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Stages of Labour

Stages of Labour

Three stages of labour The process of childbirth (labour) falls roughly into three stages. Opening of the birth canal by progressive dilation and effacement of the cervix. The birth of the baby through the birth canal. The delivery of the afterbirth (Placenta). During...

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Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy Complications

Some developments may occur during pregnancy that require immediate attention. Remember, your doctor is the best person to diagnose problems and prescribe treatment to protect you and your baby. Vaginal bleeding Often, one of the first signs of labour may be a pink...

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Storing Stem Cells

The Placenta and the umbilical Cord The Placenta, which attaches the baby to the mother while in the uterus, is rich in oxygen and nutrients. After delivering her baby via the birth canal, the mother will have a second contraction to push out the placenta. For mothers...

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Going Into Labor Tips

Here are some labor tips to support your birth. Going to the Hospital It’s finally happening! You begin to feel active labour contractions and it’s time to go to the hospital. Know when it is a true labour that warrants a hospital admission. True labour A ‘bloody...

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Managing Discomfort in Pregnancy 1st Trimester

Managing Discomforts in Pregnancy 1st Trimester As your body adjusts to pregnancy. Some minor discomforts may arise during the first trimester. Here are a few common complaints and tips for relieving them. Fatigue It is normal to be tired at this time. Your body is...

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How Husband Can Ease Wife’s 1st Trimester Discomfort

A note for fathers Be patient with your spouse. Here are a few ways you can help her cope while she’s adjusting to pregnancy: Cook for her. The Sight and smell of certain foods may make her feel sick. If a certain food makes her feel ill, don’t eat it in front of her....

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Feeding on Demand For Baby

Feeding baby frequently according to baby’s feeding cues. Signs of Hunger Increase eye movements. Opens his or her mouth, stretches out tongue and turns the head to look for the beast. Makes soft whimpering sounds. Sucks or chews on hands, fingers, blanket or sheet,...

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Benefits of Breastfeeding For Baby

Baby gets more immune-rich colostrum. Rapid increase in mother’s milk supply. Faster weight gain in baby. Less chance of neonatal jaundice and breast engorgement. When baby cries less, less temptation to give supplements. Baby gets sufficient milk.

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Labor Packing Check List

Packing check-list Pack these items a few weeks before your due date: Slippers. Socks. A comfortable robe or nightgown. A bra or two with good support. Maternity underpants. Toiletries. Cosmetics. Going-home outfits (for you and your newborn). A receiving blanket....

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Pre-pregnancy Immunisation

Did you know that a mother’s immunity is passed on to her baby during pregnancy? This essential immunity is what protects a newborn during the first few months of life before he/she is vaccinated. Before trying for a baby, it is advisable to be up-to-date on routine...

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