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Major Thyroid Disorders During Pregnancy

Your Thyroid Gland at a Glance The thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped organ located in the base of the neck. It’s about 2 inches long and it is wrapped around your windpipe (trachea). It’s part of the endocrine system, and it plays a vital role in the growth,...

5 Types of Mental Health Crises During and After Pregnancy

It’s not easy to admit that you’re not okay at a time when people would expect you to feel otherwise. In social media, pregnancy, childbirth, and delivery are often depicted through rose-tinted glasses through beautiful maternity photoshoots with friends and family...

Pregnancy and Cardiac Disorders

Pregnancy is a time when you focus on a heart-healthy lifestyle. The changes your body goes through for the next nine months will stress your heart and circulatory system. In fact, cardiac disease is the most common cause of mortality in pregnancy. However, a woman’s...

Obstetric Cholestasis (What’s the Itch All About?)

If there is any milestone in a woman’s life that brings a string of changes, it is pregnancy.  However, the entire experience is not all rosy for women. Morning sickness, bloating, and weight gain are just some of the side effects that open your eyes to the...

Preeclampsia: The Hidden Dangers of Pregnancy

Hypertension can complicate a pregnancy. Preeclampsia and other hypertensive disorders of pregnancy can have serious effects to you and your baby, made worse by delayed diagnosis or management. By making yourself aware of the signs and symptoms, just might spell the...

Beyond Sanitary Pads and Tampons, What Are My Other Options?

Have you resigned to the fact that stained panties and soaked tampons are part of your reality until menopause makes its entrance? What if I tell you that there are other options that just might save you from these messy situations? Read on to know more! Menstrual...

The Empty Belly: Truth Behind Molar Pregnancies

Pregnancy is a time of great joy for an expectant mother, but it can also be a time of great anxiety. The two often go hand in hand, especially for a first time mum. If this is you, one way to allay your worries is to see your OB GYN regularly, preferably before you...

5 Common Maternal Infections During Pregnancy

Infections are quite common. At best, they are unpleasant and at worst, life-threatening. But an infection is never more worrying than when pregnant. Contracting an infection while pregnant can have a wide range of effects on both mother and baby. This is why during...

What to Expect in a Cervical Cancer Screening In Singapore

Based on current estimates, there 429 women who are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year in Singapore and 70 die from it.  It’s alarming how a preventable disease remains to be among the top 10 cancers affecting women in the country today. This makes...