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What Do You Want to Know About Pregnancy?

Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg after it is released from the ovary during ovulation. The fertilized egg then travels down into the uterus, where implantation occurs. A successful implantation results in pregnancy. On average, a full-term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. There are many factors that can affect …

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Travel During Pregnancy

Many women travel when they are pregnant and there is no reason why that shouldn’t be the case. But take a few precautions, don’t go too early or late in your pregnancy, find out about medical facilities at your destination and have good travel insurance with adequate cover. In a …

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Depression and pregnancy

Many women while pregnant or in the period that follows the delivery of a baby may be more emotionally stressed without meeting the criteria for any mental illness. Some of the normal psychological changes include anxiety, mood lability, and concerns about bodily changes and well-being of the fetus. Women are …

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Ectopic Pregnancy

  Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the blastocyst (embryo) implants at locations other than the endometrium, or lining of the uterine cavity. The most common site of occurrence is in the fallopian tube. Other sites include the cervix, the cornual portion of the uterus, the ovary, and the abdominal cavity. The incidence …

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7 Ways to Make Your TTC Journey Less Stressful

Making a baby isn’t easy—so bookmark these seven keep-cool tips for couples trying to conceive. Before you started trying to get pregnant, you probably assumed that making a baby would be as easy as rolling into bed with your sweetheart. But, in truth, only a minority of couples will become pregnant …

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Breast-Feeding

Breast-Feeding

Human breast milk is now widely acknowledged to be the most complete form of nutrition for infants, with a range of physiological and psychological benefits for both the infant and mother. Through the ages, humans have been dependent on it for its sustenance and even contraceptive attributes. Research supports the …

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Abortion

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According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.18 million legal abortions were performed in the United States in 1997. The risk of death from legal abortion is 0.4 per 100,000 induced abortions. Most abortions are performed surgically by vacuum curettage. Medical abortion (abortion induced by the use …

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Technique for surgical abortion

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Surgical abortion can be performed in an office or hospital setting. The success rate of surgical termination is 99%. It is usually a single-step process that requires one visit to the practitioner. In early pregnancy (less than 7 weeks), a small flexible plastic cannula (5-6 mm) is inserted into the …

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Why is my period late? Eight possible reasons

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Having a late period can be very distressing, especially if a woman is used to having regular periods or is concerned about an unexpected pregnancy. However, there are many other reasons why a woman might have a late period, ranging from birth control to stress. In this article, we look …

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Medical abortions

Medical-abortions

Medical termination requires the close observation of a practitioner. It usually requires two or more visits, and there is a potential need for emergency intervention during the process. Finally, it requires close follow-up to ensure that the process of abortion is complete. The earlier the gestational age is, the higher …

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