Preeclampsia, high blood pressure during pregnancy


Preeclampsia is a pregnancy-induced health condition that happens when a woman experiences elevated blood pressure along with spilling of protein into the urine and swelling in hands, face and legs after about 20 weeks of gestation.

In Depth – Spina Bifida


The terms “Spina” and “Bifida” are Latin words that mean spine and split respectively. It is a congenital malformation or a birth defect, which exists due to a combination of environmental and genetic factors. It is a phenomenon where a baby’s spinal cord fails to develop or close properly in the mother’s womb, leaving the […]

In Depth – Oxalate


When reading about pregnancy, you may have come across these terms – ‘oxalate’ and ‘oxalic acid’. In many articles and posts online, these two terms are often used interchangeably. However, there is a tiny difference between the two – oxalate is actually derived from oxalic acid. While this means that there is a difference in […]



Folate is also known as Vitamin B9. Like other B vitamins, folate plays an important role in the metabolism of cells in our bodies. More specifically, folate aids in rapid cell division and growth during infancy and pregnancy by making DNA, repairing DNA and producing red blood cells (RBCs). That’s what makes folate such an […]