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Miscarriage: Risk Factors, Treatment and Prevention of Pregnancy Loss

Miscarriage is defined as a spontaneous pregnancy loss that occurs before twenty weeks of gestation, i.e., before the fetus is considered viable. In medicine, this is referred to as spontaneous abortion. It is estimated that ca 25% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. However, the actual rate is believed to be yet higher because many miscarriages occur early in pregnancy, before a woman may realize that she is pregnant. Types of Miscarriage Threatened miscarriage. A […]

Dealing with Female Sexual Dysfunction

Statistically, nearly half of all women in the developed world have experienced some form of sexual dysfunction at some point in their lives. If you are one of them, you may feel embarrassed, frustrated, stressed or confused about the problems that prevent you from having satisfying sexual experiences. But, you should know that sexual dysfunction is not necessarily permanent. For most women, it is a treatable condition and many of them get their sex life […]

Prenatal Testing: Common Tests During Pregnancy

From the moment a woman finds out she is pregnant until the baby is born, many prenatal tests must be conducted to ensure the mother and child are both healthy. Pap Smear An initial pelvic exam, or pap smear, is done to check for gonorrhea, chlamydia, vaginosis and for any abnormal cells indicating cervical cancer. These conditions can affect the health of both mother and baby and must be detected as soon as possible to […]

Symptoms, Complications and Treatment of Gonorrhea

Gonorrhea is the oldest known sexually transmitted infection, first time described already in the 14th century when it became known as the clap, a term still used today. Although the total number of cases in the US has been declining since the late 1980s, still more than 300,000 new cases are reported each year. However, it is estimated that there are as many new cases of gonorrhea each year that are not reported to the […]

Symptoms, Complications and Treatment of Chlamydia

Chlamydia happens to be the most widespread sexually transmitted disease in the US and most other countries of the western world, carrying serious health implications. The infection spreads easily because many patients do not realize they have it, which is due to the lack of symptoms. About 75% of women and 50% of men with this disease never experience any symptoms, therefore, the majority of chlamydia infections go unrecognized. Nonetheless, experts estimate that there are […]

What to Eat and What to Avoid during Pregnancy

The main dietary rule during pregnancy is to eat healthy, nutritious food every day. From the day of conception, the baby’s growth and development rely solely on what the mother provides. If you eat fresh, homemade meals, your baby will, too. If you fail to consume foods rich in essential vitamins and minerals, the baby will miss them at a very important time for its development. If you inhale tobacco smoke, drink alcohol or take […]

Causes, Signs and Symptoms of Miscarriage

The natural loss of a fetus before the twentieth week of pregnancy is called miscarriage. It can occur due to abnormal development of the fetus. Miscarriage also known as a spontaneous abortion is not a commonly used term for surgical abortions or medical terminations of pregnancies. It is the most common cause of losing a pregnancy. It is better to be aware of the issues surrounding miscarriage in the unforeseen circumstance that you experience a […]

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