Vaginal delivery has a variety of advantages over a cesarean delivery for the mother and newborn. There are factors such as exposure to hormones such as oxytocin, endorphins and adrenaline that play an important role in childbirth, attachment development and general well-being of the mother and newborn.
There is another benefit of vaginal delivery, which is the baby’s exposure to the bacterial flora of the mother’s vagina these bacteria play an important role. In the ideal development of the baby’s immune system, which has been, developed for 9 months in environment free of bacteria infections. Together with the mother’s skin contact and breastfeeding, they create the foundation for a strong immune system that will protect children for life. Continue reading
Before she is born, a woman already has all the eggs she will have to have children and during her life. She will undergo a continuous physiological process of diminishing her ovarian reserve, which there is no way to stop. The quantity of eggs is reduced and their quality.
We could define the ovarian reserve as the capacity that our ovaries still have to function correctly which is why it is a very used concept in assisted reproduction. Thus, it is fundamental to perform a reproductive prognosis. Even more so if one is going to resort to some treatment, to be able to individualize it according to this characteristic of the patient. Continue reading
The problems of male fertility can truncate the dream of parenthood to many couples. In fact, according to the Fertility Society the male factor solely responsible accounts for about 40% of consultations in clinics reproduction assisted. However, under specific legislative regulation and fulfilling a series of requirements a man can be a sperm donor and thus help to have a biological child albeit with different genetic material many people with such problems, or even those at risk of transmitting a genetic disease to their offspring or with certain health conditions prevent it.
Currently, in addition, they have increased treatments in which the donor sperm is necessary due to new family models. If from the beginning heterosexual couples in which the husband had a low sperm count benefited from these donations now have to include all women who deal motherhood s t alone and gay couples who want offspring embryologist laboratory Valencia. Continue reading
The hair is an important part of the beauty of a woman during pregnancy also undergoes changes because of hormonal fluctuations that occur in the body. During this stage, many pregnant observe as their hair becomes thicker and more abundant and beautiful. This is because high levels of female hormones including estrogen and progesterone- cause a delay in one cycle of hair follicle and this prevents spontaneous daily hair loss.
When the woman is not pregnant hair, growth is subject to regular cycles in which the hair grows about one centimeter per month for two to six months. Later that hair will go through a phase of rest, which will last two to three months then fall in a definitive way. Well, during pregnancy most of the hair will remain in that stage of rest and as a result do not fall even if he corresponded to them. Continue reading
The back is subject to major changes and major stresses during pregnancy. On the one hand, and rapid weight gain that occurs during gestation. On the other uterine growth, that pushes forward the spine. If you have not exercised regularly before the pregnancy it may be that the muscles of your back. The abdominal area is weakened causing pain in the lower back during the last trimester of gestation.
We propose a few exercises of stretching of back to correct the position and to strengthen the muscles. Pelvic Swing: Lying on a mat or carpet, the air expands as you push you are lower back to the floor, then inhale and relax your back. Repeat this exercise several times. Continue reading
The pregnancy should not be considered a disease. Although discomfort may occurs vomiting, insomnia low back pain constipation, most women have no complications at this stage. It can lead a normal life. However, there are certain factors that need attention because they can be very harmful to the health of the mother and the fetus.
Smoking in pregnancy
A study carried out by the shows that more than half of the women smokers continue with this addiction at four months of gestation. These experts consider it beneficial to abandon tobacco radically during this period. In his opinion, no reason for being so heard the argument that it is preferable that women have a cigar stress by smoking abstinence. Continue reading
The Apgar Test is a quick test that is done to the baby to assess his general state of health at birth. Know how the evaluated parameters are scored and how the results are interpreted.
What is the Apgar test?
The Apgar Test is a quick test that is done to the newborn to get an assessment of your general health status as soon as you reach the world. It is performed in the first and fifth minutes after birth. If the pediatrician sees it as necessary the examination will be done again at the tenth minute. Continue reading
Keeping fit during pregnancy has many health benefits. The practice of physical exercise improves blood pressure. Protects against gestational diabetes helps maintain proper weight can improve your posture and relieve back strain and leg cramps. It also increases psychological well-being by reducing anxiety depression and insomnia.
Physical exercises indicated for pregnant women
Moderate exercise can strengthen the muscles of the abdomen, pelvis and lower back so necessary during labor. Before you start exercising, you should consult your gynecologist or midwife because there may be a cause that contraindicates physical activity during gestation, such as a threatened abortion risk of preterm delivery an incompetent cervix placenta. Continue reading
When the baby arrives, everything changes in the couple and in the family routine. All preparation during pregnancy and childbirth has to be carried out and it is very easy for the first-time parents to make some mistakes. We tell you the most common faults of first-time parents and not so first-timers to help make this first stage as comfortable and easy as possible for both parents and the baby.
Trusting over the popular wisdom that the doctor
Must rely on the recommendations of the pediatrician above any other, as science progresses and what before was as true, could be shown that it is no longer. Continue reading
It is common to hear about postpartum depression, but the pregnant woman is also at risk of falling into depression during pregnancy. Several studies corroborate that having a history of severe depression or premenstrual syndrome irritability, mood swings, fluid retention, bloating and abdominal discomfort, increases the risk of depression in pregnancy.
- The age at which pregnancy occurs, the younger the risk not having a stable partner or having marital problems
- Having more children, the more children you have the greater the risk of depression in subsequent pregnancies.
- Experience ambivalent feelings about pregnancy to be stressed.
- The very anxiety resulting from pregnancy and disadvantages, weight gain and other physical changes can increase the risk of depression
- Also the risk of relapse or worsening when there has been a previous depression.
- In addition, depression during pregnancy increases the risk of postpartum depression.