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Morning Sickness: Getting Relief

Here are some things you can do to get relief? If you have a mild case of nausea and vomiting, some relatively simple measures may be enough to help. (If not, there are safe and effective medications you can take.) Many of the following suggestions are not supported by hard evidence, but obstetricians and midwives […]

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Morning Sickness : Causes

  “Morning sickness” is a misnomer. (In fact, the technical medical term is “nausea and vomiting of pregnancy.”) For some pregnant women, the symptoms are worse in the morning and ease up over the course of the day, but they can strike at any time and, for most women, last all day long. The intensity […]

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Breast Engorgement

Breast engorgement is the painful overfilling of the breasts with milk. This is usually caused by an imbalance between milk supply and infant demand. This condition is a common reason that mothers stop breast-feeding sooner than they had planned but it shouldn’t because it’s a phase that will definitely pass. Engorgement can happen: -When milk […]

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Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)

If you have had a cesarean delivery (also called a C-section) before, you may be able to deliver your next baby vaginally. This is called vaginal birth after cesarean, or VBAC. Most women, whether they deliver vaginally or by C-section , don’t have serious problems from childbirth. If you and your doctor agree to try […]

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Episiotomy

An episiotomy is a surgical cut in the muscular area between the vagina and the anus (the area called the perineum) made just before delivery to enlarge your vaginal opening. Obstetricians used to do episiotomies routinely to speed delivery and to prevent the vagina from tearing, particularly during a first vaginal delivery, in the belief […]

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

  Pelvic inflammatory disease, commonly called PID, is an infection of the female reproductive organs. PID is one of the most serious complications of a sexually transmitted disease in women: It can lead to irreversible damage to the uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, or other parts of the female reproductive system, and is the primary preventable […]

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Uterine Fibroids

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths of the uterus that often appear during childbearing years. Also called leiomyomas (lie-o-my-O-muhs) or myomas, uterine fibroids aren’t associated with an increased risk of uterine cancer and almost never develop into cancer. Uterine fibroids develop from the smooth muscular tissue of the uterus (myometrium). A single cell divides repeatedly, eventually […]

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Exclusive Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is an unequalled way of providing ideal food for the healthy growth and development of infants; it is also an integral part of the reproductive process with important implications for the health of mothers. Review of evidence has shown that, on a population basis, exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months is the optimal way of […]

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Women’s Heart Health

All women face the threat of heart disease. But becoming aware of symptoms and risks unique to women, as well as eating a heart-healthy diet and exercising, can help protect you. Although heart disease is often thought of as a problem for men, more women than men die of heart disease each year. One challenge […]

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Preparing The Breast For Nursing

Breastfeeding is by far the best, most natural way to feed your baby. Getting started breastfeeding, though, can be a little intimidating, scary and even painful in those early days. Knowing how to prepare the breast for breast-feeding both prior to delivery and in the early days of nursing will help you reduce or even […]

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Endometriosis

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus (endometrial implant). Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond your pelvic region. In endometriosis, displaced endometrial tissue continues […]

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Care of the Female Genitalia

Many females have received the false message from society that their genitals are “dirty” and that they shouldn’t talk about them. Because of these messages, which can come from media as well as parents, girls are under the impression that any smell or discharge from their vagina is abnormal. It is perfectly natural to have […]

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Infertility in Women

To become pregnant, each of these factors is essential: *You need to ovulate. Achieving pregnancy requires that your ovaries produce and release an egg, a process known as ovulation. Your doctor can help evaluate your menstrual cycles and confirm ovulation.*Your partner needs sperm. For most couples, this isn’t a problem unless your partner has a […]

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STAGES OF LABOUR

The process of labor and birth is divided into three stages: The first stage begins when you start having contractions that cause progressive changes in your cervix and ends when your cervix is fully dilated. This stage is divided into two phases: Early labor: Your cervix gradually effaces (thins out) and dilates (opens).Active labor: Your […]

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For The Pregnant Mum

Aim for eight 8-ounce glasses per day (64 fluid ounces) of fluid, plus one 8-ounce cup for each hour of light activity. Milk, juice, decaffeinated drinks, and caffeinated drinks all contain plenty of water and “count” toward your fluid intake. Keep in mind that juice and sweetened drinks also provide a lot of extra calories, […]

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BREAST SELF EXAMINATION

Breast self-examination (BSE) is a screening method used in an attempt to detect early breast cancer. The method involves the woman herself looking at and feeling each breast for possible lumps, distortions or swelling. Adult women of all ages are encouraged to perform breast self-exams at least once a month. Johns Hopkins Medical center states, […]

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KEGEL EXERCISES

Kegel exercises can help you prevent or control urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor problems. Here’s a step-by-step guide to doing Kegel exercises correctly. Kegel exercises strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which support the uterus, bladder, small intestine and rectum. You can do Kegel exercises, also known as pelvic floor muscle training, discreetly just about […]

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Stress & Women

What is stress?Stress can involve a recent change or a daily pressure. Stress happens to everyone and can be motivating and productive or negative and destructive. Tension and anxiety, as well as depression, are frequent emotional consequences of stress. The mind and body are linked throughout our lives. We must learn to respect both our […]

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Bonding with Your Baby

If you have a delivery without complications, you’ll be able to spend the first hour or so after birth holding, stroking, and looking at your baby. Because babies are usually alert and very responsive during this time, researchers have labelled this the sensitive period. The first exchanges of eye contact, sounds, and touches between the […]

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