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Epilepsy and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Epilepsy and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Most people who go on to be diagnosed with epilepsy will experience their first seizure between the ages of five and twenty years old, though, in fact, a seizure can happen at any age. Many neurologists and neuroscientists are of the opinion that each person’s brain...

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Hepatitis And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

Hepatitis And Pregnancy – What You Need To Know

Jaundice is a yellowing of the skin and, commonly, the whites of the eyes. Usually jaundice is indicative a problem with the functioning of the liver. The most common cause of jaundice during pregnancy is acute viral hepatitis. However, jaundice can be the result of...

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Hypertension And Pregnancy – Preparing For Pregnancy

Hypertension And Pregnancy – Preparing For Pregnancy

Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure has significant health risks and increases the chance of heart attack and other acute vascular disorders including, but not limited to, stroke. Controlling one’s blood pressure and...

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Depression And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Depression And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Pregnancy, birth and caring for a new born baby can be extremely stressful. It can be a time when women who have never suffered mental health problems may do so for the first time and exacerbated in women with a history of or pre-existing mental health conditions. No...

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Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction In Pregnant Women

Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction In Pregnant Women

Many pregnant women experience back pain. While there can be many causes of this pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction is one of the most common. The sacroiliac joints are located at the base of the spine in the small of the back. They connect the sacrum and pelvis. The...

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Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-What Is It And Who Is At Risk

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-What Is It And Who Is At Risk

Some women may develop diabetes mellitus for the first time when they become pregnant and the terms used for this are either pregnancy onset diabetes or gestational diabetes. Screening for this is done on women who are considered to be in the higher risk categories,...

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Obesity And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Obesity And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

The body mass index is used to determine if a person is of a healthy weight for their height. The number is calculated by dividing body mass, measured in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. For example, a person weighing 70kg who is 1.52m tall (that is 5...

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Sjogren’s Syndrome and Pregnancy

Sjogren’s Syndrome and Pregnancy

Since it isn't too common, many pregnant women are caught by surprise when they learn from their doctors that they are suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome. The disease can expose their babies to higher risks for neonatal lupus, heart problems and even death. What is...

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Asthma And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Asthma And Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

The following feature about asthma and pregnancy has been put together to inform you about the following: What is asthma? Asthma and pregnancy – what you need to know Asthma In Pregnancy-How To Control Or Avoid It Pregnant women with asthma and fetal monitoring Asthma...

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Diabetes and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

Diabetes and Pregnancy-Preparing For Pregnancy

This article is part of a series, so the following may also be of interest to you: Pregnancy and Diabetes – What You Need To Know Before Conception and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus-What Is It And Who Is At Risk Type 1 diabetes (diabetes mellitus) affects 1 in 300...

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