Are you going to be a mummy for the very first time? In case you don't know what to expect, here are 6 quick tips to help you through your postpartum recovery process!
Having a bun in the oven is both exciting and exhausting at the same time. Fatigue sets in as your energy levels decrease due to hormonal, physical, and emotional changes. Some of these changes include the increase in estrogen and progesterone levels, disrupted sleep, as well as stress and anxiety.
If you prepare for your baby’s arrival in advance, you can sit back and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy as your belly grows bigger. Remember to get as much rest and ‘me time’ as much as possible before your little one arrives, because once the baby’s here, you will be busy during the first year!
Group B Streptococcus (GBS) is a type of bacteria that is found naturally in the digestive tract and birth canal in about one in four pregnant women. It is important to raise awareness of this strain of bacteria because a mother can pass it to her baby during delivery or during the baby's first six months of life.
Are you looking forward to meeting your little bundle of joy? Here are 6 Tips for Postpartum Recovery to help you prepare yourself for life after delivery. Understand the changes to your body, identify signs of illnesses, and overcome the challenges in breastfeeding. We'll share first-hand experiences from a mother of three!
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), pregnant women are part of the high-risk group for contracting influenza. This is most likely due to their suppressed immune system from accommodating the fetus. Furthermore, they are also 7.2 times more likely to be hospitalized as catching influenza increases their risk of complications such as stillbirth, neonatal death, premature delivery, as well as severe disease and death. It was recently discovered that this could be due to the overeager response of their immune system. Although a supercharged immunity system may be seen as something good, however too much of a good thing can turn destructive, especially for these pregnant women.
Mothers’ Day is coming in a few days! To most, childbirth is perceived as a nerve-wracking experience, and it is this extraordinary experience our mothers went through which makes mothers so noble. Apart from the scene of blood, sweat, and tears, do you know there are three stages of childbirth? If you are a mother-to-be, read to find out what to expect and how to manage each stage of childbirth!