Category Archives: pregnancy

Everything about Apgar Score

Newborn checked using Apgar Score

The Apgar score is a scoring system doctors and nurses use to assess newborns one minute and five minutes after they’re born. Dr. Virginia Apgar created the system in 1952, and used her name as a mnemonic for each of the five categories that a person will score. Since that time, medical professionals across the world have used the scoring

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Gestational Diabetes Signs, Symptoms, Test, Treatment, Complications, and Diet

Gestational diabetes cannot always be prevented; however, obesity is a prime determinant for developing the disease. Maintaining a healthy weight and following a good nutritional plan both before and during pregnancy can decrease your chances of developing gestational diabetes. Maintaining a healthy weight can also decrease your chances of developing type 2 diabetes following pregnancy.

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Dysmenorrhea: painful periods, menstrual cramps

Menstrual cramps (dysmenorrhea) are throbbing or cramping pains in the lower abdomen. Many women have menstrual cramps just before and during their menstrual periods. For some women, the discomfort is merely annoying. For others, menstrual cramps can be severe enough to interfere with everyday activities for a few days every month. Conditions such as endometriosis or uterine fibroids can cause

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Common Infections (Prevention) from a public toilet

what is a ‘toilet infection’? Usually, people (women in particular) use the term ‘toilet infection’ to refer to symptoms of infection occurring in the private parts – itching, vaginal discharge, painful urination or sex etc It is a ‘layman’ (non-professional) term referring to these symptoms which actually do not arise from dirty toilets. People commonly use it to refer to problems associated

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