Various pregnancy symptoms

Pregnancy Symptoms: Early Signs of Pregnant Women

Sign and Symptoms of Pregnancy: The earliest pregnancy symptoms appear in the first few weeks after conception.  Pregnancy affects all major body systems that producing a range of physical changes like pelvic pain, missed periods, nausea, vomiting, tender breasts, tiredness, and heartburn. Every woman is different, so not every woman experiences the same symptoms or …

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Antenatal care

What are the Purposes of Antenatal Care

What is Antenatal Care? Antenatal care is the clinical assessment of mother and fetus during pregnancy. It traditionally involves several routine visits approximately 12-16 for assessment of pregnant women before and during pregnancy. The objective of antenatal care is to ensure the supervision of maternal and fetal well-being during pregnancy, identify and treat conditions that …

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Global maternal mortality rate

Major Causes of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: Maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. While motherhood is often positive and fulfilling, for too many women it is associated with suffering, ill-health, and death. The top leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity include hemorrhage, infection, high blood pressure, unsafe abortion, …

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High risk pregnancy

High Risk Pregnancy: Symptoms, Factors and Complication

What is High-Risk Pregnancy? A pregnancy is considered high-risk when there are potential complications that could affect the mother, the baby, or both. Complications can arise before or during pregnancy.  High risk pregnancy requires some advice, safety, and management to help ensure the best outcome for the mother and baby. Factors for High Risk Pregnancy: …

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Midwifery terminology

Common Terminology Used in Midwifery

Midwifery Terminology: Midwifery is the health science and the health profession that deals with pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period (including care of the newborn), besides the sexual and reproductive health of women throughout their lives. During learning of midwifery subjects or giving care to pregnant women, you may come across some common important words. Here’s …

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