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    Why Do A Mammogram?
    According to the 5th Malaysia Population and Family Survey, 2014 only 27.3% of married women aged 40-59 years had ever done a mammogram. Out of that, more than two-third had their screening sometime within the last 3 years. It’s clear that the number of women going for mammogram is far too low and the majority ...
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    Malnutrition & Pregnancy
    Malnutrition is a broad term for: under-nutrition or over-nutrition insufficient intake or exceeding nutrient requirements for healthy growth and maintenance The main causes of malnutrition: Inadequate intake of nutrients/calories that fall short of pregnancy demands. Lack of knowledge about adequate prenatal nutrition, or dietary taboos associated with pregnancy. Loss or lack of appetite due to ...
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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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    Epidural 101
    An epidural (also termed regional anaesthesia) is a way to deliver an anaesthetic by injecting it into the epidural space of the spine. This stops pain signals from reaching the brain. It is a method of pain control/relief that is commonly used by women during labour and delivery. An epidural is delivered by a trained ...
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    Choosing the Path to Parenthood
    There is a trend developing among women where many choose to wait longer before starting a family. Women (and men) may want to build their careers, be in a relationship with the right partner, be financially and emotionally stable, or any combination of these factors. According to Malaysia’s Fifth Family and Population Study (KPKM-5), 35.7% ...
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    Staying Fit during Pregnancy
    Regular exercise helps you to maintain your health, and having a regular exercise routine can improve your posture (thus reducing lower back and hip pain), help you avoid excessive pregnancy weight gain, alleviate discomforts such as backaches and fatigue, and improves your prenatal fitness level and strength. In order to accomplish this, it is a ...
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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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    Having a Child After 40
    Nowadays, becoming pregnant after 40 is becoming more common compared to the past. This delay may result from women becoming focused on their careers or find their partners later in life. However, if you are a woman in your 40s who wants to have a child, or if you are a young woman who plans ...
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    What about Gestational Diabetes?
    Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) develops during pregnancy (gestation). However, in Malaysia, most women neglect to have a medical examination before embarking in their pregnancy. Therefore, overt diabetes mellitus is usually only picked up when pregnant women go for their routine checkups. It is the national policy to screen women based on risk factors but more ...