What are the symptoms of breastmilk engorgement?
An engorged breast is hot, hard and painful, the skin can look shiny and reddish and milk does not flow easily from it.
What are the symptoms of morning sickness?
Symptoms of morning sickness include feeling nauseous or sick in the stomach, loss of appetite and aversion to some foods, and vomiting.
Can gestational diabetes be prevented?
Gestational diabetes cannot always be prevented, but taking measures before pregnancy to achieve a healthy weight, good nutritional intake and exercise can help to reduce your risk. Prenatal care can …
How do I find the pelvic floor muscles?
It is possible to identify different areas of the pelvic floor muscles. This can be done by stopping urination midstream and by 'holding in' when needing to break wind. This will identify different mu…
How much do newborns sleep?
Healthy newborns can sleep between 9 and 20 hours a day. An average newborn's sleep is 16 to 18 hours.
Is HELLP syndrome serious?
HELLP syndrome is a rare but serious pregnancy complication. Early diagnosis and treatment are very important to improve outcomes for the mother and baby.
What increases the chances of developing cholestasis of pregnancy?
Women from some ethnic backgrounds, including Indian and South American origin, can be at increased risk of developing cholestasis of pregnancy. Women who have a family history of the condition, or ha…
Will my baby's sleep improve on its own?
The large majority of infants start gradually moving towards more mature sleep patterns at 10 to 12 weeks of age. For some, this will be a longer or more gradual shift than for others.
Can HELLP syndrome be prevented?
Although there is no known prevention for HELLP syndrome, the risk of developing HELLP syndrome may be decreased by maintaining good health and fitness before becoming pregnant, getting good prenatal …
Do I need to take an iron supplement during pregnancy?
Most women can get the iron they need during pregnancy from their diet. If this is not possible, an iron supplement may be recommended for you. Your doctor or midwife can discuss whether an iron suppl…
What are the signs of having pre-eclampsia?
The main signs of pre-eclampsia are a sudden increase in blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine. It is common for pre-eclampsia to develop after week 20 of gestation. Pre-eclampsia ca…