Questions : I am 35 and expecting my first baby. I have been offered amniocentesis test, but am not sure whether to have it done. Answer : Amniocentesis is a screening test and from it many inherited abnormalities can be detected. You must decide: would you want a termination if an abnormality was detected? Also, are you prepared to take the slight, but real, risk of losing the baby that the investigation itself carries? Unless you answer yes' to both these questions then amniocentesis would not be advisable. Source : Women's health Tips For More Questions click here
Question : Is it possible for a pregnancy test to be positive even if you are not pregnant? Pregnancy test to be positive but not pregnant Answer : Yes, it is, though it is unusual. There are two reasons. The first is if you have had a very early spontaneous miscarriage; this happens in 15 per cent of all conceptions. These very sensitive tests will diagnose pregnancy early and then you will go on a week or so later to have a normal period. The second reason for a positive test is very rare and occurs where the test is reflecting high levels of hormones which are being made from a very rare womb cancer called choriocarcinoma. Anyone who persistently has a positive test, and who is not obviously pregnant, should discuss the findings with her doctor as a matter of urgency.
Question : Why do you have to take an early morning urine specimen for pregnancy tests? Why do you have to take an early morning urine specimen for pregnancy tests Answer : The urine gets very concentrated at night so that an early morning specimen contains more of the hormones which the tests are trying to discover. These hormones are produced by the developing after birth which is bedding into the mother's womb to get nourishment for the new baby. That is why it is important that the specimen should be taken Immediately one getting up.
Question : My breasts became very hard and sore just after my baby was born. Why was this? BREAST HARD AFTER BABY Answer : A few days after your baby was born the milk supply began. This happens so swiftly that the breasts swell up and become hard and sore. This is called engorgement. It can also happen to women who stop breast feeding, or whose baby has missed a feed.
Question : I get confused between eczema and dermatitis. Which is which? Answer : They are both aspects of exactly the same condition. Dermatitis is used to describe the acute condition of swelling, redness and blistering of the skin. Eczema describes the chronic long-standing condition with ugly scratch marks and thick, dry patches of skin. Whichever you suffer from the skin itches, and it's the continuous cycle of itching and scratching that makes the condition so very miserable, as well as being unattractive to look at. eczema and dermatitis
MISCARRIAGE Question : I am confused about the way losing a baby is sometimes called miscarriage and sometimes abortion. What do both mean? Answer : Medically, any pregnancy that ends before that 28th week of gestation is an abortion. Doctors increasingly use the jay term miscarriage to describe an unplanned event, but this is also called a spontaneous abortion. Where an abortion has been deliberately induced it is called a medically induced abortion and the operation is called termination of pregnancy.
Question : I have had inverted nipples since I was a child, does this mean that I will not be able to breastfeed? Answer . This is not an uncommon problem-many young girls' nipples are like this, and it is not until adult life that they need any attention. It will probably not affect your ability to breastfeed providing you take action to correct it during your pregnancy by wearing breast shields.
Question : I am going into hospital for a prolapseoperation, How soon will I be up and about again? Answer : Almost certainly you will be up and about the dayafter your operation and encouraged to go to the bathroom. You will probably be allowed to shower from day one, and have a bath after a day or so. After the operation it may be difficult to. pass urine for the first few days and the nurses looking after you will take special care of this. All the stitches used in the vagina dissolve by themselves but there may be a few stitches on the outside if you are having a posterior repair. These will be removed seven to ten days after the operation. Most women are sent home or to a convalescent home after their hospital stay and, depending on the type of work you do, you may return to it ab...