Varicella Zoster Virus in Pregnancy

Varicella Zoster Virus in Pregnancy

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is a highly contagious DNA virus of the herpes family. It is transmitted by respiratory droplets and by direct personal contact with vesicular fluid. The infection rate among susceptible (seronegative) contacts is 60–90% after exposure. The incubation period lasts 10 to 21 days, and the disease is infectious 48 hours before […]

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Maternal Obesity: Impact on Maternal and Fetal Health

Maternal Obesity: Impact on Maternal and Fetal Health

Maternal Obesity: Overview Obesity is a significant public health concern. The worldwide prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past few decades. The incidence of maternal obesity and its attendant comorbid conditions (diabetes, cardiovascular disease) continues to increase at an alarming rate, with major public health implications. Economic, technologic, and lifestyle changes have created […]

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REPEATED EARLY PREGNANCY LOSS: “A Warning Sign”

The loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks is called early pregnancy loss or miscarriage. Approximately 5% of couples trying to conceive have 2 consecutive miscarriages, and approximately 1% of couples have 3 or more consecutive losses. An Early Pregnancy Loss is a heart-wrenching experience for both the patient and the physician and is unfortunately […]

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DIFFICULT CONCEPTION: How To Decide The Next Step!

Fertility Awareness As many as one couple in six experience some difficulty in conceiving.  Fertility Awareness can be used to help achieve pregnancy and is particularly valuable for couples with fertility problems because: Fertility awareness helps to assess the occurrence of ovulation It helps to predict the days of maximum fertility It helps to optimize […]

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