Every woman knows that there is a "monthly appointment" to monitor when you want to put a baby in the pipeline. They were once, in many cultures, the object of mistrust and fear. Today, the hormonal mechanisms underlying menstruation are well known and, despite the many prejudices that still circulate on the subject, we accept them for what they are: a physiological phenomenon, sometimes annoying, but which reflects the good general and reproductive health of women in child-bearing age. But there are many doubts for those seeking pregnancy: is regular menstruation a sign
Do you have a few days late on your period, maybe some suspicious symptoms? Or are you looking for a child and are you eager to know if the last attempt was successful? To solve the problem, beyond any doubt, it is necessary to take a pregnancy test. At the pharmacy, without a prescription, you can buy DIY sticks that measure the concentration in the urine of human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG), a hormone released into the mother's body by the embryo from the moment it nests in the wall of the uterus and the pregnancy actually begins. "The reliability of these devices, if
It protects the child from serious malformations, but only a third of future mothers follow proper prevention. Thus, from the United States, comes the indication to fortify certain foods with this substance. Today there are many women who have heard about the importance of supplementing folic acid while waiting. Too few, however, are aware of the fact that it is essential that the intake of this substance occurs at least one month before conception, if you plan to become pregnant. And, however, since not all pregnancies are planned, the updated guidelines on the subject
There is no reason to resign or lose hope: just follow a proper path as long as you are looking for a baby. Planning for conception and having a team of specialists follow you before, during and after the nine months: these are the two fundamental moves that make it possible for a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus, or other rheumatic diseases, to complete her pregnancy and have healthy children. "Often demoralized women arrive at our clinic, perhaps because they have read incorrect information on the Internet," observes Maria Gerosa, Head of the "Pregnancy Clinic"
Concerns about future fertility, possible mistakes in taking the pill or using the spiral, but also indications for the resumption of contraceptive methods after childbirth. Can the taking of the pill or the use of the spiral in any way affect the conception, when the couple will decide to have a child? And when is it advisable to stop contraception before starting a pregnancy? We try to answer the most frequent doubts of women with the help of Anna Maria Paoletti, associate professor of Gynaecology and Obstetrics at the University of Cagliari, director of Obstetric and