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Menstrual Cycle – Understanding what is normal

Be it for optimum reproductive health or even for overall well-being, understanding the menstrual cycle is a significant step for a woman. The various monthly hormonal changes in the woman’s body are what governs the menstrual cycle right from menarche up to menopause. The woman experiences her first period or menarche around the ages of

Adolescent Menorrhagia

Adolescence is marked by great physiological and physical development in girls and making this transitioning period smooth and healthy is a task in itself both for parents and medical practitioners. The solid foundation of their reproductive years is laid during this time and a consistent menstrual cycle is an important part of that. Menorrhagia is

Options for treating fibroids

When it comes to treatment options for fibroids, there are quite a few but it is important to choose a treatment modality based on your goals and required outcomes. And again, when the fibroids aren’t impeding any plans to get pregnant, treatment may not be required. Many research studies have proven that asymptomatic fibroids do

Uterine Fibroids

Uterine Fibroids can be defined as the abnormal yet noncancerous growth that form inside or on a woman’s uterus. Most often seen during the woman’s childbearing years, such fibroids are also known by various other terms like leiomyomas, myomas, uterine myomas or fibromas. There could be a single fibroid or even multiple ones and as

Nutrition in Pregnancy – Busting the ‘Eat for Two’ Myth

The role played by nutrition during the pregnancy period is something that has implications on the health of the mother, the baby as well as on the baby’s health in later adult life. Optimal nutrition is what needs to be stressed here and not the myth of ‘eat for two’ that is still doing the

Concept of Birth Planning

The birth of a child has and will always be something that is unpredictable, but birth planning is something that can go a long way in communicating a mother’s expectations and goals regarding the birth of a child. The time of labor is difficult for everyone and the mother may not be in the right

Vaginal Infections

Vaginal infections vaginitis, or inflammation of the vagina are fairly common and the tendency to treat by self-medicating is also on the rise these days, with medicines being made available at the click of a button and Google being at everyone’s beck and call. Maybe it has to do with the stigma of not being able

Medical Abortion

The two different medicines used in medical abortion to terminate a pregnancy are mifepristone and misoprostol. The abortion pills can be had up to 77 days (11 weeks) after the first day of your last period. Another thing to understand is that these pills can never act like the “morning-after pill” which is designed to prevent pregnancy.

Is Twin Pregnancy double trouble?

The chances for twin pregnancy are often higher in older women because hormonal changes can cause more than one egg to be released at a time. Other methods like the use of assisted reproductive technologies like in vitro fertilization can also increase the odds of a twin pregnancy. Twins occur only in one in every 80 pregnancies. There are many unique issues in twin pregnancies when compared to single pregnancy and this calls for double the care as only40 percent of twin pregnancies go full term.

Hirsutism & Acne – Simple but unresolved?

Hirsutism which is excessive hair growth on the body and acne are two conditions that are majorly impacted by hormonal changes in a person’s body and there is always going to be a connection between both. Both hirsutism and acne that could be symptomatic of other diseases can have a great impact upon a person’s psychological well-being in part due to its negative impact on body image.

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