Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Travel During Pregnancy

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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

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    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

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        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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        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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              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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