Abnormal Pap Smear

Abnormal Pap Smear

A Papanicolau smear (commonly known as Pap smear/Pap testing) serves as a cancer awareness tool for medical practitioners and female patients who try to conceive. While an abnormal Pap smear result may indicate that infected...


Amniocentesis (also called as amniotic fluid test, amnio for short, and abbreviated as AFT) is an express permission prenatal test which involves the extraction of amniotic fluid to diagnose various birth defects and genomic conditions.


Decades ago, episiotomy was considered to be a common practice which is done on women who will have their first natural delivery. Before, birthing facilities and medical hospitals provide a routine episiotomy policy due to...

Linea Nigra

Did you know that only about 75% of all pregnant women experienced this hormone – induced skin darkening phenomenon? Linea Nigra (Latin word for black line), widely known as the pregnancy line, is the vertical...
Placenta Accreta

Placenta Accreta

Did you know that only 1 out of 2,500 pregnancies are affected by placenta accreta? Placenta accreta is a condition where the placenta suddenly implants itself firmly and deeply in the nearest wall and other...
Placenta encapsulation

Placenta encapsulation

Placing a placenta into capsules does exist. As a matter of fact, this controversial practice is dated to be centuries old and is recommended to take to bid baby blues goodbye. Placenta capsules are also...

Preeclampsia – toxemia

Did you know that preeclampsia affects at least 5 – 8% of all pregnancies? Preeclampsia is considered as the most common pregnancy complication which usually occurs during the 3rd trimester (usually week 20 onwards).

Pregnancy week by week

Most women are pregnant (also called as gestation) in an average of 280 days, this process varies from woman to woman and growth rates also differ. Each week, new fetal developments take place as the...

42 Weeks Pregnant

The 42nd week marks as the 10th month of pregnancy, it is considered as a late delivery and post – term. On the contrary, studies show that 70% of post – term pregnancies is not...

41 Weeks Pregnant

Reaching the 41st week is considered as post – term pregnancy. Did you know that about 70% of all pregnancies are longer than 40 weeks? As a matter of fact, passing the 40th week does...

40 Weeks Pregnant

Did you know that about 50% of all pregnancies last longer than 40 weeks? For the past 39 weeks, the 40th week (post – date) marks as the deadline of gestation where most expectant moms...

39 Weeks Pregnant

By the 39th week, the unborn baby is not as close to the rib cage unlike before, since he has probably dropped in the pelvic region. This process called lightening, engagement or disambiguation indicates that...

38 Weeks Pregnant

Week 38 serves as the 2nd week of the term or full term period (medical term for week 37 – 41). Babies who are born during this period have a higher risk of suffering from...

37 Weeks Pregnancy

From week 37 onwards, many expectant mothers do not gain any weight at all during the last month of gestation. Aside from that, a mother – to – be will experience the following symptoms below

36 Weeks Pregnant

Week 36 marks as the 9th (and last) month of pregnancy, it is dedicated to intensive fetal growth. By the end of this week, an expectant mom’s gestation will reach its full term. This means...

35 Weeks Pregnant

The measurement in centimeters from the top of the pubic bone to the top of the uterus is approximately the number of weeks of gestation. In a like manner, the utmost part of the uterus...

34 Weeks Pregnant

In the 34th week of pregnancy, the uterus continues to grow even though there is not enough space for it. The uterus’ size is around 5 inches above the navel now. By the same token,...

33 Weeks Pregnant

In the 33rd week of pregnancy, uterine walls begin to thin out and the amniotic fluid decreases. With that being said, his fetal movements feel sharper from this week onwards. For 1sttime moms (about 50%...
Blighted ovum

Blighted ovum

The blighted ovum (egg) – called as an anembryonic pregnancy in medical terms – is a typical mainspring of an untimely stillbirth. This genetic error occurs during the first eight weeks of gestation before the...