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Can Women Over 40 Safely Have Children?

Friday, March 30th, 2012

Pursuit of careers, education and marriage later in life has led to more women having children later in life. In fact, women over 40 have been birth in increasing numbers. Studies have shown that more women over 40 are having babies than in previous decades. While there are risks, the dangers to mother and child have been greatly reduced through the advancements in medicine.

One of the greatest developments, has been in the area of conceiving. As women age, older women may find that they are unable to conceive naturally. There are a number of reasons for this, but commonly it is because women are unable to produce fertile eggs or fail to properly plant within the uterus. Egg donation programs are amazingly successful in vitro fertilization. This process uses the woman’s egg and the man’s sperm, but it controls the fertilization process outside of the woman’s body. The fertilized egg is then implanted into the uterus. Developments in this area have boasted over a 40% success rate.

Monitoring advancements also contribute to the increase in middle-aged women having successful births. Advanced monitoring allows doctors to view the developing child through different stages and detect potential problems early. Doctors are able to act proactively, rather than simply reacting, to problems during the critical developmental phases. Even though the risk has been reduced, doctors monitor women over 40 on a more routine basis. Ultra sound and three-dimensional imaging has allowed for more accurate observation of the developing child.

Prenatal care advancements have developed that protects the child and the mother. Medical professionals better understand the changes that the mother’s body goes through during pregnancy and the changes the body goes through as it ages. Doctors are able to predict potential problems and use proper medicine and vitamins to adjust the mother’s body chemistry. This has increased the success rate of births for women over 40 years old and even into their 50′s.

Women over 40 are still capable of having children. Their life experience can provide them with insight that will help them become the best mother possible. They can provide stable home environments that unestablished parents may not be able to. With the advanced care available, risks to the mother and child are minimized. Medical professionals are able to assist the woman in preparing themselves for the pregnancy. Egg donation programs are able to help women achieve their dreams of motherhood.

Therapeutic abortion, what about the vision of mothers?

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The point of that little or nothing has been said and or conversed, is these mothers who had to deal with life or death to themselves by a nonviable pregnancy.

Discussion of therapeutic abortion and abortion, no last name, was installed on our own agenda. No conversation of friends, acquaintances, neighbors, relatives not to touch the subject.

Now abortion was permitted in 80, and according to the cases of abortion were approximately 90 per year, which, to ban it generated more cases and clearly now the numbers are estimated to be at 150,000, but about 20,000 actual cases as hospital discharge data for natural or abortions.

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Therapeutic abortion is defined as the termination of pregnancy for medical justifications as serious risk to the mother’s life, to safeguard the physical or mental health of the mother, risk of congenital or genetic disease to the child or reduction of embryos or fetuses in multiple pregnancies. (more…)

Nutrition and pregnancy

Saturday, March 10th, 2012

What rhymes with a healthy pregnancy is the balanced diet rich in nutrients. For a pregnant woman feeds two people, it must ensure the proper growth and development of her child. There are other ways for this is to have a healthy diet.

Nutrition and pregnancy

Nutrition and pregnancy: the foods to choose

In principle, during the first trimester of pregnancy, the diet of the pregnant woman must make to it, about 2000 kcal per day. For the second and third quarter, it will have up to 2 200 kcal in daily quantity. This will therefore include 15% to 20% protein, 30% fat and 55% carbohydrate. Caloric intake below 1600 per day will endanger the baby’s life. Otherwise, the pregnant woman must be in his power 1000 mg of calcium daily. (more…)

The pregnancy follow

Friday, March 9th, 2012

Although pregnancy is not an illness, a pregnant woman must be careful. Because of her condition, she is fragile like the little baby she is carrying. It is therefore important that it be followed medically. She has a schedule to follow so that pregnancy can happen normally. It must strictly follow the dashboard that her doctor is planning for it.

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Why is medical monitoring necessary?

A pregnant woman is vulnerable. This fragility is exposed to many diseases and infections. For a pregnant woman, even a normally harmless disease can be fatal. From which the medical need of supervision. This monitoring is much nearer to multiple pregnancies because these pregnancies are there-risk pregnancies. The pregnant woman must be very vigilant and must not neglect each scheduled appointment with her doctor. It must pass examinations by diagnosis from her doctor. Miss a prenatal visit is not a thing to do especially for high risk pregnancies. (more…)

Pregnancy and Stress: what the mother passes to the baby

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

That the nine months of pregnancy are a time to be spent trying to stay as peaceful as possible for the health of the future child is no longer just a popular belief, but also scientific evidence.

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A study published in Psychiatry, Translational made ​​by the University of Constance, Germany has in fact put in evidence as the stress suffered by the mother is able to alter a gene and make the child more sensitive to stressful situations and less able to manage them with a lasting effect. (more…)

Mother and mammography becomes painless and intelligent

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011


A closer examination for women, less obtrusive, without pain and especially more effective. And because it offers mother, the new mammogram machine-fundamental examination of female breasts-that will ensure a better and very early diagnosis of any cancers.

Compared to the previous equipment for mammography, is based on PET, tomography which measure the metabolic activity of the tumor and allows to recognize and distinguish healthy cells from sick ones, when they already have a thickness of just over an inch (1.5 or so, compared with 5 mm of the conventional mammography), and therefore before become too dangerous. With the classic until now mammography was able to make a specific analysis to check for suspicious growths and nodules of breast, through a survey invasive. With this new technology, made by a group of EU-funded researchers, things will improve considerably. (more…)

Food: That pregnancy does not become embarrassing

Monday, June 13th, 2011

In pregnancy, the only constant for women is a surprise. Everything seemed normal before it becomes extraordinary even food. Indeed, the diet is vital to the health of the mother and the bud grows. Here is a practical guide to guides women in their pregnancy.

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What kind of milk a pregnant woman should eat?
For an infant, and therefore to be pregnant milk is important, even nine months before it is born. Any woman who is expecting a baby needs to drink milk (including milk), mainly due to its high calcium content. (more…)

How to find your ideal weight after giving birth

Monday, June 6th, 2011

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During the period of pregnancy, the female body has gone to meet a lot of changes: weight gain, swollen legs, stretch marks, and you need to recover a bit of time, here are some tips to find your ideal weight had before the pregnancy.

To get started, if you are still breastfeeding, take a diet rich in fruits and rich vegetables of vitamins, meat and carbohydrates conveniently alternated, rich milk of soccer and so on; besides if you had a caesarean section, you can also do some physical exercises such as kegels, walking, yoga, this must be done after a month and a half after cesarean. (more…)

How and when do a PAP test

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

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The Pap test means a test which all gynecologic women of childbearing age and after menopause should have regular, this after discovering that it is extremely effective as a means of prevention against cancer of the uterine body.

The PAP test is a test performed by a gynecologist absolutely not obligatory for women, whose importance as a means of preventing cervical cancer is now undisputed. This tumor is known for sure that caused by a viral infection or by a virus transmitted through sexual contact, papillomavirus (HPV).

The first conventional PAP smears should be done after the age of 18 (the period in which is supposed to have initiated the first sexual intercourse), continuing until the age of 35 years with at least once a year (this is the band’s age of increased incidence of suspicious cell changes); between 35 and 65 years can lower the frequency of checks every three years, after 65 years, this survey is used mainly to assess the state of the mucosa. (more…)

Premenstrual pain

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Premenstrual pains

Each month in the days prior to the rule, our bodies experience physical and psychological changes. It is in these days when many women experience what is known as premenstrual pains. It is important to know how to live with them and try to mitigate them.

Often women, in the days before the period experience significant hormonal changes. For many of them these pass completely unnoticed, but for others it can become quite uncomfortable and even prevent them continuing with their normal life. Among the most common pre-menstrual pain are the bloated feeling in the stomach and / or breast, fatigue, or increased sensitivity. (more…)

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