Pregnancy

Placental Abruption

By on January 18th, 2018 in Pregnancy

What is Placental Abruption Placental abruption is a complication of pregnancy, characterized by the complete or partial separation of the placental lining from the uterus or womb before the birth of the baby [1]. Placenta is the organ that provides nourishment and oxygen to the growing fetus. When this organ gets separated from the uterus, […]

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Eclampsia

By on January 17th, 2018 in Pregnancy

What is Eclampsia ? Definition : Eclampsia is a condition characterized by life threatening seizures in a pregnant woman who already has preeclampsia [1]. Eclampsia causes seizures and coma in a pregnant woman who does not have any preexisting or organic disorders concerning the brain [2]. About 1 out of every 2000 – 3000 pregnancies […]

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Skin Rashes During Pregnancy

By on January 17th, 2018 in Pregnancy

Pregnancy induces several hormonal changes in the body if the individual. Such hormonal change also leads to changes in the skin and which in turn develops in to rashes [1]. Development of rashes can indeed be annoying for the pregnant women and there are certain types of rashes that itch and cause discomfort. However, it […]

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Ectopic Pregnancy

By on January 17th, 2018 in Pregnancy

What is an Ectopic Pregnancy? Ectopic pregnancy, also known as eccysis [1], is a life threatening condition wherein the fertilized egg implants outside the uterus. In other words, in ectopic pregnancy, the pregnancy occurs outside the womb. Ectopic pregnancy is also known as “tubular pregnancy” as in many cases, the fertilized eggs gets implanted in […]

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Mullerian agenesis

By on January 17th, 2018 in Pregnancy

What is Mullerian Agenesis ? Mullerian agenesis is a congenital malformation, characterized by absence of uterus, fallopian tubes and internal part of the vagina. The uterus, fallopian tubes and malformation of the upper portion of the vagina occurs because the mullerian ducts fail to develop [1]. This is the most common cause of primary amenorrhea […]

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Diarrhea in Early Pregnancy

By on January 17th, 2018 in Pregnancy

Diarrhea during the first trimester of pregnancy is pretty uncommon, but nevertheless it is experienced by many pregnant women. As such the initial months of pregnancy is marked by fatigue and onset of diarrhea works as ‘icing on the cake’. Things just seem to go out of control and you would find yourself getting irritated […]

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

By on January 17th, 2018 in Pregnancy

What is Fetal alcohol syndrome ? Definition : Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), as the name suggests is a syndrome that affects the fetus due to excessive consumption of alcohol by pregnant mothers. Kenneth Jones and David Smith, in the year 1973 were the first to coin the term – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome for describing a […]

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Menstrual Cycle Problems

By on January 12th, 2018 in Pregnancy

Most of the women are suffering from problems related to their periods (menses) at one point in their life. There is no set definition for a normal period as every woman has their own way of getting the monthly menstrual cycle. A monthly cycle for some women can be short and for some can be […]

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Missed or Irregular Periods? 12 Causes Besides Pregnancy

By on January 11th, 2018 in Pregnancy

Missed (amenorrhea) or irregular period is a common cause of worry for many girls and women. Pregnancy is the first thought that strikes girls whenever they miss a period or have irregular periods. However, this might not always be true. There are several other factors other than pregnancy which can be the cause of missed […]

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Neural Tube Defects

By on January 5th, 2018 in Pregnancy

What are neural tube defects ? Neural tube defects (NTD) are the defects concerning the brain and spinal cord [1]. This is one of the most common birth defects affecting about 1 in 1000 new born babies in the United States [2]. Such kind of defects set in early stages of human development; as early […]

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