Why are you still having tummy after giving birth?

septiembre 14th, 2011

Why are you still having tummy after giving birth?

The size of the uterus grows significantly in the days before the time of delivery, measuring up to 4 inches at this time. After delivery begins to recover gradually form, which occurs while feeling so-called wrongs, spasms, sometimes a bit painful, that indicate the reduction in size. Due to the size of the uterus, but not the only cause, and the time it takes to be reduced, we still have belly after giving birth.

Just an hour after delivery, the uterus is considerably reduced, now weighing a kilogram. However, it should be further reduced back to its original weight: about 50 grams. To reach this weight in about 6 weeks, so it is normal after childbirth still appear swollen belly.

After three months, most moms regain their pre-pregnancy weight, a situation that is accelerated if you breastfeed your baby for the stimulation of oxytocin, which acts to reduce the size of the uterus.

Hire help during the postpartum

septiembre 14th, 2011

Helping postpartum

septiembre 14th, 2011

Helping postpartum

Postpartum is a really difficult time. There are many new emotions and the body is not 100%, which makes the mood quite well confronts this great change. For these reasons, people who are around the mother are essential to help in this process, both to relieve and make you feel better emotionally, to help you at work and physical recovery.

Thus, postpartum visits are essential. First, there are views that stretch and parents uncomfortable but there are visits that are long enough to see the mother and baby and then try to be helpful. Thus, I think it’s good to give some tips serve to help parents and baby after birth because, although it might sound simple, do not always know how we can help.

* Talk to them what time the visit is going well.
* Bring food made if you believe you have to prepare and have nothing ready.
* Help with some tasks, like putting the washing machine or ironing clothes lay.
* Prestaos to care a little baby while resting.
* Accompany them to the doctor if necessary.
* Provides consumers to make the purchase.
* Above all, listen, because this situation is new and certainly some advice and support will not have room.

Ectopic twins, Zygote … what does it mean?

septiembre 14th, 2011

Ectopic twins, Zygote … what does it mean?

Do not be intimidated by some words that may sound odd to your ear. Zygote: What is that? Read on and know everything you need to know about this sort of attitude that can scare you when you’re pregnant.
Zygote

In colloquial language, you could define a zygote as the “egg” is between the union of male and female gamete, or in other words, the union of a sperm and an egg in the case of individuals.
Monozygotic Twins

In a monozygotic multiple pregnancy, the process is as follows: after the egg is fertilized by a sperm, the zygote divides into two, accidentally, in the early stages of development.

Then, monozygotic twins has been much development, as coming both from the same cell.
Siamese Twins

Siamese twins may occur in a very unlikely event. They are identical twins who, for reasons still not very clear, the zygote from which they come is not split in two at all, and are united by a body part.
Twins

They are called identical twins to monozygotic twins because they share the same placenta.
Identical twins

Monozygotic twins are 100% identical and, furthermore, will always be the same sex.
Twins Twins Bicigóticos or

Bicigóticos twins are the result between the two sperm fertilize two different eggs different. This can occur, for example, when the female releases on the same occasion two eggs (one for each ovary), or two eggs at two different times, or what is the same: the woman may be pregnant and, in a very rare occasion, releasing an egg is fertilized by a sperm, and thus have dizygotic twins.

The similarity of twins bicigóticos is the same as that could have two siblings born to separate pregnancies. Share 50% of their genes and can be called fraternal twins or identical twins.

Embryo

Embryo is called the unborn child that is not yet developed just because they are not.
Fetus

The fetus is the name given to the embryo developed and continues to develop until birth.
Placenta

The placenta is the means by which the baby is fed. The placenta connects baby and mother so the baby gets its oxygen and nutrients.

The placenta also serves to protect the baby and certain hormones. Once the baby is born, the placenta is expelled naturally.
Ectopic Pregnancy

Ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that develops outside the uterus. As is found must be removed as it can be dangerous to the health of the mother to the point of causing death due to complications.

Ultrasound in pregnancy

septiembre 14th, 2011

Ultrasound in pregnancy

Ultrasound has different uses in medicine, among which is monitoring the pregnancy. The ultrasound method works simply: the pregnant mother lies on the bed and the doctor will slide the transceiver on the belly (a contraption that looks like a microphone) which, by ultrasound, it returns the screen image of the fetus real-time, live.

Ultrasound is a very good method for various reasons, and it is harmless for the baby and the mother and can detect different pathologies that could have the baby in its development and subsequent birth. In addition, ultrasound is a test to see if you’re pregnant, starting a few weeks of pregnancy.

The information that we can provide ultrasound in pregnancy is to find out the sex of the baby, how is the placenta, uterus, ovaries, … in addition to various problems that could have the baby.

What is placenta previa?

septiembre 14th, 2011

What is placenta previa?

Placenta previa is a phenomenon that occurs when the placenta is implanted in the bottom of the uterus (at the cervix), which can cause complications preventing the passage of the fetus through the outlet of the uterus, obstructing the forms the channel.

Placenta previa occurs in about one in every hundred pregnant women and can be recognized because it causes vaginal bleeding in late pregnancy.

There are three types of placenta previa: complete, incomplete and peripheral.

Complete placenta previa completely blocking the opening of the cervix, partially blocked the incomplete delivery of the fetus and the peripheral allows the fetus out.

No one knows exactly why it occurs placenta previa, but if you have a pregnancy risk is more likely to occur. Moreover, these factors increase the likelihood of placenta previa: smoking, drinking alcohol, having a multiple pregnancy, elderly mother or have had abortions before.

What are the risks of placenta previa?

The maximum risk to the baby that has not been diagnosed with placenta previa and have a premature birth, which can obstruct their departure and in the worst cases, the fetus may die.

It is therefore important that, through an ultrasound of placenta previa is detected in time to proceed to the solution, which cause the most common is cesarean delivery.

Doppler ultrasound for pregnant women

septiembre 14th, 2011

Doppler ultrasound for pregnant women

Doppler ultrasound is a scan in color, that pregnancy serves mainly to measure the amount of blood flow to the baby’s heart pumps, essential to know if you are healthy and hassle free.

Thus, Doppler ultrasound to detect possible abnormalities in the baby’s body, allowing remedy after the birth or even before. Also monitored by Doppler ultrasound of the umbilical blood flow and uterine environment umbilicated.

This method can detect time (apart from heart problems already mentioned) problems such as diabetes in the baby, growth abnormalities in the placenta, the umbilical cord …

Although not used as a method binding in pregnancy to monitor the baby’s health, has shown that Doppler ultrasound shows promise in reducing deaths in fetuses.