Diabetes (sugar disease) causes high levels of sugar (glucose) in your blood.
You are not alone if you feel stressed since you became pregnant. Some mothers feel troubled and guilty for feeling unhappy during their pregnancy. Getting help will make you feel better, and there is a lot of support on offer.
If you are diagnosed with pre-eclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy), you will need to stay in the hospital so that your blood pressure can be checked often, for your safety and that of your baby.
Did you know that you might have diabetes before you fall pregnant or you could become diabetic during your pregnancy? Visit your clinic to check your sugar levels.
A healthy diet and good exercise can protect your baby’s heart and make your baby healthy in life.
Choose gentle forms of exercise such as swimming, stretching, low-impact dancing, gardening and housework. Brisk walking, jogging or stationary cycling are suitable up until you are six months pregnant.
You must ensure that you gain the correct amount of weight for your body type during your pregnancy. “Eating for two” is not necessary and could lead to extra weight gain.
There are a number of warning signs that could be an indication that you have contracted tuberculosis (TB).
HIV can be transmitted from HIV-infected women to their babies. The way this can happen is via transmission to your unborn child during pregnancy or delivery or during breastfeeding.
The interpretation of the global disease burden has progressively shifted from communicable to non-communicable diseases and from premature death to years lived with disability.