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Can I Take Painkillers in Pregnancy?

Aches and pains can attend pregnancy—migraines, loosened joints, etc.—but just because they’re expected, does that mean you should suffer through them? (more…)...

Do Waters Break More Commonly At Night?

Most of what movies tell you is incorrect—at least when it comes to pregnancy and labour. Going into labour is very rarely as dramatically swift as celluloid, and waters almost never break in the mi...

Hospitals Refusing to Reveal Baby Gender

The 20 week scan is a big deal; it gives you an idea of anomaly risk factors—and of course, you get to find out what you’re having, boy or girl. But the latter could no longer be part of the proc...

Obstetric Cholestasis: Signs and Treatment 

Itching during pregnancy is normal; hormone fluxes and skin stretching combine to create all manner of weird dermic conditions. But if the itching is extreme, it could be a disorder requiring medical...

Placenta Praevia: What You Should Know

There's many reasons why bleeding can occur during pregnancy, and one of them is placenta praevia. While the outcome of this condition is usually low-risk, learning about the symptoms and treatment c...

Avoid This Sweet If Pregnant, Says Study

As if the list on taboo treats couldn't get any longer, it seems there's another strikethrough for preggie sweet tooths - good news is this one is an acquired taste, so many mums-to-be are in the c...