It is estimated that 600,000 women undergo hysterectomies each year. Of
these 600,000 women, only 10% require the procedure as a treatment for
suspected or diagnosed cancer.
The term large for gestational age (LGA) can be confusing and scary, for some women. The fundal height measurement is typically used once a pregnant woman
starts showing. It is the measurement from the pubic bone to the top of
Your gynecologist or obstetrician may use the term tilted uterus during
one of your regular visits to describe the positioning of your uterus,
but what exactly is a tilted uterus?
Sometimes women choose to freeze eggs when they are healthy and abundant
in hopes of starting a family later in life, but as the years of
menopause approach, does the uterus age to the point that conception and
healthy pregnancy is impossible?
In some medical cases, embryo implantation may be improved by
injuring the endometrial lining. Injury is defined as scratching the
lining of the uterus though researchers in Leichester UK are not sure
how effective the treatment really is.
Recent studies on genetics show that enhancing expression of particular
developmental genes at certain periods in the uterus could help the
success of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) pregnancies.
A woman may choose donor insemination for a number of reasons. The donor insemination process is a rather short one once a woman has
chosen a donor. Upon doing so, the sperm from the donor is placed by a
doctor into her cervix, uterus or fallopian tubes.
Endometriosis is a common women’s health problem and one of the top
three causes of female infertility, yet many women go for years without a
diagnosis. Endometriosis is characterized by unnatural growth of
endometrial tissue outside the uterus.
The most common cause of death during or after childbirth is hemorrhage.
Nearly 125,000 women die from hemorrhage each year during childbirth,
leading researchers to look into possible causes or markers that could
shed light on why hemorrhage occurs.
Many women with fibroids are told the small growths are harmless, but
that’s not what researchers recently reported in the journal Human
Reproduction. It appears fibroids growing inside the uterus can cause recurrent miscarriages.
For most expecting parents, thinking of violence as it pertains to actions of their soon to be newborn is nearly impossible.
If a fertilized egg implants in the uterus, implantation bleeding may show up, but why does implantation bleeding happen?
Pregnancy is a time in life when women feel closer to their spouse and body more than ever before. Here are a few facts about pregnancy for expecting moms.
Women who have diabetes are at increased risk of complications in pregnancy, including increased risk of birth defects or fetal death. These risks can be minimized by planning pregnancy ahead with the help of your obstetrician and primary diabetes care provider.
The mucus plug forms soon after the fertilized egg implants in the uterus. The plug blocks the opening of the cervix until the gestational period is over. Many pregnant women have questions about the cervical mucus plug.
The first trimester of pregnancy is one of the most exciting times during pregnancy. Understanding what happens in the body during the first trimester of pregnancy is important as some changes may not feel the way a pregnant woman expected.
After having children, some women choose to have a tubal ligation to prevent future pregnancies.
As the end of the pregnancy approaches, pelvic pain is often a signal of the start of labor. Labor pelvic pain is associated with pressure on the pelvis or the feeling that baby is getting heavier.
The first half of the fertility cycle is when the follicle stimulating hormone stimulates maturation of an egg. As the egg is maturing, estrogen levels rise causing the luteinizing hormone to increase. The luteinizing hormone forces the egg out of the follicle where maturation occurs.
The second stage of active labor is when the woman finally gets to react to those strong contractions. Contractions are like signals to push, and as the second stage of active labor begins the woman will feel the need to push stronger than ever before.
Once the baby has moved through the birth canal and out of the vagina,
the labor process is almost over. However, a few more contractions are
needed to detach the uterus and push out the placenta. Afterwards, the
woman's uterus will change size, shape and feeling.
False labor can feel much like active labor, especially for a new mother. Braxton Hicks contractions can begin in the second trimester. These contractions are used to prepare the uterus for actual birth when the time comes.
Gynecologic and Obstetric Ultrasound is the use of high-frequency sound waves together with computer imaging to painlessly view the fetus and the pelvic organs.
The Bimanual Vaginal Abdominal Rectal Examination happens at the ObGyn visit when the doctors examines your vagina and pelvic organs with both hands.
A paternity test can be completed in utero, well before the baby is born but it usually requires an invasive procedure like an amniocentesis or CVS chorionic villus sampling .
The first line of defense against varicose veins during pregnancy is to understand why these veins appear in the first place. While the weight on the legs certainly is a secondary reason, it is the weight of the uterus that plays a primary role in creating varicose veins.
Provera is usually given prior to clomid to cleanse the uterus, empty the old uterine lining and get ready to implantation.
Parvovirus B19 infection during pregnancy can affect the fetus and can lead to hydrops.
Endometriosis is a condition where endometrial tissue grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis is a medical condition affecting a woman's uterus and fallopian tubes and sometimes other organs or body parts.
Sperm usually die inside the vagina within less than an hour but they can survive inside the uterus for up to 5 days.