Post partum hemorrhage (PPH) is excessive and heavy bleeding from uterus after childbirth. Normally some amount of blood is lost at the time of delivery; it is about 500 ml following vaginal birth or 1000 ml following cesarean section. With …

Pregnancy can be one of the most exciting and joyous moment in a woman’s life. Nevertheless, this complex biological process of pregnancy can be problematic when a medical condition arises during this period. Chest pain is one such condition that …

Pregnancy brings about many changes in a woman’s body; they are both physical as well as mental. A pregnant woman successfully completes the tenure of nine months. During this period she gathers almost all information on various aspects of pregnancy …

Pregnancy brings about many changes in a woman’s body. Weight gain is one of the inevitable changes in almost all pregnant women. Right from the day of conception bodily changes starts to occur. As days and months pass by, the …

The extent of force that is applied by blood on the walls of the artery while flowing through it is called blood pressure. The pressure of blood is considered to be high, when the reading of systolic pressure is 140 …

Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is birth defect caused when a woman consumes alcohol during her pregnancy. FAS is considered to be one of the most preventable causes of mental retardation and other birth defects. It is a lifelong mental and …

Pregnancy brings about many changes in a woman’s body. Right from the time of conception till birth of the child, she may experience many pleasant as well as discomforting moments. Besides bodily changes, she may also notice some changes in …

Pregnancy brings joy and special feeling in the family. For the pregnant woman feeling the baby move is a greatest pleasure and experience. However, even if the pregnant woman is healthy, the risk of pregnancy related complication cannot be ignored. …

Hyperglycemia is abnormal rise of blood sugar level in the body. When it is first detected during pregnancy irrespective of diet or insulin therapy, the condition is called gestational diabetes. At least 2 to 10 percent of pregnant women are …

Infected placenta is an infection caused by bacteria that invade chorion, chorionic fluid and the placenta. It can occur before or during the time of delivery. The condition is also called as chorioamnionitis or intra-amniotic infection. Infection of placenta and …

Normal and healthy pregnancy lasts for 9 months. It is divided into stages or trimesters. Each trimester consists of 3 months during which the various parts of fetus start developing and functioning. First trimester is of great importance because the …

During the nine months of pregnancy a woman has many exciting and amazing experiences. There is a pleasant emotional feeling when the baby inside the womb squirms and kicks around for the first time. For every pregnant woman fetal movement …

For a woman pregnancy is the most adventurous and exciting journey of nine months. The aim of every pregnancy is healthy mother and healthy child. Once you decide to become pregnant emotionally, your body has to be fit and ready …

Amniotic fluid is fluid present inside the amniotic sac. Amniotic fluid is extremely important for the fetus for its overall protection and development. It acts as a cushion and protects the baby from trauma. It prevents compression of umbilical cord …

Many women during their pregnancy experience uterine contraction before 37 weeks. Often Braxton Hicks contractions occur before 37 weeks, but they are painless, infrequent and irregular. This contraction subsides with change of position. Braxton Hicks contractions do not induce labor …

TORCH infection is an acronym used for a group of pathogenic infections contracted by a pregnant woman and passed on to the developing fetus through the placenta. This infection can be caused by virus, bacteria and protozoa. TORCH infections in …

Eclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy characterized by seizures and coma. Eclampsia occurs in a pregnant woman suffering from preeclampsia. High blood pressure, passage of protein in urine and swelling in legs are three important criteria for diagnosing preeclampsia.…

Pregnancy brings several changes in a woman’s body. These changes are both physical as well as emotional. At one end pregnancy is the joyous moment in a woman’s life. On the other, several changes that occur during this period may …

Urinary incontinence is involuntary passage of urine. Many women experience this discomforting condition especially when they are pregnant. It is a miserable situation for pregnant women when she is unable to hold her urine voluntarily due to loss of control …

Pulmonary embolism during pregnancy is the most dreaded medical condition. It is one of the most prominent causes of maternal mortality in developed countries. Pulmonary embolism is defined as obstruction of pulmonary artery in the lung. Blockage mainly results from …