Essential reading for Women and Children Health

On April 6, 2014

Tips To Tackle Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes involves poor maternal regulation of blood sugar and can cause potential health problems for both the mother and the baby. Prevention is better than cure. Treatment involves making healthy choices. Women who adapt to changes in food habits and exercise regimen can keep their blood sugar level in check. It is said that around […]

On January 22, 2014

Importance of Antenatal Visits

 Antenatal or prenatal care refers to the care that a woman receives during pregnancy. This includes healthcare services to the would-be mother as well as the unborn baby. Also, other health concerns regarding pregnancy are addressed during antenatal visits. Most women do not realise the importance of consulting a gynaecologist right from the beginning of […]

On January 3, 2014

Preparing for Motherhood

Pregnancy comes as a surprise to some women. For others, it is a result of much planning and waiting. If you and your spouse are ready for the pattering of little feet around your house, here’s what you should know before trying to conceive. Stop the pill If you have been using contraceptives in the form […]

On November 5, 2013

Bonding With Your Unborn Baby

You might not be able to see your baby while you’re pregnant, but you might be delighted to know that your baby can feel your movements and hear your voice from as early as 20 weeks. New born babies are known to differentiate the voice of their mothers from other voices. Although there is no […]

On October 10, 2013

Tips to Tackle Pregnancy Stress

Pregnancy is an experience that defines the essence of womanhood. If you are pregnant you could be experiencing a mixed bag of emotions. You feel extremely excited about the day you will hold your little bundle of joy in your arms and on the other hand you have a myriad of anxieties. Listed below are […]

On September 26, 2013

Tips to sleep better during pregnancy

No matter how much you long to slip into your nightwear and catch up on some sleep, one of the greatest challenges many women face during pregnancy is getting comfortable, uninterrupted sleep. A woman’s quality of sleep deteriorates during the first trimester due to a full bladder. You are more likely to go through emotional […]

On September 19, 2013

Importance of Oral Hygiene during Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an important phase in the life of a woman and brings with it numerous physical changes. While most of these changes are needed to assist foetal development and to prepare the body for labour, increased hormonal levels during pregnancy can also intensify dental problems. Therefore, maintaining dental hygiene becomes increasingly essential during pregnancy. […]

On May 16, 2013

Prenatal yoga can be a great way to prepare for childbirth.

Find out if this type of prenatal exercise is right for you. Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies, such as: Improve […]

On April 29, 2013

Is it safe to have an X-ray during pregnancy?

Yes – having an X-ray during pregnancy is generally considered safe. It’s highly unlikely that a diagnostic X-ray during pregnancy will harm a developing baby. Most X-ray exams – including those of the arms, legs, head, teeth or chest – won’t expose your reproductive organs to radiation, and a leaded apron and collar can be […]