Pregnancy

Preterm Labour- Can it happen to me?

I'm 34 weeks pregnant, and things have been going along smoothly with the pregnancy, until today. I've been having more vaginal discharge than usual, and I'm feeling quite crampy. I think something is wrong. Could I be experiencing preterm labour? What is Preterm Labour? Typically, labour occurs between the 37th and 42nd week of pregnancy.… Continue reading Preterm Labour- Can it happen to me?

Pregnancy

If I’m pregnant, do I still need a flu shot?

A woman in her third trimester of pregnancy was looking at the 'I got my flu shot!' button that was attached to my identification card.  "What's the fuss about pregnant women and the flu?" she said.  "It's just coughing and fever for a week, right?" In fact, the flu, or Influenza, is a serious respiratory… Continue reading If I’m pregnant, do I still need a flu shot?

Pregnancy

Preterm labour: What do I need to know?

"An estimated 15 million babies are born too early every year. That is more than 1 in 10 babies." – World Health Organization What is preterm labour? Normal labour usually happens between 37 to 42 weeks in pregnancy. Preterm labour is labour that happens before 37 completed weeks.  What's worrisome is that preterm labour can… Continue reading Preterm labour: What do I need to know?