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Category - Pregnant

Pregnancy week 10 – 13: The First Trimester is almost over

For Parents, Pregnant

You’re at the last lap of the first trimester, pregnant mummies! At this stage, you might notice that your baby bump is showing. If this is your first pregnancy, your bump may take longer to show as the…

Pregnancy Weeks 6-9: Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Babies, Babies, For Parents, Health & Nutrition, Pregnant, Pregnant

Congratulations! You may have just found out that you’re expecting and the news may be a little shocking. Pregnancy symptoms are starting to become more obvious and you may experience morning sickness. Some women have a severe type…

Tips on Managing Gestational Diabetes During Pregnancy

For Parents, Health & Nutrition, Pregnant, Pregnant

Singapore has one of the highest rates of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in the world, affecting one in five births.   The condition is characterised by abnormal or elevated glucose readings which occur during pregnancy and is usually…

Old Wives’ Tales and Gender Predictions: True or False?


In a time where there were no ultrasounds, how did women find out the gender of their unborn babies? There was no sure way to confirm, but they used the following old wives’ tales passed down the generations…

Parents in Singapore: Have You Heard of These Confinement Myths?


Postpartum confinement is still very much practised in Singapore. Each ethnic group has their own set of rules for the new mother to adhere to, but all have the same aim – to let the mother recuperate and…

Dads-to-be, Here Are Ways You Can Be Involved During Pregnancy Too

For Parents, Pregnant

Dads-to-be, are you feeling confused and left out? Being involved in the pregnancy strengthens your relationship and lets your wife know that she’s not alone in this journey. Read on to find out how you can support your…

Parents Share: How has becoming a parent change you for the better (or worse!)?

For Parents, Pregnant

Parenting is an exciting life-transforming chapter. It can unearth character traits or skills you never knew existed, and turn you into a new person you never imagined possible. Has becoming a parent changed you for the better, or…


Breastfeeding is the best nutrition for healthy growth and development of babies. Good maternal nutrition helps sustain an adequate supply and quality of breast milk. Unnecessary introduction of bottle-feeding, partially or fully, or of other complementary foods and drinks may have a negative impact on breastfeeding, which may be irreversible. Consult your doctor and consider the social and financial implications before deciding to use breast milk substitutes or if you have difficulty breastfeeding. Follow usage, preparation and storage instructions of breast milk substitutes or of other complementary foods and drinks carefully as improper or unnecessary use may pose a health hazard.