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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 Dr. Francisco M. Gil-Salas PhD, MSc, B. Pharm An essential step in providing security, prenatal testing ensures that you stay informed about the status of your pregnancy. Aside from reducing anxieties and stress, it gives you peace of mind and also an expectation of what’s in store for the journey ahead, so that you are able to provide the best start for your child.The detection rates of conventional screening tests currently available vary from less than 70%...
By Dr. James Lee MBBS, MRCOG, FAMS, GDip It is important that a pregnant woman should not consume any medication, herbal product or health care supplement unnecessarily or in excess, unless there is strong evidence that she needs it to improve the health of the pregnancy and/or the fetus inside her womb. The use of fish oil during pregnancy and breastfeeding remains contentious. Pregnant...
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....
By Dr. Chow Kah Kiong MBBS (S'pore), MMed (O&G), MRCOG (UK), FAMS Definition of Social Induction Social induction — an induction for the convenience of either the pregnant mother and her family or the care giver and the medical team. It is when labour is induced ‘electively’, and there is no clear medical reason for the induction. The World Health Organisation...