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Safe Home Delivery

Introduction Childbirth or delivery is the process that occurs at the end of pregnancy with the expulsion of a foetus, its membranes and placenta from the mother’s uterus. It usually starts with regular continuous contraction causing the opening of cervical os. The process of normal childbirth is categorised into the …

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Postnatal Care At Home

Introduction Postnatal period is the time occurring after birth until the genital tract and uterus have returned to normal. It starts from the expulsion of the placenta (the third phase of childbirth) until the last 42 days, also known as the period of confinement. Some hormonal changes during the postnatal …

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Anaemia In Pregnancy

Introduction When a woman is pregnant, she may develop anaemia. And when she has anaemia, she may feel tired and her baby become very small and may be delivered earlier than expected. The most common cause of anaemia among pregnant women is iron deficiency anaemia. During pregnancy, the body produces …

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Heart Disease in Pregnancy

Introduction Pregnancy places extra demands on a woman’s heart. During the first trimester of pregnancy a woman’s blood volume increases by 40 to 50 percent. This volume then remains high for the remaining two trimesters. The amount of blood the heart pumps out each minute increases by 30 to 50 …

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Premature (Preterm) Labour

Introduction The date of gestation (pregnancy) is calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period. A term pregnancy is defined as those that reaches between 37 weeks to 42 weeks. Thus, premature or preterm labour is defined as labour that occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy. In Malaysia, …

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Dealing With Morning Sickness

Introduction Morning sickness is a very common phenomena occurring in about 70-80% on pregnancies. In general it is mild and self limiting. The majority of women does not need medical help and can be managed at home. What causes morning sickness in pregnancy? The cause of morning sickness during pregnancy …

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Posnatal Exercise

Postnatal exercise is for mothers to do after delivery. Types of exercises It is recommended to start the exercises on the 1 st day of normal delivery. You can start exercising even when you are still lying on the bed. Try these : Move feet up and down, 10 times …

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Antenal Excercise

Antenatal exercise is exercise during pregnancy. You are recommended to exercise throughout the pregnancy but reduce the number of repetition of the exercises per session as your pregnancy progress. Benefits of antenatal exercise Promote good posture. Relax whole body. Prepare body for easy delivery by stengthening and streching muscles. Help …

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Antenal Care

What is antenatal care? It is a periodic health check up once you are confirmed pregnant. One of the purpose is to ensure good relationship between you and your health care providers. Both your psychological and medical needs will be addressed. This service is provided by trained personnel and available …

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