How can I keep my baby safe from cot death?
During the first 6 months of life, infants are at a particular risk of dying while sleeping. Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is a harrowing experience and a constant worry for any parent. Adopti…
How common is instrumental delivery?
In developed countries, instrumental delivery is quite a standard procedure, but in developing countries it is less common. The use of forceps or vacuum-assisted delivery, or both if one fails, depend…
Is preterm labour serious?
If delivery is at 24 weeks, the chances of the baby's survival are lower than 50%. Every week that delivery can be delayed greatly lowers the risk of complications and increases the chances of the bab…
What can cause pregnancy?
In order to fall pregnant naturally, you need to have sexual intercourse. Some sex activities can make you pregnant and others cannot. You cannot get pregnant from: kissing, dry humping (with clothes …
Does breastfeeding affect sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
Breastfeeding has been shown to reduce the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Exclusively breastfeeding up to six months of age is particularly beneficial.
What are the symptoms of iron deficiency anaemia?
Sometimes, people with iron deficiency anaemia have no symptoms. When they do, common symptoms include weakness, headache, fatigue, irritability, shortness of breath, and a fast heart rate.
Who gets morning sickness?
Up to around 85% of pregnant women experience some signs of nausea or vomiting during pregnancy.
Does vaccination increase the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?
Vaccinations do not increase the chance of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). An immunised baby is actually at less risk of SIDS, because they are less prone to infections.
How is listeriosis spread?
Listeriosis is spread via contaminated food. A pregnant woman can transmit the bacteria to her unborn baby.
How will pre-eclampsia affect me after my pregnancy?
Pre-eclampsia is usually cured by delivering the baby. Some women who experience pre-eclampsia during their pregnancy may develop high blood pressure later in their life.