A prolapse is a medical condition where an organ or tissue falls down or slips from its normal position. A pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that occurs when the structures such as the uterus, rectum, bladder, urethra, small bowel, or the vagina itself falls out from their normal position.
Menorrhagia is a condition characterized by abnormally heavy or extended menstrual bleeding. With menorrhagia, you may have excessive blood loss and pain that disturbs your normal activities.
The cause of menorrhagia is not known in some cases; however several conditions that may cause menorrhagia include hormonal imbalance, dysfunction of the ovaries, uterine fibroids(noncancerous (benign) tumours of the uterus), uterine polyps.
Uterine prolapse is a gynaecological condition that occurs when the ligaments holding the uterus in place become weak and lax causing the uterus to slip into the vagina. The condition occurs due to weak or stretched pelvic muscles resulting from childbirth or surgery.
Antenatal Screening and Counselling
Antenatal care includes regular medical visits, screening tests, and diagnostic tests to help assess your health status to keep you and your baby in a healthy condition during your pregnancy. The routine visits to the doctor are scheduled so that any problems present may be recognised and treated well in advance. These visits also educate you on handling various aspects of your pregnancy. Your doctor will discuss about healthy eating, activity, screening tests necessary and what can be expected during labour and delivery.
Birthing, also called labour or parturition is the act or process of giving birth to offspring. Every woman’s labour is different, even from first pregnancy to the next.
First stage commences with dilation and thinning of your cervix to allow the baby to reach the end of the birth canal. This stage is usually the longest part of the labour and is further divided into early labour and active labour.
Management of Complications During Labour
Birthing is the act or process of giving birth to offspring. Labour or childbirth experience may differ in every woman. Common initial signs of labour include strong regular contractions, backache, draining of water (amniotic fluid) or sticky and mucous-like substance through vagina. The average time for which you will be in labour may be approximately 12 hours.
Delivering a baby is an exhausting and emotional experience. Various physiological changes will happen in your body after giving birth including hormonal and emotional changes. You will continue to need the extra care which you were receiving during your pregnancy to restore you to your pre-pregnancy health.
Pregnancy planning involves talking to your doctor prior to becoming pregnant. The planning process helps create a healthy environment for the foetus, can prevent birth defects as well as other pregnancy related problems. It involves assessing you for any illness or pre-existing diseases which may affect the pregnancy and delivery of a healthy baby.
Pregnancy Complicated by High BP and Gestational Diabetes
Pregnancy is an exciting time for any women, but complications may develop sometimes even in healthy women. Most pregnancy complications can easily be detected and prevented during regular prenatal visits. The two most common complications that arise during pregnancy are high blood pressure and gestational diabetes.
Tell Me About My Baby
You would have your last menstrual periods before you conceive. That means, your expected delivery date is calculated as 40 weeks from the first day of last menstrual period and this week is considered as part of your pregnancy period. Your oestrogen hormone levels increase and a special kind of mucous like substance lines your uterus and the fallopian tubes to facilitate transit of sperms into the tubes. This mucous also protects and keeps the sperms alive for about 3-5 days. While you plan to conceive, prepare yourself well. Avoid alcohol, drugs, tobacco or any other substances that are harmful to your baby. Eat a healthy diet rich in vitamins, particularly folic acid.