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Vedic concept of pregnancy

by Dr.Roy joseph,  MD (Prasuthithanthra & sthreeroga), Medical officer(Govt.)

Protect Your Pregnancy

Protect Your Pregnancy By Bonnie Campos, Jennifer Brown
Publisher: McGraw-Hill 2003 | 288 Pages | ISBN: 0071408746 | PDF | 10 MB

A wealth of information for expectant parents

Protect Your Pregnancy reassuringly leads expectant parents through steps to protect their unborn child during pregnancy, with a special focus on at-risk pregnancies. Written by a leading prenatal specialist working to reduce pre-term births and pregnancy complications, this invaluable guide provides parents with the information they need to safely give birth to a happy, healthy child. Here readers will find:

  • A time-tested approach that has been successful with more than 30,000 women
  • Detailed guidance on all of the important influences on the health of the unborn child
  • Guidelines on how to recognize signs and symptoms of pregnancy complications
  • Exploration of pre-existing and developing medical conditions that can lead to premature delivery
  • Navigating the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Advice on dealing with concerned family members

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Teenage Sex and Pregnancy

Mike A. Males – Teenage Sex and Pregnancy: Modern Myths, Unsexy Realities
Praeger | ISBN: 0313385610 | 2010-07-15 | PDF | 218 pages | 1.18 Mb

Teenage Sex and Pregnancy: Modern Myths, Unsexy Realities presents a unique view of its subject by analyzing the extensive myths and fears that surround discussion of teenage sex and pregnancy, including their relationship to popular culture, poverty, adult sexual behaviors, and anxieties toward the increasingly public roles of young women.

Award-winning author Mike Males argues that today’s discussions rely largely on falsehoods and the suppression of crucial realities. His work details a new view of popular culture as a largely beneficial feature of teens’ lives and presents a carefully documented analysis demolishing destructive myths about the “new girl.” Debunking popular arguments, he shows that the “teen sex” debate is mired in interest-group talking points that ignore difficult realities to advance politically attuned agendas. It’s time, he writes, to modernize the discussion, recognizing that teens act in ways consistent with their interests, with the sexual behaviors of adults, and with the school and job opportunities afforded them.

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From First Kicks to First Steps

Alan Greene, Alan Greene – From First Kicks to First Steps: Nurturing Your Baby’s Development from Pregnancy Through the First Year of Life
Publisher: McGraw-Hill | 2004-09-01 | ISBN: 0071427864 | PDF | 304 pages | 3.53 MB

Innovative ways parents can nurture their child’s development even before birth
Most expectant parents can’t wait to get to know the mysterious little person who will be arriving. Now parents can find out what’s really going on in there and start nurturing their baby’s development during pregnancy with the help of From First Kicks to First Steps.
Beautifully written by a pioneering pediatrician, this groundbreaking book focuses on the transition between pregnancy and the first year to help parents give their baby the very best start in life. Dr. Alan Greene answers such common parental concerns as:
Do babies dream before birth?
What can parents do during pregnancy to help their babies later in life?
Can babies become better sleepers even before they’re born?
Does taking fluoride help or hurt?
And much more!

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TORCH Syndrome

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TORCH Syndrome: Infection of a fetus by any of a group of infectious agents which have been transmitted from the mother through the placenta. The infections include toxoplasmosis, rubella, cytomegalovirus, herpes virus, hepatitis and syphilis. The severity and nature of symptoms is determined by the type of infection. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of TORCH Syndrome is available below.  Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia says .. The TORCH complex was originally considered to consist of four conditions,[2] with the “TO” referring to “Toxoplasma”. The four-term form is still used in many modern references,[3] and the capitalization “ToRCH” is sometimes used in these contexts.[4] Alternatively, the “O” is redefined as “other”,[5] and the acronym is spelled out as follows:

  1. TToxoplasmosis / Toxoplasma gondii
  2. O – Other infections (see below)
  3. RRubella
  4. CCytomegalovirus
  5. HHerpes simplex virus

The “other agents” included under O are Hepatitis B, Syphilis, Varicella-Zoster Virus, HIV, and Parvovirus B19.

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for TORCH Syndrome includes the 18 symptoms listed below: