May 13, 2010
Posted in Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy Care

Important Health Tests for Pregnant Women and Moms – Part II

Important Health Tests for Pregnant Women and Moms – Part II
Pap Smear Test This is a swab testing for detecting pre-malignant and malignant cervical alterations, HPV (human papillomavirus) – a prevalent sexually communicated viral form. Particular HPV strains when not checked could eventually cause cervical cancer over periods of time. Why it is necessary: Often either one of the couple could have contracted the virus before and would not become apparent during a Pap smear for several years. In case Pap smear test outcome is irregular then an HPV test would be advised or biopsy on the dubious cervical regions for checking pre-malignant cells would be done. In case a woman gets  [...]

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May 11, 2010
Posted in Post Pregnancy, Pregnancy Care

Important Health Tests for Pregnant Women and Moms – Part I

Important Health Tests for Pregnant Women and Moms – Part I
Peridontal Examination It is a regular cleanup and inspection of the gums by dentist vital for maintaining optimal disease-free gums and teeth health. This exam helps in measuring the link in-between gums, teeth and inflamed gums. Why it is necessary: Pregnant women having gum disease are at a 7 times greater risk of preterm delivery.  There is additionally a likelihood of either pregnant women or those on the Pill being more susceptible to gum disease due to the hormonal changes which could be causal to increased gum inflammation. Although two visits annually are adequate, yet several pregnant women might need to visit  [...]

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