Most common type of bacterial infection during pregnancy.
Caused by bacteria that normally lives in the colon (intestines) or the skin around the anus or vagina, where they do not cause any harm.
Infection occurs when the bacteria is present in feces and travels to the opening of the urinary tract and into the bladder (usually during intercourse, pregnant or not) attaching to the wall and growing. Once there, the bladder becomes irritated, causing pain. In a lapse of about 48hrs the symptoms become more evident, in pregnant woman UTI is usually is asymptomatic, but might become symptomatic without treatment.
Only 30% are TRUE postdates pregnancies (pregnancy lasting beyond 42 completed weeks) The most common cause: inaccurate estimation of gestational age. Yes, wrong date of last menstrual period. Usually because pregnant women forget or have an irregular menstrual period. The more accurate the assignment of gestational age, the lower the likelihood that a pregnancy will extend beyond 42 weeks.
Water is also a necessary nutrient, considered a macro nutrient but doesn’t provide calories. Necessary for body temperature, sweat, joint lubrication, flush waste through urination and keep right bowel movements.
Approximately 70% of pregnant women suffers backache, commonly in the second half of pregnancy (between the fifth and seventh month of pregnancy). It is usually due to normal changes that occur in pregnancy but sometimes it is good to pay attention if it is accompanied with other signs and symptoms you need to know!
Long ago (1497), the British sailors on long voyages never reached their destinations because they got sick and some had painful deaths. James Lind, an English doctor, noticed that this strange disease (Scurvy) began after the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables ran out on the boat. As a way for trying to find a cure, he gave each sick sailor a daily drink of lime juice and they got better! This was because they lack vitamin C.
Gingival inflammation or swollen gums, occurs when plaque (sticky deposit) build-up containing bacteria on teeth and produces toxins that irritate the gums because of poor dental hygiene or because the saliva is too acidic. In pregnancy is exacerbated during a period of progesterone and estrogen imbalance. These hormones cause increased vascularity of connective tissue (increased blood flow to the mouth), making the gums friable and thus contributing to gingivitis.