Postpartum, The Care Your Body Needs

Your body goes through many changes during the nine months of pregnancy. After the baby is born, your body would revert back to its pre-pregnant state. The aftermath is known as postpartum. Your newborn will require a lot of care. However, as the mother, you need to care for yourself too. If you feel crappy… Continue reading Postpartum, The Care Your Body Needs

Facts about Music to an Unborn Baby

An unborn baby’s sense of sound is one of the first sensory systems to be developed. This happens at about 17 weeks gestation. As your pregnancy advances, your unborn baby becomes aware of rhythms in music and even begins to respond differently to different types of music. Even though the real effect of music on… Continue reading Facts about Music to an Unborn Baby

10 Things Nobody tells about Pregnancy Part 2

In the previous article, out of ten, we covered five things that nobody tells about pregnancy. Are you ready to know more? 6) Constipation during Pregnancy The increase of progesterone in your body during pregnancy is one of the culprits to causing constipation. This hormone relaxes the muscles which include your intestines, causing your digestion to slow… Continue reading 10 Things Nobody tells about Pregnancy Part 2

10 Things Nobody tells about Pregnancy Part 1

Pregnancy has Ups and Downs Pregnancy is an absolutely beautiful thing in life. It is the creation of a new being from a single cell. There are ups and downs in pregnancy. But most of the times we are not told of the downs. The reason is not to scare any women who want to… Continue reading 10 Things Nobody tells about Pregnancy Part 1

The ABCs of DIY Confinement

In Chinese culture, postpartum “confinement” is a customary practice where new mothers are placed under the care of a “confinement lady”. During the month-long confinement period, new mothers must follow commonly prescribed rules regarding diet and hygiene. As lifestyles evolve, some women choose to take charge of their own confinement. Combining the best of tradition,… Continue reading The ABCs of DIY Confinement

Getting into The Post-Maternity Groove

After four months of maternity leave, it’s time to head back to work. Will you be able to adjust to the new schedule? Can you manage the workload on all fronts? Do you feel mentally prepared? With a little planning and the right support, your post-maternity life will be less daunting than it seems!  … Continue reading Getting into The Post-Maternity Groove

How Hormones Wreck Havoc After Pregnancy and Ways to Restore Balance

Severe mood swings and persistent fatigue are not uncommon after pregnancy. Just when you thought you finally have your body back, you learn that your body is still adjusting from pregnancy and delivery. But fret not, there are ways to restore hormonal balance so that your hormones can stop waging a war with your body.… Continue reading How Hormones Wreck Havoc After Pregnancy and Ways to Restore Balance

Why Do You Need Maternity Insurance When You Already Have MediShield Life?

In Singapore, all citizens and Permanent Residents have a basic insurance plan under MediShield Life (formerly known as MediShield). This is our nation’s answer to basic hospitalisation coverage and select outpatient treatments for the majority. Of which, MediShield Life premiums will be paid from an individual’s Medisave account. For pregnant mothers, there is even a… Continue reading Why Do You Need Maternity Insurance When You Already Have MediShield Life?