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    What to Expect during Labour & How to Prepare for it
    Giving birth is a natural process and in the vast majority of cases is entirely straightforward. If you are about to go through labour for the first time, you are bound to feel a little apprehensive. The best way to alleviate any anxiety is to take a few simple steps to prepare yourself mentally and ...
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    Are You Ready for Baby?
    Starting a family is a big decision to make and while there are many challenges that await you, the rewards can be highly satisfying. It is also important that men take the trouble to learn more about their pregnant spouses’ situation. The following step should involve plenty of communication between the spouses – sit down ...
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    Understanding Miscarriages
    Whether you’ve experienced one, are concerned about your own chances of having one, or know someone who has miscarried, understanding what it’s all about can help you be better prepared. The risk of miscarriage is higher in women: who are 35-45 yrs old: 20-35% chance of miscarriage over the age of 45: 50% chance of ...
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    Home Delivery
    Having a home delivered baby may sound appealing to some. However, always make it a point to consult with your doctor before you make any final decisions. There are several points you should educate yourself on before you make a final decision to deliver at home. Currently, the Malaysian government does not encourage home deliveries ...
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    The Big Day
    For many women, the third trimester is a period of tiredness, aches and pains before the excitement of baby’s arrival. You may have begun feeling strong ‘false’ contractions as your body prepares for the big day. You, too, can prepare by finding out about the different birth methods, your choices for pain relief in labour ...
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    Easing & Soothing Labour Pain
    There is a purpose to the pain: Every contraction brings you one step closer to the birth of your baby. Whether or not you opt for pain relief depends on your ability to deal with pain. The decision is yours but before you decide, you need to know what your options are and how they ...
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    Pain in Pregnancy
    Every pregnancy is different, but abdominal pain is a common complaint of mothers-to-be everywhere. Although it may be a sign of a serious problem, it’s often just one of your body’s responses to the various changes it undergoes in pregnancy. Causes of abdominal pain Implantation: When the embryo implants itself in the lining of your ...
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    When Baby is due to Arrive
    After nine months of dedicated hospital visits and tracking baby’s progress at each stage, your due date finally draws near. You can hardly wait to finally hold baby in your arms and gaze at him with all your love and adoration. It’s quite natural for you to also be anxious and nervous. “Will baby be ...
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    True or False?
    In 1872, an English obstetrician named Dr John Braxton Hicks described the “false contractions” that occur before a woman really goes into labour. Now that you know why these annoying and sometimes frightening contractions have such a fancy name, you can go on to find out the difference between real contractions and Braxton Hicks contractions. ...
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    Your Pregnancy Preparation Plan
    By Prof Muhammad Abdul Jamil Mohd Yassin (Senior Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist and Exco Member of the Obstetrical & Gynaecological Society of Malaysia), Nutritionist Assoc Prof Dr Poh Bee Koon (Nutritionist & Honorary Secretary of the Nutrition Society of Malaysia), Dr Musa Nordin (Consultant Neonatologist & Treasurer of the Malaysian Paediatric Association) If you are ...