Pregnancy – this is undoubtedly the most important step in the life of any woman. It is important to prepare it with a mind that is attentive to the development of the fetus and their own health. After all, the welfare of pregnancy and childbirth are interconnected with each other directly.
The average duration of pregnancy in women – from 35 to 42 weeks. With 24 weeks we can talk about the viability of the fetus, but these genera are too premature and run the risk to end in stillbirth. The optimal period for childbirth – 38-41 week. At this point the fetus becomes already very crowded, and he wants to escape. Births after 42 weeks is extremely dangerous, and in most cases end in stillbirth. Throughout the period of pregnancy should be 3 times to get an ultrasound. First time – 12-20 week. At this period of review of fetal syndromes down’s and Edwards. Next ultrasound on the period of 20-24 weeks, you need to check the normal development of the fetus. It is already possible to accurately determine the sex of the baby ( it is possible in principle 15 weeks). Third ultrasound to determine the full development of the fetus and its General condition is conducted at 30 to 34 weeks. For all the time of pregnancy Continue reading
Reverent attitude to strong drinks, sometimes considered the distinctive features of the Russian people. This statement can be argued, but to some extent it’s probably true. Therefore, it is useful to talk a little bit about alcohol during pregnancy.
Pregnant woman even at all desire can not drink alone — it will always be fruit. Alcohol easily passes through the placenta and enters his body. Moreover, there was not the best way. Harmful and the alcohol (ethanol) and its decay products is acetaldehyde, for example. Alcohol may cause spasm of blood vessels of the placenta and umbilical cord, which leads to oxygen starvation of the fetus.
Acetaldehyde reduces levels of zinc in fruit cells, inhibiting their growth and development. It can cause changes (mutations) in the DNA of germ cells, and this may lead to gross malformations of organs and tissues of the fetus. In addition, alcohol causes the deficiency of vitamins, disrupts the exchange of other important substances — hormones, prostaglandins, etc. eventually affects many organs and systems of the fetus, but more especially of the Central nervous system (including Continue reading