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Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 35 (part 3) - What Is Placenta Previa?
With placenta previa, the placenta attaches to the lower part of the uterus instead of the upper wall; it lies close to the cervix or covers it. The problem occurs about once in every 170 pregnancies.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 28 (part 1) - The Placenta and Umbilical Cord
Your baby’s eyebrows and eyelashes may be present. Hair on baby’s head is growing longer. The baby’s body is becoming plumper and rounder because of increased fat underneath the skin. Before this time, baby had a thin appearance.
What Is Placenta Calcification
In the past, placenta calcification was only identified after the birth when the placenta (also called the afterbirth) was physically examined by the doctor or midwife. Small white calcium deposits like little hard stones were seen and felt. This was not thought to be a problem. It was said that the placenta was simply ageing – a normal phenomenon when baby is due or late.
Things Extremely Interesting About Placenta
Mothers should know that when ovum is fertilized, placenta will be formed. At this time, cells will be divided into 2 groups: 1 group of cells will become baby and the other will form placenta.
Welcome to your Third Trimester (part 51) - Placenta on toast
The thought of eating the placenta may turn your stomach, but some women choose to do exactly that. The organ is revered for its spiritual properties, and devotees of placentophagia believe the nutrients it contains, including vitamin B6, will help prevent them from developing postpartum depression.
Welcome to your Second Trimester (part 27) - Low-lying placenta & Maternity swimwear
Placenta previa is when the placenta is either partially covering (minor) or completely covering (major) the cervix. In major placenta previa, the baby cannot be born vaginally.
Pregnancy Nutrition : First Trimester Expectations - Your Baby’s Development
Your doctor can discuss your progress in a few weeks, which are measured starting from the first day of your last menstrual day of period it your uses of doctor to calculate your expiry and the age gestationnel of the baby.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 3) - Nonprescription Medications
Many people, not just pregnant women, hold the false belief that medications they can buy without a prescription (over-the-counter medicine) are harmless. Nothing could be further from the truth. Carelessness with over-the-counter preparations could harm you and your developing baby.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant : A Healthy Weight Gain (part 2) - How much weight should you gain?
The amount of weight you should gain during pregnancy depends on your weight before you became pregnant. Women who are overweight need to gain much less weight than those who are underweight, to produce a healthy baby.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 1) - Some Pregnancy Problems in Older Women, Genetic Counseling
Problems healthcare providers see more often in older pregnant women include gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, placental problems, more miscarriages, more Cesarean births and a slightly higher risk of giving birth to a baby with genetic or chromosomal abnormalities.
The Healthy Home : Let’s Get Cooking (part 6) - Our Plastic Kitchen - Plastic Wrap, The Plastic Code
PVC is a hard, resinous material that requires plasticizers, stabilizers, flame retardants, and lubricants to be of any practical value. These additives—which aren’t chemically bonded to the plastic’s basic building blocks—are what make PVC one of the most toxic plastics in our homes today.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 5) - Delivering More Than One Baby
Multiple fetuses are often delivered early. How babies are delivered often depends on how they are lying in the uterus. All possible combinations of fetal positions can occur.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 3) - Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), also called chronic intertwin transfusion syndrome, occurs only in identical twins who share the same placenta. The condition can range from mild to severe and can occur at any point during pregnancy, even at birth.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 2) - Increased Risks Associated with a Multiple Pregnancy
If a woman is pregnant with more than one baby, her risk of problems during pregnancy increases. You can minimize your risks, and possibly avoid them, with good prenatal care and careful attention to your health.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 1) - How a Multiple Pregnancy Occurs
A multiple pregnancy occurs when a single egg divides after fertilization or when more than one egg is fertilized. It also happens with fertility treatments, when more than one fertilized egg is placed in the uterus.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant and Vegetarian : Planning a healthy diet (part 2) - Protein foods,High-fat or high-sugar foods
As well as providing essential fatty acids, fat is needed for the absorption of the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. It is estimated that about 30g of fat is needed each day. However, fat shouldn’t make up more than 35% of your calorie intake.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 7) - Tests for Blood-Sugar Levels, Nuchal Translucency Screening , Fetal MRI , Instant Risk Assessment
Many doctors test every pregnant woman for diabetes, usually around the end of the second trimester. Testing is particularly important if you have a family history of diabetes. Blood tests used to diagnose diabetes are a fasting blood-sugar and glucose-tolerance test (GTT).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 6) - Chorionic Villus Sampling,Fetoscopy, Fetal Fibronectin , Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) analyzes chorionic villus cells, which eventually become the placenta. The test detects genetic abnormalities; sampling is done early in pregnancy. The advantage of CVS is that a healthcare provider can diagnose a problem earlier in pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 5) - Alpha-Fetoprotein Testing, Multiple-Marker Tests
The alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test is a blood test done on the mother-to-be. As your baby grows inside you, it produces alpha-fetoprotein in its liver. Some alpha-fetoprotein crosses fetal membranes and enters your circulation.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 4) - Amniocentesis
Amniocentesis is a test done on fetal cells and is often offered to women over 35 or women whose screening-tests results are abnormal. Most women who have amniocentesis are being screened for chromosomal defects, such as Down syndrome, Turner’s syndrome or neural-tube defects (spina bifida).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 3) - Specialized Tests You May Have
An ultrasound exam may be one of the most exciting tests you have during pregnancy! You and your partner can actually see your growing baby. The test is a valuable tool for your healthcare provider because it enables him or her to check for many details of fetal development. (Ultrasound, sonogram and sonography refer to the same test.)
Why Do Pregnant Women Have Mood Swings?
One of the most noticeable symptoms of pregnancy is mood swings. With all the changes taking place in the women’s body, there’s no surprise that mood swings is a companion of these changes. According to an association, the physical changes, fatigue and hormone changes can have a part in mood changes.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 2) - The Umbilical Cord, The Amniotic Sac
The umbilical cord is the connection between your baby and the placenta. It is usually about 24 inches (60cm) long. The cord is gray or white, coiled or lumpy, and contains two arteries to carry baby’s blood to the placenta, where it absorbs oxygen and nutrients. A vein in the umbilical cord carries blood and nutrients back to the baby.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 1) - Normal Fetal Development
Sometimes women express concern about giving birth to a large baby. Many factors affect how big your baby will be. If you are in good health, have no medical problems, don’t gain too much weight and take good care of yourself during pregnancy, you’ll probably have an average-size baby.
Tips To Have A Positive Body Image After Pregnancy
Pregnancy changes your body in many ways, even after your delivery. Although you lose the weight of your baby, the amniotic fluid and placenta right after the pregnancy, you still need time to burn the fat that accumulated in pregnancy. Your stomach also gets bigger after you’re pregnant.
What to Eat When You're Pregnant and Vegetarian : Common complaints and how to deal with them - Gestational diabetes, Pre-eclampsia
This is a temporary form of diabetes that affects about 5% of pregnant women. It develops when hormones from the placenta interfere with insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar levels.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Orange Broccoli, String Bean Juice, Carrot Cauliflower
This juice is a good source of manganese for glucose metabolism, which will ensure that the nutrients from your food are getting to your cells for energy. In addition, broccoli contains a substance called sulforaphane, which produces enzymes that protect blood vessels and helps to reduce cell damage.
Organic Juices for a Healthy Pregnancy : Wake Up Watercress Smoothie, Orange Lemonade Lift-Off, Apple Banana High
Watercress is a member of the mustard family and due to its iron content, is often recommended as a vegetable that can help pregnant women who are anemic or at risk for developing anemia during pregnancy.
The Truths Behind The Delivery Room (Part 2)
Whether you choose normal delivery or caesarean, or have the doctor predict about the time and how difficult the first delivery is, you may never know how you can come through the labor pain. Some women predicted to come through an extremely difficult labor can easily push the baby out within a few minutes without having any pain.
The Truths Behind The Delivery Room (Part 1)
The closer you are to the labor date, the more nervous, anxious and curious about what happens behind the delivery room will be. Let’s try to find out the little secrets below to be less shocked like a fish out of water at that great time of your life, shall we?
Breastfeeding Your Baby (part 1) - Breastfeeding Counselors and Lactation Consultants, Benefits of Breastfeeding
If you have problems breastfeeding after baby’s birth, people are available to help you. Contact your local La Leche League to be put in contact with a breastfeeding counselor who can offer support and share experiences, usually for no fee. She may be available by telephone to answer questions, or she may visit you at home.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 11) - Alcohol, Abuse of Other Substances
When we discuss substance abuse, we refer to use of drugs prohibited by law, but we also include use of legal medications, such as benzodiazepine or barbiturates. These substances may also have harmful effects during pregnancy, regardless of whether they are used for legitimate or illicit reasons.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 10) - Substance Abuse
Every action you take during pregnancy may potentially affect the baby growing inside you. Substance abuse is never healthy for you; when you’re pregnant, it can also harm your baby.
Top Foods Dangerous For Pregnant Woman And Fetus
Take a tour around the forums for women, I see that most pregnant women wonder “which food to eat, which food you should avoid in pregnancy”. It can be stated as one of the top concerns of pregnant women as not everyone wants to eat foods that are dangerous to their health as well as their baby’s.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 9) - Toxoplasmosis, Urinary-Tract and Kidney Problems, Tay-Sachs Disease
Toxoplasmosis is a disease caused by the microbe Toxoplasma gondii. It is spread by eating infected raw meat, drinking infected raw goat’s milk, eating infected raw eggs, eating food that has been contaminated by insects or by contact with an infected cat or its feces.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 41 (part 2) - Inducing Labor
There may come a point in your pregnancy that your doctor decides to induce labor, which means labor is started to deliver your baby. It’s a fairly common practice; each year, doctors induce labor for about 450,000 births.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 41 (part 1) - What Happens When You Pass Your Due Date?
A pregnancy is considered overdue (postterm) only when it exceeds 42 weeks or 294 days from the first day of the last menstrual period. (A baby born at 41 weeks, 6 days is not considered overdue, even if it feels like it to you!)
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Health and Medical History (part 6) - Lyme Disease, MRSA, Rheumatoid Arthritis , Rubella
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA; sounds like MERSA) is a bacteria that causes difficult-to-treat infections because antibiotics often don’t work against them. The bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, also called staph) are resistant to many antibiotics; antibiotics that were effective in the past no longer work.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 40 (part 3) - Your Labor Coach, Vaginal Delivery of Your Baby
Your labor coach may be one of your most valuable assets during labor and delivery. He (or she) can help you prepare. He can be there to support you as you go through the experience of labor together. He can share with you the joy of the birth of your baby.
Comparison Between Normal Delivery And Caesarean (Part 2)
Caesarean is a savior for pregnant women and fetuses having unusual problem such as the unfavorable position of the fetal head, having dangerous defects such as heart diseases, kidney diseases, placenta praevia… With this method, pregnant women don’t have to waste their strength and don’t have to stand the labor pain; they will be completely of sound mind during the caesarean.
Comparison Between Normal Delivery And Caesarean (Part 1)
Let’s find out the plus and minus of normal delivery and caesarean to choose the suitable method for your childbirth.
Things That Pregnant Women Should Avoid
The diet can affect your child, even no matter what you do when you are pregnant. Hence, you must avoid some special things to protect your child.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 39 (part 3) - Anesthesia Problems and Complications, Cord-Blood Banking
You may have heard about storing blood from your baby’s umbilical cord after birth. Cord blood is blood in the umbilical cord and placenta, which in the past were usually thrown away after delivery. Stem cells have proved useful in treating some diseases. Treatment corrects and/or replaces diseased or damaged cells.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 39 (part 2) - What Is an Epidural Block?
An epidural block provides excellent relief by blocking painful sensations between the uterus and cervix, and your brain. Medication in the epidural prevents pain messages from traveling up your spinal cord to your brain.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 38 (part 2)
You may not feel much like eating now, but it’s important to eat healthfully. Snacks might be the answer—eat small snacks throughout the day to keep your energy levels up and to help avoid heartburn. You may also be tired of the foods you’ve been eating.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 38 (part 1) - Tests You May Have during Labor, Breech and Other Abnormal Presentations
If you think you may be in labor and go to the hospital, you will have a labor check. Vital signs will be taken, a monitor will be placed on your abdomen and a pelvic exam will be done.
Noticeable Things In Daily Routine Of Pregnant Women (part 2)
Some food when eating raw may cause listeria infection (causing miscarriage, meningitis and sepsis), disease caused by xanmon bacteria (causing diarrhea) and other dangerous diseases.
Noticeable Things In Daily Routine Of Pregnant Women (part 1)
All researching documents show that, dyeing hair during pregnancy is safe but it’s the best to wait till the first quarter is over, when your fetus has attached to the womb and had less affection from the chemicals from hair dyes.
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 37 (part 1) - How Your Actions Affect Your Baby’s Development
Most women plan on a vaginal birth, but a Cesarean delivery is always a possibility. With a Cesarean, the baby is delivered through an incision made in the mother’s abdominal wall and uterus. An
Pregnancy Week by Week : Week 36 (part 1) - Restless-Leg Syndrome
You have only 4 to 5 weeks until your due date. You may have gained 25 to 30 pounds (11.25 to 13.5kg), and you still have a month to go. It isn’t unusual for your weight to stay the same or change very little at your weekly visits after this point.
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