Infertility is the result of a disease of the male or female reproductive tract which prevents the conception of a child. The duration of unprotected intercourse with failure to conceive should be about 12 months before an infertility evaluation is undertaken, unless medical history, age, or physical findings dictate earlier evaluation and treatment.
The time between the first day of a menstrual period and the beginning of the next one is referred to as a menstrual cycle. Usually, a typical cycle lasts for 28 days. However, this differs from person to person and can last anywhere between 22 and 45 days.
Majority of females have very limited or no knowledge about menstruation and the importance of personal hygiene while menstruating. Maintaining adequate hygiene during menses is necessary to stay away from infections as well as for general comfort and easy mobility.
Due to this lack of knowledge, many women follow very unsafe practices such as using coir and unsanitary cloth pads during their menses.
Most of us have likely known at least one woman who is so negatively affected by her monthly visitor she has a difficult time getting through each day of her period. Perhaps you are that unfortunate woman. Since every woman’s period is different, it can be hard to know what is normal. Heavy bleeding that lasts more than a week and that necessitates you doubling up on pads/tampons and changing them every couple hours is called menorrhagia. Depending on your age, heavy bleeding can mean your body is getting ready for menopause. It could also signal uterine fibroids or other health condition. If you’re tired of dealing with heavy bleeding, or are concerned it may be caused by an underlying health problem, talk to your doctor as soon as possible.
During pregnancy, you should avoid fish that contains Mercury (including swordfish, tilefish, mackerel, and shark). Also avoid saccharine, alcohol, deli meats, unpasteurized cheeses, and meat, poultry and fish that have been under‒cooked.
For most women, there is no medical reason not to have sex during pregnancy. Unless your pregnancy is classified as high risk or if there are other safety concerns, you and your partner can have sex without fear of harming your baby.
Adolescence refers to that transitional phase between childhood and adulthood in a person’s life. This period is characterized by a plethora of physical, psychological and emotional changes.
A combination of physical changes such as height and weight gain, development of sexual organs and characteristics that ensure the maturation of a child into an adult is termed as puberty. It is during this period that adolescents reach sexual maturity and become capable of procreating.
Pre-conception counseling is a meeting with a health-care professional by a woman before attempting to become pregnant. It generally includes a pre-conception risk assessment for any potential complications of pregnancy as well as modifications of risk factors, such as increasing folic acid intake to reduce the risk of neural tube defects and counseling on smoking cessation, alcohol reduction, and medications that may compromise fetal development. Physicians, midwives, and baby experts recommend that a woman visit them as soon as the woman is contemplating having a child, and optimally around 3 to 6 months before actual attempts are made to conceive.
The purpose of ovulation induction is to produce multiple eggs to increase the likely hood of conception. Ovulation induction (OI) is used in several forms of fertility treatment including, Clomid, intrauterine insemination (IUI), and in vitro fertilization (IVF)