Maternal Changes During Pregnancy

Maternal Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is associated with several maternal physiological adaptations that both assist foetal survival as well as aiding the mother to meet the demands of pregnancy and prepare for labour.   Cardiovascular system changes The increase in progesterone levels that...
Pregnancy

Pregnancy

Pregnancy, which is also referred to as gestation, is the period during which one or more offspring develop inside a woman.   Definitions Pregnancy is divided into three stages, each of which is marked by specific foetal developments: First trimester: 0 to 12...
Drugs in Pregnancy

Drugs in Pregnancy

Drugs are now used in over half of all pregnancies and the prevalence of their use is steadily increasing. Some of the most commonly prescribed drugs include analgesics, antiemetics, antimicrobials and antihistamines. In addition to this the use of social and illicit...

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