Blog Posts by Gordon Lim Clinic & Surgery for Women

It is almost always the goal of most women to achieve a normal delivery. The sense of achievement in doing so easily outshines the pain that she has to go through in labour. In the biblical times and even today, it is expected that while men toil in the field, it is the woman’s role…

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Benefits of Stretching During Pregnancy

A woman’s pregnancy stage is a sensitive one, as her body is trying to do its very best to make sure that little life in her tummy grows up strong and healthy. In this light, it would be best for expecting mothers to follow the do’s and don’ts of pregnancy. One of the best advice…

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Health Screening During Pregnancy

Health screening can practically even out some of the odds and doubts to ensure the health of your baby. Health screening is about checking the health of your baby before birth. Here are some reasons for the significance of health screening for better foetal health. #1) If you have hereditary diseases, it is a must…

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Is it safe for pregnant moms to be around with mobile devices all the time?

Recent studies blame the ionizing radiation coming from mobile phones for the behavioral problems in many children. Previously, these claims were shelved as pregnancy myths. Whilst the data is not enough to confirm that this finding is valid, a lot of magazines and blogs are all out on spreading information that cellular phone use may…

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Insomnia during pregnancy

At some point in your pregnancy particularly in the third trimester, you may find it difficult to fall asleep at times.  Some studies have shown that as much as about 80 percent of pregnant moms, especially the first time mothers-to-be, found it is difficult to sleep during the late trimester. Such lack of sleep may…

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How Does the Baby Breathe Inside You?

Some expectant mothers may want to find out how does the baby breathe inside the mother’s womb. The baby does not actually breathe in the womb as it is the mother who is providing oxygen to them as they breathe. The oxygen is provided to the foetus from the mother through the umbilical cord. The…

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Why you should Quit Smoking when you’re Pregnant?

Smoking and pregnancy is absolutely incompatible. If you are a smoker, it will be the best to forget all about cigarettes the moment you realize that you are pregnant. Expectant mothers should not smoke (or regulate their smoking consumption) during the course of their pregnancy. In short, the effects of smoking for the mother can…

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Understanding Early Pregnancy Symptoms

Pregnancy symptoms are different for each woman especially if you are not expecting to be pregnant and the signs of pregnancy turn out to be a pleasant surprise for you and your hubby! For expectant moms, understanding the symptoms of pregnancy comes in handy before visiting the doctor right away. So what are the common…

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Coping with Pregnancy Stress

Aside from the wonderful blessings that come with pregnancy, there may have stressful situations that you and your spouse have to deal with. Some would say that stress is just part of pregnancy and a lot of women just shrug it off or simply ignore it. So how is managing stress relevant to your pregnancy?…

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Prenatal Supplements – Are they necessary?

Whether it is safe to consume prenatal vitamins during your pregnancy period, it will solely be at the advice of your gynaecologist after he or she look into your health condition and diet plan. Most prenatal supplements helps in bridging the gap between your current intake of nutrients and the required amount of nutrients you…

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Natural (Vaginal) Birth after C-Section

You might have heard of natural or vaginal birth after at least having one baby by a caesarian section (C-Section). Some mothers, after their first C-section delivery, may also want to experience natural birth delivery for their 2nd child and beyond. This is called Vaginal Birth After C-Section or VBAC in short. One common question…

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Stay Fit While Pregnant

Staying fit during pregnancy is important. It helps you in many ways like giving you more energy, minimize the chances of heatburns and cramps and make breathing easily and smoothly. Do remember that staying fit during pregnancy does not mean training for a flat tummy as this will never happen. (And it is not safe…

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How to Sleep During The 3rd Trimester?

Every pregnant mom experiences difficulty to sleep during the 3rd trimester. You are practically being challenged both physically and emotionally at this stage. There are so many challenges involved such as the frequency of your urination and the unending nerves of trying to keep up with your daily routines. It is also common for some…

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Can Prenatal Music Help The Development of Your Baby?

A lot of researchers are still divided when it comes to the notion that music helps in the development of the unborn child. In my opinion, it is purely anecdotal to think that music made babies smarter. In general, there is lots of research done on this subject matter. There are several ways to look…

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7 Amazing Facts About Pregnancy

Pregnancy gives a wonderful feeling to any expectant moms and dads. It is part of a human being’s life cycle which is filled with lots of amazing facts. Here are 7 wonderful facts about pregnancy which one may or may not know! One of the benefits of pregnancy is the rapid regenerative ability of expectant…

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Tomatoes (Fresh, Dried or Cooked?) Good for Pregnancy?

Being pregnant gives every mom a heightened sense of responsibility knowing that there is a tiny life depending on their daily decisions such as eating the right food. Thanks to modern science, we can now understand the safety and value of some of these foods like in this case, tomatoes, for your pregnancy. To know…

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Pimples and Pregnancy. Are they Related?

Some mothers on the internet might mention about “pregnancy glow” or being “pimple-free” during pregnancy. This might be interesting for some mothers who are always looking for having the perfect skin at all time. Addressing the myth – pregnancy may not result in perfect skin, for some, pimples and acne may still hover around. This…

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Being in Crowded Places – Safe for Pregnancy?

In this context, especially when we are living in the hustling and bustling city of Singapore, there may be a lot of situations when one has to be in very crowded places like in the trains, buses, shopping malls, the occasional parties and many more. If you are pregnant, you may have to be a…

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For Wine Drinkers – Alcohol Effects on Pregnancy

When it comes to the effects of wine, be it harmful or not to the wine drinking moms, there may be two different opinions. Such topic has been argued between the two ends. Some say drinking wine is safe and healthy. While some say drinking alcohol is unsafe. In my opinion, it will be good…

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7 Ways to Manage Weight Gain During Pregnancy

Like it or not, gaining weight during pregnancy is unavoidable but it is of course highly manageable. Eating nutritious food is important during pregnancy to support the life growing inside you but the extra carbohydrates and calories which get absorbed into your body may hence, give you the extra weight. There is no absolute fundamental…

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What to Expect During Your Different Trimesters?

Congratulations for getting pregnant! The journey of pregnancy is going to be a memorable and wonderful journey for you, the mum-to-be! At this point, you must have lots and lots of expectations on the different trimesters of your pregnancy. To help you out, we’re going point out the basic happenings that are expected during the…

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3 Tips for Better Labour

Labour, especially to many new mums can be quite worrying, tough and most of all painful. Every mother has been there and experienced the agony of labour as well as the joy of delivery thereafter. Many may have questions as if there are tips for an easy labour? Here are the 3 tips! Your Mind…

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Waking up Hungry. Is it common for all pregnant women?

Some pregnant mothers-to-be may ask if waking up hungry in the middle of night craving for food, is it normal for them? Such phenomenon is generally common for some mothers, and do not worry, there is nothing wrong about your pregnancy. It is common that you may feel hungry when you’re pregnant. This is because…

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Are Avocadoes Good For Pregnancy?

Avocado is a great food for pregnancy, with its myriad of benefits for the pregnant mothers. However, no matter how great a food source is for pregnancy, it is also important for expectant mothers to eat them moderately. 5 mains benefits of avocadoes for pregnancy. #1 Avocadoes are a great food source for folate. Folate…

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Traveling on Vacation During Pregnancy. Is it Safe?

Traveling on vacation whether by plane, boat or car while pregnant is generally safe but you must understand that it comes with extra challenges and extra planning on your part. In short, you can have your year-end vacation as long as you follow certain guidelines to facilitate smooth travel and healthy pregnancy all throughout your…

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Types of Household Chores to Avoid During Pregnancy

Some moms just can’t stop thinking about the cleanliness of their homes. If you’re overly excited to welcome your baby, then it is highly acceptable but if you’re overdoing it already, you may need to be very careful to stop doing the strenuous household chores if possible. It would be good to avoid a few…

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Coping With Heartburn During Pregnancy

Heartburn (acid indigestion), is an irritation of the esophagus caused by stomach contents that reflux (comes back up) from the stomach. For what triggers heartburn varies among many individuals, a major cause is perhaps the food we eat and the time we eat the meal. Having a sumptuous supper with fried fatty foods like fries,…

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Eating Seafood During Pregnancy

Thinking of sashimi and sushi or the delicious Cantonese seafood cuisine you might enjoy during banquets? Well, eating seafood is generally safe for women during pregnancy. However, it would be good to be selective at the kind of seafood taken. A rule of the thumb, avoid fishes that contain high level of mercury content, this…

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What Dad Need to Know About Pregnancy?

An expectant dad may sometimes feel a little bit left out, however for some of them, they actually are pretty much actively participating during the entire duration of their wife’s pregnancy. There is no secret to the things that dads should know about pregnancy, everything is quite common and perhaps most dads already know a…

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Demanding Jobs and Pregnancy? Is There a Link?

In Singapore, most husbands and wives have to work in order to support the family. Although expectant mothers may be entitled the 4 months of maternity leave, some of them may still try to work more and rest less as their jobs are pretty demanding. The journey to work while pregnant may also be tough…

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Importance of Folate Rich Food During Pregnancy

Having a good balanced meal during your pregnancy gives you and your hubby an absolute peace of mind when it comes to ensuring your baby’s healthy development in your body. You can pretty much eat the right food you like as long as they are in moderation. There are foods that truly matter and one…

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Twins, Triplets or Quadruplets?

Some expectant mothers might be wondering if they are capable of giving birth to twins, triplets or quadruplets. Some may say that the chances for any mother to have multiple babies in a single pregnancy are quite small. However, this statement is often being put to test by researchers and gynaecologists since nowadays, there are…

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Can Pregnant Women Eat Curry?

Some expectant mothers may be wondering if they can eat curry or not, the answer is – yes. The simplest advice for most women who have especial urges for curry servings (whether it’s chicken curry, fish curry, mutton curry or whatsoever curry), is to engage their loves for curry. However, it is best recommended to…

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Diabetes and Pregnancy

Diabetes and pregnancy presents various challenges for expecting moms but it doesn’t mean you cannot have successful pregnancy. That being said, before planning your pregnancy, you should have a complete physical examination to increase or maximize your chances of healthy pregnancy. A lot of diabetic women have been known to deliver healthy babies and they…

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Why Baby First Cry is Important?

This is without a doubt the best highlight of your pregnancy, hearing for the first time your baby’s first cry. Doctors wait for it and moms anticipate it as if their life depends on it. Why? Ever thought of maternal instinct? Moms can’t explain why they also cry when their baby cries, some quickly blame…

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5 Questions to Ask Your Gynaecologist on Your First Visit

Pregnancy is both a wonderful period but also a period of worries and stress because every mom want her baby to be strong and healthy. There are so many questions among expectant mothers, especially during their first pregnancy. Seeing a gynaecologist is necessary because he or she can better assist you throughout your entire pregnancy.…

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Snoring During Pregnancy – Is it Ok?

Even if snoring is something men are usually ‘accused’ of, women (especially some expectant mothers) may also tend to snore as well. According to some studies, about one out of four expectant mothers suffered from snoring at some point during their pregnancy. This happens especially during the last few weeks of your pregnancy. One of…

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Why Fruit & Vegetables is Recommended for Pregnancy

We often heard that fruit and vegetables should the corner stone of our diet and especially when a woman is pregnant. In fact, it is. However, some of us may forget or simply avoid consuming vegetables and fruits. During pregnancy, fruit and vegetables help women maintain optimal body weight by providing them with a rich…

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Morning Sickness during Pregnancy & How to Cope with It!

It’s a beautiful experience to have a baby, however during pregnancy; mothers may experience unforeseen problems and inconveniences such as vomiting, nausea – what we known as the morning sickness. Not all expectant mothers experienced morning sickness during their pregnancy period. However, it may be good to know about how to cope with it when…

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5 Tips For a Healthy Baby

Pregnancy is the beginning and the most important period of a mother’s life, both the mother and the baby share an equal importance due to their maternal link (Body inside body) connection, and their health depend on each other. One way to protect the baby inside, is to ensure a healthy body. Here are 5…

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Hair Loss & Pregnancy

Some mothers may experience excessive and abnormal shedding of hair (telogen effluvium) approximately about 3 to 4 months after they had delivered their babies. This is usually quite common and not so serious to cause bald spots on the scalp for the mothers. The changes are also temporary in which they will go away after…

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Can I Eat Durians During Pregnancy?

The king of all fruit, durian, is a very popular fruit which some of us living in Singapore as well as other parts of South East Asia would craze about. For the expectant mothers, they would probably ask whether it is safe to eat durians during their pregnancy? The answer,” yes it is safe, however,…

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Signs of Labour – The Baby’s Coming!

If you are in your third trimester, especially after the 37th week of your pregnancy, be prepared to look out for labour signs. Most women may experience the labour signs somewhere between the 38th week and 42nd week of their pregnancy. However, it is important to know what the stages of labour are as there…

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Preventing Pregnancy Stretch Marks

Pregnancy stretch marks are physical changes of your skin after pregnancy. The marks are usually around your abdomen area caused by the stretching of your growing belly. It is possible for you to prevent or reduce the stretch marks during and after your pregnancy. The key is to keep your skin and body hydrated and…

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8 Ways to Protect Against Flu During Pregnancy

Common illnesses such as flu can make our body feel very uneasy and uncomfortable at times. During pregnancy, your immune system may become weaker than before. This is because as the baby inside you develops, your immune system changes its purpose which is to protect the baby. That is why all mothers are heroes to…

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Is Spa Okay for Expectant Mothers?

Occasionally, it is excellent for expectant mothers to pamper themselves in refreshing, relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments. However, it is also important for them to be extra careful when it comes to spa treatments. “To love and pamper yourself means taking care of your own health and your baby’s health.” Dr Gordon Lim Here are…

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Eating for Two during Pregnancy?

During pregnancy, one might have thought that expectant mothers have to eat for two (for themselves and the baby). In fact, there is no need to eat for two. The most important thing expectant mothers need is to increase their nutrients intake and not their calories (kilojoule) intake. Eat healthily is the most important for…

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On Women’s Health – What is Endometriosis?

  It is important for women to know about endometriosis so as understand their health better. Endometriosis is one of the common health issues experienced among women. According to a study by The World Endometriosis Society, 1 in 10 women in their reproductive years, (approximately 176 million women) suffer from Endometriosis.   Endometriosis is a…

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Is It Safe to Travel During Pregnancy?

Planning to travel to the beautiful city of Paris to see the magnificent Eiffel Tower or going on a Taipei food and shopping spree? Most expectant mothers may ask this, “whether it is safe to travel during pregnancy?” Count Your Pregnancy Weeks      Generally, it is safe to travel while you’re pregnant especially during your second…

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7 Common Symptoms of Early Pregnancy

During early pregnancy, it is important for expectant mothers to understand about the symptoms of early pregnancy are common so that they more physically and mentally prepared to handle these symptoms anytime. #1 Vomiting This is the most common early pregnancy symptom of all. Depending on the individual’s health, vomiting can be mild or it…

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Myths of Baby Gender Prediction

There is a lot of this going around on the internet or between mothers and expectant mothers about the myths of determining the baby gender while you’re pregnant especially during the early stages. They have been passed down from generations to generations, different countries and cultures have their special way of predicting the baby gender.…

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Sleeping Position During Pregnancy

There are books and recommendation stressing on the importance of sleeping on your left side especially when you are in your third trimester. You may have to understand why sleeping on the back is not recommended and why sleeping on the left is recommended? We have a large vein called vena cava which flows from…

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Natural vs Caesarian Birth Delivery?

Considering the mode of birth delivery is perhaps one of the most important decisions many pregnant women have to make during the course of their lives. Most importantly of all, the patients need to very clear of the pros and cons between natural (vaginal) birth and caesarian (C-section) birth before making that decision. Take the…

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Tips on Exercising While You’re Pregnant

Regular exercises make our bodies energetic, fit and healthy. If you have been all along an exercise enthusiast, (you are a marathon runner; you like to participate in endurance contents like Ironman race or simply somebody who needs to workout at least once a day.) Or you maybe somebody who just started to keep fit…

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Managing Menopause

Menopause is the period when the women’s body no longer menstruates. It is considered another stage in a woman’s life. Menopause may cause certain complication to the body so it is important to find out more about the symptoms as well as what are some of the ways to manage it.  You are entering a…

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Food to Avoid During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, there are certain foods that mothers-to-be have to try to avoid in order to give birth to a healthy son or daughter. Someone may invite you to a 10 course fine dining dinner or an all-you-can-eat buffet for FREE, but do learn to eat moderately. This is because whatever food you consume may…

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4 “M”s of Women health

The men don’t get it. This article is not the opening commercial for a credit card, but about letting women understand more about themselves and their uniqueness, especially their health. This article also aims to help the men understand more about the ladies – what are some natural occurring conditions that ladies get whilst men…

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How Pregnancy Affects Your Mood?

Pregnancy is one great experience many women may have in their lives; it is the beginning of a wonderful journey called motherhood. The kind of excitement for the newborn baby may sometimes cause a little bit of anxiety in us and we may not be aware about that. Moreover, the changes in the hormones inside…

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