Category: Parenting & Pregnancy

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

Amniocentesis

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.
Episiotomy

Episiotomy

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

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

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

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...
42WeeksPregnant

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...