Monday, 21 January 2019 14:05

Third trimester Tests

Mrinali was in her 29th week. She wanted to know what are the tests that need to be done during the next 3 months of her pregnancy. The doctor explained to her that - the third trimester starts from the 28th week of pregnancy and ends at the birth of the baby. The fetus is usually viable by this point of pregnancy, meaning it can survive if it is born but may need hospitalization. if it is born this early. So the tests performed during this trimester are mostly to monitor the growth of the baby and to prevent any foreseeable complications, like complications that could arise due to gestational diabetes or due to group B streptococcal infections etc.

Well! You are in your last trimester and may be feeling you have been pregnant forever now. The good news is - you have another couple of months to go, the not so good news is you have to be extra careful now. This is the time the baby gains weight and is growing rapidly. This is also the time when you need to take care of a few things.

Tuesday, 09 January 2018 12:01

Braxton Hicks contractions - False Labor

Just the other day, I got a call from one of my friends, who was pregnant. My friend was telling me, she is only 30 weeks pregnant, but has been experiencing tightening of her abdomen, once in a while, which do not hurt but are pretty uncomfortable. She was anxious if these contractions could hurt the baby. I explained to her that the contractions she was experiencing



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