5 early symptoms of pregnancy before you take the test

Though tests are sure way to find out if you’re pregnant, but they may not work until several weeks into the pregnancy

 5 early symptoms of pregnancy before you take the testYou’ve had unprotected sex, whether planned or accidental, and now either you or your partner are wondering “could we be pregnant?” Although pregnancy tests are the most accurate way to answer this question, they often don’t work until several weeks into the pregnancy. However, there are still early signs of pregnancy; here’s what to look […]

Pregnant women should see a doctor at least 8 times during each pregnancy, says WHO

About 3,00,000 women die in pregnancy or childbirth each year, the WHO said, and more than six million babies die in the womb

Pregnant women should see a doctor at least 8 times during each pregnancy, says WHOWomen should see a doctor, nurse or trained midwife at least eight times during each pregnancy, with five of those visits in the last trimester, the World Health Organization said Monday as it issued 49 recommendations to prevent deaths in childbirth. Previously, the agency had advised women to visit clinics four times per pregnancy. It […]

Explained: What is multiple gestation pregnancy

Pregnancy can raise a lot of questions. Women should speak with their healthcare provider if they think they may be experiencing a multiple gestation pregnancy.

Explained: What is multiple gestation pregnancyA multiple gestation pregnancy is one where the mother carries more than one foetus. According to March of Dimes, 3 per cent of women will experience a multiple pregnancy each year. Most multiple gestation pregnancies are with twins. This article looks at what happens with a multiple gestation pregnancy, the different symptoms that may occur, potential […]

Miscarriage may trigger post-traumatic stress disorder

Women who have recently had a miscarriage are at risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, doctors at Imperial College London have said.

Miscarriage may trigger post-traumatic stress disorderAt their early pregnancy loss clinic, a third of the women have PTSD symptoms. Nicole Martin had three miscarriages in a year, her “dark days”. “Everyone thinks because you’ve already got a child it’s easier. In a lot of respects it definitely is easier than not having a child, but I wanted another child for […]

Pregnancy raises stroke risk at a younger age

A study shows that despite being a rarity, 18 per cent of all strokes in those aged below 35 were associated with pregnancy

Pregnancy raises stroke risk at a younger ageDoctors have long warned women that getting pregnant later in life can raise the risk of stroke, but a study on Monday suggested that actually, only young women face this increasing risk. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Neurology compared stroke rates among pregnant and non-pregnant women of different age […]

Conceiving takes longer in smokers

Smoking appears to accelerate loss of eggs, reproductive function and may advance menopause by several years

Conceiving takes longer in smokersThe health risks of tobacco smoking are well known with regard to diseases of the heart, lungs, and blood vessels. Substantial harmful effects of cigarette smoke on fertility have become apparent, but are not generally appreciated. Cigarette smoking has a negative impact on the ability to become pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term. Impact […]

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: How a blood test can tell doctors whether drinking has affected the foetus

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children with different levels of foetal alcohol syndrome may have small head sizes, low body weight and short stature, attention and memory difficulties

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: How a blood test can tell doctors whether drinking has affected the foetusA blood test may tell doctors whether a pregnant mother’s drinking has affected her foetus, according to a study from University of California San Diego researchers. Those scientists worked with the Texas A&M College of Medicine and the Omni-Net Birth Defects Prevention Program in Ukraine to identify the test, which could measure how severely alcohol […]
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