Understanding Labor and Delivery Complications

Understanding Labor and Delivery Complications

The most vital factor you’ll be able to do to undertake to possess a healthy baby is obtaining early and adequate antenatal care. The most effective antenatal care begins even before you’re pregnant, therefore you’ll be able to be within the better of health before physiological state. Continue reading “Understanding Labor and Delivery Complications”

How to Treat Varicose Veins for Pregnant Women

How to Treat Varicose Veins for Pregnant Women

Varicose veins are defined as swelling and widening of the vein vessels that usually occur in the legs due to the accumulation of blood. Varicose veins usually are characterized by purple or dark blue veins and appear swollen or prominent. The buildup blood in the veins is a result of a weakening or damage venous valve. Eventually, veins function to drain blood from the entire body to the heart. Inside the vein,  a valve that functions as a one-way door for the blood that has passed through it. Weak or damaged venous valves cause backflow of blood and buildup of blood in the veins. This buildup then causes the vessels to dilate, as a result, it can cause varicose veins. Varicose veins can occur in all veins in the body. However, this condition most often occurs in the area of the legs, especially the calves. Scientifically, it appears because of the great pressure when standing or walking. Varicose veins can also appear in the pelvis, anus (hemorrhoids), vagina, uterus, or esophagus (esophageal varices). Varicose veins are not only susceptible to being experienced by women, but men also have the potential opportunity to experience the same thing. Continue reading “How to Treat Varicose Veins for Pregnant Women”

Postpartum bleeding or lochia

Postpartum bleeding or lochia

After giving birth, every mother will experience bleeding. Later, it is called as the postpartum period. This bleeding is a natural mechanism of the body to cleanse the uterus from the blood and placenta formed during pregnancy. One of these forms is lockhea (shed and released during the puerperium). Lochia is defined as postpartum blood or excretion that occurs during the postpartum period. Lochia consists of blood, exfoliated tissue from the uterine lining, and bacteria. For several days after giving birth, lochia consists of a normal amount of blood, so the color is bright red and looks like heavy menstrual blood. Lochia can come out in the form of blood emission. If you lie down for a while and blood has gathered in the vagina. Then, you will see small blood clots when you get up from a lying position. Continue reading “Postpartum bleeding or lochia”

Overview of the Postpartum Period

Overview of the Postpartum Period

The postpartum is a period that begins after the placenta is born and it will end when the uterine organs return to normal condition. The postpartum period lasts about 6 weeks. As long as the recovery period takes place, the mother will experience many changes n her body, both physically and psychologically. If there is no assistance or medical care, it will be potential to cause pathological conditions. Continue reading “Overview of the Postpartum Period”

All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)

All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)

Striae Gravidarum (SG) or mostly known as a stretch mark is commonly featured lines on the stomach’s pregnant skin. Striae or wrinkle comes to almost 90% pregnant women. Striae Gravidarum happens on the stomach skin as a result of stretching skin because the intense grown of the uterus and abdominal wall. This wrinkle comes in the surface of the skin which is likely in the form of curved lines and looks as pale white. This lines, however, lead to the itchy feeling around the stretch. In this case, pregnant women sometimes sigh about the appeared Striae Gravidarum (SG) while pregnancy. Although these cannot be totally removed, this condition can be minimalized by caring skin on early stages. Continue reading “All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)”

The cause of sweating during pregnancy

The cause of sweating during pregnancy

Sweat is the body’s attempt to cool the body temperature when it feels hot inside. Sweat is produced by sweat glands and then it releases out through the skin pores. For a pregnant woman, it will cause many hormonal changes. For example, pregnancy can make pregnant women exposed to hemorrhoids or hemorrhoids, the gums become sensitive, and even the face to breakouts. Continue reading “The cause of sweating during pregnancy”

Leucorrhoea during pregnancy

Leucorrhoea during pregnancy

Leucorrhoea (fluor albus) is a vaginal secretion in women. Leucorrhoea can be considered as a normal case when it appears at a certain time (physiological) but it is also considered as an abnormal (pathological) vaginal discharge. Physiological leucorrhoea usually occurs every month before the menstrual period and after menstruation (during the fertile period), while pathological vaginal discharge occurs outside the menstrual period and it is caused by fungal infections, viruses, bacteria or parasites. This case is usually accompanied by itching in the vaginal area. Continue reading “Leucorrhoea during pregnancy”

Physiological Changes in Postpartum Period

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Physiological Changes in Postpartum Period

Normally, there are several physiological changes in some systems toward the mother after delivery. They are:

Reproductive System Change

  1. Uterus
  2. Wrinkling of the uterus (involution)

Involution is a process of returning the uterus to the normal conditions (before pregnancy). With this uterine involution, the outer layer of the decidua surrounding the placental site will become neurotic (withered or dead) Continue reading “Physiological Changes in Postpartum Period”

Psychological Adaptation of the Postpartum Period

Psychological Adaptation of the Postpartum Period

After giving birth, the mothers experience physical and physiological changes that also result in some changes in psychological condition. The mother normally experiences tremendous stimulation of excitement, undergoes exploration and assimilation of his baby. Further, they are under pressure to be able to absorb the necessary learning. Continue reading “Psychological Adaptation of the Postpartum Period”