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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...

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...

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: Why It is No Sweet Talk

Diabetes mellitus, or diabetes, is a chronic condition where the body is unable to produce any or enough insulin resulting in excess sugar (glucose) levels in the blood. This may sound all too familiar, but it is mainly because of the sobering statistic in Singapore...

What Is Putting Women At Risk for Endometrial Cancer?

Endometrial cancer is the 6th most common malignancy that plague women around the world, and the 4th most common in Singapore. A recent study showed that Singapore is among those countries where incidence rates and risks have increased over time. Like any health risk,...

The Ugly Side of Pregnancy: Post-Partum Changes to the Body

Pregnancy is a major milestone often celebrated with furor and enthusiasm. However, if you look beyond those rose-colored glasses, there is the real – and maybe not so attractive – part of pregnancy. This is not to discourage you, but to give you the real picture and...