Category: Pregnancy & Childbirth 2

Abortion is a procedure that terminates pregnancy by removing the embryo from the uterus. It is done either due to complications during pregnancy or at the choice of the mother. Medical abortion, also known as non surgical abortion, uses pharmaceutical …

The prevalence of gallbladder stone varies widely in different parts of the world. However, the percentage of women suffering from gallstone disease is more as compared to men. There are many specific risk factors that have been identified for gallstone …

Anemia is one of the most common hematological disorders which occur during pregnancy. In the developing world anemia rates can be between 40 and 80% during pregnancy. Estimates suggest that about four percent of maternal deaths during pregnancy are attributed …

A contraceptive sponge or a foam sponge is to be inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy, especially prior to sexual intercourse. The sponge is considered safe and is fairly easy to use. However, the use of this product can …

It is relatively common to experience some degree of abdominal discomfort, pain and cramping during the first trimester of pregnancy. Though light cramping should not be a cause of worry but severe abdominal pain and cramping are indicative of some …

Basal body temperature is the lowest temperature observed when your body is at rest. Generally it is measured immediately after you get up early in the morning, before doing any physical work, since you may not be able to measure …

Pregnancy is a moment of joy in the whole family. During this period pregnant woman as well as people around her take extra care, and to an extent it is necessary, as some infections can be transmitted from mother to …

Individuals have four different blood group types – A, B, AB and O and each of these blood groups are further divided into Rh ( Rhesus) positive and Rh negative. The Rhesus is a protein antigen which is found on …

Fetal cord compression happens when the umbilical cord gets wrapped around the fetus’ neck or when it is located between his or her head and the mother’s pelvic bone.

Several things could prove fatal to the child when this happens …

Pregnancy can be terminated for many reasons and that includes situations such as a planned pregnancy. Abortion is not only considered in situations such as unplanned pregnancy, teen pregnancy and the like in fact it isn’t even recommended. However, when …

There are many reasons why pregnant women experience pain in the groin area. Here are the possible causes of groin pain during pregnancy:

  • Ectopic pregnancy– Groin pain can be a symptom of ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancy happens when the

Implantation pain refers to the pain experienced by the female when the fertilized ovum attempts to burrow into the walls of the uterus to get implanted. In most occasions this pain or cramping is associated with mild discomfort. On some …

We use hundreds of over the counter preparations for minor illnesses. Under normal circumstances the drugs that we use are generally safe but the pregnancy changes everything. There are many useful medications that may be quite damaging during pregnancy. Cough …

Hernia refers to a condition when an internal organ protrudes out abnormally through a thin membrane or a muscle tissue. Most often abdominal hernia is observed during pregnancy when the internal organs protrude out of the abdominal wall. Hernia is …

During pregnancy, the cervix produces mucus, which tends to get accumulated in the cervix. This mucus plug helps to protect the growing baby in the uterus from bacterial infections from the external environment.

The mucus plug in the vagina comprises …

During pregnancy, the woman experiences a lot of changes in her body. With these changes come new sensations as the body adjusts to the new body. Arm numbness is an example of these new found sensations during pregnancy. There are …

When a woman misses her period it is a dicey situation for her to judge if she is pregnant. She always doubts whether she is or she is not pregnant. Yes it is true; it is very difficult for a …

If you want to know how many weeks your pregnancy has reached, the most conventional way is to calculate the number of weeks from your last menstrual period. First month of pregnancy is quite confusing for a woman. It is …

Many women get scarred when they see pink discharge during pregnancy. They associate the discharge to miscarriage. However there are many reasons for pink discharge.

Not all discharges are threat to pregnancy. Most of the time, it is normal for …

A chemical pregnancy is a pregnancy that is terminated before the implantation occurs. Therefore, most of time, the woman does not even know that she was pregnant as her period will often begin as scheduled. So, how does one identify …