Infant choking is scary, but is largely preventable. In order to help prevent choking, it is important to understand why babies are so vulnerable to choking and measures to be taken to prevent infant choking.
Choking is a common cause of injury and death in young children, primarily because their small airways are easily obstructed. It takes time for babies to master the ability to chew and swallow food, and babies might not be able to cough forcefully enough to dislodge an airway obstruction. As babies explore their environments, they also commonly put objects into their mouths, which can lead to infant choking. Continue reading “Infant Choking”
Whether you’re a first-time parent or are adding to your family, struggled to get pregnant or got lucky without trying, nine months of pregnancy can raise all sorts of concerns. The reality is, nearly every woman — under that baby belly and “pregnancy glow” — is a bit anxious, worried or hesitant about some aspect of pregnancy, childbirth or parenting. But when should anxiety be a cause for concern? And how can it be treated during pregnancy? The answers are information that every expecting woman should hear.
Anxiety symptoms can include: Continue reading “Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy”
29yrs old Primi at 24 weeks of pregnancy was brought to the emergency by ambulance in shock with complaints of sudden onset of epigastric pain and dizziness. There was no complaint of bleeding per vaginum.
The patient was resuscitated and urgent ultrasound was done which revealed massive hemoperitoneum with intra uterine fetal death. Emergency laparotomy was done through midline vertical incision (with differential diagnosis of ruptured uterus, abruption, non-obstetric causes of bleeding) with arrangements being made for blood and blood products. Laparotomy findings were as follows;
1. Hemoperitoneum 4 litre with clots. Continue reading “Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy From a Ruptured Superficial Uterine Vessel”
Pregnancy is a wonderful phase and one of the greatest feelings one can experience. It is a period of immense happiness coupled with excitement in a couple’s life. For all the joy pregnancy can bring to your life, one must cope with the challenges too.