Pregnancy Over Age 50

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Pregnancy has always been considered a natural phenomenon to happen within a woman’s body that caused by the fertilization of women cells naturally – or via IVF. But women body’s egg cells are limited by nature, and so; they tend to reduce to nil by the age a woman reaches to 50. However, eggs reduction speed is quite different in every woman, and that’s why some women can conceive even after reaching their mid age. Besides eggs, modern fertilization techniques like IVF have also increased the chances for an old woman to get pregnant as she could have in her mid 20s or 30s. If, somehow, a woman gets pregnant after she has passed her menopause stage or stopped her regular maturational period, she still has almost similar chances for a successful pregnancy as a typical young woman. Apart from others, post 50 pregnancies have similar symptoms and signs as a regular pregnancy, yet there are certain risks associated with a pregnancy post 50, like miscarriage, high BP, or low birth rate among others. Read More

False Pregnancy (cover: Causes, Testing, treatment)

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False Pregnancy, as its name suggests, is a conditional found among few women wherein they feel the symptoms of pregnancy while actually they’re not pregnant. This is a rare condition found in humans, however, is commonly found among other mammals, like dogs, cats, mice, etc. Under false pregnancy, body creates some hormones separations similar to what use to happen in a real pregnancy; hence woman starts feeling like if she is pregnant. Till date, the reasons known for False Pregnancy are hormones imbalance within some women, preferably, those who’re actively involved in physical hard work. False Pregnancy is not a women’s only disorder, coz sometimes; it’s also found among men. Rarely, some men start feeling pregnancy symptoms while they know it can’t be possible. Read More

Denial of Pregnancy

Denial of Pregnancy

Denial of Pregnancy is a rare condition wherein a pregnant woman is unknown to his
pregnancy, perhaps, sometimes, she doesn’t aware about her pregnancy until she
starts her labor pain. This looks strange, but it happens rarely with almost
one in 500 pregnancy conditions. The reasons for such dissimilarity are yet
unknown but researchers consider some hormone imbalance within a woman’s body
that deprives her to feel any symptom of her pregnancy. It’s not uncommon
nowadays for anyone to unaware about her pregnancy until 20 weeks passed by,
coz women take it as the delayed menses while actually, they’re being pregnant.
Pregnancy denial can be classified into three categories: Affective Denial,
Pervasive Denial, and Psychotic Denial. Apart from these three forms, pregnancy
denial can have other biological or psychological disorders, which deprive her
feeling her pregnancy symptoms.
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Injectable Contraceptives

Injectable Contraceptives

 Injectable contraceptives contain synthetic hormones and are given via deep intramuscular injection.  It is usually given every 3 months.  They mimic the functions and actions of the main hormones responsible for ovulation.  It is a very effective form of reversible contraceptive method.  Two types of injectable contraceptives are available: the progestin-only and the combination of progestin and estrogen.  The more popular one is the progestin-only.  It is available in many brand names, but the Depo-Provera is the most popularly known and used. Read More

Prenatal Nutrition

Prenatal Nutrition

 Good nutrition is important for all of us.  It becomes crucial when you start eating for two.  There are specific guidelines regarding diet during pregnancy.  There are certain recommendations in the amount of nutrient intake especially those that are essential for your baby’s growth and development.  These guidelines are adjusted accordingly when you are carrying more than one baby, when you are over or under weight, when you have difficulty in eating or when you have allergies.  Normally, your OB would tell you whether you need to consult to a nutritionist or not. Read More