Archive for December, 2010

5 Ways To Detect A Multiple Pregnancy

Dec 25, 2010 1 Comment

Gone are the days when multiples took their parents by surprise in the delivery room. Today, most parents-to-be of multiples discover the exciting news pretty early on. Here’s how: 1.Ultrasound: The proof is in the picture-the ultrasound picture, that is. If you’re looking for indisputable confirmation that you’re carrying more than one baby, an ultrasound is the best way to get […]

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5 Early Pregnancy Symptoms For Multiples

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

Twice the babies sometimes spell twice the pregnancy discomforts, but not always. Every multiple pregnancy, like every singleton pregnancy, is different. An expectant mom of one may suffer enough morning sickness for two, while a mom-to-be multiples might sail through her pregnancy without a single queasy day. The same with other symptoms, too. But though you […]

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Eating Safe For Two

Dec 25, 2010 No Comments

Worried about the pesticides your peach picked up in South America? That’s sensible, especially because you’re trying to eat safely for two.But what about the sponge you’re about to wipe that peach down with (the one that’s been hanging around your sink for the last three weeks)? Have you thought about what that might have […]

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Induction/Pain Relief In Labour

Dec 24, 2010 No Comments

Sometimes labour has to be induced because of a problem of a problem  such as pre-eclampsia, bleeding, diabetes, or being well past you due date. Induction techniques include: Pessaries. Prostaglandins are naturally occurring hormones which help dilate the cervix. A synthetic form of prostaglandin, either in a pessary or gel, is applied internally to the […]

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3 Main Signs And Stages Of Labor And Birth

Dec 24, 2010 No Comments

It is unlikely that you won’t recognize the beginning of labour as the signs, when they come, are generally unmistakable. there are three main indications that labour is about to start, or has started, and they can occur in any order. Once one or more of these has occurred  you should let the hospital or midwife know immediately: 1.A Show. The […]

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Parentcraft Classes

Dec 23, 2010 No Comments

You should be about to start parentcraft classes. You may choose one or more of these . Parentcraft classes show you practical techniques such as relaxation, breathing, and postures for labour and birth. The teacher can answer any questions you may have during the last few months of your pregnancy and will be able to […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

You’ll be spending more time than ever at your practitioner’s office this month with appointments scheduled weekly. These visits will be more interesting – the practitioner will estimate baby’s size  and may even venture a prediction about how close you are to delivery – with the excitement growing as you approach the big day. In […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

After the 32nd week, your practitioner may ask you to come in every two weeks so your progress and your baby’s can be more closely watched. You can expect the following to be checked, depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

A couple of new items are on the agenda at this month’s checkup, along with the old standards. As you enter your last trimester, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations depending on your particular needs and your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for […]

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What You Can Expect At This Month’s Checkup

Dec 22, 2010 No Comments

It will probably be business pretty much as usual at this month’s checkup. As you end your second trimester, you can expect your practitioner to check the following, though there may be variations, depending on your particular needs and on your practitioner’s style of practice: Weight and blood pressure Urine, for sugar and protein Fetal […]

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