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Medical Aspects of Pregnancy


Odd things are happening to your body. You feel sick all the time. Do not worry, you are not alone. These are common complaints suffered by almost every expectant mother. But make sure that you do not take any medication unless prescribed by the doctor.

Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS)

Choronic Villi sampling is one of the prenatal tests carried out during pregnancy to check for the genetic problems in babies. Find more about the advantages ...read more
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Depression

Depression and mood swings are common in pregnant women. But it is not safe to be in depressed state for longer period of time during pregnancy as it can affe ...read more
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Routine tests

Blood tests are carried out at different stages of pregnancy to detect any birth defects in the developing baby. Some specific tests are also carried out to d ...read more
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Umbilical Cord Banking

Stem cell research is still in its infancy but it is a known fact that stem cells have miraculous properties. These cells have the ability to regenerate diffe ...read more
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Pregnancy Scans

Sonography or Ultrasound is a boon to medical science. It can easily detect any anomalies in the internal organs. This is of great help in pregnancy as it can ...read more
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Pregnancy Scans - II

Sonography is a boon to medical science. It is particularly helpful in defects in the developing foetus in pregnant women. Many other diseases can be detected ...read more
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Sonography Q & A

Some questions posted by readers have been answered by Dr. Prathima Radhakrishnan, who is a foetal medicine specialist and a sonologist.
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Blurred Vision

Pregnant women can face various eye problems during pregnancy which usually go away after delivery. Fluid buildup and swelling mainly cause eye problems durin ...read more
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Headaches and Migraines

Most of the health issues during pregnancy including headaches and migraines are caused due to hormonal changes. Find about the common causes of headaches and ...read more
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Hepatitis B Test

Every pregnant woman is advised to get hepatitis B test done so that if the test is positive right measures can be taken to protect the baby. Read on to find ...read more
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Antacids

It is perfectly safe to take antacids during pregnancy under obstetrician’s prescription. However, consuming a lot of antacids can lead to constipation. Rea ...read more
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Hair and Nails

The hormonal changes taking place in the body during pregnancy also affect hair and nails. The increase in the metabolic rate during pregnancy causes hair to ...read more
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Trusting Your Doctor While Pregnant

A doctor is very important person during pregnancy as he is the one whom you turn to, for any assurance. Good rapport with the doctor is essential so as to fe ...read more
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What is 3D ultrasound?

3D ultrasound is the technique which provides 3D image of whatever we are scanning. It is helpful in detecting development and health of the foetus. It can he ...read more
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Stretch Marks, Rash and Itchiness

During pregnancy, the body undergoes many changes. The body stretches to accommodate the growing baby. Due to the stretching, skin becomes dry and itchy. Here ...read more
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Urination - Increased Frequency and Leakage

The increased frequency of urination and leakage of urine is common during pregnancy. Read on to learn about the causes of increase urination and leakage duri ...read more
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Fatigue

Fatigue and tiredness are common during pregnancy. Fatigue and tiredness are mainly caused due to increasing size of the baby, nausea and morning sickness, sl ...read more
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Amniocentesis Test during Pregnancy

Amniocentesis is a prenatal test performed to check for any birth defects in the foetus. To know more about why and how amniocentesis test is performed and th ...read more
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Bustline Increases

Increase in bustline or enlargement of breasts in common during pregnancy. You may also experience tender breasts, soreness in breasts, leaking breasts or yel ...read more
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Sonography (Ultrasound)

What is an Ultrasound? How is it carried out? What are the types of Ultrasounds and why are they carried out? Get answers to these and many more questions tha ...read more
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Acidity and Heartburn during Pregnancy

Most pregnant women suffer from about acidity and heartburn during pregnancy. Find 10 ways to prevent and deal with acidity and heartburn during pregnancy her ...read more
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Breathlessness

Breathlessness is common during pregnancy as the growing uterus pushes against the diaphragm, making it difficult to breathe. This is not a cause for concern ...read more
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Back Pain during Pregnancy

Lower back pain is a common complaint during pregnancy. Click here to know about the causes and remedies for backache in pregnant women.
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Alpha Feto-protein (AFP)

Alpha feto-protein (AFP) test is one of the prenatal tests done to check the levels of Alpha Feto-protein in the blood of pregnant women. This test helps to d ...read more
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Clumsiness

During pregnancy as the body starts preparing for the birth of the baby, it goes through a lot of changes. Such changes are the reason for the clumsiness in p ...read more
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Complexion Changes

Many changes take place in the body during pregnancy which gives rise to skin and complexion changes. Read on to find more about the skin and complexion chang ...read more
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Bleeding Gums and Cavities

Many women face dental problems like bleeding gums, tooth decay or dental cavities during pregnancy. Good oral care can help to prevent dental problems during ...read more
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Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are one of the common complaints during pregnancy. Although, for some women it is not possible to avoid hot flashes completely, certain changes ca ...read more
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Indigestion and Heartburn

Due to hormonal changes in the body, the functions of digestive system are slow. This results in constipation and indigestion. Some changes in diet and lifest ...read more
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Leg Cramps

Leg cramps or pain in legs is one of the common issues faced by many pregnant women. By taking right precautions and following right remedies you can deal wit ...read more
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Morning Sickness

Morning sickness, is a feeling of nausea and vomiting. It is very common during pregnancy. The extent of sickness varies from woman to woman. This is due to h ...read more
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Nose Bleeds

Nose bleeds during pregnancy is one of the common issues observed in pregnant women. A lot of women cope with bleeding nose as the volume of blood in body in ...read more
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Vaginal Infections, Vaginitis or Monilia (Cause of Thrush)

The chances of getting the infection of Monilial vaginitis increases in pregnancy. The primary symptoms of vaginal infection are itching of the vulva. After p ...read more
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Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are common during pregnancy. This is due to increased pressure on the veins. Learn about the symptoms and ways of preventing varicose veins.
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Anti-diarrhoeals

Anti-diarrhoeals are prescribed by doctor to deal with diarrhoea during pregnancy. However, such medications can give rise to certain side effects which shoul ...read more
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Anti-ulcerants

Anti ulcerant grugs used in the treatment of different ulcers should be taken only in consultation with doctor. These drugs inhibit gastric acid secretion.
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Ulcerative colitis

Know the effects of drugs in the treatment of Ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease.
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Hypertension drugs (antihypertensives)

Read on to know the effects of hypertension drugs during pregnancy and in breastfeeding mothers. You will also find about the hypertension drugs that are pres ...read more
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Diuretic

If you are suffering from kidney ailments during pregnancy, your doctor may suggest you diuretics. To be safe in pregnancy, it is important to use diuretic wi ...read more
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Anti-coagulants

You may need to take anti-coagulants during pregnancy if your had previous history of blood clots or start developing the same during pregnancy. You need to s ...read more
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Vasodilators

Read on to know the effects of vasodilators during pregnancy.
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Analgesics and antipyretic (Non-narcotic)

Read on to know the effects of Aspirin and Paracetamol. These are analgesic and anti-pyretic drugs.
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Analgesics and antipyretic (Narcotic)

Read on to know the effects of Morphine and Codeine in pregnancy.
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Non-steroidal, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID, example: brufen)

Read on to get information on drugs such as ibuprofen and rheimatism drugs.
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Anti-psychotics, anti-convulsants (for Epilepsy)

Anti-psychotic and anti-convulsants are used in treating and controlling psychomotor disturbances. they are used in epilepsy treatments. Read on to know the s ...read more
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Hypnotics and Sedatives

Know the side effects of some hypnotic and sedatives in pregnancy.
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Migraine drugs

Migraine headaches during pregnancy cause a lot of discomfort. If you are pregnant and develop migraines, then you need to take care and avoid the triggers of ...read more
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Parkinson's disease drugs (Antiparkinsons)

Living with Parkinson’s is a challenging proposition and add to it planning a pregnancy makes it more difficult. Therefore, you need to be aware of the effe ...read more
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Anabolic and Androgenic Steroids

Taking anabolic and androgenic steroids during pregnancy may result in complications during pregnancy. A pregnant woman should never take any medicine or drug ...read more
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Thyroid Drugs

Thyroid gland secretes two hormones needed for proper growth and development.Read the effects of anti thyroid substances during pregnancy.
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Contraceptives

Contraceptives are harmful during pregnancy. Read on to know the effects of contraceptives during pregnancy.
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Urinary Antiseptics

Urinary antiseptics are used in the treatment of urinary tract infection. Learn the effects of these drugs during pregnancy.
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Drugs for Vaginal/Urethral Infections

Infections during pregnancy are quite common and the reasons could be varied. Among the signs of infection, most common is abnormal vaginal discharge and infe ...read more
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Urinary Alkalisers

Urinary alkalisers may be needed during pregnancy when pregnant women get urinary tract infection. Commercial urinary alkalisers help to make your problem les ...read more
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Antibiotics (antibacterials)

Many antibiotics are safe during pregnancy. Read on to know the effects of some antibiotics during pregnancy.
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Tuberculosis drugs (Antituberculosis)

Some drugs used for treating TB are safe in pregnancy. Read to know the effect of anti tuberculous drugs in pregnant women.
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Malaria drugs (Antimalarials)

Malaria in pregnancy may prove to be fatal. Use of anti malarials like Pyrimethamine, Chloroquine, in pregnancy is not advisable. Read on to know the effects ...read more
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Anti-Helmintics

Read to know the effects of antihelmintics during pregnancy.
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Anti-Fungal

Are you aware of the effects of taking anti-fungal medicines or drugs or using anti-fungal cream during pregnancy? Read on to learn about the effects of using ...read more
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Anti-Amoebics

Metronidazole is an anti amoebic drug useful in Amoebic dysentry. Read on to know the effect of antiamoebic drugs during pregnancy.
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Haemopoietic Agents (iron, folic acid)

Iron is most important element needed by the body as it is required for haemoglobin formation, which is a component of blood. Read on to know the effect of ha ...read more
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Calcium

Calcium intake during pregnancy should be increased as the baby requires ample calcium for growth and development. Calcium rich diet is not sufficient to meet ...read more
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Vitamin B Complex

During pregnancy, the need for B complex vitamins increases. B vitamins help to prevent risks in your pregnancy. There are many benefits of taking the B compl ...read more
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Dry Cough

Dry cough during pregnancy can increase your uneasiness. The changes in the body during pregnancy can cause dry cough to aggravate. Find out how to deal with ...read more
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Anti-Histamines

Taking anti-histamines in pregnancy is not advisable as it leads to babies born with birth defects. Safety concerns with anti-histamines in pregnancy is a maj ...read more
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Anti-Asthmatic

Taking anti-asthmatic drugs during pregnancy is the best way of managing asthma in pregnancy otherwise uncontrolled asthma can create problems. Medications fo ...read more
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Ergometrine

Post delivery, there could be a risk of post-partum haemorrhage to the pregnant woman. Ergometrine drug is administered for the management of third stage of l ...read more
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Oxytocin

Oxytocin use during pregnancy has different effects in different stages of pregnancy. It needs to be properly administered to provide the right effect. Improp ...read more
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Measles, Mumps, Rubella

Measles, mumps and rubella during pregnancy can cause harmful effects on the foetus. Therefore, women of childbearing age should take MMR vaccination after co ...read more
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Typhoid, cholera, influenza, B.C.G., Hepatitis B

Pregnancy is a time to be safe and healthy so different types of vaccinations are recommended during pregnancy. Know if it is safe to take vaccination against ...read more
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Tetanus

Tetanus vaccination is a must for all pregnant women so as to prevent the threatening bacterial disease; tetanus. It has several benefits and optimal timing f ...read more
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Double Marker Test - A Type of Pregnancy Test

Pregnant women have to undergo lot of pregnancy test during pregnancy. Double marker test is one of such tests carried out during pregnancy. Double marker tes ...read more
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Triple Marker Pregnancy Test

Triple marker test is one of the pregnancy tests carried out between 14th and 18th week of pregnancy. Triple marker test helps to detect whether the unborn ba ...read more
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Genetic Counseling & Testing

Every mother wants to give birth to a healthy baby. To rule out any chances of birth defects and complications, genetic testing is done. Genetic testing is no ...read more
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Spotting or Bleeding During Pregnancy

Have you observed spotting during your pregnancy? If yes, there is no need to panic. You need to immediately inform your doctor about it. Lots of women observ ...read more
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What is Prenatal Counseling?

What is prenatal counseling, would-be mother, prenatal counseling, labour pain, pregnancy, childbirth classes, fear during childbirth, smooth flow of labour, ...read more
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Morning Sickness during Pregnancy

Many pregnant women experience morning sickness during pregnancy. This is quite normal in the first trimester of pregnancy. It is easy to combat nausea and vo ...read more
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How to Prevent Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are caused to almost every woman due to pregnancy. A well hydrated and healthy skin reduces the chances of the appearance of stretch marks. You ...read more
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Thyroid and Pregnancy

Thyroid during pregnancy is a common concern for many pregnant women. Thyroid problems affect the health of pregnant women and the baby. Find out what to do w ...read more
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Fainting and Dizziness

Dizziness is one of the common signs of pregnancy. However, fainting frequently can be a warning sign during pregnancy. Find more about the causes of dizzines ...read more
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Numbness and tingling sensation in hands and feet during pregnancy are the common symptoms of carpel tunnel syndrome. Find more about the causes and symptoms ...read more
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Why You May Not Feel Baby's Kick

Kicking of the baby is an assurance of a normal pregnancy. Feeling of the first kick or quickening is a joyous moment for the mother. Sometimes you may not fe ...read more
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Coping with Indigestion during Pregnancy

Coping with indigestion during pregnancy is possible with some changes in dietary habits and lifestyle. The ability of the body to digest the food is slow dur ...read more
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Low Haemoglobin During Pregnancy

Low haemoglobin during pregnancy is a matter of concern. Low haemoglobin levels can lead to anaemia that can be detrimental for pregnancy. Do you have low hae ...read more
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Headache During Pregnancy

Headache during pregnancy adds to the woes of pregnancy. To get rid of headaches during pregnancy, you must know the causes that trigger the headache. Find ou ...read more
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Pregnancy and Depression

Are you pregnant and coping with depression? Pregnancy and depression are interrelated. Feelings of anxiety are a common occurrence in pregnancy. Find out the ...read more
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Pregnancy and Emotional Health

Pregnancy and emotional health go hand in hand. Ups and downs in emotional health are a part of pregnancy and are due to hormonal changes. Emotional health of ...read more
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Tetanus Toxoid (TT) Vaccine during Pregnancy

The Tetanus Toxoid (TT) Vaccine protects against the most dangerous microbial poison known to mankind. Neonatal Tetanus, which affects newborn babies, occurs ...read more
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Fluid Retention

Due to hormonal changes during pregnancy, there is fluid retention as a result of which feet and hands swell. This is normal and is not a concern. But if swel ...read more
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Coping with Constipation during Pregnancy

It is normal for pregnant women to face problems like constipation due to the changes taking place in her body. Read on to find out the common causes of const ...read more
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Sleeping Difficulties

Insomnia or Sleeplessness is quite common during pregnancy. The common pregnancy health issues like heartburn, indigestion, leg cramps, frequent urination etc ...read more
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Double Marker Test: An Important Test for Pregnant Woman

Double marker test is one of the genetic tests carried out to check if there are chromosomal disorders in foetus. This test is normally recommended to women w ...read more
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Triple Marker Test during Pregnancy

Triple marker test is a way of detecting Down’s syndrome or other genetic abnormalities in the unborn child. The result of this test is based in conjunction ...read more
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Doctor Visits during First Trimester of Pregnancy

Doctor visits and regular monitoring during the first trimester of pregnancy is very important. Doctors carryout through examination of pregnancy during first ...read more
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Acidity during Last Trimester of Pregnancy

Increased size of foetus may give rise to problems like acidity and heartburn during last trimester of pregnancy. Know more about the causes of acidity during ...read more
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Back Problems Due to Wrong Sleeping Postures during Pregnancy

Wrong sleeping positions can cause back problems during pregnancy. Learn more about the other causes of back problems during pregnancy and tips for dealing wi ...read more
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CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test during Pregnancy

Complete Blood Count Test or CBC test is done during pregnancy to find out if the mother is facing any health problems. Learn more about the importance of doi ...read more
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Dealing With Emotional Problems during Pregnancy

The article describes about various types of emotional changes that could happen in pregnant women and its causes. The article also explains how to cope up wi ...read more
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Motion Sickness during Pregnancy

Motion sickness is common in pregnant women. Let us take a lot at some tips for dealing with motion sickness during pregnancy.
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Snoring During Pregnancy

Physical and hormonal changes during pregnancy can give rise to issues like snoring in expecting mothers. Find more about the cause of snoring during pregnanc ...read more
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Bladder Infection during Pregnancy

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Causes of Indigestion during Pregnancy

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Haemoglobin Test during Pregnancy

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Importance of Being Stress Free during Pregnancy

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Leakage of Urine during Pregnancy

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Prevention of Fatigue during Pregnancy

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How to Prevent Thrombosis during Pregnancy?

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Varicose Veins Prevention in Pregnant Women

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Doppler Ultrasound during Pregnancy

Doppler ultrasound during pregnancy is an important test done to see the flow of blood from placenta to the baby’s body as well as in the uterus. This test ...read more
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Dealing with Heartburn and Indigestion during Pregnancy

Complaints like heartburn and indigestion are common during pregnancy. Let us take a look at some remedies for dealing with heartburn and indigestion during p ...read more
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Significance of Urine Test during Pregnancy

Urine tests are carried out during pregnancy to make sure that the expecting mother is not facing any health issues. Such tests also help to detect certain he ...read more
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Oral Hygiene during Pregnancy

Your pregnancy can affect your oral health which in turn can affect your baby’s health. Following good oral hygiene during pregnancy can help to prevent pro ...read more
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Tips for Dealing with Nausea during Pregnancy

Nausea is common in pregnant women but some women may not experience such symptoms. Let us take a look at some useful tips for dealing with nausea during preg ...read more
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Importance of Routine Check-Up and Scans during Pregnancy

Routine check-ups and scans are very important during pregnancy. They can help early diagnosis and prevention of many pregnancy complications. Learn more abou ...read more
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Coping with Common Pregnancy Problems

If women take right precaution may of the common pregnancy problem and discomforts can be easily avoided. Let us take a lot at how coping with common pregnanc ...read more
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Preventing Anaemia during Pregnancy

Low haemoglobin levels or anaemia can be risky during pregnancy. Therefore, it is necessary to consume iron rich diet during pregnancy. Here are some tips on ...read more
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Urinary Tract Infections during Pregnancy

Urinary tract infection or UTI is common during pregnancy. Let us take a look at the causes of Urinary tract infection during pregnancy and some tips for prev ...read more
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Tests Done During First Trimester of Pregnancy

When pregnancy is confirmed a woman has to undergo many tests. Here is what women must know about tests done during first trimester of pregnancy.
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How to Get Relief from Varicose Veins during Pregnancy

Varicose veins are common during pregnancy. This problem is very discomforting for pregnant women but it can be managed effectively by following simple remedi ...read more
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Lower Abdominal Pain during Pregnancy

There are several reasons why lower abdominal pain can be experienced by pregnant women. Some issues may be minor but some can be a cause of concern. Here is ...read more
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When is an Anti-D Injection Given during Pregnancy?

An Anti-D injection is needed by mothers who have negative Rh factor whereas the baby is Rh positive. Learn more about the importance of Anti-D injection duri ...read more
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Yeast Infection during Pregnancy

Yeast infection is one of the common infections that can be acquired by pregnant mothers. Learn more about how to cope with yeast infection during pregnancy.
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Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Test during Pregnancy

Alpha-Fetoprotein test or AFP tests is carried out to detect abnormalities in the baby during pregnancy. Learn more about the significance of Alpha-Fetoprotei ...read more
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