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Older fathers put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Older fathers put health of partners, unborn children at risk

Date of Study: May 13, 2019 Source: Rutgers University  Summary: Men who delay starting a family have a ticking ‘biological clock’ — just like women — that may affect the health of their partners and children, according to researchers. The study, which reviewed 40...

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What is a caesarean section and what to expect

What is a caesarean section and what to expect

A caesarean section is a procedure that is carried out so that a baby can be born without needing to go through the birth canal. In some instances a caesarean section ​may be elective, which means it has been planned after you’ve discussed it with your doctor, but in...

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Pregnancy: what is Asherman Syndrome?

Pregnancy: what is Asherman Syndrome?

Asherman Syndrome FAQs What are the Treatment Options for Asherman Syndrome?  Asherman Syndrome Treatment OptionsAlthough it may be possible to minimise scarring, this is a lifelong condition. Treatment may improve the scarred tissue sufficiently in order to...

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Antenatal care during pregnancy-what you need to know

Antenatal care during pregnancy-what you need to know

In an ideal world antenatal care should begin before conception Ideally antenatal care should actually commence even before you conceive. This is because how healthy you are both before and during your pregnancy can impact the health of your baby, right through their...

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What is an assisted vaginal birth?

What is an assisted vaginal birth?

Assisted Vaginal Birth FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty...

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What is dilation?

What is dilation?

What Is Dilation FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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Pregnancy-what are stretch marks?

Pregnancy-what are stretch marks?

Stretch Marks FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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What is effacement in pregnancy?

What is effacement in pregnancy?

What is effacement in pregnancy? FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards...

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Is it safe to have sex when pregnant?

Is it safe to have sex when pregnant?

Is it safe to have sex when pregnant FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks...

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Pregnancy-what is quickening?

Pregnancy-what is quickening?

Quickening FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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Pregnancy-what is a show?

Pregnancy-what is a show?

Show FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme Discover our...

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What is a membrane sweep?

What is a membrane sweep?

Membrane Sweep FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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Pregnancy Hormones Explained

Pregnancy Hormones Explained

Pregnancy Hormones FAQsWhile a normal, healthy pregnancy can have a number of wonderful moments, women undergo a series of physical (both internal and external), emotional and psychological changes in their day to day life during pregnancy. And the majority of these...

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Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy

Abdominal Cramps During Pregnancy

Not all abdominal cramps and pain are a cause for worry while you are pregnant. It is often normal to have some level of discomfort during pregnancy.    - Your feet get swollen, your breasts may feel more tender and sore and your back can get easily tired. But...

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Protein in Pregnancy-What You Need to Know

Protein in Pregnancy-What You Need to Know

As a pregnant woman, you probably already know the importance of consuming a healthy diet, to pass on all the necessary nutrients and building blocks to your developing baby, to heighten her chance of healthy growth. Protein in pregnancy is one of the many vital...

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Post-natal depression – what is it and how to cope

Post-natal depression – what is it and how to cope

Post-Natal Depression FAQs What are the Treatments for Post-Natal Depression?  Medication: Anti-depressants for post-natal depressionIn cases of moderate to severe post-natal depression, medication may be the choice recommended by your doctor. An improvement can...

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Can I Vape and Smoke E-Cigarettes When Pregnant?

Can I Vape and Smoke E-Cigarettes When Pregnant?

E-cigarettes have been around for quite a while now and a lot of smokers find them useful when they are trying to quit smoking. However, there is a lot that is still unknown about these electronic cigarettes and vaping. Therefore, other nicotine replacement products...

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Fibroids in pregnancy-what you need to know

Fibroids in pregnancy-what you need to know

Fibroids in Pregnancy FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty...

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Feeling your baby kick-a fetal movement guide

Feeling your baby kick-a fetal movement guide

This guide about fetal movement has been put together to reassure you of the various ways and times this experience may happen. It also includes guidelines about how to monitor your baby’s movement once it has become a pretty constant factor..    One of the most...

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What is endometriosis and how can it affect pregnancy

What is endometriosis and how can it affect pregnancy

Endometriosis FAQs Endometriosis can sometimes make it difficult to conceive and in some cases, it can be a cause of infertility. In some cases, surgery may be suggested by your specialist. During the procedure, endometriosis tissue is removed, which could increase...

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Pregnancy and DNA-what you really need to know

Pregnancy and DNA-what you really need to know

Most of us know the term, DNA, but unless you are involved in some aspect of the scientific or medical world, it’s unlikely to be a subject that you discuss very often  However, when you conceive, it may be a topic that naturally becomes more interesting for you. This...

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Miscarriage medical reasons why it happens and how to cope

Miscarriage medical reasons why it happens and how to cope

Miscarriage is a devastating occurrence. Many women have miscarriages; often it could be the case that you may have work colleagues or acquaintances who have recently suffered a miscarriage, but they haven’t told you about it. It can be very hard for you to talk...

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Phosphorus in pregnancy

Phosphorus in pregnancy

When you want to build strong bones in both you and your baby, it is important to eat phosphorus in pregnancy. Phosphorus is also incredibly important for bodily functions like blood clotting, kidney function, tissue and cell repair, muscle contractions and a normal...

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Iron in pregnancy

Iron in pregnancy

To ensure that your baby will have healthy blood cells during those important nine months, iron in pregnancy is essential. However, you may be one of the many women who don’t even realise that they simply aren’t getting enough iron.   Sources of iron in pregnancy Lean...

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Apricots in pregnancy-10 nutritional benefits

Apricots in pregnancy-10 nutritional benefits

Apricots in pregnancy nutritional values include the below: Click on the highlighted nutrients below to learn more about their individual benefits. Iron Folic Acid Calcium Magnesium Vitamin C Vitamin A Phosphorus Silicon Copper Cobalt     Early Pregnancy Scans...

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Apples in pregnancy-10 potential benefits

Apples in pregnancy-10 potential benefits

Apples offer a range of benefits in pregnancy, as they contain Vitamin C, the B complex vitamins – B-6, thiamin and riboflavin, dietary fibre, phytonutrients, potassium, iron, calcium and phosphorus Apples along with other fruit during pregnancy may even help make...

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4 baby personality types: understanding your baby better

4 baby personality types: understanding your baby better

Just as each of us as individuals has different personalities, each individual baby is different. This expert article about baby personality types will help you to get to know your baby and understand your baby’s temperament will help you understand better how to...

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What is gestational age & how to measure it

What is gestational age & how to measure it

If you are pregnant and need to calculate the gestational age of your fetus and understand what is gestational age, then read on. What is gestational age? Once you start attending a medical practitioner and going for early pregnancy scans, you will hear the term...

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Iodine in pregnancy-its role and food sources

Iodine in pregnancy-its role and food sources

During pregnancy, iodine is a very important part of your diet. In general, you should be eating a healthy, varied diet according to the food pyramid, with a special awareness about some of the most vital nutrients that your body needs at this time. Please refer to...

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Pregnancy nutrition-Vitamin C

Pregnancy nutrition-Vitamin C

During pregnancy there are a number of important nutrients that should be part of your varied, healthy diet. Once you are eating a balanced diet with plenty of vegetables and fruit, there's a good chance you are getting the Vitamin C you need. To check exactly which...

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Calcium in pregnancy – 6 calcium facts you need to know

Calcium in pregnancy – 6 calcium facts you need to know

During pregnancy, you need to consume 3 portions of dairy products, or calcium-fortified food alternatives. If you are an adolescent who is pregnant, you will need to bring these recommended portions up to 5 per day.   Calcium is central for bone health. Your...

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11 pregnancy diet and nutrition essentials

11 pregnancy diet and nutrition essentials

During pregnancy diet is of the utmost importance, both for you to be healthy and for your baby to get all the nutrition he needs to develop. This article investigates some of the essentials of pregnancy diet and nutrition that will help you work towards a healthy...

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Cramps During Pregnancy

Cramps During Pregnancy

Leg cramps are unconscious muscle contractions affecting calves, legs and often the upper-leg. The painful sensation is very normal during pregnancy, frequently occurring during the night. Even though most common throughout the 3rd trimester, you might experience...

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Baby Development-7 Fundamental Facts

Baby Development-7 Fundamental Facts

Welcome to the first in a series of guest articles from Fiona O'Farrell, who is a Specialist Paediatric Occupational Therapist & Sleep Consultant Specialist, with over 15 years experience. Did you know your baby’s development during his first year of life lays the...

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Constipation During Pregnancy

Constipation During Pregnancy

If you find yourself suffering from constipation during pregnancy, you're not alone. Depending on the sources, statistics range from between 38% to 50% of all women that are pregnant, who experience constipation during some stage of their pregnancy. Bloating and pain...

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Bleeding Gums In Pregnancy

Bleeding Gums In Pregnancy

Bleeding gums, sore gums and swollen gums can be caused by a combination of hormonal changes and a build-up of plaque, during a time when your gums are more vulnerable. This can lead to bleeding and inflammation, known as pregnancy gingivitis. During pregnancy, the...

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Surviving New Parenthood-Bonding With Baby

Surviving New Parenthood-Bonding With Baby

Everybody has heard about the falling-in-love part of having a baby. We’ve all read stories about how, when the baby is born, the mother feels an incredibly intense rush of love like nothing she’s ever felt before. How, in moments, the bond between mother and baby is...

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To What Extent Can I Influence My Unborn Baby?

To What Extent Can I Influence My Unborn Baby?

Discovering that you are pregnant is only one of the many stages you will go through over the coming months. Whether your pregnancy is planned or unplanned, and either way if you take a small amount of time to learn and understand to what extent you can influence your...

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What is an Implantation Bleed?

What is an Implantation Bleed?

Implantation Bleed FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty...

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Vitamin E In Pregnancy-What You Need To Know

Vitamin E In Pregnancy-What You Need To Know

Vitamin E, like all other vitamins and nutrients, plays various roles in our health, and of course, during pregnancy. However Vitamin E has had some questionable press, such as one study that was carried out in Holland and made its way into the Daily Mail. The NHS...

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Fetal Growth and Newborn Size Impact of These New Standards

Fetal Growth and Newborn Size Impact of These New Standards

“The huge improvement in health care we can achieve is unprecedented.” On 5th September 2014 the good news was released, that for the first time ever, there will be International standards to assess fetal growth and newborn babies’ size. This is the first time in...

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What is pre-­eclampsia

What is pre-­eclampsia

Pre-eclampsia FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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What is Oestrogen

What is Oestrogen

Estrogen or oestrogen is the main female sexual hormone, which is responsible for the regulation and development of the female reproductive system, along with secondary sexual characteristics. Oestrogen is a hormone, which is secreted by the ovaries. Oestrogen or...

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Morning Sickness­-What It Is & How To Ease It

Morning Sickness­-What It Is & How To Ease It

Up to a certain point you may have felt like you were happily coasting along enjoying your experience of early pregnancy, in fact, you’ve been blooming and happily telling people your news. That was up until one ­day when you woke tp with a curiously strange feeling...

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Food Safety In Pregnancy

Food Safety In Pregnancy

Good food hygiene should always be practised and particularly in pregnancy. The following guidelines will help you : always check the expiry dates while you are out to check that the salads, vegetable and fruits have been washed in clean water and you are unsure as to...

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3 Easy Exercises for Safe Weight Loss After Having a Baby

3 Easy Exercises for Safe Weight Loss After Having a Baby

After my first pregnancy, I was in the same boat as lots of pregnant women, carrying a dozen extra pounds that ended up taking residency and staying where they were. It’s normal to be inclined to think about weight loss after having a baby. You just had a baby and...

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How Soon After Weight Loss Surgery Can I Get Pregnant

How Soon After Weight Loss Surgery Can I Get Pregnant

Women in the reproductive age (18-45) comprise at least half of all bariatric patients. If you have undergone bariatric surgery in the past and now want to get pregnant, it is essential to examine the best time to conceive to prevent an adverse outcome. A systematic...

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7 Healthy Reproduction Tips

7 Healthy Reproduction Tips

If you and your partner are having some issues when it comes to conceiving, you may want to look at some easy to follow health tips. It can be a very stressful time and while there are some options out there, many are expensive and do not always offer a concrete...

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How Pesticides Affect Fetal Development

How Pesticides Affect Fetal Development

It is extremely important for pregnant women to be extra careful with their health during pregnancy. There are a lot of substances, some of which can be easily found at home, that can affect a growing fetus. Many of these things don’t even affect the mother’s health;...

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Six Helpful Tips To Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

Six Helpful Tips To Reduce Back Pain During Pregnancy

Back pain is just one of those things that you expect will happen during your pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t learn how to cope with it and reduce the pain. As your body changes, you’re bound to notice a few new aches and pains. By learning what to do...

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Unleash Flower Power With Aromatherapy In Pregnancy

Unleash Flower Power With Aromatherapy In Pregnancy

Aromatherapy is an alternative form of healing that relies on the application of oils extracted from plants, and the belief that those oils can have a beneficial effect on our physical and psychological health. Though knowledge of some of the substances utilized in...

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What Is A Threatened Miscarriage?

What Is A Threatened Miscarriage?

An ongoing pregnancy associated with bleeding is called a threatened miscarriage. The first symptoms are usually vaginal bleeding with or without mild period type pain. The bleeding can occur at any time after a missed period. Threatened miscarriages are often noticed...

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What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy?

What Is An Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy results when a fertilised egg becomes implanted anywhere outside the cavity of the womb (uterus).  Most ectopic pregnancies develop in the fallopian tubes but occasionally in the ovary. As the fallopian tube is not large enough to accommodate a...

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What Is An Inconclusive Scan?

What Is An Inconclusive Scan?

What does an Inconclusive Scan result mean? There are three main reasons you may receive an inconclusive scan result: it is simply too early to see the pregnancy or, the pregnancy is not growing as it should or there is a possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. If at...

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Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines

Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines

Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines FAQs Transcript - Professor Fionnuala Mc Auliffe Miscarriage Diagnosis Guidelines Video Video title: Miscarriage Diagnosis By Ultrasound Scans Sometimes miscarriages occur in pregnancy and ultrasound is really important in making the...

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Breastfeeding-Mother and Baby Learning to Nurse

Breastfeeding-Mother and Baby Learning to Nurse

Often, new Mums assume that because nursing a child is a natural process that it’s also an easy process. However, this isn’t necessarily true.    Sure, some women and children take off with breastfeeding and never look back. There are a number of people, however,...

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Overcoming Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Overcoming Common Breastfeeding Challenges

Breastfeeding is a wonderful experience for mother and child. Both parties in the nursing duo benefit physically, mentally and emotionally from the act of nursing. However, there are sometimes difficulties which must be overcome for the breastfeeding experience to be...

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Breastfeeding Benefits For Mum And Baby

Breastfeeding Benefits For Mum And Baby

Breastfeeding is absolutely one of the greatest gifts that a mother can give to her child. Not only does it provide much needed one on one time during those first crucial months of life, but nursing also provides both mother and child with protection against illness....

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Amniocentesis – What Is It?

Amniocentesis – What Is It?

Amniocentesis FAQs Early Pregnancy Scans 6-11 weeks Nuchal Translucency 12-14 weeks Anatomy Survey 18-22 weeks Later Dating 12-17 weeks Gender Scan 19 weeks onwards Growth & Well Being 22 weeks onwards Post Dates & Liquor 40 weeks onwards Loyalty Programme...

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Air Travel Flying When Pregnant

Air Travel Flying When Pregnant

If you have already booked a holiday, or would like to go on the last holiday before your newborn arrives, you may wish to know more about flying when pregnant. In this feature we’ve put together the following information:   Flying when pregnant overview What are...

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Second Pregnancy Differences You May Experience

Second Pregnancy Differences You May Experience

If this is your second pregnancy, or another subsequent pregnancy, there may be some differences that you will experience from your first pregnancy. Of course no two pregnancies are the same, and no two women are the same. Purely because you have actually been...

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Epilepsy and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Epilepsy and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Most people who go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy will experience their first seizure between the ages of five and twenty years old, though, in fact, a seizure can happen at any age. Many neurologists and neuroscientists are of the opinion that each person’s brain...

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Hepatitis And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

Hepatitis And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and, commonly, the whites of the eyes. Usually jaundice is indicative a problem with the functioning of the liver. The most common cause of jaundice during pregnancy is acute viral hepatitis. However, jaundice can be the result of...

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Acupuncture During Pregnancy-Benefits, Do’s & Don’ts

Acupuncture During Pregnancy-Benefits, Do’s & Don’ts

Acupuncture during pregnancy can be especially good to relieve morning sickness, as well as help you manage a range of other pregnancy symptoms you'd rather not put up with. It is generally considered to be safe, and some women who go for acupuncture during pregnancy,...

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Hypertension And Pregnancy – Preparing For Pregnancy

Hypertension And Pregnancy – Preparing For Pregnancy

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure has significant health risks and increases the chance of heart attack and other acute vascular disorders including, but not limited to, stroke. Controlling one’s blood pressure and...

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Depression And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Depression And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Pregnancy, birth and caring for a new born baby can be extremely stressful. It can be a time when women who have never suffered mental health problems may do so for the first time and exacerbated in women with a history of or pre-existing mental health conditions. No...

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Aromatherapy for pregnancy and those trying to conceive

Aromatherapy for pregnancy and those trying to conceive

Whether you are already pregnant or you are trying to conceive, you may have wondered if aromatherapy could be of benefit to you. In this article, we will look at what is aromatherapy, and its potential benefits, as well as issues, for women who are pregnant, as well...

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction In Pregnant Women

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction In Pregnant Women

Many pregnant women experience back pain. While there can be many causes of this pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction is one of the most common. The sacroiliac joints are located at the base of the spine in the small of the back. They connect the sacrum and pelvis. The...

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-What Is It And Who Is At Risk

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-What Is It And Who Is At Risk

Some women may develop diabetes mellitus for the first time when they become pregnant and the terms used for this are either pregnancy onset diabetes or gestational diabetes. Screening for this is done on women who are considered to be in the higher risk categories,...

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18 Reasons To Practice Pregnancy Yoga

18 Reasons To Practice Pregnancy Yoga

If you haven't practised yoga before, you may wonder if you can actually start during pregnancy. The answer to this question is yes you can, however it is better to wait until the second trimester, purely for safety. This doesn't mean that pregnancy yoga is risky,...

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Obesity And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Obesity And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

The body mass index is used to determine if a person is of a healthy weight for their height. The number is calculated by dividing body mass, measured in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. For example, a person weighing 70kg who is 1.52m tall (that is 5...

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Early pregnancy scans-what you need to know

Early pregnancy scans-what you need to know

If you suspect you may be pregnant or are planning a pregnancy, then it can help to know in advance when early pregnancy scans can take place and what to expect.  This article explains in lay-woman's language about what you should expect when you book an early...

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The Benefits Of Prenatal Massage-What Are They?

The Benefits Of Prenatal Massage-What Are They?

Enjoying the art of massage is a wonderful way to ease the aches and pains of modern life. In pregnancy, as the aches and niggles increase, the benefits of prenatal massage do too. This feature investigates the benefits of prenatal massage, how it differs from normal...

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Sjogren’s Syndrome and Pregnancy

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Pregnancy

Since it isn't too common, many pregnant women are caught by surprise when they learn from their doctors that they are suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome. The disease can expose their babies to higher risks for neonatal lupus, heart problems and even death. What is...

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The Golden Rule Of Herbal Remedies In Pregnancy

The Golden Rule Of Herbal Remedies In Pregnancy

Herbal medicine has long been used to aid healing and recovery in different cultures all over the world. In Western culture, the use of herbs has become much more widespread and accepted over recent years. There is now easy access to herbal teas tinctures and...

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Asthma And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Asthma And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

The following feature about asthma and pregnancy has been put together to inform you about the following: What is asthma? Asthma and pregnancy – what you need to know Asthma In Pregnancy-How To Control Or Avoid It Pregnant women with asthma and fetal monitoring Asthma...

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Reflexology For Pregnancy-What Are The Benefits?

Reflexology For Pregnancy-What Are The Benefits?

Reflexology is a complementary therapy that may be able to help some women before, during and after pregnancy. This feature looks at the possible benefits of reflexology for pregnancy. Reflexology is a natural complementary therapy that works on the basis that all...

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The Benefits Of Hydrotherapy During Pregnancy

The Benefits Of Hydrotherapy During Pregnancy

We've all heard the saying that water is life. Many of us know that our bodies are composed of 70% water. This article takes a look at the potential benefits of hydrotherapy during pregnancy – read on to appreciate the role that water can play during this special time...

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Ways To Cut Down Or Cut Out Alcohol Before Getting Pregnant

Ways To Cut Down Or Cut Out Alcohol Before Getting Pregnant

Drinking socially has been an integral part of Irish culture for centuries. Moderate social drinking can be good fun and an enjoyable way to socialise. There are times, however, when cutting out alcohol from your lifestyle can be a good idea. One of these times is if...

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What Is Tokophobia?

What Is Tokophobia?

Tokophobia is a severe fear of childbirth, which prevents some women from having children. Actress Dame Helen Mirren has admitted to suffering from it. There is no doubt that some scenes from movies have given plenty of women a rational fear of childbirth. Gruesome...

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Biofeedback In Pregnancy – Can It Be Beneficial?

Biofeedback In Pregnancy – Can It Be Beneficial?

As your pregnancy progresses you could be forgiven at times for thinking that you are losing control of your own body, as each passing day brings further changes and transformations. A technique which can help you take back control and manage the niggling aches and...

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Diabetes and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Diabetes and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

This article is part of a series, so the following may also be of interest to you: Pregnancy and Diabetes – What You Need To Know Before Conception and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-What Is It And Who Is At Risk Type 1 diabetes (diabetes mellitus) affects 1 in 300...

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What Things You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

What Things You Should Avoid During Pregnancy

There is nothing more important for a pregnant woman than the health and safety of her baby. Fortunately, you can protect your child by avoiding some risky factors that may complicate your pregnancy or cause harm to your baby. Learn about what things you should avoid...

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Dental Health in Pregnancy – Dealing with the Dentist

Dental Health in Pregnancy – Dealing with the Dentist

Everybody knows about morning sickness. It’s probably the most-often heard complaint about pregnancy (and completely justified!), followed by swollen fingers and feet, back pain, and trouble sleeping. But there are some health issues associated with pregnancy that you...

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3 Common Dieting Misconceptions For Pregnant Mothers

3 Common Dieting Misconceptions For Pregnant Mothers

Over the years, a lot of common myths about what pregnant mothers should or should not eat have been debunked. Many of the things that society used to think were not okay for pregnant women have since been proven to be harmless old wives' tales. Thanks to the...

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Aquatic Therapy For Pregnancy-8 Benefits To Consider

Aquatic Therapy For Pregnancy-8 Benefits To Consider

Water really helps people in so many ways. Water helps healing, relaxation, rehabilitation and fitness. Taken on the inside it ensures we're hydrated, and taken on the outside it keeps us clean! This feature investigates aquatic therapy and how it can help you before,...

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Eating Your Way To A Healthier Pregnancy

Eating Your Way To A Healthier Pregnancy

Nutrition is essential for growth, development and for protection against disease. Pregnancy is a time of rapid growth and development and there is no other stage in a woman’s life where good nutrition is more important.Amongst healthcare professionals, it is widely...

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