Being At Your Best Looks In Pregnancy

Dec 13, 2010 1 Comment

You may find that your hair behaves in a rather unpredictable way while you are pregnant. Hormones changes mean that your hair may appear thicker than usual, or in some woman the opposite happens and the hair loss increases so that the hair looks thinner. Dry hair may become even drier and oily hair more […]

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Scans/Twins

Dec 13, 2010 No Comments

At around 16 weeks you will probably be offered an ultrasound scan so that you can see your baby for the first time. A scan can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy, but is usually offered between 16 and 20 weeks (although a dating scan may be offered as early as ten weeks). […]

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Special Tests During Early Weeks Of Pregnancy

Dec 03, 2010 No Comments

Your blood will have be tested at your booking -in appointment to determine your blood group and to establish its rhesus (Rh) status. The rhesus status of your blood depends on whether or not it possesses the rhesus factor. If the factor is present,  your blood is Rh-positive, and if it’s absent, your blood is […]

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Approximately 28 To 31 Weeks

Dec 02, 2010 1 Comment

Your Baby This Month Week 28. This week, your amazing baby has reached two and a half pounds and may be almost 16 inches long. Baby’s skill of the week : blinking. Yes, along with the other tricks in a growing repertoire that already including coughing, sucking, hiccupping, and taking practice breaths, your baby can […]

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Approximately 23 To 27 Weeks

Dec 02, 2010 No Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 23 . A window into your womb would reveal that your baby’s skin is a bit saggy, hanging, loosely from his or her little body. That’s because skin grows faster than fat develops, and there’s not much fat to fill that skin out yet. But don’t worry – the fat […]

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7 Common Discomforts During Pregnancy

Dec 02, 2010 2 Comments

As your body prepares itself for birth, you may experience some physical effects. These are perfectly normal, can usually be dealt with easily, and should not leave any long lasting effects, but knowing the reason for complaint can often help in dealing with it. 1.Backache. This can occur at any time, but usually happens when you try to compensate […]

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Terms And Abbreviations

Dec 02, 2010 No Comments

The following terms and abbreviations may appear on your maternity record. AFP  : Alpha-fetoprotein. BP  : Blood Pressure. Cephalic  : Fetal head is nearest the cervix. Cx  : Cervix. EDD  : Estimated date of delivery. FHH  : Fetal heart heard. FMF  : Fetal movement felt. Height Fundus  : The distance from the pelvis to the […]

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Approximately 18 To 22 Weeks

Dec 01, 2010 No Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 18. At five and a half inches long and about 5 ounces in weight, your baby is filling out nicely and getting large enough that you might even be feeling those twists, rolls, kicks, and punches he or she is perfecting. Another set of skills your baby is mastering now is […]

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Hormones/Maternity Record

Dec 01, 2010 No Comments

Hormones play an important part during pregnancy and labour. The prime source of the hormones related to pregnancy are the ovaries during the early stages, and than the  placenta once it is established at around 12 weeks. These hormones dictate how fast the fetus grows and are responsible  for the changes in your breasts and […]

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Booking – In/Routine Tests

Dec 01, 2010 No Comments

Your first ante-natal check-up  will take place between eight and 12 weeks, either at yours doctor’s surgery or at the hospital where you plan to give birth. This first visit is usually referred to as the booking-in clinic. You will be asked a lot of personal questions about your health, family medical history, and possibly […]

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Approximately 14 To 17 Weeks

Nov 30, 2010 No Comments

Your Baby This Month Week 14. Beginning the second trimester, fetuses start growing at different paces, some faster than others, some more slowly. Despite the differences in growth rates, all babies in utero follow the same developmental path. This week, the path is leading your baby – who is about the size of your clenched […]

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