Pregnancy And Childbirth

From the moment of conception, when an egg is fertilized, to the moment of birth, complex changes take place within a pregnant woman’s body. Genetic material from the father and…

Pregnancy

Inside the uterus, the fetus is surrounded by a protective, fluid-filled bag known as the amniotic sac. Nourishment is provided through the placenta, an organ attached to the wall of…

Childbirth

The process of childbirth, known as labor, begins at about the 40th week of pregnancy. There are three distinct stages of labor: first, the contractions in the uterus and the…

Nourishing The Fetus

The growing fetus is dependent on the mother for nourishment and oxygen. These substances are transferred from the mother’s blood to the fetus’s blood inside the placenta, an organ attached…

Egg Embryo

Pregnancy begins when an egg is fertilized by a sperm. This event takes place in die outer third of one of the fallopian tubes, when a single sperm meets and…

After Birth

After birth, the mothers breasts produce colostrum, a fluid rich in nutrients and antibodies, before milk production begins. The mother’s uterus, cervix, vagina, and abdomen, which enlarged during pregnancy, begin…

Postpartum Hemorrhage

Excessive loss of blood immediately after delivery or in the first few weeks after childbirth. AGE : More common over age 35 GENETICS LIFESTYLE : Not significant In factors Almost…

Depression After Childbirth

Depressive feelings or psychological disturbances in the first few weeks or months after childbirth GENETICS : Sometimes runs in families LIFESTYLE : Lack of emotional support and additional stressful life…