Impact of HIV/AIDS on Pregnant Women and their Babies

What is HIV/AIDS?

HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) is a virus that can develop AIDS. AIDS stands for (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

An individual can be “HIV Positive” but don’t have AIDS. A person infected with HIV may develop this disease within 10 years or longer.

A person who is HIV Positive can transfer this disease to others through infected Blood, Semen and Vaginal liquid.

A person infected with AIDS cannot fight against diseases as they normally do, the risk of carrying infections, Cancers and other health problems increases, which can be life threatening.

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Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy

Is it normal to have Abdominal Pain During Pregnancy?

Abdominal pain and other Abdominal discomforts are common during pregnancy. It is usually harmless but sometimes it can be a sign of serious problem. The severe and the continuous pain should not be ignored.

If the Abdominal pain is experienced along with the spotting, discharge of Blood, Fever, sweating, Vaginal discharge, faintness, vomiting, Nausea or discomfort while Urinating consult a doctor as soon as possible. These can be signs of danger.

Some Serious Problems that can Cause Pain During Pregnancy

Following are some serious problems that can cause pain during pregnancy

  1. Ectopic Pregnancy
  2. Miscarriage
  3. Preterm Labor
  4. Placental Abruption
  5. preeclampsia
  6. Infection in Urinary Tract
  1. Ectopic Pregnancy

    An Ectopic Pregnancy is diagnosed when a fertilized Egg is set outside the Uterus. It is mostly found in the 1 of the Fallopian Tubes. This condition can also cause Abdominal pain and other suspicious symptoms in the early pregnancy.

    If Ectopic Pregnancy is not treated in time, it can lead to life threatening conditions. If you are suffering from this condition, immediately consult your doctor.

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Multiple Pregnancy (Twins, Triplets) Mother and Baby Information

What are Multiple Pregnancies?

The multiple Pregnancies are the 1 in which a woman is Pregnant having 2 or more than 2 babies in the Uterus.

Twins, triplets or more are conceived by the Fertilization of single Ovum or more than 1 ovum.

The incidence of the multiple is increased in the recent years. This increase is caused due to the use of Fertility Drugs and the development in the Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART).

A multiple Pregnancy is identified as a high-risk Pregnancy due to the risks to the mother and the babies. The incidence of premature birth mostly has many complications.

Careful monitoring is needed throughout the Pregnancy, in order to minimize the chances of complications and to make safe delivery of the babies.

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Healthy Eating Tips during Pregnancy

Health is very important for you and your baby. A Pregnant woman needs 300 additional Calories during Pregnancy. Pregnant women should go for different Nutrients for a balanced diet. Try to eat healthy snacks, avoid unhealthy food and junk food specially. It will help to give your baby a good start of development and healthy life.

Tips for Healthy Pregnancy

Following are the healthy tips during Pregnancy:

1. Protein
Try to consume 60-80 Grams of Protein daily. If you expecting twins then you need more.

Protein helps to develop the baby’s body Tissues. Chicken, Meat, Fish, Eggs, Yogurt, Milk, Cheese, Beans and Peanut Butter is the source of Protein.

2. Iron
Try to eat Leafy Green Vegetables like Spinach, Broccoli etc, Meat and Strawberries. They are the good source of Iron.

A Pregnant woman needs an extra Iron in their diet because the blood’s Volume increases. Deficiency of Iron can also develop Anemia. If the level of Iron is low in the Blood, go for Iron supplements.

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Tips for Healthy Pregnancy

Healthy Pregnancy

Congratulations! It is discovered that you are going to give birth to your baby, whether you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant. You always want to give healthy start to your baby.

healthy-pregnancyIt is very pleasant moment whenever a woman is expecting a baby. When you get pregnant it brings a lot of changes in your daily life at the same time it needs a lot of preparations for your baby and one of them is – changes.

The major changes are change in your diet. The period of pregnancy is normally for nine months longer and you have to need proper preparation and habits during this period so that the complications of pregnancy can be avoided thus giving great satisfaction yourself during pregnancy.

It is very important to take care of yourself and your baby during pregnancy.

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Pregnancy at Age of 40

Pregnancy after 40

Today most of the women think to start their family very later age. When woman reach at age of 35 according to doctor their ovaries produced fewer eggs.

pregnancy-at-age-of-40The question arise can pregnancy occur at age of 40? Yes it is possible that woman can get pregnant at age of 40 through a natural way.

Most of the women at age of 35 to 40 have healthy pregnancy because their health is good at this age. If you take your good care then it will reduce certain risks associated with it. If some problem arises it can be easily treated. It is difficult for the older women to get pregnant then the younger women because fertility rate is decline with the age.

Complications Arise During Older Pregnancy

The risk rate during older age pregnancy is high because of the age factor. Woman who gets pregnant at age of 40 can face these complications:

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