Pregnancy & Parenting
One of these many challenges that, would-to-be mothers have to deal with; is vomiting. Now, what causes vomiting during pregnancy and how to stop it? To know about these, read the current post.
The 13th week of pregnancy marks the onset of "the honeymoon period" of pregnancy. During this period the early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, vomiting etc. start reducing considerably. This article deals with the changes in the 13th week of pregnancy and the tips to manage them.
As pregnancy advances into the second trimester, many new changes begin to occur and this phase is considered a fairly smooth phase of pregnancy. This article deals with various changes in the 14th week of pregnancy and the care that needs to be taken during this period.
Molar pregnancy is an abnormal pregnancy, which results from a genetic error during fertilization leading to the abnormal growth of tissues inside the uterus. Molar pregnancies occur 1 out of every 1000 pregnancies and are called as gestational trophoblastic diseases or hydatidiform mole. Molar pregnancy is characterized by the appearance of grape like clusters in the uterus. Know the types, risk factors, symptoms, treatment and complications of molar pregnancy.
In vitro Fertilization or IVF has become the most preferred approach among infertile couples to get pregnant. In vitro Fertilization or IVF was relatively unknown in the 80s and the 90s but constant research in the area has led to this approach take center stage due to the its immense success rate in making females pregnant.
For many women, the symptoms of endometriosis actually worsens during pregnancy as the uterus expands with the growing baby, pulling and stretching the misplaced endometrial tissue. This can cause severe to moderate discomfort and pain. It is also believed that an increase in the levels of estrogen actually boosts the endometrial growth. Dealing with endometriosis during pregnancy can be truly challenging for some women.
Yes, endometriosis increases the risk of miscarriage in pregnancy. Earlier it was assumed that endometriosis will not affect a woman's pregnancy. However, new research has shown that there is a strong link between endometriosis and miscarriage. While the exact reason why endometriosis may cause a miscarriage is not properly understood, it is thought that the scar tissues which form due to endometriosis may have a role to play.
During the first trimester of pregnancy, one generally gets plagued by morning sickness, back pain and other such issues; however, working out regularly can make a pregnant woman feel better and can let her enjoy a peaceful pregnancy. Pilates, Brisk walking, yoga, water aerobics and swimming, indoor stationary cycling are some of the suitable exercises during the first trimester of pregnancy.
Most common complications found plaguing pregnant mothers include: gestational diabetes, incompetent cervix, ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa, placental abruption, differential levels of fluid, premature labor, molar pregnancy, preeclampsia, fetal alcohol syndrome, eclampsia, venous thrombosis, miscarriage, and Hellp syndrome.
With the onset of the 17th week of pregnancy, you are very much into the second trimester of pregnancy. During the 17th week of pregnancy you are very much in the 'feel good' zone of pregnancy. Some common gastrointestinal issues like heartburn, constipation or indigestion are likely to happen during the 17th week of pregnancy.
A healthy diet during pregnancy does not only mean that you eat healthily, but it also means that you have to pay extra attention to what you are eating and what you are drinking. You have to make sure that you avoid consuming any foods and beverages that may prove to be harmful to your baby. During pregnancy, certain foods and beverages are not advisable to be consumed as they may cause an adverse reaction in the body or may be unhealthy for the baby.
Maternal Hydronephrosis affects almost all pregnant females during their gestation period especially in the second and third trimester when the weight of the fetus causes dilation of the uterus. A pregnant female undergoes significant hormonal changes to include estrogen, progesterone, and prostaglandin. These hormonal changes tend to cause Maternal Hydronephrosis.