Archive for November, 2010
Prematurity relates to the wide category of new born babies who are born before the completion of the gestation period of thirty seven weeks.
Prematurity is a very vital topic in both obstetrics and pediatrics as because the health of the infant baby at birth is largely dependent on entire or substantial completion of the pregnancy period.
When the babies are born before twenty four to twenty five weeks of the gestation period, then the chances of survival are negligible.
However, when the babies are born after twenty four to twenty five weeks, then, according to the medical care available, many babies may live but along with an array of crisis and illness that are absent in babies who are born after completion of the gestation period.
As premature babies account for a disproportionately large amount of mortality and morbidity in all babies, averting premature labor and delivery is a serious apprehension in obstetrics and the proper care of the premature babies is a vital part in the hospital’s role in the care of the babies.
Prematurity is different depending upon the extent of development of the baby in the womb. The closer the baby gets to the completion of the gestation period, the better are the chances of survival of the baby and a general healthy life after survival.
First Trimester Vaginal Bleed
Bleeding during pregnancy is a sign of danger, especially in the second and the third trimesters, while in the first trimester many incidents of vaginal bleeding with no harm have been reported.
The best and the immediate action for management of vaginal bleeding during first trimester of pregnancy is to seek medical attention at the earliest possible and avoid having sexual intercourse, use of tampons and other actions to prevent infection.
There are many reasons and causes for first trimester vaginal bleed. This is one of the sign of miscarriages, lower abdominal cramps and tissue passage from vagina. The occurrence of ectopic pregnancy is also a reason of first trimester vaginal bleed.
Molar pregnancy is a rare form of pregnancy loss that will have first trimester vaginal bleed. This kind of first trimester vaginal bleed is different from the vaginal bleeding that will be initiated at the time of childbirth.
There are two types of first trimester vaginal bleed, either from the cervix or from the uterus, while the latter is from the uterus. First trimester vaginal bleed falling within the first few days of implantation is normal, and the color of the blood and spotting are indications and requirements when seeking help from the physician for management of vaginal bleeding during first trimester of pregnancy.
Bladder Control Problems
Although, some people are really serious about their health but most people are always concerned about their work and personal life. Women especially have to handle their personal as well as professional life and therefore she is twice as busy as men. Many women often go through bladder control problems but they never really speak about it for many obvious reasons.
However, overactive bladder can lead to different worse case scenarios and therefore health companies like Medtronic have come up with awareness programs where they not only inform women about the dangers of OAB but also educate them on how they can get rid of their overactive bladder problems.
As per the research done in the United States it is found that one out of every six women suffers from overactive bladder problems and that means that there is certainly something wrong with the kind of lifestyle that we live.
With the help of Bladder Health Awareness Month many women across the United States are getting help on how they can live a healthier life and get rid of their bladder problems
Periods after Pregnancy
Immediately following pregnancy after birth of your baby the loss of blood will be bright red and the flow of blood will be very heavy than a normal period. There will be a requirement to change sanitary napkins once in every four hours and if you are going to exceed the number, then is good to advise your midwife and doctor. The loss of blood flow in the following week will decrease over the next week and is much paler red color, and is followed by a brownish-red color.
The discharge is known as lochia and often turns yellow-white in color before ceasing. Sometimes the odor of blood and carbohydrate fermentation will be observed by you and will not be offensive to others. While the blood flow should stop after a week, this will be followed by blood loss by around 6 weeks and is not a cause of concern as this differs with individuals.
This is important to use sanitary pads and not tampons after the birth of the baby, as tampons will obstruct the flow of blood and encourages the growth of bacteria that will lead to infection. This is very important to note that the sanitary napkins are to be changed once in every four hours to prevent bacterial build up, especially in the lochia phase.