Women’s Health

Women’s Health (190)

Dear doctor,

 

I am in the 24th week of my 2nd pregnancy. I have just had a scan that suggests my fetus has major developmental abnormalities. Why has this happened and what should I do? Please advice. 

 

The diagnosis of any abnormalities in an unborn baby is very distressing. Luckily this occurs in only a small proportion of all pregnancies. Some abnormalities will just be minor, and tend to be compatible with life. Major abnormalities may be incompatible with life. Still, other abnormalities may be amenable to surgical correction, either prior to birth or after the baby has been born. 

 

Douching is cleaning of the inside of the vagina with water or other cleansing fluids. It is a fairly common practice, with some studies estimating that about one in every four women regularly douche. Douches are sold as prepackaged mixtures of water and vinegar, baking soda or iodine. The mixture is squirted upwards into the vagina, then washes itself outwards. Douching is not necessary, and is unhealthy. Just washing the outside of the vagina is good enough, and is all that you require.

Dear doctor,

I had a baby 4 months ago via Cesarean Section but he died a day later. Am desperate for another baby but I have been given conflicting advice about how long I should wait before conceiving again. Please advise.   

Am really sorry to hear about the loss of your newborn shortly after birth. I hope you have found a way of coping, and are on your way to some sort of recovery. It is not unusual to crave for another pregnancy immediately after the loss of a wanted baby. 

Disease prevention is a strategy that aims to provide interventions that limit the chances of specific diseases ever occurring. Some gynecological problems can be prevented with lifestyle modifications or screening tests.

Permanent contraception is also referred to as sterilization. As the name implies, it is a permanent form of birth control. It is suitable for couples who harbor no future desires for more children, and is also recommended in individuals with certain medical conditions where pregnancy is ill advised

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