Iron Deficiency Day (26 NOV) is dedicated to many women who suffered from iron deficiency and anaemia unknowingly. Pregnancy Singapore supports Iron Deficiency Day and highlights the significant impact on pregnancy and baby. #1 Iron is essential in our body Iron plays a critical role in our body systems. It ensures optimal brain function and development, effective immune system and proper oxygen delivery. The red blood cells (RBC) use iron to build hemoglobin, which is the ox
Iron deficiency and anemia affect 1 in 5 pregnant mums. Read on to understand this condition and the possible complications for you and baby. #iron_deficiency #anemia #preterm_delivery #beauty_and_diet #preparing_for_baby
This is an important decision for you and your family. Choose carefully as this is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to store your baby’s umbilical cord stem cells at birth. Consider these factors in making an informed decision. Family cord blood banks can differ in quality and services. #1 Trust and Reliability Your baby’s cord blood contains potentially life-saving stem cells. Look for a reliable family cord blood bank that can safeguard this precious resource for the long
Diabetes and obesity in pregnant mums Obesity in the mother is more common than GDM. While one in five women enter pregnancy obese, 4-6% develop Gestational Diabetes. As maternal obesity predisposes the baby to childhood obesity, optimising pre-pregnancy weight is recommended. Risk of childhood obesity Childhood obesity is associated with GDM. High sugar levels in the pregnant mother result in higher insulin hormone levels in the developing baby, which increases fat deposits.
As parents, we naturally want the very best for our children. In response to the growing needs of young families, the Government has provided the following to provide support parents in the areas of conception and delivery costs, and to further defray child-raising costs. Hey Baby has come up with an infographic on the support measures for achievable, enjoyable and celebrated parenthood. This covers benefits on Housing, Community & Workplace Support, Pre-school & Education, H
Your dietary choices impact on your sugar control during pregnancy. Eat in a way that will prevent elevation in your blood sugar level, whilst maintaining adequate nutrition. High blood sugar level is harmful to the growing fetus and can make you feel unwell such as fatigue and increased risk of infection. Making nutritious choices can be difficult to sustain, especially due to pregnancy symptoms and life commitment. But fret not! Try these 5 simple tips for your next meal. E
Congratulations! You are now officially pregnant. The urine pregnancy test is positive very clearly and strongly. Read on for 5 must-do things before your visit. #1 Google for the "right" obstetrician Your handphone would probably be the first to know that you are pregnant. You will google the "most popular" obstetrician. But the most popular may not be best fit for you. Choose a doctor whom you will be most comfortable. Fix your long awaited first appointment! Remember to ch