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  • Agenesis of the Lower Vagina
    It may occur that a woman is born with the absence of the lower vagina. This means that she may have a normal uterus, cervix and upper vagina but there is a blockage with the absence of the lower vagina. If there is agenesis of the lower vagina and there is a normal, functional upper vagina and uterus, than the upper vagina will fill with blood during menstruation. This can create a large pelvic mass which is the distended upper vagina. It is my recommendation that a surgical procedure be performed when the upper vagina is filled with blood so that the upper vagina can be brought down to the area where a normal vaginal opening should occur. This is called a "pull-through vaginoplasty." A pull-through vaginoplasty will thus create a normal vagina. The tissue of the upper vagina which has been distended with blood has been expanded so that the upper vagina can now reach the lower vagina. If this procedure is not performed when the upper vagina is filled with blood, than there may not be enough vaginal tissue to

  • Blood pressure problems
    The most important cause of high blood pressure in pregnancy is a disease called pre-eclampsia. If untreated, pre-eclampsia can lead to eclampsia, which is very serious.

  • Breech babies
    Before 37 weeks the only time that it does matter if the baby is breech, is if labour begins. There are many factors that will be taken into account before advising on how to have your baby at this stage.

  • Cervical Incompetence
    Cervical incompetence is a condition in which the cervix begins to open (dilate) and thin (efface) before the pregnancy has reached term. Occurring in the second or third trimester, cervical incompetence is a cause of late miscarriage and premature birth.

  • Complications of Pregnancy
    A list of possible complications that can occur during pregnancy, and information about each diagnosis.

  • Ectopic Pregnancy
    An ectopic pregnancy is a condition where a fertilized egg settles and grows in any location other than the inner lining of the uterus. The vast majority of ectopic pregnancies occur in the fallopian tube (95%), however, they can occur in other locations, such as the ovary, cervix, and abdominal cavity. An ectopic pregnancy occurs in about 1 in 60 pregnancies.

  • Ectopic pregnancy
    Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the site of implantation is outside of the womb. It can occur in several places, eg. the ovary, the abdomen, the cervix, at the join between the tube and the womb (cornua), but the most common place is in the fallopian tube.

  • Ectopic Pregnancy: Overview
    The word "ectopic" means "out of place." An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that is not growing in the usual location (the uterine cavity). Ectopic pregnancies can occur in a number of abnormal locations, each with different characteristic growth patterns and treatment options.

  • Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms
    Ectopic pregnancy symptoms, causes, and treatment. With an ectopic pregnancy the beginning of life starts outside of the uterus. Because most ectopic prenancies develop inside the fallopian tubes, most people refer to them as tubal pregnancies.

  • Group B Strep Association (GBSA)
    The Group B Strep (GBS) Association is a nonprofit organization formed in June of 1990 by a handful of parents whose babies were victims of GBS infections. Having experienced the pain and devastation of this illness, these parents sought the help of prominent researchers and physicians from all over the country. These doctors responded with great support and have joined together to act as the Medical Advisory Board for the organization.

  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) - pregnancy
    Pregnancy has played a major role in the spread of this disease among children as most children who have become infected did so while they were sharing blood inside their mother's womb, or, even more frequently, at birth after being exposed to the mother's blood.

  • Intrauterine growth retardation
    Intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) means the unborn baby is not growing properly. The baby's weight is lower than it should be for its stage of the pregnancy.

  • Introduction to PIH/HELLP
    Pregnancy Induced Hypertension complicates approximately 7% of pregnancies in the US annually and is normally found in the second half of pregnancy. PIH is the occurrence of hypertension, proteinuria, and edema, and eclampsia. PIH can range from mild to severe. Complications of pregnancy that likely increase the chances of PIH include diabetes, multiple gestation and persistent hypertension.

  • Miscarriage Support Groups
    On this site you will find tips for coping with miscarriage, contact information for Miscarriage Support Groups in New Zealand.

  • Pre-Eclampsia
    Pre-Eclampsia is the name given to a cluster of symptoms which can appear from the 20th week of pregnancy onwards. It is sometimes also known as Pre-Eclamptic Toxaemia (PET), Toxaemia, EPH Gestosis or Metabolic Toxaemia of Late Pregnancy. Symptoms include raised blood pressure, abnormal swelling (oedema) and protein in the urine. Two or more of these symptoms give cause for concern and a diagnosis is made.

  • Pre-eclampsia
    Pre-eclampsia is an illness which occurs only during pregnancy or immediately after delivery and can affect you and your baby. It is called pre-eclampsia because in rare cases woman can go on to develop fits, known in pregnancy as eclampsia.

  • Pregnancy And Lupus
    Since lupus primarily affects young women, pregnancy often becomes a crucial question. Years ago, all medical texts said that lupus patients could not have children, and if they became pregnant, they should have therapeutic abortions. Clearly, these early conclusions are wrong.

  • Pregnancy Complications
    A wide array of information from Baby Data about pregnancy complications.

  • Pregnancy, Labor, Delivery Complications
    From Helios Health, a comprehensive fact-list of pregnancy complications.

  • Pregnancy Problems
    Welcome to Pregnancy Problems! Over 40 Articles about the complications of pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Problem Pregnancy
    Complications with pregnancy are not uncommon; most problems are relatively mild, but some carry significant health risk to the mother, child, or both.

  • Problems of Pregnancy
    The vast majority of pregnancies are uncomplicated and end with the birth of a normal, healthy baby. Even when complications do occur, early diagnosis and treatment will often prevent serious problems.

  • Rh Disease and Pregnancy
    Rh isoimunization is characterized by antibodies to the "Rh factor" in the mother's bloodstream. *This only happens if the mother is Rh NEGATIVE and has been exposed in the past to Rh POSITIVE blood, from a previous pregnancy with an Rh positive baby or from a blood transfusion with Rh positive blood.*

  • Sidelines
    Sidelines is a network of support groups across the country for women and their families experiencing complicated pregnancies. A pregnancy is termed "high risk" or "complicated" when the life or health of the mother or baby may be at risk.

  • The Process of Alloimmunization
    In more than 98% of cases, the red blood cell incompatibility involves the Rhesus or Rh D antigen so the disease is known as Rhesus disease or Rh disease.

  • Uterine, Placental and Cervical Complications
    Information about a number of common pregnancy complications.

  • Viruses that are Dangerous During Pregnancy
    Some viruses cause only minor illnesses in children or healthy adults. But they can be devastating to a fetus.

  • Warning signs of Problems in Pregnancy
    The majority of pregnanies are uneventful without any complications. Occasionally, however, you may experience problems that need to be addressed and which may require prompt attention. If you observe anything that concerns you, even if it's not


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