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• […]
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 […]
For when you need the facts—not fear—about what food, drinks, activities, and procedures you should avoid during each month of your pregnancy. Over the years, Dr. Elisabeth Aron has soothed the worries of many soon-to-be moms who have come to her with questions such as: • Can I exercise during my first trimester? • Is […]
Byline: Abbas Abbaszadeh, Forough Pouryazdanpanah Kermani – Email: [email protected], Hosein Safizadeh and Nouzar Nakhee Objectives: To estimate the prevalence of physical and emotional violence and postpartum depression in a pregnant Iranian population.
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 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 […]
Byline: Abida Sultana, Rizwana Riaz, Iffat Tehseen and Syed Arshad Sabir – Email: [email protected] Abstract