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What you need to know post-abortion depression

Abortion takes an emotional toll on many women. Temporary feelings of shame and guilt are common, but they usually subside quite quickly. However, women, especially those who have dangerous backstreet abortions, are usually not told about post-abortion emotions, and this can cause a spiral of heightened feelings of anxiety and even cause depression. Even though…

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What you need to know about postpartum depression

There’s no doubt that parenting a new-born is challenging, especially if you’re a first-time mom. A lack of sleep and expressing breast milk are just two physical challenges that you’ll need to overcome. It’s probable that you’ll also experience emotional pain called ‘baby blues’ which according to the Mayo Clinic includes, ‘mood swings, crying spells…

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What is an ectopic pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy arises when the fertilised egg implants and begins to grow, outside of the uterus. It cannot be left untreated as it can cause life-threatening bleeding. Here’s everything you need to know about an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy usually occurs in one of your fallopian tubes (the tube that carries the fertilised…