Sexual intercourse and sex before and during pregnancy are essential when getting pregnant and trying to conceive. BabyMed helps you sort through all the information you need to know.
Researchers in Tehran recently published a cross-sectional study on the
effectiveness of vaginal b-human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) levels on
predicting preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM).
PPROM or preterm premature rupture of membranes is considered more
dangerous than PROM (premature rupture of membranes). PROM occurs after
the 37th week of gestation, but labor soon follows.
Researchers and authors from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology with Washington University report women who experience vaginal bleeding early in a twin pregnancy may be at increased risk of pregnancy complications.
Chances are you will know when your water breaks because it will
happen in the hospital. Some estimates claim that around 75% of women
don't have the Hollywood experience of their water breaking in the
middle of dinner with close friends.
Trichomoniasis or trich, is a sexually transmitted disease that affects as many as 125,000 pregnant women each year. When a pregnant woman is infected with trich, she may be at increased risk of problems during pregnancy such as early delivery.
When a pregnant woman’s membranes rupture between the 34th and 37th week
of gestation, labor is often induced to reduce the risk of fetal
infection and/or breathing problems.
Abnormal labor is a broadly-defined condition that can indicate a
particular part of the labor process is not occurring under normal
Chorioamnionitis is a bacterial infection that causes irritation and inflammation of the amnion and chorion fetal membranes.
The cervical mucus plug is often expelled before labor so that the cervix can open to allow the baby to pass through to prepare for delivery.
This interactive quiz and premature delivery calculator helps you calculate the tisk of premature birth based on cervical length and fFN fetal fibronectin
Preterm or premature labor is when there are contractions and cervical changes before 37 weeks gestation.
Premature rupture of fetal membranes (PROM) is when the fetal membranes break prior to labor.
As the pregnancy comes to a close, there are signs and symptoms mom will need to look for in order to recognize the beginning of labor.
Pregnancy complications in twins are many-fold higher than with a sigleton baby and include a higher rate of premature deliveries and fetal anomalies.
The cervix is the cylindrical mouth of the uterus, separating it from the vagina. Normally, the cervix is at least 3-4 cm long (about 1 1/2 inches), and its length in pregnancy strengthens the protection of the fetus.