Category: Pregnancy

Breast Changes in Pregnancy and Lactogenesis

lactogenesis and pregnancy

The physiological changes that prepare for breastfeeding By the term “BREAST” we refer to a complex variety of anatomical structures located bilaterally and symmetrically on the front of the chest. Very reduced in males, in women assumes a highly specialized organ characteristics. Breast is important for reproductive purposes and for baby nutrition, but also plays…

Puerperal Mastitis and Breast Engorgement

breastfeeding

Mastitis and breast engorgement are often the result of an incorrect breastfeeding technique; the consequences can be severe if you do not promptly take the necessary measures. Breast engorgement is not rare during breastfeeding particularly at early stages and is linked to a  milk emptying problem because of anatomical conditions (maternal or of the newborn)…

Twin Pregnancy

twin pregnancy

TWIN PREGNANCY (or multiple pregnancy) is a reproductive phenomena of great interest, especially because of its maternal and fetal problems entails. Twin pregnancy frequency can be estimated at about 2-3 cases per 100 pregnancies with a higher prevalence in African populations and lowest in Asians. Increase recorded in Western countries in the last decades is…

Ectopic pregnancy

tubal pregnancy

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY (also called Extrauterine Pregnancy) is that pregnancy which starts with a fertilized oocyte implants outside the uterine cavity or in an unusual environment within the uterus itself. The most frequent ectopic pregnancies implant in the Fallopian Tube (95% of cases); other implant environments are uterine cervix, ovary, tubal corners and other abdominal organs.…

Miscarriage: incidence, causes, treatment.

embryo at 9 weeks pregnant

MISCARRIAGE: MAIN CAUSE OF MORTALITY Perhaps few people know that in our species (the Human species) the period of life in which we have greater risk of dying is the period from conception to birth. In the first 12 weeks of gestation mortality rate is very high: in this period occurs about 80% of spontaneous…

Caesarean Section

caesarean section

A FREQUENTLY EXPERIENCE Probably the Caesarean Section (C-Section) is one of the most popular surgical procedures in the world and many women have experienced  C-Section sometimes in dramatic situations to. The incidence of Caesarean Section has progressively increased in parallel with the development of a modern neonatal and maternal-fetal medicine, the application of semiotic techniques such as…