Women’s Health and Pregnancy

Pregnancy Headaches – Causes, Treatment, Prevention

Headaches can be distressing during pregnancy but in most cases the reason may be a simple one, such as headache due to stress, which normally does not cause any harm to the mother or baby. Prevention of the more serious causes of headaches, such as hypertension during pregnancy, which can have more dangerous consequences >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Fever- High Body Temperature when Pregnant

The main concern regarding fever in pregnancy is if and how it can harm the baby. Although a high body temperature for a prolonged period of time in a pregnant woman could potentially affect the baby, there are a lot of other considerations which have to be taken into account. Does a Fever in Pregnancy Harm the Baby? The >> Read More ...

Pregnancy Leg Swelling – Causes of Swollen Legs, Ankles, Feet

Swelling during pregnancy is a normal phenomenon as the body undergoes significant changes to support a healthy pregnancy. Fluid accumulation resulting in swelling is referred to as edema and there is a number of reasons why this arises in pregnancy, without the need for any concern. This normal swelling is often evident >> Read More ...

Miscarriage Complications, Dangers of Spontaneous Abortion

Apart from the mental trauma suffered following a spontaneous abortion or miscarriage, there are certain other complications which may occur, depending upon the type of miscarriage. Early recognition of such dangers and prevention where possible, should be the focus. What are the Dangers of a Miscarriage? Emotional Aspect >> Read More ...

Causes of Spontaneous Abortion (Miscarriage)

A spontaneous abortion or miscarriage can be devastating for a woman and it is important to look for any preventable cause so that future pregnancies are not jeopardized, although in a large number of cases no definite cause will be found. A miscarriage in early pregnancy is thought to be nature’s way of dealing with >> Read More ...

First Trimester Vaginal Bleed – Treatment and Management

Management of Vaginal Bleeding During First Trimester of Pregnancy The first step in management is prompt evaluation of the vaginal bleeding occurring in a pregnant woman. Since excessive bleeding can lead to shock, intravenous access should be established as soon as possible where bleeding is seen to be in large amounts. >> Read More ...

What is Spontaneous Abortion? Types of Miscarriage in Pregnancy

Spontaneous abortion or miscarriage is the spontaneous termination of pregnancy before 20 weeks of gestation or delivery of a fetus weighing 500 grams or less (a non-viable fetus). Spontaneous abortion encompasses threatened, incomplete, inevitable, complete, missed and septic abortions and is the most common cause of >> Read More ...

Causes of Vaginal Bleeding During First Trimester of Pregnancy

Any vaginal bleeding during the first trimester (first 12 weeks) of pregnancy can be an indication of a serious problem such as a miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy and needs immediate medical attention. After proper evaluation, the treatment and management of the vaginal bleeding will be guided by the cause of bleeding. >> Read More ...
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