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 …

Pregnancy is the happiest phase in a woman’s life. During pregnancy woman needs to take extra care as she raises a fetus inside her. In this period the main focus of a woman is on her diet, exercise, etc. But …

Enlargement of kidneys in fetus is detected on ultrasound examination during the first trimester. By 10th to 14th week of pregnancy, the kidneys of fetus start to function and baby releases urine into the amniotic fluid. The shape of kidney …

Pregnancy is a moment of joy and exciting time for many women. But unfortunately there are few women who feel depressed during their antenatal period. At least one in ten to fifteen women have symptoms of depression as their belly …

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting moments in a woman’s life. However, many women during the nine months of pregnancy become more anxious than they ever were. There may be variety of reasons such as being first time pregnant, …

Almost one third women who conceive experience the earliest sign of pregnancy in the form of implantation bleeding. It is small amount of bleeding that occurs when a fertilized egg attaches itself in the inner lining of uterus, the endometrium. …

For most women pregnancy is an exciting moment in their life. Eating healthy food and living healthy lifestyle is important for maintaining health of pregnant women as well as the fetus developing inside the womb. However, some women during their …

Pregnancy is an exciting moment in a woman’s life. It brings about several changes in her body. Together with these changes, pregnant woman experiences the whole new set of sensations which she may not have experienced any other time. Fetal …

Bag of water is amniotic sac in medical terminology. The amniotic sac is a membranous structure covering the fetus. It is filled with fluid called amniotic fluid. This fluid gives cushion to the fetus in uterus from external pressure. Water …

Postpartum depression is a serious mood disorder that particularly develops after delivery or childbirth. Significant numbers of women after their delivery develop ‘baby blues’. It is a mild form of postpartum depression that occurs within few days after delivery. The …

Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) is high blood pressure that develops in pregnant woman after the 20th week of pregnancy. At least 8 to 10 percent of pregnant women develop hypertension during their pregnancy. PIH increases the risk of complications to …

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting moments in a woman’s life. The principle goal in every pregnancy is to maintain good health of mother and baby inside her womb. During pregnancy a woman experiences several changes in her body, …

Many expectant women are aware of a condition called preeclampsia. It is a disorder characterized by abnormal rise in blood pressure and excess loss of protein in urine usually after 20 weeks of pregnancy. The condition ends after child birth. …

CMV or cytomegalovirus is a virus belonging to family of herpes virus. This virus is responsible for congenital defects in new born. The virus is transmitted to the baby while in womb of an infected pregnant woman. At least 1 …

For a woman, pregnancy is the most exciting and joyous moment in her life although giving birth may be exhausting. After labor she may feel physically sore, especially if she has stitches, either due to cesarean section or an episiotomy …

Most women, especially those who are pregnant for the first time are quite anxious to know the early approaching signs of labor. A normal labor can be described as a process of expulsion of mature fetus through the vagina where …