Category: Pregnancy & Childbirth 2

Infertility has risen sharply in last few decades all over the world. According to an estimate at least 10 to 18 per cent of couples in their reproductive age seek treatment for infertility in United States at any given point …

Anencephaly is absence of major part of skull, brain and scalp. It is a birth defect caused when the neural tube does not close as it should in third and fourth week of pregnancy. Neural tube normally closes during this …

Pregnancy is the most exciting moment in a woman’s life. However, it brings lot of firsts that a woman may not have experienced before such as early morning nausea and vomiting, easy fatigue, frequent urination, fetal movements in the belly …

Peripartum cardiomyopathy is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy. In this condition, the woman’s heart muscles become weak and enlarged in size during final months of pregnancy or within 5 to 6 months after delivery. In the United States, …

Almost 70 to 80 percent of pregnant women experience some amount of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. People call it morning sickness. But in few women the symptoms are more severe and debilitating; the condition is then referred as hyperemesis …

Some pregnant women experience severe itching in their hands and legs especially during the second and third trimester. This may be the result of pregnancy specific condition called intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy (ICP). Also known by other names such as …

Gastroschisis is a congenital defect in the abdominal wall of baby. The condition is characterized by an abnormal opening in the abdominal wall with protrusion of abdominal organs mainly intestine, stomach and liver. The hole is located invariably on the …

A molar pregnancy is benign growth which forms as an abnormality of the placenta. In a normal pregnancy, the egg after fertilization gets attached into the walls of uterus and further develops into placenta and fetus. However, in molar pregnancy …

Most women consider pregnancy as one of the happiest moment in their life cycle. Giving birth to a new life is victorious moment in a mother’s life. But at the same time it is not uncommon for the pregnant woman …

Cyst on placenta is often a common finding during pregnancy. It is a simple cyst containing clear fluid. Placental cysts are small and they measure less than 3cm in size. However, sometimes the cyst enlarges in size. According to an …

The umbilical cord is a vital lifeline for the fetus. It ensures well being and proper development of the fetus. Yet it is vulnerable to various abnormalities such as torsion, kinking and compression. The umbilical cord develops as early as …

Circumvallate placenta is a structural variant of placenta which is characterized by chorionic plate being too small on the fetal side of placenta. The disparity of two sides of plate leads the membrane of fetal and placental side to fold …

True knot in umbilical cord is formation of knot in the umbilical cord of the fetus inside the uterus. Umbilical cord is a tube like structure that connects the baby in womb with mother. One end of the cord is …

Chronic deciduitis is condition related to chronic inflammation of placenta. Inflammatory changes are observed predominantly on the maternal side of placenta. Inflammation occurs typically when the white blood cells penetrate into the placenta. The two most common triggers presumed to …

The umbilical cord is like a tube connecting the fetus and placenta. In fact it is considered to be the main supply line for the fetus. The two arteries and one vein of umbilical cord carry blood back and forth …

A normal umbilical cord consists of two arteries and one vein. These vessels facilitate blood circulation between the pregnant women and the fetus in the womb. When only one artery is present in the umbilical cord, the anomaly is called …

Placenta is a disc shaped lobe that develops inside the uterus of a pregnant woman. One side of placenta is attached to the inner wall of uterus. The other surface is attached to the fetus through a tube like structure …

The umbilical cord is main lifeline for the baby inside the womb. It provides the required oxygen and nutrients for healthy development of fetus. One end of the cord is attached to fetal stomach and the other end to placenta. …

Umbilical cord varix is dilatation of umbilical vein inside the umbilical cord. An enlarged blood vessel in medical terminology may be referred as varix. Fetal umbilical cord consists of two umbilical arteries and one vein.

Umbilical cord during pregnancy is …

Pregnancy is considered to be the most joyous moment in most women’s life. Pregnancy brings about lot of changes in the body, both in the musculoskeletal as well as hormonal system. Pain in hip joints is a common symptom in …