Caesarean Section

A caesarean section, also called C-section, is a surgical procedure to deliver a human baby. The surgery involves a medical incision of the pregnant woman’s uterus and abdomen, and the baby taken out via the abdomen. Once done, stiches (dissolvable) are used to close the uterus. The skin’s top layer could be sealed with staples […]

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Preterm Labor

Also called premature labor, preterm labor refers to the uterine contractions that force the cervix to stretch out before norm. In other words, it’s a sign indicating the body’s readiness or ability to deliver a baby early during pregnancy. With the uterus muscles contracting, one can feel the abdomen hardening.    Preterm labor is generally […]

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Preterm Birth

Also called premature birth, a preterm birth is when a baby is delivered three weeks prior due date or before 37 weeks of pregnancy; normal pregnancy period is 40 weeks. The resulting baby is called a premature baby. Premature babies are underdeveloped and susceptible to multiple medical complications. Most preterm births are spontaneous; however, there are […]

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Infant Mortality

Infant mortality refers to an infant’s death before it’s a year old. Generally, heavier babies are likely to survive infant mortality compared to underweight babies or triplets and twins.   Infant deaths could be for the following reasons: Premature delivery (between 22-37 weeks, instead of 37-41 weeks) Pre-birth defects Closely spaced births Maternal complications Mistimed […]

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Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an infection hurting one or both the lungs, leading to inflamed alveoli or air sacs. The infected lungs shed dead cells and leak fluids, which leads to clogged-up air sacs and difficulty for the lungs to fill the blood with oxygen. This results in breathing difficulties. The germs enter the body through the […]

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