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What are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?

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The primary way of telling if you are pregnant is generally missing a period or two, however this doesn’t necessarily mean that you are pregnant and can often be misleading.

 

Women can miss their period for a number of reasons. Missing periods can be due to failure of birth control pills, diet, stress and eating disorders. Diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome can also be reasons for missing a period. If you do miss your period and are concerned you should contact a healthcare provider to see if you are pregnant or have another health problem.

 

Often pregnancy […]

What Can a 3D/4D Ultrasound Scan Tell Me About My Baby?

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Many future parents want to meet their baby as soon as possible and bond with them. This is now possible through 4D and 3D ultrasound technology. 3D/4D ultrasounds give you a unique opportunity to bond with your baby like never before. Time is taken to capture 3D baby scan images and 4D video clips – the fourth dimension is the moving part. We perform all our 3D/4D scans using the latest GE Healthcare equipment – global leader in obstetric ultrasound technology.

 

The purpose of this scan is:

To determine the presentation/lie of the baby
To locate […]

Bleeding During Pregnancy? Is It Normal?

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About 20% of women experience some form of vaginal bleeding within their first trimester of pregnancy. Light bleeding during pregnancy is normal in the early stages and shouldn’t be a cause for alarm. However, bleeding can sometimes be serious (especially in the later stages of pregnancy) and it’s important to know the possible causes and be able to identify them to make sure that you and your baby are both healthy.

Is bleeding normal?

Light spotted bleeding during the first trimester (before 12 weeks) is common and in many cases does not signal a serious problem […]

C-sections may be causing evolutionary changes

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According to researchers, the rise of cesarean sections in recent years may be contributing to an even bigger gap between the size of newborns and their mothers’ pelvises. The researchers estimate that the regular use of C-sections has led to a 10 – 20 percent increase in the gap between female pelvis width and babies’ size.

Read more about this here:

http://www.upi.com/Health_News/2016/12/05/C-sections-may-be-causing-evolutionary-changes/4471480972832 […]