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Complications During Labour

Should I be worried about complications during labour? Not so many years ago, having a baby was a bit of a lottery - there was a frighteningly high chance that either mother or baby would be injured or even killed in the process. Of course, these days things are very different. Pain relief in labour can be controlled or understood, making the whole process far less scary. Maternal and baby death...

At the Infertility Clinic

The brief review above of the common causes of infertility covers conditions found in about 30 per cent of couples who submit to full investigation at an infertility clinic. Of the other 70 per cent, no obvious cause of their trouble can be found. When a couple attends the infertility centre the exact investigations required depend on the doctor's assessment of the situation. The following are a...

Understanding the Change

In a phenomenon some sociologists have dubbed "youth creep," the meaning of middle age in America today is different than what it was just a generation ago. Doctors now consider 55, rather than 40, as the turning point into middle age. Women reaching their 40s and 50s today can look forward to a vigorous, active, and healthy middle and old age-particularly if they take responsibility for the...

Pregnency Health Care Postpartum Depression

Postpartum depression is a form of depression a mother experiences after the birth of her child. It is a complex mixture of physical, emotional, and behavioral changes and can be divided into three categories: postpartum blues, postpartum depression, and postpartum psychosis. What Is It? Having a baby can be both elating and exhausting. During the first few weeks after giving birth you may feel...

Pregnancy: Make It Fit

Pregnancy: Make It Fit For modern moms-to-be, preparing for the birth of a child involves physical training in addition to childbirth education classes and decorating the nursery. Comments by women who continued to exercise throughout their pregnancies support the theory that staying fit eases labor and delivery. According to Amy, a pilot for a major airline, exercise made a big difference. She says, "In contrast to my...

More Serious Problems During Pregnancy

Slow-growing babies Many of the tests in pregnancy check the growth of your baby. If you have previously had a very small baby, or if you smoke heavily, the midwives and doctors will already be monitoring your pregnancy closely. Blood pressure checks may also pick up signs of trouble. If there is concern about your baby's health, further tests may be carried out and more frequent monitoring of...

Sleep during pregnancy

All mums-to-be know sleep will soon be a luxury, so it's important to make the most of it while you can. Is sleep a thing of the past? Sleep problems are very common during pregnancy, for all sorts of reasons. In early and late pregnancy in particular, you may need to get up in the night to wee. As you get bigger, finding a comfortable position to sleep can be difficult. Your body's 'thermostat'...

Imperforate

A term applied to an organ lacking a normal opening. For example, a baby may be born with an imperforate anus with no outer opening, or the oesophagus may be closed so that it is not connected with the stomach. Such defects can usually be corrected by surgery.

Your Doctor Menopause

Q.1. What is Menopause? Menopause is the permanent end of cyclic functioning of the ovaries and thus of menstrual periods. Q.2. Usually at What Age Menopause Occur In The Life Of Women? Menopause usually occur around 50 years in the developed countries. In Bangladesh it appears around the age 45. However menopause may normally occur in women as young as 40. Q.3. Why and How Menopause Occur?...

Family Planning

Family Planning Family Planning is the conscious effort of couples to regulate the number and spacing of births. Through Family Planning couples can avoid having children too early, to frequently or too many. Family Planning programme evolved during the last five decades and achieved success which is also internationally recognized. The Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) climbed from 7.7 in 1975 to 25.3 per...

Menopausal Problems

Menopause simply means the end of menstruation, but the term is also used to refer to the months and years in a woman's life before and after her final period-a time that may or may not bring with it some physical or emotional changes. Most women menstruate for the last time at about 50 years of age; a few do so as early as 40, and a very small percentage as late as 60. Most women notice some...

Diet for Menopausal Women and Those with Menstrual Problems

Although it is helpful in counteracting some of the effects of menopause, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) cannot stop ageing. A healthy diet and exercise are the keys to enjoying good health at any age. After Menopause, And for Women Who Have Menstrual Problems Eat Plenty of: Foods high in calcium and vitamin D, such as low -fat dairy products, dark-green, leafy vegetables, and legumes. Iron-...

The Early Weeks - Your Baby

Crying All babies cry. It's their way of saying that something isn't right. Sometimes you'll be able to find the reason for your baby's distress and deal with it. At other times all you can do is try to comfort or distract your baby. If it's not obvious why your baby is crying, think of possible reasons. Could it be: hunger? wet or dirty nappy? wind? colic? feeling hot, cold or uncomfortable?...

Infertility: The Starters Gate

The Starters Gate A few weeks ago we were at the county fair. While roaming around the exhibit buildings, we ran into a couple we sang with in choir a few years ago. Sheîs 40, heîs 30; theyîve been married over a year. They donît have kids, but would like to. When I asked her about it some time ago, she said they werenît having any luck. I inquired as to what they had tried, and she replied they were just -...

When Can I ... Begin Bathing My Baby

At first you should just give your pussy sponge baths. After his umbilical cord falls off, you can begin to bathe your baby in a small basin filled with two inches of warm water. Make sure that you support the baby's head during baths and never leave him unattended near water. You will only need to bathe your baby two to three time each week during the first year.

Healthy Pregnancy and Beyond

Here's what to do to keep your baby safe-and protect your own health, too Diabetes Focus: Is there anything that makes it particularly difficult for a woman with diabetes to become pregnant? Dr. Jovanovic: Surprisingly not, and sometimes we wonder why. Occasionally, women with diabetes will develop polycystic ovarian disease, but the answer to your question is, no, women with diabetes can become...

Skilled Care During Pregnancy And Birth

Safe and clean delivery at birth Care of the newborn at birth Appropriate feeding in sickness and health Exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life Starting at six months of age, appropriate complementary feeding with continued breastfeeding up to 2 years of age and beyond Micronutrient supplementation (at least vitamin A) Prevention of illness Vaccination Insecticide-treated...

All You Need to Know About ART

"Then one day, the stork came flying by and dropped off a baby at our doorstep...." For some couples, the wish of having a baby is not easily fulfilled. In fact, as much as 15% of the world's population endure the difficulties of trying to make a baby. The magic formula is not as simple as man-meets-woman. However, help is at hand with the advancement of modern science and technology. Assisted...

Family Planning Week Ends Stressing Birth Control

The government was deeply thinking over giving special incentives to the parents who had one child, the health adviser, ASM Matiur Rahman, told a news briefing on Wednesday. On the concluding day the adviser said, parents having one child are likely to be rewarded annually by the government. The adviser said people should be aware of the family planning methods and called upon the parents having...

Your Health in Pregnancy

What should you eat? A healthy diet is an important part of a healthy lifestyle at any time, but particularly if you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy. Eating healthily during pregnancy will help your baby develop and grow and will help keep you fit and well. You don't need to go on a special diet, but make sure that you eat a variety of different foods every day in order to get the right...