason, abstaining from alcohol altogether during pregnancy is a good idea.
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