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Cigarette Smoke – Tarnishing Consequences On Pregnancy

Cigarette Smoke – Tarnishing Consequences On Pregnancy

A startling revelation made by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that nearly thirteen percent of women indulged in smoking during their last trimester of pregnancies. Though there is awareness about smoking affecting the foetus, one would be stunned by the intensity and range of damage that one’s smoking habit could have on one’s unborn baby and oneself. Facts depict wide-ranging effects Cigarette smoke has 2,500 kinds of chemicals constituents. Though the extent to which these chemicals have a bearing on the foetus is yet fuzzy. However, the carbon monoxide and nicotine present in cigarette could majorly lead to complications with one’s pregnancy and the foetus. Krisa Van Meurs, M.D., associate professor of paediatrics from the Stanford University School of Medicine  [...]

Is It A Boy Or Girl Baby: Smart Ways Of Finding How?

Is It A Boy Or Girl Baby: Smart Ways Of Finding How?

One could opt from many technical and non-scientific means for ascertaining the sex of the baby. One must bear in mind that one would be correct on half of the occasions with any method. Below mentioned are some of the means of finding if one is going to have a boy or girl child. The technician conducting the ultrasound would offer the most precise evaluation; many of whom would not make forecasts until they have a lucid observation of the genitals of the foetus. It is possible if the ultrasound is performed at eighteen weeks of pregnancy or later. The technician would needs a minute’s time to reveal the sex of the foetus on the screen as the foetal movements in the uterus could make it tricky to decipher. Male foetuses have a tiny protuberance in between their legs that is nearly one to  [...]

Antibiotics Could Lead To Birth Abnormalities

Antibiotics Could Lead To Birth Abnormalities

An astonishing relation between commonly employed drugs for treating urinary tract infections and congenital defects was uncovered by the researchers during the course of a study delving into the outcome of antibiotics use during pregnancy. It was reassuring for the researchers to find that the prevalently employed antibiotics during initial pregnancy such as penicillin appeared to be most safe. As bacterial infections when untreated could lead to complications for the fetus, hence experts recommend pregnant women should not totally keep away from antibiotics. Rather women need to speak with their doctors regarding the available and best suited antibiotic options. The study is the foremost large-scaled examination of antibiotics usage during pregnancy. It showed that those mothers that reported  [...]

Home-Use Foetal Heart Monitor – Relying On Them Could Prove Detrimental

Home-Use Foetal Heart Monitor – Relying On Them Could Prove Detrimental

Doctors have cautioned that pregnant mothers must not depend or trust the outcome of the home-use foetal heart monitors for keeping tabs on their unborn foetus. The devices that are obtainable at medical stores or pharmacies (costing twenty to ninety pounds)and have been popularised in media as one of the pregnancy ‘must-haves’ --- must merely be employed for fun sake –the experts have stated. The caveat follows harrowing reports about a thirty-four year old woman who gave birth to a stillborn child subsequent to a home-use heart monitor that calmed her into an incorrect sense of safety. The woman in her thirty-eighth week of gestation became apprehensive about the wellbeing of her unborn child on a Friday following a marked decrease in foetal movement. When she employed one of the home-use  [...]

10 Effectual Tips For Averting Birth Anomalies

10 Effectual Tips For Averting Birth Anomalies

Annually about 1, 50, 000 infants delivered in the United States have one or several commonly noted birth defects. Though the reason for more than sixty percent of the birth anomalies is yet unclear, there are numerous steps that one could take as mothers for ensuring the wellbeing of the developing fetus. Appropriate instructions being timely furnished, staying aware and alert are the vital means of averting birth anomalies in the baby. Subsequently, one needs to take appropriate actions for lowering the chances of birth abnormalities. One could adhere to the diverse tips stated below for enhancing the likelihood of having a normal and healthy pregnancy and also guaranteeing a bonny and normally growing child. Some of the aspects might appear exigent as that would need one to break out of  [...]

PUPPP

PUPPP

Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy or PUPPP is the prevalent form of niggling skin ailment during pregnancy. Classically, the onset of PUPPP during the third trimester translates to the development of reddish, scratchy bumps on the abdominal region found in close proximity to stretch marks or striae.    PUPPP generally decreases in intensity in the initial few weeks following child birth. PUPPP has no effect on the health of the newborn and has no long-standing detrimental outcome on the mother. Who is more prone to PUPPP? PUPPP is a widespread occurrence among pregnant women with a recurrence rate of one among every two hundred pregnant women. PUPPP Causes With reasons still blurred, it is believed that the surge in hormonal levels, skin distending or stretching and varied  [...]

Obesity-Rife Pregnancy Denouncing Offspring To Analogous Fate

Obesity-Rife Pregnancy Denouncing Offspring To Analogous Fate

Experts from the United States have pointed out that expectant obese women could be putting their children through a lifetime of obesity except if they reduced weight prior to attempting conception. Scientists from New York and Quebec medical centres discovered that an overweight mother’s womb could transmit a signal to their foetus that promotes them into growing into an obese kid and grownup. The progression is not a mere transmission of the genes that elicit obesity but the researchers have stated that they still have to trace down a biological rationalization for the signs. Robert Waterland from the Baylor College of Medicine, Houston researched the effects of being overweight among mice. He contemplated the signals in-between mother and the progeny could have major bearing on the kid’s  [...]