Women’s Health

Women’s Health (182)

Unborn babies are constantly in a state of activity whilst inside the womb. Such activity is referred to as fetal movements and starts very early, lasting all the way to the time of birth. Normal fetal movements provide reassurance of a healthily developing baby.

Being aware of your unborn baby’s activity is an important way of monitoring their well-being.

Almost every organ in the female body experiences some changes during pregnancy. Most of such changes are necessary in order to accommodate the developing pregnancy.
Some changes however raise some concerns, not least skin changes that can sometimes be unappealing. Luckily, most of the changes are transient and only last during the pregnancy.

Vaginal discharge causes undue concern in many women and their partners. It is important to appreciate that the vagina is a dynamic organ that responds to changing hormones in the female reproductive cycle. Secretions arise from the vagina and cervix, and vary depending on circulating female hormones. The secretions serve an important housekeeping function that carries away dead cells and bacteria. This keeps the vagina clean and helps prevent infection.

 

The term benign implies a mild and non-progressive disease. A tumor is an abnormal growth resulting from uncontrolled multiplication of cells, and serving no physiological function.

Most people have heard of mothers who have successfully had multiple pregnancies (twins or more babies). The media often carries articles on such families, and the story is usually one of joy, rather than heartache. Unfortunately, this rosy picture hides the reality for couples who suffer complications associated with multiple pregnancies.

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