The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)

Pregnancy is an important phase in every woman’s life. During this period, your baby grows inside you and is completely dependent on your placenta for important functions like breathing, nourishment and elimination of waste. However, your newborn baby must adjust to the external environment once it comes into this world; but in certain cases, he/she is unable to adjust to the new environment and the changes it brings. This mostly happens when your baby is premature. Most premature babies, i.e...
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How does diet affect one’s body?

Your diet during pregnancy is very crucial for both you and your baby. You may have taken all the prenatal tests necessary and also not had a single drink of alcohol nor smoked a single cigarette in your whole pregnancy. However, your pregnancy diet may well lead to many health complications, which would affect both you and your baby. A good pregnancy diet is essential to giving birth to a healthy baby. Here is how your diet during pregnancy affects both you and your baby’s health… Eating fo...
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Top common symptoms of STDs

STDs are diseases that are passed from one person to another through sexual contact. These include chlamydia, gonorrhea, genital herpes, human papillomavirus (HPV), syphilis, and HIV. Many of these STDs do not show symptoms for a long time, but they can still be harmful and passed on during sex. You can get an STD by having sex (vaginal, anal or oral) with someone who has an STD. Some STDs, like herpes and HPV, are spread by skin-to-skin contact. Sometimes these infections can be transmitt...
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What are the common symptoms that indicate gynaecological disorders during intercourse?

A gynaecological disorder may be defined as a medical condition, which affects the reproductive organs of women. The female reproductive organ includes the vagina, breasts, uterus, ovaries and fallopian tubes. Research has revealed that almost all women experience a related disorder sometime during their lives and seek gynaecological treatment. In most cases, these disorders are minor and are treated and cured easily. However, in few cases, the gynaecological disorder may be quite serious, causi...
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Top 5 symptoms of gynaecological disorders you should be aware of

A gynaecological disorder is a condition, which affects the female reproductive system and it may or may not cause associated problems in the other bodily systems. Symptoms of gynaecological disorders may be caused by a range of diseases, from a mild infection to the presence of cancerous cells in the reproductive organs. Early diagnosis of the symptoms can go a long way in effective treatment and cure of the condition. In case you experience one or more of these warning signs on a regular basis...
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7 early signs and symptoms of pregnancy

Since every pregnancy is different, it is possible that you may miss these early signs and symptoms. The only way to be sure that you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. These early signs of pregnancy usually become noticeable after a couple of weeks of conceiving. The seven major signs and symptoms are as follows: Missed Period Most of the symptoms appear before you realise that your period is late. However, this well-known sign of pregnancy may be misleading if your periods are...
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Different stages of an IVF treatment

In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) is an effective method to conceive a child if you are facing unexplained infertility. In this method, your egg is fertilised with your partner’s sperm outside your womb in a petri dish. IVF can be a lengthy process if you opt to go for it and it's only important that you have a fair idea of its various stages. The various stages of an IVF Treatment The IVF treatment tends to vary from couple to couple, depending on the kind of problem you are facing. Before th...
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IVF process: 4 steps to getting pregnant

IVF stands for in vitro fertilisation. The basic process starts by removing your egg cells from your body and also taking sperm cells from your partner or a sperm donor. Your egg cells are fertilised in a laboratory after which your embryo is placed into either your uterus or a surrogate mother’s uterus. The decision on whether to use a surrogate mother or not is taken based on your chances of getting pregnant. For example, if you have uterine fibroids, a surrogate mother may be used as your cha...
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6 ways to boost fertility

Sedentary lifestyle and unhealthy food habits can take a toll on your fertility. Hectic work schedules combined with an unhealthy diet is among the leading causes of infertility among both men and women. Cut down on your unhealthy habits and start maintaining a proper lifestyle so that your reproductive health is not compromised and you can conceive successfully when you wish to. You can start by making simple changes in your daily activities. These will surely go a long way in boosting your fer...
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