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Category Archives: Getting Pregnant

  • Pregnancy Planning: 10 Things to Keep in Mind

    Having a baby is one of the most important events in the life of a woman.  We bring you 10 things to keep in mind while planning for a pregnancy.  Once you have decided to take a plunge into motherhood , the following points will help you to ensure not only a healthy pregnancy but also a healthy baby. 1. Preconception Visit to a Doctor It will be great if your partner accompanies you to Continue Reading

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  • Planning for another baby

    Are you ready to do this all over again? Thank your stars that you don’t remember what labour was like, or you wouldn’t be pondering a second pregnancy! It must be something about the whole mothering experience that makes us want to do it another time! Before planning a second pregnancy, there are many factors that one must consider. Your health Experts believe that it takes at least one full year for a woman’s body Continue Reading

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  • What is Infertility

    Infertility is the inability to get pregnant after one whole year of trying. If the woman is older than 35, then six months of trying is considered sufficient to be considered infertile. Infertility is a fairly common problem especially with Indian women waiting for their careers to be launched successfully before taking on another important role. Infertility can be due to either the man or the woman and in some cases a combination of both. Continue Reading

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  • 4 Factors Affecting Fertility in Men

    Infertility in Men While infertility can be distressing for an Indian woman, men around the world view the ability to produce heirs as the ultimate sign of virility and India is no exception. Getting men to talk about their own infertility can be harder than pulling teeth but as in the case of everything else in Indian society, we have come a long way in addressing this issue. Unfortunately, there are still some men that Continue Reading

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  • 4 Factors Affecting Fertility in Women

    Infertility in Women In Indian society, the effects of infertility on a woman can be devastating. Women can be judged for how easily they conceive and how many children they can produce with their husband. Secondary infertility can be hard on women too as they are unable to conceive after the first pregnancy. What adds to the anguish that women experience is that this sensitive issue is often kept private. But increasing awareness and modern Continue Reading

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  • What is IVF

    IVF which is short for In vitro fertilization, has revolutionized fertility treatments and has made many couples that had given up all hope of becoming pregnant, the opportunity to become parents. Children from these procedures were referred to as test tube babies when the procedure first came around, but now with this term becoming a household word, everyone knows someone who has tried it or is about to. The truth is that infertility in India Continue Reading

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  • Top 10 Pregnancy Symptoms

    Symptoms of pregnancy for some women can be apparent as early as right after implantation; for others, pregnancy symptoms are only what they have seen and read in books. These symptoms are related to an increasing human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) concentration which is the marker used in pregnancy tests. Signs of pregnancy include: 1. Implantation bleeding: After fertilization, the embryo travels down the fallopian tube to the uterus where it burrows into the uterine wall Continue Reading

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  • Miscarriage

    The loss of a foetus before the 20th week of pregnancy is a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage. This can be distressing but the fact remains that 50% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. The woman rarely realizes that she conceived since early miscarriages seldom cause a missed period. Fewer than 15% of known pregnancies end in miscarriages. Among these, a fourth of them occur in the first three months after conception. Late miscarriages that occur Continue Reading

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  • Ectopic Pregnancy

    What is ectopic pregnancy In a normal pregnancy, the recently fertilized egg travels through the fallopian tube to the uterus where it will implant and begin its growth. However in an ectopic pregnancy, the fertilized egg attaches to a location besides the uterus; most often the fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy is also called a tubal pregnancy. There are also cases of ectopic pregnancy where the egg implants in the cervix or ovary, which can Continue Reading

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  • Top 4 Signs of Ovulation

    What is ovulation The part of the menstrual cycle where an ovarian follicle releases an egg is called ovulation. This egg then travels down the fallopian tube and may be intercepted by you-know-who’s sperm and voila! You’re pregnant. This important phase of the menstrual cycle is controlled by the hypothalamus that is responsible for stimulating the anterior lobe and pituitary gland to produce and release two vital players in ovulation, luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating Continue Reading

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  • 7 Signs of Conception

    What is Conception Conception is the actual act of fertilization of the egg by a sperm cell. This is often confused with pregnancy, which begins only after the successful implantation of the fertilized ovum on the uterus. Then again, you may wonder why your physician asks to know the first day of your last menstrual cycle was. This will be the date from which the due date will be calculated if you are pregnant. So Continue Reading

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  • 3 Symptoms of Implantation

    What is Implantation? Implantation can take anywhere between 4 and 12 days after ovulation. The process itself is lengthy beginning with the egg being released from a mature follicle at ovulation; hair-like cilia in the fallopian tubes push the egg up the tube and towards the uterus; if the timing is right, the released egg gets fertilized in the fallopian tube, upon which it begins its journey to the uterus. This can take up to Continue Reading

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  • What is Pregnancy?

    Pregnancy is one of the top things on a newly married couple’s minds. At some point, they would like to start a family of their own. In simple terms, pregnancy is the phase where a mother carries the baby in her womb. In medical terms, pregnancy is the state of carrying the growing embryo in a woman’s uterus. It starts when the egg gets implanted in the uterus, and continues to grow in there until Continue Reading

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  • How can I get Pregnant?

    Pregnancy and the ensuing childbirth is truly a miracle. It is fascinating how human life takes shape inside our bodies. While most of us are aware of the basic concept, and may remember some details from our biology class in school, this topic is not usually openly discussed in the Indian society. It is, however, important for every woman to know exactly how you get pregnant. Let us look at the process stage-wise. 1. Women Continue Reading

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  • 8 Tips To Get Pregnant Faster

    If you are reading this article, it is very likely that you and your husband have decided now is the right time to extend your family and have a baby. You may be looking for tips to hasten the process, so we present 8 tips to get pregnant faster. 1. Visit your Gynaecologist Of course, you need to pray for the Almighty’s blessings, but before that, seek your gynaecologist’s blessings. Get a check-up done to Continue Reading

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