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Endometriosis is a Disorder that Lines the Inside of the Uterus

Endometriosis is a medical condition in women in which endometrial cells are deposit in areas outside the uterine cavity. The uterine cavity is line by endometrial cells, which are under the influence of female hormones. Therefore Endometrial cells deposited in areas outside the uterus (endometriosis) continue to be influence by these hormonal changes and respond…

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US Fertility Keeps Dropping Not a Reason to Panic

The  researchers have been measuring unintended pregnancy for decades, the conventional approach to categorizing recalled pregnancy desires does not capture the complexities of women’s and couples’ desires; their experiences prior to pregnancy or the context in which a pregnancy occurs. As a result; sources of data available to characterize pregnancy desires and experiences are limit.…

Menopause

Fat-Mass Continues To Increase In Middle-Age Women

The menopause is when a woman stops having periods and is no longer able to get pregnant naturally. Periods usually start to become less frequent over a few months or years before they stop altogether. Sometimes they can stop suddenly. The menopause is a natural part of aging that usually occurs between 45 and 55 years…

Risk of miscarriage

Valium And Xanax May Increase The Risk Of Miscarriage

Pregnancy is often a time of heightened worry. But researchers warn that taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax may increase the risk of miscarriage. Called benzodiazepines, these powerful drugs have long prescribed to treat a variety of mood disorders. However, a new Canadian study finds that when taken in early pregnancy; they raise the…

Microbial life

Microbes: Contribute To Metabolic Changes During Pregnancy

The possible existence of unseen microbial life from ancient times; such as in Jain scriptures from the 6th century BC India and the 1st century BC book. Microbiology; the scientific study of microorganisms, began with their observation under the microscope in the 1670s by Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. In the 1850s, Louis Pasteur found that microorganisms caused food spoilage; debunking the theory of spontaneous generation. Metabolism…

Non-alcoholic fatty liver

NAFLD And Rare Pregnancy Complication

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a very common disorder and refers to a group of conditions; where there is an accumulation of excess fat in the liver of people who drink little or no alcohol. The most common form of NAFLD is a nonserious condition is fatty liver. According to research presented at Digestive…

Pregnancy Complications

Migraines May Increase Risk Of Pregnancy Complications

Migraine is a common recurrent headache disorder causing by increased excitability of the central nervous system and by neurological, gastrointestinal, and autonomic changes, individually or in combination. The prevalence of migraine is highest during the reproductive years; with up to 25% of women of reproductive age affected by the disease.2,3 In pregnancy, migraine is often…

Maternal obesity

Obesity In Early Pregnancy Linked To Pregnancy Complications

Despite the substantial progress in maternal and child health over the past few decades; there remain concerns about stillbirth and neonatal and infant death; particularly in low- and middle-income countries. Approximately 2.7 million stillbirths and 3.6 million neonatal deaths occur each year worldwide, 98% of which are in low- and middle-income countries. As an upper-middle-income…

Spontaneous Labor

Expensive To Health Care System Than Spontaneous Labor

Expectant parents wait 40 weeks for the arrival of their new baby; but what if labor was induced one week earlier? Conventional wisdom holds that inducing labor at 39 weeks would cost-prohibitive to a health care system. However, the results of a joint study between the University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare show inducing…

Zika Birth Defects

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Diminishes Zika Birth Defects

In experiments with pregnant infected with the Zika virus; Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report they have successfully used a long-standing immunosuppressive drug to diminish the rate of fetal deaths and birth defects in the offspring. 10% of babies born in the U.S. to women with a Zika infection during pregnancy develop fetal brain birth defects…

Pregnant women

Pregnant Women With Congenital Heart Defects

Pregnant women with congenital heart defects (CHDs) have more comorbidities and more complications at delivery; a large new study using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) data confirms. “Women with congenital heart disease are at a higher risk of a number of cardiovascular events and complications during pregnancy,” Dr. Lauren E. Schlichting of Brown University in Providence,…

Eating Your Placenta

Mental Health Benefits To Eating Your Placenta

The placenta is a temporary organ that connects the developing fetus via the umbilical cord; to the uterine wall to allow nutrient uptake, thermo-regulation, waste elimination; gas exchange via the mother’s blood supply; to fight against internal infection; to produce hormones which support pregnancy. Placentas are a defining characteristic of placental mammals, but are also found in marsupials and some non-mammals with varying levels…