Few facts you must know if you are pregnant
- What changes happen in the uterus in the 1st month of pregnancy?
After conception, the fertilised egg travels from the fallopian tube to the womb and is implanted in the uterus lining. The uterus gets bigger and puts pressure on your bladder so you feel the need to urinate (pass water) more often.
2. How do I track my baby’s development? How often should I visit the gynaecologist?
Tracking your baby’s progress and development will help you understand what’s happening to your body from conception up until you’re nine months pregnant and ready to welcome your new baby. In this regard, professional and medical advice is the best way to go ahead. However, there are pregnancy tracking apps which can be fun and helpful when it comes to tracking your and your baby’s growth over time. You may choose one that you think is best!
The first three months of your pregnancy is probably the time of most anxiety and excitement. During this period, it is advisable to visit your gynaecologist once a week.
3. Is it safe to have sexual intercourse during pregnancy?
Sex during pregnancy is extremely safe for most women with uncomplicated, low-risk pregnancies. As long as your pregnancy is progressing normally, you can have sex as often as you like (some exceptions may include a history of miscarriage or preterm labour).
However, it’s common for some women to experience bleeding during intercourse, especially in the first trimester. Such spotting or bleeding is generally nothing to worry about, but you should still mention it to your doctor.
4. Can you drink alcohol if you are pregnant?
The straightforward answer is ‘no’. It’s safest not to drink alcohol at all during pregnancy. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy could pose a long-term risk to your unborn baby, and the more you drink, the higher the risks. It’s especially important to stay off alcohol in the first trimester, because of the risk of miscarriage.
However, if you do decide to drink while you’re pregnant, limit it to one or two units of alcohol, no more than once or twice a week, and never enough to get drunk.
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Services we offer:
Comprehensive pregnancy care by a team of highly experienced obstetricians /gynaecologists, high-risk pregnancy care, 3D/4D ultrasound, early pregnancy scan, NT scan, anomaly scan, growth scan, pregnancy tests and vaccinations, maternal-foetal medicine, antenatal care, diet and nutrition by clinical dietician, exercises for pregnancy by experienced physiotherapist, antenatal workshops, Lamaze, lactation counselling, postnatal nutrition, postnatal fitness, 24×7 emergency care.