Women who have had a previous Ceserean Section (CS) usually have concerns about subsequent pregnancies and delivery implications. The common view that “once a CS always a CS” is not true. Each woman must have their individual circumstances reviewed before making a specific recommendation for subsequent deliveries.
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Women’s health is intricately related to changing ovarian function. Estrogens, produced by the ovaries, have effects in almost all the body organs.Circulating levels of estrogensdefine women’s health and lifestyle, from puberty to the menopause.
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A visit to a health institution sometimes leaves women unsure of who’s who among the vast number and grades of doctors often available. This is especially so in teaching hospitals, which are becoming more common in Kenya. Every doctor should wear an identity badge, and always introduce themselves.
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Fibroids are common in the African population, with studies estimating occurrence in every 1 in 4 women. They are ‘golf-ball’ like swellings found in the body of the womb (uterus). It is important to be aware that fibroids are not cancer, and can be left alone for the lifetime of the woman. The cause of fibroids is not known, though there appears to be a genetic link.
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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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