Water breakage

Water breakage

While the unborn baby is gestating inside the uterus, he is cushioned and sheltered inside a fluid – filled membranous bag called the amniotic sac. When the amniotic sac ruptures, it is called the water...
rh-factor

Rh factor

The Rhesus blood group system (Rh blood group system) [which includes the Rh factor] is one of the 35 existing human blood group systems, and is considered as the 2nd most important blood group system....
pregnancy-diet

Pregnancy diet

Having a healthy body [mother and father] is essential during the baby making process. To do so, everything that is written here will serve as a guide to maintain a well – nourished body for...
Miscarriage

Miscarriage

Did you know that about 40% of all pregnancies experience miscarriage? Miscarriage (also called as pregnancy loss) refers to a pregnancy that has end on its own around 20 weeks and under of pregnancy. Miscarriage...
Implantation Bleeding

Implantation Bleeding

Implantation bleeding is when the implanted embryo (fertilized egg cell) disrupts the blood vessels of the endometriosis (uterine wall). Approximately, about 1 out of 3 (20 – 30%) women experience this.
HELLP Syndrome

HELLP Syndrome

HELLP syndrome is a series of life – threatening obstetric complications that are considered as a variant of pre – eclampsia. As a matter of fact, about 4 – 12% of women who are diagnosed...
epidural

Epidural

An epidural is a regional anesthetic which involves injecting a sterile guide needle in the lower back, between the spinal cord and epidural space (outer membrane of the spinal cord), and a catheter is positioned...
c-section-recovery

C section recovery

Every mother – to – be has the possibility of being a candidate of cesarean. Most especially if her unborn baby is in a breech position. With that being said, everything a cesarean mother (especially...
Ferber Method

Ferber Method

The Ferber method is a sleep training technique invented and developed by Pediatrician Richard Ferber M.D. It involves a series of sessions where parents leave their crying children alone associated with incremental time intervals. Sleep...
What is a Doula

What is a Doula

A doula is a professional assistant who serve mothers (particularly first – time mothers and even women who have had given birth before) and their partners through the expecting stage, undergoing labor and delivery, and...
Posterior Position

Posterior Position

A posterior fetal position and presentation (also called as the sunny side up) is when the unborn baby faces upwards, with his head pointing down and is burrowed deep in the mother’s pelvis.
Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Did you know that about 0.3% - 2.0% of all pregnant women experience hyperemesis gravidarum? Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) is an intense and prolonged version of morning sickness that causes severe nausea and vomiting.
back-labor

What is Back Labor

Most women confused back pain from back labor and vice versa. This is because the experience and sensation are very much similar to one another. With that being said, the differences of back pain from...
caesarean-section

Cesarean Section

The cesarean section (also spelled as caesarean and c – section for short) is a surgical operation where the newborn baby is delivered through an incision in the abdomen and uterus. The classical cesarean section...
Cradle cap

Cradle Cap

The cradle cap presents as the skin rashes to the scalp (similar to dandruff) though they are thicker and harder to peel off. These are often prominent on the forehead, behind the ears, eyebrows, eyelids....
Fertilization

Fertilization

Fertilization is the union and fusion of gametes to initiate the formation and development of a new life. Fertilization depends on the specie of a certain being, below are the different types of processes
Pregnancy-Hormones

Understand Pregnancy Hormones

Pregnancy hormones are chemicals that circulate within the body and flows through the bloodstream when a mother is expecting. They have different roles, variety of functions, convey message from one body part to another as...
Sore-Breasts

Sore Breasts

Breast soreness and pain (mastalgia in medical terms) is one of the most common symptoms during pregnancy. The pain usually occurs around 4 – 7 weeks and lasts throughout the 1st trimester.