Birth planning includes discussing about your preferred mode of delivery, what forms of pain relief available during delivery, how you want to approach your delivery, the immediate after care for you and your newborn baby, whether you would like to store your baby’s cord blood etc.
Pregnancy is often a joyous event in our lives and this has been dampened by the recent COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about concerns that most mothers have regarding the disease and how it can impact their pregnancy.
Parents might be worried about the complications at birth and other concerns that may instil the need to purchase of a maternity insurance. In this article, we will share with you more information that you might find useful in the course of finding a suitable plan for you and your baby.
Congratulations on your bundle of joy! We know that all parents would want to be well prepared for their baby and so, here’s a little summary guide on the different prenatal tests for you to anticipate and discuss with your OBGYN doctor!
Do not worry mommies-to-be, it is normal for you to feel overloaded with information and advice from well-meaning friends and relatives! However, you might be wondering what is true and what is not? We hope to give you some clarity on the popular pregnancy myths out there. So, let us take a look at some of the common myths in Singapore.
Morning sickness is a term used to describe nausea and vomiting that occurs during pregnancy. It affects about 75% of pregnant women and, despite it being called morning sickness, it can happen at any time of the day. Find out more on the commonly asked questions regarding morning sickness and pregnancy here!
Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a chronic condition where the body is unable to produce any or enough insulin resulting in excess sugar (glucose) levels in the blood. If you’re expecting or planning on getting pregnant soon, it’s important that to be aware of the type of diabetes that strikes during pregnancy..
Breast engorgement is one of the common problems experienced by mummies after the birth of their child. It is the feeling of tightness in your breast, which can result in hardness and pain. To help relieve these common symptoms, Dr Wong experimented with the use of cabbage leaves and cold gel packs.
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumours that grow in or around the womb (uterus) and is very common.Many women are unaware that they have fibroids as they do not have any symptoms. This often means that fibroids are diagnosed by chance during a routine gynaecological examination, test or scan.
While it is an old wives tale that calcium is lost from a mother's teeth and "one tooth is lost with every pregnancy", changes experienced in your oral health during pregnancy may dramatically affect the way your dentition looks, feels and functions.
Having a baby is truly remarkable and the journey is nothing short of a miracle. It is only natural to have concerns at any point during this life changing experience. For instance, you may be anxious to conceive, or could be apprehensive about childbirth.
The majority of pregnant women experience some degree of nausea and vomiting (70-80%) in the first trimester of pregnancy. Its severity can be a spectrum amongst different individuals and even during different pregnancies in the same woman.
For countless women, the joy of pregnancy is also intermixed with a fear of labour, and the pain that is necessary for delivery.This article will attempt to dispel certain myths and allay fears, that there are good and effective methods of pain-relief for labouring women.
High blood pressure, or hypertension, can present in a few different ways during pregnancy. It is one of the most common medical problems during pregnancy, complicating up to 15% of pregnancies. Here are some facts that you need to know to take care of yourself and your baby.
It’s known that having a child requires some form of financial planning and resources as the financial cost of raising a child starts even before a child is born. Here’s a guide on the key cost components that you should expect from baby bump to delivery!
Baby teeth, or deciduous teeth, can be an often overlooked part of a child's overall health. Many parents believe that decidous teeth are not overly important, that there are just a temporary stage before replaced by adult teeth.
The term “cord blood banking” has been heavily discussed among parents lately. But what is it exactly and what can it do for you and your family? Stem cells are essentially the building blocks of the human body. The umbilical cord, which serves as the lifeline between mother and baby for 9 months, is an abundant source of these stem cells.
Breast milk is the "best food" for your baby and breastfeeding benefits mothers too. Breast milk contains all the nutrients such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals that your baby needs to grow healthy, in the exact quantity required for her age.
You may be facing occasional or frequent backaches that disturb your sleep or daily life now that you are in your third trimester with that expanding baby bump. However, the good news is that your baby is growing! It is common for most pregnant women to have lower back pain in the second half of their pregnancy.
You will make plenty of decisions during pregnancy and choosing where to deliver your baby is one of the most important choices to make! Most obstetricians are usually affiliated to one or more maternity hospitals, so it helps you to narrow down your choices by asking your doctor which hospital are they affiliated with.