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BENEFITS OF CONTRACEPTION

  Contraception or family planning is defined as “plan for having babies”. Couples can choose when to have babies, how far apart, how many to have and when to stop. It is apparent that it is very important in today’s context for the wellbeing of women, family, society and the planet as a whole. The

ALL ABOUT MENSTRUAL CRAMPS

We call the pains related to periods (before and during) as dysmenorrhea or menstrual cramps. 50% women report having cramps, 15% have severe cramps and about 90% adolescent girls have cramps. Cramps are of two types – Primary and secondary. In primary, pain is usually felt in lower abdomen and back, may radiate to legs.

Important food groups for pregnant ladies

  Mother’s food and drink are the main source of energy and nourishment for the unborn baby, so she should be very careful in choosing what to eat. She needs to include lots of iron, calcium, protein and folic acid in her diet which can be provided by the following food items. 1. Fruits and vegetables-

WHAT IS HIGH RISK PREGNANCY?

  The word “high risk” sounds scary and may ring your bells that something is abnormal with the pregnancy. So to define high risk pregnancy, any pregnancy with increased risk to the health of the mother, baby or both is called high risk. High risk factors are usually listed on the file of the patient,