Category: Pregnancy

Miscarriage, Repeated Abortions and Threatened Abortion

threatened abortion

Miscarriage is unfortunately a very common pregnancy complication, probably more frequent than thought: in fact very often it happens so early that is mistaken for a simple menstruation delay. A miscarriage experience is common to many women and usually for a single episode are not required special gynecological controls. But when abort episodes are two…

Varicose Veins in Pregnancy

varicose veins

Venous insufficiency and Varicose Veins is a very common problem in women and in pregnancy normally tends to accentuate. Varicose veins are veins that have a dilated, exhausted and sometimes tortuous aspect due to a degeneration of the venous walls. Consequently, there is a lose of containment capacity of their digestive tube effectiveness with frequent…

Aspirin and Preeclampsia Prevention (Gestosis)

preeclampsia

Taking low doses of Aspirin can help future mothers at risk for Preeclampsia (Gestosis). When during pregnancy occurs a blood pressure rise associated with Proteinuria (urine protein loss) after the 20th gestational week we talk about Preeclampsia or Eclampsia (severe form). This syndrome in past years used to be called Gestosis or Pregnancy Toxicosis it…

Embryos mix-up and Mothers’ rights: Who is the Mother?

When we speak of “mother” in relation to offspring (wordreference.com), we outline the concept of a “woman who has conceived and given birth.” The status of the mother and then the right and duty to raise their children (except for special situations of inability identified by the Law) has never been disputed. An ancient Latin…

Low-Lying Placenta and Placenta Previa

lying placenta

The Placenta is the organ through which nutritional and metabolic exchange takes place between the mother and the fetus; it is a very complex structure, adhering to the inner wall of the uterus and which after being detached from this will be ejected in the terminal phase of childbirth call afterbirth (phase immediately subsequent to…

Travel during Pregnancy: some useful Tips.

pregnant woman traveling

Pregnant women require special care when traveling or on holiday. Many questions regarding pregnancy, travel during pregnancy and tourism were asked to our Medical Staff. Where to go? How to travel?  In fact, Pregnancy determine notable changes in the body physiology, particularly in the cardiovascular system (hyperdynamic circulation with low resistance) but also in neuro-endocrine…

Vaginal Progesterone and Premature Birth Prevention

cervix ultrasound

Unfortunately, even today Premature Birth is a major cause of perinatal morbidity and mortality. In recent years, Scientific research has repeatedly proposed therapeutic solutions but Preterm Birth remains a particularly serious threat to babies. Much effort has been focused on prevention, but certainly the multifactorial nature of this disease has not made it easy: we know…

Cigarette Smoking and Pregnancy

smoking and pregnancy

Tabacco use in pregnancy its a very important argument for its effects on the fetus and success of pregnancy. In 2008, 21.1 million (18.3%) women smoked in the United States compared to 24.8 million (23.1%) men (data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Health Interview Survey Raw Data, 2008.…

Hyperthyroidism in Pregnancy

thyroid

Hyperthyroidism is a clinical syndrome characterized by an increase of thyroid hormones production. As much of the thyroid disease hyperthyroidism occurs more frequently in women with an estimated incidence of 3.9%. Most frequent causes Uncommon causes Graves’ Disease Toxic Multinodular Goiter toxic adenoma (Plummer’s disease) Thyroiditis   assumption of thyroid extracts in diet exogenous administration…