Archive - September 2012

Pregnancy

Signs of Labour

Once you have successfully taken care of yourself and your baby throughout the trimesters, it is important to be aware of the labour process. Towards the term...

Pregnancy

Labour Process

The main labour process is not as simple as people would make you believe. In Sri Lanka you can generally select between the type of labour – normal or...

Pregnancy

High Blood Sugar

High blood sugar is a common problem in a vulnerable group of women during pregnancy. About 10% of pregnant women in Sri Lanka develop high blood sugar during...

Pregnancy

Twin Pregnancies

When you are pregnant you should always anticipate problems which may arise due to pregnancy. More than one baby can develop inside the womb, and most commonly...

Pregnancy

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Increased blood pressure in a pregnant woman who had a normal blood pressure before becoming pregnant is due to the complex process of the placenta getting...

Pregnancy

Weight Gain in Pregnancy

When you become pregnant weight gain is normal. You will gain roughly around 10-11 kgs. The baby and placenta may contribute about 4-5 kgs. Deposition of fat...

Pregnancy

Symptoms of Pregnancy

Now that you and your partner have decided to welcome a new member to your family there are many things to think about and prepare to. But how do you know...

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Complications in Pregnancy

You might face one or more issue during pregnancy. It can all be attributed to the physical changes to your body which you will go through for more than 10...

Pregnancy

Am I Pregnant?

There are several symptoms that could mean you are pregnant, but it is important to perform formal tests to eliminate any doubt. After properly being prepared...

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Third Trimester

As it becomes closer to delivering your baby in the third trimester, mothers should be extra vigilant about the babies movements. Also be alert for any...