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Risks of Advanced Maternal Age

March 31, 2018

Getting pregnant can be very exciting. It can also be very scary if you are of advanced maternal age, which is 35 years old, and over. There are a lot of risks that a woman takes when she gets pregnant after she is 35 years old. The risk of having a baby with Down syndrome […]

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Risks of Advanced Maternal Age

March 31, 2018

More and more women choose to wait with having children until they are well into their thirties. It is estimated that about 20% of all first-time mothers in the US are over 35 years of age. What are the risks during pregnancy and birth for an “older” woman? What can she do to prevent having […]

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What is Advanced Maternal Age

March 31, 2018

Women today are waiting later on in life to start a family. When women are in their 20’s they are focused on careers and being on the social scene. Marriage and kids are far from their minds. When a woman reaches the age of 35, she is considered advanced maternal age. What this means is […]

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Antenatal Care Nuchal Translucency Nt Scan

March 6, 2018

Nuchal (pronounced ‘new-cal’) translucency is a scan carried out during pregnancy whose purpose is to screen a baby for Down’s syndrome. NT is currently the most accurate technique used for estimating chances of Down’s syndrome. It is non-invasive and painless, and carried out using ultrasound when the baby is aged between 11-13 weeks + 6 […]

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Different Types of Antenatal Test

March 6, 2018

Throughout the antenatal phase you’ll get offers for a variety of checks, often called antenatal tests. With each concentrating on various elements, they might appear overwhelming, so precisely what are they? Antenatal testing is created to provide peace of mind to you personally that the baby you are carrying in the womb is alright, that […]

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Antenatal Care Nuchal Translucency Nt Scan

March 6, 2018

Nuchal translucency (NT) scan is an ultrasound abdominal scan (sonographic prenatal screening scan) which is performed on pregnant women.  This scan is safe for both mother and the baby.  It is used to measure the thickness of nuchal translucency or nuchal fold.  Nuchal translucency is a collection of fluid under the skin at the back […]

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Labor Tips for Natural Childbirth

March 4, 2018

Many women  today desire to give birth in a natural way, without the help of painkillers or other medicines. Unfortunately, many give up this dream when labor starts, since it can be very difficult and painful. While there are times when you might need to change your mind and use the medicines available, there are […]

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What is Optimal Fetal Positioning

February 16, 2018

Optimal Fetal Positioning (OFP) is a method of encouraging a baby into the best position for its birth. Toward the end of a singleton pregnancy, the baby typically settles head down in the womb. The crown of the baby’s head engages in the mother’s cervix, and its back is toward the mother’s front. This position […]

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Csection Avoid how to

February 16, 2018

A C-section or Cesarean Section is a surgery done to remove a baby from the womb when a vaginal birth is no longer an option or not going well. A vertical or horizontal incision is made through the mother’s abdomen and uterus to remove the baby. C-sections are done for a number of reasons including: […]

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Cervix Dilation Check

February 16, 2018

The cervix is a tunnel like passageway that leads from the vaginal canal into the uterus. Before pregnancy this canal is open and allows the lining of the uterus to pass during menstruation, it also produces cervical mucus which aids in safe union of sperm with egg. Once pregnant the cervix is blocked off by […]

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