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Yes, you can have sex during pregnancy

Doctors don't advise against sex during pregnancy, as long as there have been no complications with pregnancy in the past or present. But before having sex during the period, here are certain things you need to keep in mind.

Trying to get pregnant? Here’s how you can avoid stress to boost fertility

Keeping stress at bay is important for a healthy pregnancy. Here are some tips that can help you fight stress.

Planning a pregnancy? Here’s when to get started on prenatal vitamins

It is essential that a woman starts taking folic acid at least one month before she starts trying to conceive. Consuming folic acid and other prenatal vitamins timely can help in reducing the risk of birth defects.

Treating clubfoot early may help a child walk normally

Usually, it is the baby’s calf muscle that remains underdeveloped; sometimes the feet are rotated inwards or downwards. Though a clubfoot does not cause any pain, it is best to receive treatment as soon as possible.

Can sleep deprivation affect your fertility?

World Sleep Day: The ideal amount of sleep for a man or woman is seven to eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. That is enough to regularise your body functions. Keep your sleeping time fixed as far as possible.

7 easy yoga asanas kids can try at home

Here is a basic guide to a few asanas you can introduce to your child to cultivate a taste for yoga as you practice together. With names and postures that mimic various animals and other forms of nature, the child can easily relate to these poses as they perform them.

Travel hacks for breastfeeding moms

Try to travel preferably at the end of the week, so that you have the weekend to rest and work on reestablishing the milk supply. One can enquire about child care services at hotels.

Watch: Easy prenatal and postnatal yoga postures that can help reduce stress

When a woman is pregnant, practising yoga can help reduce stress and manage other conditions like hypertension, mood instability, discomfort, aches and weight gain.

Regular Pap smear tests can reduce the risk of cervical cancer

Studies show that women with three or more full-term pregnancies are at an increased risk of cervical cancer. Women who deliver before the age of 17 are also twice more likely to be affected than those who deliver after 25 years of age.

Cervical health awareness is crucial for women, even during pregnancy

World Cancer Day: Patients with cervical cancer, who continue their pregnancy, should be closely monitored until delivery. Advanced medical science has enabled gynecologists to remove cancerous cervix while preserving the womb.

How is an IVF pregnancy different from a natural one?

Women with IVF pregnancies have a higher incidence of caesarian section, which can be due to the associated high risk factors like diabetes, high blood pressure, fibroids, multiple pregnancy and sometimes preterm delivery.

When does a baby smile for the first time and why?

"It can start as early as in the womb, which is an involuntary smile. Parents often find their newborn smiling in his or her sleep. But that's just the twitching of the muscle and not really a smile as we understand it."