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Understanding Episiotomy: Procedure, Benefits and Recovery

September 25, 2023

If you have been reading all about the different stages of labour, you are likely have come across the word episiotomy. What exactly is it and why would you need it? Let’s delve into into the details of episiotomy, discussing its procedure, potential benefits, and what to expect during the recovery process. What is Episiotomy? […]

10 Important Things To Discuss with Your Doctor Before Labour and Delivery

September 18, 2023

Preparing for labor and delivery is a crucial step in ensuring a smooth childbirth experience. Open communication with your OBGYN is key. Here are 10 important topics to discuss with your doctor before you enter the labour room. 1. Your Preference Towards Assisted Delivery Vaginal delivery or planned caesarean section (C-section) is a big decision, […]

Doctor’s POV: How To Cope With Each Stage Of Labour

February 8, 2023

Knowing what happens in the different stages of labour may help to reduce the uncertainty and anxiety associated with the process. There are also practical tips to help you cope with labour and hopefully shorten the duration. Stage 1 You’ll start to notice the signs — your lower back might hurt a little, you may […]

Labour Pains Before 37 Weeks: What Should I Do

February 8, 2023

Preterm birth may be more common than you thought: about 1 in every 10 babies are born preterm — before the pregnancy reaches 37 weeks. Premature babies suffer a significantly higher risk of infections, respiratory and gut complications, and often require close monitoring in an intensive care unit for an extended period of time. As […]

Your Medical Team In The Delivery Suite And What They Do

February 7, 2023

A long-awaited moment is finally here! Your contractions have finally started and you now find yourself in the delivery suite. It can be slightly disconcerting seeing a number of people coming in and out of the room but rest assured that they are all medical professionals who play an important role in the safe delivery […]

Doctor’s Advice On Pain Relief Options When Giving Birth

February 6, 2023

Giving birth is a magical process but the pain of the process is what most women worry about. Knowing your pain relief options will enable you to be better prepared for labour. Entonox Gas Also known as “laughing gas”, a mixture of oxygen and nitrous oxide is administered through a mask as soon as contractions […]

Am I In Labour?

February 2, 2023

You’re in your third trimester and as your due date draws closer, you are likely to be getting more impatient to meet your baby. The last few days can feel like they’re dragging, especially when well-wishing friends and relatives keep asking if you have had your baby yet! At this stage some women have a […]

6 Reasons To Do Yoga When Pregnant

January 29, 2023

Practised for over 5,000 years, yoga comes in many styles. For mums-to-be it can be a boon in pregnancy and may alleviate the more unwelcome symptoms of pregnancy in addition to preparing you for birth. Research Suggests It Reduces Anxiety Studies have shown that taking just one traditional yoga class can help to reduce anxiety […]

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