Your Pregnancy Day by Day

Your Pregnancy Day by Day

Through the wonder of three-dimensional ultrasound, mothers-to-be can literally watch their babies develop right before their eyes. Now in this fully illustrated and astonishing journey, you can witness a baby’s progress throughout the approximately 280 days of pregnancy. Inside you’ll find • a day-by-day view of the normal course of a baby’s growth and behavior• […]

Sacred Pregnancy

Sacred Pregnancy

In today’s western cultures, the typical pregnancy focuses on the baby to the exclusion of the woman herself, so that the entire experience has become more about preparing for the baby’s arrival than looking closely at oneself to prepare emotionally for all of the changes that creating a new life brings. Sacred Pregnancy was written […]

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

Severe Acute Respiratory Infection with Influenza A (H1N1) During Pregnancy (Scientific Letters) (Report)

To the Editor: Pregnant women are at high risk of severe acute respiratory infection if infected with the influenza A (H1N1) virus. On 14 August 2009 the first complicated H1N1 obstetric patient was admitted to the obstetric critical care unit (OCCU) at Tygerberg Hospital with respiratory distress. The clinical picture was that of bronchopneumonia, and […]

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Women of Childbearing Age & During Pregnancy (Report)

Sleep Disordered Breathing in Women of Childbearing Age & During Pregnancy (Report)

Sleep apnoea is a prevalent, yet often unrecognized condition that may have major adverse consequences for women in their childbearing years. By far the most common form of sleep apnoea is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), where repeated dynamic collapse of the upper airway during sleep leads to frequent, intermittent cessation of airflow despite ongoing respiratory […]