Therapy May Prevent Stillbirths by Protecting Foetus From Immune System Of The Mother

The foetus in a pregnant woman becomes a victim of her own immune system when she contracts an infectious bacterium since her immune system begins attacking the foetus which may lead to stillbirths, premature births and even foetal loss. All of these complications currently have no therapy available.

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Five Things to do Before you Get Pregnant

If you are ready to take the plunge into parenthood, there are a number of things that you can do that will give you the best chance of a healthy pregnancy.

Here are five things to do before you get pregnant.

Quit Smoking

You may not be pregnant yet but quitting smoking at the earliest opportunity will help you embrace a healthier lifestyle. Recent research suggests that smoking can have a negative effect on fertility and therefore reduce your chances of becoming pregnant. If you have been smoking for years, the idea of quitting may seem impossible but there are plenty of things that you can try that will make kicking the habit easier. Alan Carr’s book, The Easy Way to Stop Smoking is a great place to start.

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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) – Alcohol and the Unborn Baby

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome ( FAS )

Fetal Alcohol syndrome also known as FAS is the name given to the pattern of physical as well as mental defects that often develops in the fetus when the expecting mother consumes alcohol while she is pregnant. In fact this is the term given to the entire range of defects and not just one. Alcohol that is consumed by the mother can easily pass through the placenta and reach the fetus when the woman is with child. This is one of the reasons why consumption of alcohol is considered to be risky while a woman is pregnant.

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

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The alcohol directly affects the brain of the fetus and the risk is often high even   if small amounts of alcohol is consumed regularly, which is why there two major factors that result in fetal alcohol are frequency and the timing of alcohol consumption. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is the most extreme form in the whole spectrum of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and when the alcohol crosses the placental barrier then it can damage the brain structures and neurons in the fetus, stunt the weight or growth and also create very distinctive facial stigmata leading to various physical, behavioral as well as psychological problems.

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Abortion: What is Abortion and What are the Side Effects of Abortion

One of the most controversial issues that still persists across the world in all cultures and not to mention politics today. Though abortion has been legalized in some nations, this decision is still being questioned by competing groups and these competing groups have either wanted more liberties and access with the procedures or have fought to resist the procedures. In fact this topic is reason for some of the most heated debates amongst religious organizations, judges, political activists and state legislatures. Read on to find out more about what is abortion and what are the side effects of abortion.

What is Abortion?

Abortion is defined as the termination of a pregnancy by removal of the fetus from a woman’s uterus which can either occur naturally or it could be induced through medical procedures. The spontaneously and naturally occurring abortion is termed as miscarriage. Natural and spontaneously occurring abortion arises due to complications that occur during pregnancy. Induced abortions should only be performed in safe environments and under medical supervision only as abortions performed unsafely are responsible for a number of disabilities and deaths around the world.

Therapeutic Abortion

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First Trimester Vaginal Bleed – Treatment and Management

Are you in the first trimester of your pregnancy and suffering from vaginal bleeding? You may be having a case of First Trimester bleeding. Read on to know all about First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding.

What is First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding?

First Trimester refers to the first three months of pregnancy. The entire nine-month period of pregnancy is divided into three trimesters or three stages of pregnancy. That makes each trimester a three month period.

Vaginal bleeding during First Trimester of pregnancy is known as First Trimester Vaginal Bleeding. Vaginal bleeding is common in the early stages of pregnancy. It gives rise to complications in 20 to 30% of all cases of pregnancy. Around 10% women are said to suffer from vaginal bleeding in

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Tips to Stay Active During Pregnancy

Active During Pregnancy

Physical Activity During Pregnancy

Physical activity is more important for every human being and a healthy pregnant woman also included. Exercise, not only exercise, but a regular exercise can help you during pregnancy to have a comfortable pregnancy and child birth. If you do not have the practice of exercising before your pregnancy, it should not be bothered and it is not too late for you to start it at once. Get the advice at once from your doctor who will guide you the way in which you could be physically active. And as long as you don’t have any pregnancy related illness, it is fruitful to be physically active during pregnancy.

Studies and subsequent evidences so far show that remaining in physically active condition is not only safe but also beneficial for your health and healthy pregnancy. It is possible for you to have a guideline from expert and it should be jointed with a wise medical care. With this guideline and medical care, you may enjoy the exercise schedule of pregnancy and you may anticipate a good and safe childbirth. Your health would also be maintained again even after your childbirth.

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