Guide to Screening for Breast Cancer during Pregnancy

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Here is a useful guide to screening for breast cancer when you are expecting a baby.

During pregnancy, your breasts go through an enormous amount of change. They become bigger and firmer with the excess fluid that they now carry. This and the development of milk duds means that your breasts are likely to double in size. However, screening for breast cancer is just as important during the pregnancy stage as it as at any other time in your life.

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How to Keep Your Weight Gain on Track During Pregnancy

It can be a shock to the system when you see the number on the scales increase faster than you thought possible during pregnancy. And for some mothers-to-be, weight gain could be something you desperately want to control.

In this article, we’ll talk about the simple ways on how to keep your weight gain on track when you’re pregnant.

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What to Expect During the Third Trimester of Pregnancy

Your third trimester will begin at the 28 week mark (7 months) and is the final stage of your pregnancy. During this time, you’re going to experience a lot of change and your body is going to start getting ready for the birth. This article is going to take a look at what to expect during your third trimester of pregnancy.

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Guide to Healthy Pregnancy for First-Time Mums-to-Be

When it comes to the miracle that is childbirth, you won’t need anybody to tell you just how vital it is that we do all we can to ensure that our children are delivered safely and healthily into this world, which means a healthy pregnancy is absolutely vital for expecting mothers-to-be.

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6 Effective Ways to Survive Summer Pregnancy

As your second trimester comes to an end and your third trimester begins, remaining comfortable can be increasingly difficult. Coupled with the summer heat, it can become nigh-on impossible to enjoy this time. But no matter which trimester you’re currently in, there are some key tips to surviving your summer pregnancy.

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Basic Guide to Non-invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) for Pregnant Women

Non-invasive Prenatal Testing or NIPT is a way to test whether your unborn child may have certain chromosome markers that can help determine if your child might be at risk of the following:

  • Down syndrome
  • Turner syndrome
  • Extra sequences of Chromosome 13
  • Extra sequences of Chromosome 18
  • Sex abnormality
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5 Benefits of Joining Antenatal Classes for Expecting Parents

Some expecting parents take antenatal classes a.k.a. childbirth classes, but others wonder what the benefits of joining antenatal classes are that they can't get from just reading pregnancy books. We will show you how soon-to-be parents can gain from joining antenatal classes.

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6 Safety Driving Tips for Pregnant Women

Hopefully this doesn’t alarm you but there are statistics that show pregnant women are more likely to be in a car accident. Don’t panic though, this is mainly attributed to fatigue, dizzy spells and being unfocused. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t drive but there are some safety driving tips for pregnant women that you should be aware of.

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Why Pregnant Women Should Take Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)

Trisomy can lead to a wide range of problems, including premature birth or even worse so it’s crucial to make sure you find a good and reliable prenatal test, in order to see if your child has any chance of trisomy. A good way to do that is to perform the NIPT test. Find out why pregnant women should take NIPT:

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Guide to Prenatal Infection Prevention for Pregnant Women

February is Prenatal Infection Prevention Month, an observance to promote the awareness of infections transmitted from the mother to the baby. If you are pregnant or planning to have a baby in the future, it is important to learn about prenatal infection prevention. Prenatal infections are maternal infections which can be passed to the foetus through the placenta during pregnancy.

Some of these infections can be very serious and may cause premature delivery, miscarriage or stillbirth. This article will examine the causes of the most common prenatal infections, look at some warning signs and explain the most important recommendations for prenatal infection prevention. 

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