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Gestation Alters Maternal Gut Microbiota

Gestation Alters Maternal Gut Microbiota


Millions of bacteria are living inside and on our body weighing around four pounds of our body weight. These bacteria are very useful and important in health and in fighting disease. These microbiomes are altered during gestation. It was seen that during pregnancymicrobiomes are responsible for partial weight gain and some essential inflammatory responses. But the mechanism responsible for such changes is still unknown.
Several studies have been done to see the changes in bacteria with progression in pregnancy. Recently in one of the studies, it was found that during pregnancy progesterone regulates the microbial composition of bacteria in such a way that may help the baby develop.
It was found that as the pregnancy progressed there was a dramatic change in the composition of bacteria mostly during late pregnancy along with the increase in the relative abundance of Bifidobacterium. These bacteria metabolize the healthy sugar in the breast milk whi…
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Understand Maternal Obesity Before You Regret.

Understand Maternal Obesity Before You Regret.
Obesity is the root cause of many diseases and it is the major health issue for the public. It has been linked to several health problems such as cancer, heart diseases, hypertension, etc. It also has an adverse effect during pregnancy as it can cause complications in pregnancy by increasing the mother's risk of having gestational diabetes, preterm birth, preeclampsia or baby with birth defects. 
Maternal obesity is related to many severe outcomes for the infant, which can persist into adulthood such as heart disease, mortality and type-2 diabetes.
Maternal obesity also compromises the immune system of babies. Researches have proven that pre-pregnancymaternal weight plays a significant role in the neonate's immune system. The immune system of the babies born to obese mothers gets comprised very early in baby’s life. The researchers analyzed the umbilical cord blood sample of babies born to mothers who are lean, obese and overweight.…
Pregnancy- a risk for older women

Pregnancy is considered highly risky for older women, larger family, and heavier women. These factors such as age, weight, etc. can lead to multiple miscarriages, high blood pressure, carrying multiples such as twins or triplets, lupus, diabetes, and obesity and it is more common in older mothers.
Perinatologists from all around the world are helping in starting and growing families to women for whom pregnancy is considered “high risk” due to age or other factors. Woman in her late thirties or early forties is considered young by many standards but when it comes to reproduction, these women are considered high-risk. Along with the growing number of first-time "older" moms, women in their 40s having their third or fourth child are also considered at high risk.
Perinatology, also known as Maternal-fetal medicine is a specialty in medical which provides care to mother and unborn babies who are at high risk of complications. The treatment begins e…

Be sure to know more about Hypoplastic Left Heart Disorder (HLHS)

Be sure to know more about Hypoplastic Left Heart Disorder (HLHS)
At the point when a child is determined to have basic aortic stenosis that is in danger for advancing to hypoplastic left heart disorder (HLHS) in utero. Hypoplastic left heart disorder (HLHS) is an intricate and uncommon heart imperfection present during childbirth in which the left half of a tyke's heart is seriously immature.
The doctors can play out a method called fetal aortic valvuloplasty.
The method utilizes a needle and a minor inflatable to develop the tight aortic valve to build blood course through the left half of the fetal heart, which will prompt improved left heart work and advance typical left-sided heart development.
On the off chance that untreated, basic aortic stenosis and HLHS can be deadly. By playing out this system before birth, it can advance improved development of the left-sided heart structures and lead to less medical procedures after birth.
Atrial septal stenting:
At the point when a baby…

Stress During Pregnancy- Can Be Harmful

Stress During Pregnancy- Can Be Harmful

Mood swings are very natural during pregnancy. But when a pregnant woman starts to take stress then it becomes a problem. It is perfectly normal to get angry at times during pregnancy but if the mother is stressed over a longer period of time then the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises which can affect the development of fetus.
Usually, during pregnancy, women go through a lot of things and always worries about taking care of everything and finding a balance between things. Due to these worries, she ends up taking the stress. For expectant mother, being strongly stressed over a longer period of time can cause a risk of developing a mental or physical illness to the unborn child later in life. The accurate mechanism of how stress can affect the baby in the womb is still not known. However, according to some research, it has been discovered that physical stress to the mother can change the metabolism in the placenta and influen…

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome can be treated by Non-Pharmacologic Approaches

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome can be treated by Non-Pharmacologic Approaches
Neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) refers to a group of problems that occurs to newborns who were exposed to addictive drugs (amphetamines, cocaine, nicotine, marijuana) while in the mother's womb. To improve the outcomes for infants with Neonatal abstinence syndrome some non-pharmacological approaches have been focused. The use of non-pharmacologic approaches not only showed positive outcomes for infants and mother but also it showed a decrease in the use of medications. This approach also decreased the length of stay at the hospital and the hospital cost.
In today’s generation the use of addictive drugs by adults is increasing due to various reasons and as a result, the rate of infants born exposed to these drugs developing NAS Symptoms is also increasing. These infants had to stay in hospitals for around one month. Finnegan Scale is used to evaluate NAS symptoms and that score is used to determine when to…