When is an abortion advisable?

If a pregnancy has been planned, and in some cases difficult to achieve, the decision to abort the baby is a devastating one for everybody involved (including parents and in-laws). There are many cases, however, where aborting is the best alternative that the parents can choose.

The following list provides some of the possible reasons for having an abortion:

Birth Control

Family Planning.

An Expert Committee (1971) of the WHO defined family planning as 'a way of thinking and living that is adopted voluntarily, upon the basis of knowledge, attitudes and responsible decisions by individuals and couples, in order to promote the health and welfare of the family group and thus contribute effectively to the social development of a country'.

The practices that are apart of family planning are

Parenting tips

To avoid Sunday morning hassles - when you or your spouse want to spend some quiet time with the newspaper, while your youngster wants attention, remove the comics section from the paper, roll it and tie it. Present it to your child as his or her very own paper. When the neighbourhood children come over to visit, one problem invariably occurs - they all want to play with the same toy. Buy a portable timer with a buzzer and explain that each child can play with the ...

Pregancy Calendar

Weeks 6-10 At this time the uterus, which is usually the size and shape of a small pear, has become swollen and slightly enlarged. Increased blood flow to the cervix goves it a purplish tinge and also becomes softened. Care The baby is most vulnerable in these first weeks, so you need to take precautions.
  • Discuss any regular medication you need to take as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed.
  • Make sure that your work conditions are not hazardous to your baby's wellbeing.


Children are like plants. They need constant nourishing and nurturing. For a mother at home it is easy to look after her child's needs and supervise it's activities. But for working mothers, who may be away from home most of the day, being mum can be tough. So, here's how to built a healthy relationship with your child, even when you might be away from home. Fathers need to be involved in childcare more than just peripheral figures. They are an integral part of their children's growing up, contributing as much to their child's growing up as a mother would.


A girl produces limited number of eggs (ovum) in a month and the process of producing eggs is also limited to a particular age. Throughout her reproductive years, a complex reaction of hormones prepares one or two eggs a month for possible fertilization. The ovaries usually alternate, each releasing an egg - called ovulation - every month. In response to hormonal workout, the uterine lining builds up in preparation for a fertilized egg. Around day 14 of an average ...