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How an Anomaly Scan Helps & Why You Need It

An anomaly scan also known as a Level 2 ultrasound  or 20 week scan is routinely done for all expecting women between 18-20 weeks. 

Why is an anomaly scan done?

 

An anomaly scan is an ultrasound done to assess the physical development of the fetus and to check the presence of malformations in the growing fetus.

All You Need to Know about Jaundice in Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings with it a whole host of changes due to the growing fetus and the hormones that support it.

In the latter half of pregnancy there is a surge in placental hormones that alter the function of the liver. It’s capacity to store bile increases and bile movement becomes sluggish. The metabolism thus slows down.

Hydramnios (Polyhydramnios) : Is It Serious?

Polyhydramnios or Hydramnios simply means excess amniotic fluid. In the mother’s womb, the baby grows in a sac called amniotic sac which is filled with fluid, called amniotic fluid or liquor. 

The volume of amniotic fluid increases as the baby grows to facilitate appropriate growth and expansion of the structure and organs of the baby.  

Vertex Presentation: What It Means for You & Your Baby

During the course of your pregnancy, you may hear your gynecologist refer to the ‘position’ or ‘presentation’ of your baby. The ‘presentation’ of the baby is the part of the baby that lies at the lower end of the uterus (womb) or is at the entry of the pelvis. 

The ‘position’, in medical terms,

Ketones in Urine During Pregnancy: Is It Serious?

Sudha Kalra, 35, got a routine urine test at 12 weeks of gestation.On receiving her report in the evening, she noted that urine ketones were positive. She was concerned regarding the presence of ketones in urine during pregnancy and took an appointment at the hospital.

“Ketones in urine during pregnancy, are often the result of fasting,

Can Pregnant Women Eat Pizza? A Gynecologist Answers!

Pizza is a ‘go-to’ food for many of us, regardless of the occasion. It’s little surprise that people often wonder whether pregnant women can eat pizza because the baby’s health depends on the nutrition that the mother receives. 

Is eating pizza during pregnancy good or bad?

“There’s no one answer to that question,

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