Archive for November, 2011
Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are never pleasant, but are even more annoying during pregnancy when you are already suffering from other ailments. Unfortunately, pregnant women are actually at a higher risk of getting a UTI, and urinary tract infections also pose some risks to expectant moms. What should you do if you suspect you have [...]
With the holiday season rolling around again, lots of us are already planning Christmas dinners, family get-togethers and buying gifts for your children and those of friends and relatives. But, have you thought about the safety of kids’ toys this year? There are a lot of dangerous children’s toys around, and many of them get [...]
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) is an inflammation of the pelvic organs caused by bacteria. The most common causes of PID are chlamydia and gonorrhea, but you don’t need to have a sexually transmitted disease to have Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. It can be the result of normal bacteria travelling up to the uterus and beyond. Vaginal douching and having [...]
Ask anyone who is generally anti-abortion if there is any situation in which the termination of a pregnancy is warranted, and the first answer you are likely to hear is: “When the pregnancy puts the mother’s life at risk.” Selective reduction, selective termination, or multifetal pregnancy reduction all mean the same thing; the abortion of [...]
Since the advent of fertility treatments – and specially invitro fertilization – twins, triplets, quadruplets and higher order multiples are increasingly common. Being pregnant with triplets or more does pose significant health risks to the mother and the babies alike, and selective reduction is sometimes carried out to make the pregnancy more manageable.
Selective reduction during pregnancy refers to the procedure of reducing the number of fetuses in a multiple pregnancy by abortion. The procedure was introduced after more high-order multiple pregnancies started occurring due to IVF treatment, but it can also apply in cases where the mother conceived multiples naturally. What are the medical reasons for selective [...]
Are you about to try to conceive a second or subsequent baby through fertility treatments like IVF or IUI? There is no getting away from the fact that fertility treatments are rather difficult to keep private, because of the sheer amount of fertility appointments involved, and perhaps because of taking fertility medications before the big [...]
Has pregnancy changed at all since the time of our grandmothers? Isn’t pregnancy just a natural process that remains constant through the ages? Perhaps so, but it’s funny that the “revival” of natural childbirth is largely being promoted through something as high-tech as the internet, for instance. The Mayo Clinic Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy and [...]
Are you and your partner currently looking into invitro fertilization after you have been diagnosed with infertility? Perhaps, during your inevitable search around the web, you have also come across – and been tempted by – IVF herbal support products. What exactly is IVF herbal support, and what does it promise to do? Should you [...]
Gonorrhea is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases out there, especially among teenagers. Would your body signal there was something wrong if you did have gonorrhea? What are the typical symptoms? And why should you get tested anyway if there is any chance at all that you could have gonorrhea, or another STD?