Monthly Archives: August 2017

The Flip-side of Unprotected Sex : Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) are infections that are transmitted by sexual and other contact, usually when people engage in Unprotected Sex. They are caused by different bacteria and viruses that live in the semen, blood, vaginal secretions, and the saliva of infected persons. STDs spread very easily. Vaginal, anal or oral sex can cause these…
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There’s always a second chance – Emergency Contraception

What is Emergency Contraception? Emergency contraception, as the name suggests is not the regular contraceptive, but is a birth control that is used only in emergency situations to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. It is often called the "morning after" pill but can be taken right after sex or up to 5 days post that. Taking…
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Foetal distress And Its Meaning

Understanding Foetal Distress-  Signs that a baby is unwell and is being compromised before or during labor is called foetal distress. The term commonly means that the foetus is not receiving adequate amounts of oxygen during pregnancy or labor.  It can also be termed as a “non-reassuring foetal status",  a status that causes concern as…
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Ultrasound Indicators In Down’s Syndrome

An ultrasound, also know as a sonogram, is a test done during pregnancy which uses sound waves to generate a picture or image of the fetus. Occasionally, but not always, infants with Down syndrome show subtle signs on an ultrasound that can make the doctor suspect prenatally that the fetus has Down's syndrome. Screening Indicators…
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