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Will my Hair and Nails Change During Pregnancy?

It is not uncommon for pregnant women to report thicker, healthier looking hair. Normal hair goes through cycles of...

  • Winnie Mwangi
  • April 5, 2021 . 2 min read
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What Oral Problems should I expect During Pregnancy?

Even the mouth can be affected by pregnancy, with bleeding gums a common complaint of many expectant mothers. Known...

  • Winnie Mwangi
  • April 2, 2021 . 1 min read
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Is it Normal to Experience More Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy?

Vaginal discharge (leucorrhoea) is completely normal; it starts just before puberty and lasts through to the...

  • Winnie Mwangi
  • March 29, 2021 . 1 min read
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Is it Normal to Develop Genital Varicose Veins During Pregnancy?

Vulvar varicosities, or varicose veins of the vulva, are thought to affect 18-22% of pregnant women. Predominantly due...

  • Winnie Mwangi
  • March 26, 2021 . 1 min read
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Article Breastfeeding Diabetes Pregnancy

Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes? How Breastfeeding Could Help

Receiving a diagnosis of gestational diabetes during pregnancy can be upsetting. Knowing that it is not only your own...

  • Dr. Kate Dudek
  • March 5, 2021 . 3 min read
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Article Nutrition Pregnancy

Defeating Your Cravings

A craving is a sudden feeling or urge to consume a specific type of food. Cravings are an unusual phenomenon and...

  • Monicah Kimani
  • February 26, 2021 . 2 min read
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Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn is also known as indigestion or acid reflux. It occurs when the stomach acid regularly moves back into the...

  • Monicah Kimani
  • January 18, 2021 . 2 min read
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Article Diabetes Pregnancy

Taking Diabetes Medication During Pregnancy: Is it Safe?

Globally, the number of women of reproductive age who have diabetes is increasing. This means more women than ever are...

  • Dr. Kate Dudek
  • January 12, 2021 . 4 min read
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Article Pregnancy Weight

Healthy Weight Gain During Pregnancy: How Much is too Much?

Pregnancy is a time of change. It is likely that, in preparation for your new arrival, you will make changes to your...

  • Dr. Kate Dudek
  • December 29, 2020 . 5 min read
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How Eating Disorders can Affect Your Pregnancy

The World Health Organisation estimates that, globally, 70 million people have an eating disorder and that 90% of...

  • Dr. Jennifer Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek
  • August 12, 2020 . 3 min read
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Blog Pregnancy

Why are Maternal Mortality Rates Increasing in Kenya?

Maternal health has become a major concern across the globe. Back in 2017, I participated in a project on maternal...

  • Monicah Kimani
  • August 11, 2020 . 5 min read
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How Thyroid Disease can Affect Your Pregnancy

Your thyroid gland is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the front of your neck. The job of the thyroid gland...

  • Dr. Jennifer Lincoln (Bundoo®). Edited by Dr. Kate Dudek
  • August 7, 2020 . 2 min read
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