Monday, May 25, 2009

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Whether Stimulation also Useful for Premature Baby?

We believe, parent can use a variety of training and education principles pre-birthing for premature babies, as long as the baby appears happy with the exercises. Because there are often medical considerations to handle a premature baby, you need to ask your doctor before implementing the program of pre-birthing education for your premature baby.

A hospital in the East Cost using electric toothbrushes with cotton twisted on its feather to provide stimulation to the soft skin of premature babies. Our other partners with a researcher of Pre-birthing Education Programs, Dr. Elvidina Adamson-Macedo Of Sterlings, the UK, have used massage in the babies born at the age of 32-34 weeks a new womb, a technique similar to some of the primary sensor (hand, caress, fondling and pressure).

A recent research conducted by Dr. Ruth T. The infant's gross Health and Development Program, Stanford University shows that when premature babies involved in the game-playing early stimulation in the home, three years later their ingenuity to reach 13 points higher than their friends who was born premature and did not receive stimulation . This study involved 985 infants and it is the largest in the type of research.

Research shows that overall effectiveness of the intervention, even for babies who are very weak biologically. Our findings indicate that children who receive intervention (stimulation), the value of achieving higher IQ and have less behavior problems. Parents in the study seem to benefit to get game playing that well. They use the stimulation, learning to be more interactive for their babies. Mothers who give stimulation on premature babies are also more attention to their physical condition they are babies.

Results of this research can be directly linked with progress can be achieved through the stimulation of your baby pre-birthing. In development, the only difference between the infants aged 7 months in the womb and premature infants born at the age of 7 months is just the actual place.

How New In Educating Children Since Gynecology
F. Rene Van de Carr, M.D.
Marc Lehrer, Ph.D.


Friday, May 22, 2009

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Asthma and Pregnancy

During pregnancy, mothers should avoid the potential drugs. But another story if you are an asthma sufferer who is undergoing treatment and was also pregnant. Do not try stop treatment without first consulting with your doctor. For if you stop drinking the medicine, and suddenly your asthma relapse, will be dangerous for the newborn baby. Why? Due to lack of oxygen when the oxygen content that are supplied to your baby through the placenta will be reduced. Therefore, in addition to consuming the medicine provided by your doctor, you should also prevent for the asthma relapse.

Avoid trigger factors of asthma. Generally, asthma is the manifestation of allergic, so to prevent asthma Avoid allergen (substances or materials that cause allergic reactions). Allergen which includes, among others, the cold, house mite, dust, stress, and food (chocolate, for example).

Avoid cigarette smoke, especially smoking habit that can also trigger asthma. Moreover, in addition to triggering asthma, smoking increases the risk of premature birth, babies born with low body weight, the baby was born dead and SIDS (Sudden infant Death Syndrome) or the syndrome of sudden infant death.

Research in Australia at the end of an 90-year shows that approximately 30% of pregnant women and people with asthma symptoms, their asthma are improved, 50% no change from the condition before pregnancy, and only 20% of asthma worsened. In 2004, the team researchers from the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle found that the gender of the baby in the womb effect on the reaction of asthma that is ailed by pregnant mother. A pregnant mother with a male baby, her asthma symptoms tend to get better, while the pregnant mother with female baby tend to react rather .

Thus, female asthma patients who are pregnant (or planning to get pregnant) should immediately consult with a doctor to make asthma management. In general, drugs for asthma safe for pregnancy, even so you still have to check through your doctor.

Symptoms of asthma are generally worsened during pregnancy aged of 24th to 36th weeks, but will usually be improved in the last weeks of pregnancy. Perhaps due to the start position of the baby down so that the pressure in the lungs. So pregnant women with asthma sufferer can give birth normally.

During the treatment, the mother with asthma is also safe for breastfeeding to the baby because only a few content of drugs that is supplied into the baby body through breast milk. Thus it is, if you have any asthma give breastmilk to your baby during breastfeeding may be due to (particularly exclusive breastfeeding) can prevent trigger factors of allergic on your children.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

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Cyst Detection

Unlike the cyst in the other organs, ovarian cyst in the ovary or bias disappears by itself. Cyst is also a type of tumor. The cause itself is certainly not known, although there are often allegations use fertility drugs. Generally occur more often in women who have never been pregnant, "the first explanation. M. Soemadadi, Sp.O.G. from the maternity hospital Asih, Jakarta. Following explanation of the cyst and Ovarian.

Results Ovarian cyst that forms such as a bag containing liquid, actually, this is the ovulation result (release of eggs from the ovary cells) that normally occurs each month when a woman experienced menstruation. Cyst that usually disappears by itself. However, sometimes, the cyst can only continue to grow and thus the draw. In fact, appear other cysts that there is no relation to the ovulation process. This is like a cyst that must be awarded necessary so that further examination is required in order to find out whether hazardous or not, and determine the handling to be done.

Cyst is normal (physiological) and not (pathologic) can be seen from its diameter through ultrasonography examination (USG). "A physiological cyst having diameter less than five centimeters and not ordinary liquids, such as a cyst that occurred in endometriosis," Soemanadi said. A physiological cyst usually disappears by itself within three months. However, usually still observed if the cyst is increase or not.

Often without symptoms in the pathologic, enlargement can occur relatively quickly, which sometimes does not realize the people. Because the cyst is often without symptoms appear as the disease generally. That is why diagnosis was initially quite difficult.

Symptoms such as stomach bulge a little and the bottom of the stomach does not feel good is usually felt when the new size is large enough. If you have such actions, usually need to be appointed through a laparoscopic process, so that no incision made in the stomach patients. Once appointed, a routine examination still needs to be done to see if the cyst will appear again or not.


Sunday, May 17, 2009

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How does the Better Sleep Position during Pregnancy?

Many pregnant women who have to sleep with a confused position that how? And whether the baby safe and comfortable? Actual position of the bed do the best during pregnancy?

At the beginning of three semester of the pregnancy, pregnant women can rest and sleep with any of the various positions can be important to provide a sense of comfort the mother.

Pregnant women should not need to worry, that the baby in your womb does not feel comfortable or dangerous, because the mother's body has been created uniquely, so that it can provide protection, the fetus in the mother womb does not ever feel comfortable because fetus in the womb soar in fetal fluids and have their own space to move freely.

Sleep with the prone position

Safe only for pregnant women but usually in first trimester of pregnancy, the breast enlargement and breast that are also more sensitive, will cause inconvenience to sleep prone, and when your stomach is already starting up (14 weeks early) sleep with the prone position to be very uncomfortable because you must endorse the thigh pad to be able to stomach sleeping prone because the start up. From a survey of pregnant women sleeping with the prone position before 16 weeks, but 1% more after 16 weeks become 0%.

Recumbent sleep position

Recommended after 16 weeks of pregnancy pregnant women not to recumbent sleep, because sleeping with a recumbent position laying all your weight to the back of the uterus, bowel, and the inferior vena Cava. Recumbent sleeping position also may increase the risk of lumbago, hemorrhoids, and digestive disturbances, and disrupt breathing and circulation. Recumbent position to sleep in the second and third of three semester and three can also affect blood pressure. For some women, causing a decrease in blood pressure that makes them feel dizzy, to the other, even increase blood pressure. In the case of pregnancy with high blood pressure to sleep with the recumbent position is NOT recommended.

In fact, which position is the best sleep position for pregnant women?

No further research on a safe sleeping position for pregnant women, but are highly recommended after 16 weeks of pregnancy, pregnant women should sleep with sloping position to the left side because this position gives advantage for your baby to get the maximum flow of blood and nutrients to the placenta because of the large vena (inferior vena Cava) on the back of the right side of the spinal return blood from the body to the bottom of the heart. Can also help to remove the kidney and the remaining product fluid from the body of the mother reduce the swelling of the feet, hands and ankle.

sleep with sloping position to the right, is also good, you can change the position of right-sloping left to make your sleeping more comfortable.

If you awakened the night and find you sleeping recumbent, do not worry, you do not do something that you hurt your baby. Only to return to the slanting position. Further information on pregnancy, where the stomach is up, along with other conditions such as cramps, urinating often, false contraction, the baby is kicking your stomach, a sense of increased stomach acid that causes the mother will be awakened several times at night so the mother will have changed sleeping position several times and therefore so does not automatically sleep with recumbent position.

Tips: To bed with a more comfortable sloping position, put a cushion between the knee and one on your back. Or you can buy a special pillow for pregnant women.


Friday, May 15, 2009

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The Danger of Sexual Intercourse during Menstruation

Vagina is usually smudged by mucus prevention of infection during menstrual period, replaced by the flow of menstrual blood to be issued. Well, sexual intercourse is done at the time that may affect reproductive health. Having sex during menstruation can cause the flow of menstrual blood turn and cause infection in the pelvis, this condition can then spreading to other body parts through the open blood vessel on the surface of uterus during menstrual period.

Even, some research prove that, if the infection of sexually transmitted disease, such as gonorrhea, HIV, and various other diseases also increased in women with sexual conduct at the time of menstruation are. A result of infection is more likely is the occurrence of adherence of reproductive tools, so that the reproductive organs also become disrupted, so that the process becomes difficult pregnancy occurs. In addition, the adherence of reproduction tool can also cause pelvic pain severe enough.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

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The Danger of Toksoplasma Virus on pregnancy

Pregnant women who being infected of toksoplasma virus may experience miscarriage, birth defects baby, premature, and died. This virus can spread through the less-cooked meat or can also through the cat sewage. Pregnant women are infected with this virus does not usually experience any symptoms. Even if there is, only. usual form of fever and kelen enlargement

However, the existence of this virus in the pregnant woman who does not exactly make a woman immune and her fetus safe and secure when she get pregnant some day. Despite the better go to the doctor to detect any case of disease due to this virus. For prevention, wash your hands after handling cats, and avoid food that has not been cooked properly.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

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Can Folat Helps prevent the occurrence of congenital Disabled At Baby?

Folat is one type of vitamin B generally lack folat is megaloblastic the occurrence of anemia, the blood cells will swell, but can not bind oxygen, so that people easily feel tired, weak and listless. Folat increased needs, especially during pregnancy. Lack of folat can cause congenital defects in babies born as oral cavity / harelip, low birth weight babies, miscarriage, down `s syndrome, humans tube defects (NTD).

NTD is a congenital defect in the nerve spinal marrow where the nerve vessel can not be close to perfect. This process usually occurs at about day 28 after conception. Several types of NTD are:

Spina bifida: spine does not close

Anencepahly: no dome of the skull or the brain shrink and is very attached to the skull base (90% of NTD cases)

Encephalocele: brain inflammation (10% of NTD cases)

NTD patients who may be living as a result of NTD throughout his life, including paralysis, can not control the discharge urine, and the ability to study interference.

NTD can occur due to genetic or environmental factors. The relationship between NTD and folat first raised 30 years ago. Based on the results of research that has been done, it is estimated that around 50? 70% of cases of NTD can be prevented if mothers consume folar acid before pregnancy to the first 4 weeks of pregnancy.

Based on the results of research, a suggestions has been made, about the number of folat acid that must be consumed each day to reduce the occurrence of NTD cases, namely:

Fertile age for women in general are encouraged to consume folat acid at least as much as 400 g (microgram) each day. This is because 95% of children born with NTD cases come from the mother does not have a history of NTD or had not delivered the baby with the previous case BTD.

For women who had delivered a baby with NTD cases are required to consume an additional 400 g folat acid every day. If they are planning a pregnancy, the consumption of folat acid must be added to 4000 g (4 mg) per day. This is useful to prevent the cases of NTD in infants who were born later. Some research indicates that the repeated of NTD cases much lower in women who have additional Feed folat acid. Research conducted by the British Medical Research Council (MRC) showed that the repeated of NTD case in the groups that receive additional folat acid is 72% lower than the group that did not receive additional folat acid.

Folat acid consumption appropriate the recommended amount can be achieved in different ways, ie through consumption of food daily, consume additional tablet of folat acid or foods that enriched with folat acid.

  1. Consumption of food a day-to-day, folat source food include nuts, fruits, green vegetables and the most high folat content is the cow heart. However, the average of folat including in food is low, to achieve the recommended amount of consumption that is needed quite a lot. In addition, folat on the natural food is generally unstable and easily damaged heating / storage or concoction that is too long. Thus, the consumption of food a day-to-day reliable difficult to reduce the occurrence of NTD in general.
  2. Consume additional tablets (supplements) of folat acid. The advantage of folat acid supplements are able to specifically target women fertile age, pregnant women, or women who are planning a pregnancy with the amount of folat acid the right in accordance with the recommended amount. However, not many women who consume folat acid supplements because of lack of knowledge and awareness to consume it regularly. A survey in 1999 showed that although many pregnant women know that folat can reduce the risk of the occurrence of NTD in infants who were born, only a few among those who consume supplements to folat before the first month of pregnancy.

    Other problem is the fact that 50% of pregnancies in many countries are not usually planned. Thus, pregnancy is generally a new note after the first months of pregnancy, which is important for the formation of the brain and spinal marrow nerve.
  3. Food that enriched with folat acid. Addition of folat acid on several food is the policy of several countries to reduce the occurrence of NTD cases. A food that is usually added with folat acid is a basic food (bread, cereals), wheat flour / grain, or milk. However, because the foods are consumed by the public in general, the number of folat acid is added to the staple food, or flour is usually very limited. In the United States and Canada many folat acid is added to the wheat flour / wheat can increase folat acid feed of 80-100 g per day in the fertile age of women who become the main target, but not cause excess of folat acid on the general public.

The addition of folat acid in milk targeted specifically to women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy can be given in accordance with the amount recommended. So when consumed regularly serving appropriate suggestions to meet the needs of folat acid day-to-day amounting to 400 g.

As a conclusion:

Folat acid consumed in early pregnancy can reduce the risk of the occurrence of NTD

Folat acid can help prevent the occurrence of other congenital defects

Women who are planning a pregnancy should consume 400 g of folat acid in a day through supplements or foods that have been enriched / added with folat acid.

source: No ANMUM Newsletter. 01 / 08 / 2003 page 2 - written by Dr
Tim Green, University of Otago, New Zealand