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Section Editor: Dr Puneet Bedi
Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant, Apollo Hospital, New delhi
After the gruelling months of pregnancy, child birth is almost a fitting end to the saga. Labour is induced when the baby is ready to be born. Actual labour may be preceded by a series of false contractions that may feel like labour. Although text books usually describe labour as occurring in three distinct stages, each woman may experience it in a way different from others.
Losing baby weight and pregnancy-linked diabetes
Friday, June 17, 2011

Women who gained 8 or more kilograms after their first baby was born are more than three times more likely to develop gestational diabetes during their second pregnancy.
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Travel during pregnancy
Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Though travel is certainly not prohibited during pregnancy, it may have to be undertaken with a few precautions so that the health of the mother and child is not compromised.
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Is alcohol safe during pregnancy?
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

No one knows exactly what harmful effects even the smallest amount of alcohol has on a developing baby.
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Popular myths about pregnancy
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Health Tips
A healthy baby
Prevent your child being born with a low birth weight (less than 5 lb/2.2 kg) by having a nutritious, balanced diet with plenty of cereals, low fat milk products, fruits and vegetables. Avoid smoking and drinking.
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Avoid alcohol during pregnancy
Avoid drugs during pregnancy
Bleeding after a normal delivery
Checkups during pregnancy
Colostrum is good for the newborn
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