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2nd Pregnancy: 7th Visit to the Doctor

As “D” day approaches, we’re now down to fortnightly appointments.  The good news is that the results of my fasting blood glucose tolerance test came through with flying colours.  Not only do I not have gestational diabetes, but my blood glucose levels are excellent.  Great!  Looks like I’ll still be able to taste test forContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 7th Visit to the Doctor”

Dealing with Late Pregnancy Discomforts

I remember having pregnancy discomforts with the first pregnancy, but I’m sure they happened much later and towards the tail end of the pregnancy.  This time around, the symptoms have been steadily getting worse. For instance, the back pain a few nights ago was so bad I had to brace myself every time I wantedContinue reading “Dealing with Late Pregnancy Discomforts”

2nd Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes

As I mentioned during my previous post, I had to take an oral glucose tolerance test to check if I might have gestational diabetes.  I have never really considered myself to be at risk of gestational diabetes simply because I don’t have many of the risk factors. Risk Factors for Gestational Diabetes For instance, individualsContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes”

2nd Pregnancy: 6th Visit to the Doctor

Week: 31 Blood pressure: 110/70 Urine: clear Weight gain: 4kgs Baby’s weight: 2.2kgs Baby’s size: average 33 weeks Symptoms: Braxton Hick’s contractions, irregular bowel movements, piles, and back pain. It seems that with this second pregnancy, the doctor’s had highlight my eating habits at just about every appointment.  Though I teasingly blame my SIL, IContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 6th Visit to the Doctor”

2nd Pregnancy – Week 30: Braxton Hick's Contractions

Back Pain It will be another week before I see the doctor again.  The back pain is worse and affects me every time I lie down.  I get both lumbar back pain and posterior pelvic pain which descends to my behind and back of my thighs. The back pain was somewhat alleviated by the PregalatesContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy – Week 30: Braxton Hick's Contractions”

2nd Pregnancy – Week 28: Cramps!

A few weeks back, I was stretching in bed – no not the regular exercise stretches but the lazy kind of stretch when you’re trying to brace yourself to get up out of bed.  All of a sudden, I started cramping in my left calf.  I managed to relieve it by flexing my foot andContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy – Week 28: Cramps!”

2nd Pregnancy: 5th Visit to the Doctor

I had my fifth visit to the doctor yesterday: Blood pressure was fine and urine test came out clear. Weight gain: 3kgs. Apparently still within accepted limits, albeit a tad on the high side. Baby appears a tad on the large side (which I expected) but not excessively so as to be a cause forContinue reading “2nd Pregnancy: 5th Visit to the Doctor”

The Effects of Prenatal Iron Deficiency on Foetal Development

Despite many modern advances in health, iron deficiency still remains as one of the primary nutritional disorders in the world, placing it second only to tuberculosis as the world most common and costly health problem. Iron deficiency is a condition that affects individuals not only in developing nations but also in developed nations. In industrialisedContinue reading “The Effects of Prenatal Iron Deficiency on Foetal Development”