Pregnancy

How I was nearly not being born

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Sometimes during pregnancy, the mother may develop strange symptoms or even illness that cannot be explained. Often these illness would go off after the child is born. I want to share with a real life story of a lady who had a string of unexplained and strange conditions when she was pregnant with her first child. [...]

How Hollywood celebrities slim down

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Celebrities are no different than us- they battle with weight as much as we do. And given their hectic schedule- touring, flying, travelling- often they just grab whatever fastest food they can find- and often, these pre-packaged food are high in preservatives, calories, sugar and saturated fat. Given the endless media appearances and rehearsals, it [...]

The bad consequence of having an abortion

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Today, many women would not think twice about performing an abortion. After all, the abortion is done as ‘a matter of convenience’ as the baby could come at the wrong time- insufficient family finances, out of wedlock, too busy to enjoy life to want a baby, etc. When I first read about the kammic consequence [...]

Papilledema due to high intracranial pressure during pregnancy

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When my mom was pregnant with me, her eyes had felt very uncomfortable. She said the sensation was similar to what you feel when you go out in the sun and come back indoors- the surroundings become dark. It is as if a dark film envelopes your sight. And she felt, to be put in [...]

Inability to conceive a baby could be due to stress

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After getting married, many young couples initially would want to enjoy the bliss of just being with each other- being carefree to travel or go outing. Then after a few years, they would want a baby. Imagine the nightmare when the wife is unable to conceive when the couple really want to have a baby. [...]

Importance of a proper confinement after giving birth

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The Western world may not be familar with the many rites that accompanies a woman who had just given birth. In the Eastern world, at least in the Malay and Chinese traditional, there are endless rites to follow. A woman who had just given birth and given 60 days of maternity leave is just not [...]

Getting back to Exercising Again after having a baby

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How to get back at exercising again when you have stopped for so long, especially after having a baby? I just came across an article on a question asked by a woman who used to run 5 miles a day before she got pregnant. After 18 months, the birth of her baby and 40 pounds [...]