Will an ectopic pregnancy result in a baby?
No. As an ectopic pregnancy occurs in a location other than the uterus, it will not be able to develop to full-term and will not result in a baby.
How do I perform pelvic floor exercises?
Pelvic floor exercises can be performed after you have emptied your bladder, and can be done while lying down, sitting or standing. A simple starting technique is to contract the pelvic floor muscles …
Do I need to take a vitamin and minerals supplement during pregnancy?
Most women are advised to take a folate supplement during pregnancy to reduce the chance of neural tube defects. Otherwise, it is normally recommended that you try to obtain all your nutrients from ea…
Who can perform pelvic floor exercises?
Both men and women, of any age, can perform pelvic floor exercises to strengthen these muscles.
How is foetal alcohol syndrome treated?
There is no cure for foetal alcohol syndrome. By the time the baby is born, the effects of the syndrome are already in place and cannot be reversed. They are different for every person, but these effe…
How much weight gain is normal during pregnancy?
A healthy amount of weight gain during pregnancy depends on your weight before you become pregnant. For women who have a pre-pregnancy weight in the healthy range (a body mass index of 18.5 - 25), the…
What is the normal birth position for a baby?
The large majority of babies are born with their head down near the mother's vagina, with the face directed towards the mother's rear. The baby's head is bent down so the chin is resting against the c…
How common is HELLP syndrome?
HELLP syndrome affects around one to two pregnancies in every 1000. It occurs in about one in ten cases of preeclampsia.
Is the newborn baby blood test dangerous?
The newborn baby blood test is very safe. As with all blood tests, there is a small chance of the prick site becoming infected if it is not cleaned properly.