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From the day people come to know about your pregnancy you will be bombarded with well meaning – but confusing and always conflicting advice from friends, family, the annoying neighbors and that complete stranger when you are in departmental store. "Hmmm, your tummy has not gotten that large, so…", "Your face is glowing, you will definitely have a…" — the list of myths is endless. We will make your life a bit easier as we go on to break down the wall of superstition and facts so that you...
By Dr. John Yam Pei Yuan Obstetrician and Gynaecologist MBBS (S'pore), MRCOG (UK), MMed (O&G), FAMS (S'pore), FICS (USA) Before embarking on pregnancy, you and your partner have to be mentally & physically prepared. There will be an additional member to your family & you to be ready for this. Things to do Pregnancy can be demanding - placing a strain on your body. It is important that you prepare in advance so that you will have a satisfying...
By Dr. Alex OoiMBBS, MMed (O&G), FRCOG, FAMS, FICS, MBAStem-cell technology and applicability is advancing rapidly and its storage is insurance, in that you hope never to need its potential, life-giving, benefits. But the practical...
By Cherie Daly, MDDirector, SLD Consulting Advisor - Parents Guide Cord Blood Foundation Scientific Board ITERA (International Tissue Engineering Research Association) When having a baby, parents are faced with many decisions from material decisions (what pram to buy, what cot to purchase, what colour to paint the room) to more serious medical decisions. One of these medical decisions is what to do with the blood from the umbilical cord of their newborn baby. Today...
By Dr. Loke Kah Leong MBBS (S'pore), MMed (O&G), MRCOG (UK), FAMS (S'pore), FICS (USA), FRCOG (UK) There are a few screening tests for chromosomal abnormalities available which are offered to all pregnant women in the late first trimester or early second trimester. These include the nuchal translucency (NT) scan, the NT combined with maternal blood test commonly known as the OSCAR test or maternal serum screening along (eg. Triple Test). Screening tests are all non-invasive...