January 17, 2017

Does Acupuncture Increase Your Chance of Getting Pregnant?

Acupuncture therapy is a traditional Chinese treatment which has been known to treat a wide variety of conditions. Although there is little significant evidence or medical acceptance of this treatment, many people claim it has the ability to effectively treat pain [1]. In addition, numerous studies have been conducted in order to find the etiological importance of this treatment but it still remains unclear. However, it is interesting to see the associations and it gives patients an alternative technique to experiment with.

For instance, a review study analyzed acupuncture studies done in the past to make associations between having a baby through in vitro fertilization and getting acupuncture therapy before and after the treatment.

Cumulatively, it has been found that the findings were clinically and significantly relevant but still very preliminary. The study reviewed 1366 women in four western countries and these women received acupuncture therapy right before and after IVF embryo transfer. Among women who got acupuncture and IVF, the rates of getting pregnant were 65% higher and the rates of live births were nearly twice as high among women who got IVF with acupuncture [2]. As the interest in this form of therapy grows, more research into the applications for acupuncture will reveal the nuances of this option.

[1] How acupuncture can relieve pain and improve sleep, digestion and emotional well-being. UC San Diego: Center for Integrative Medicine. Retrieved from: http://cim.ucsd.edu/clinical-care/acupuncture.shtml

[2] Acupuncture for In Vitro Fertilization. WebMD. Retrieved from: http://www.webmd.com/infertility-and-reproduction/news/20080207/acupuncture-for-in-vitro-fertilization

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December 8, 2011

Postpartum Depression – A Gendered Condition No More

Filed under: Depression,pregnancy — Tags: , , , — robertprice @ 8:38 pm

Depression shows no prejudice – it affects all social classes and races. Knowing this, it is surprising that the media and medical professionals stereotype this mental illness as a female. A recent study confirms that as many as one-in-ten new fathers demonstrate signs of postpartum depression. Originally doctors stipulated that the postpartum depression condition was linked to hormonal changes during pregnancy; however, this new study indicates that men also experience postpartum depression, likely linked to negative environment changes, such as lack of sleep, changes in personal routine, and subsequent relationship issues. The lead researcher of the study stresses the need to treat depressed parents as soon as possible. If depressed parents are left untreated, there is the long-term risk of behavioral and psychiatric problems in said child. The child’s issues can later become a societal problem, as they may “act” out in the future.
While new father depression is just as much an issue as new mother depression, many men are less willing to seek help. Postpartum depression has always been characterized as a female issue, so men are less willing to admit that they are experiencing issues. The stigma against male postpartum depression must be eliminated! For more information about male postpartum depression, visit the following website: www.postpartummen.com

With this new awareness about postpartum depression in men, below find this detailed list on postpartum depression symptoms and treatments.

Postpartum Depression Symptoms:

  • Males tend to become more aggressive; women tend to be sad
  • Lack of interest in your baby or negative feelings towards your baby
  • Worrying about hurting your baby
  • Lack of concern for yourself
  • Loss of pleasure
  • Lack of energy and motivation
  • Feeling of worthlessness and guilt
  • Changes in appetite or weight
  • Sleeping more or less than usual
  • Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide

Postpartum Depression Treatment:

    So you are experiencing postpartum depression – now what? Whether male or female, there are some universally accepted self-treatment and medical treatment for postpartum depression.

Self Treatment:

  • Make sleep a priority. While attaining eight hours of sleep may seem impossible, you need to make sleep a priority. Enlist the help of family members while you take a nap.
  • Make your relationships priorities. When depressed, it is of the utmost importance to stay connected with friends and family, and lean on them for supporting. This means forming a united front with your significant other.
  • Make meals a priority. When you are depressed, nutrition often falls to the wayside. Good nutrition means will ensure you have more energy and better concentration to deal with your baby.
  • Ease back into exercise . Studies have shown that exercise is just as effective as antidepressants for treating depression, so it is important to get back on an exercise plan ASAP.

Medical Treatment

    If you have sunk into a deep depression, it is important to recognize this fact and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Many counselors specialize in postpartum depression treatment. Counseling , and antidepressants if necessary, have been proven to provide effective results towards combating postpartum depression.

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August 23, 2010

Prenatal Exposure to Pesticides = Higher Risk of ADHD

Filed under: pregnancy — Tags: , , — robertprice @ 9:25 pm

In a recent study it was found that pregnant women who are greatly exposed to pesticides will have children with a higher risk of developing ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition involving the nervous system and has symptoms such as inattention, restlessness, and impulsiveness.

Other symptoms of ADHD include: the inability to pay attention, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, forgetfulness, and mood swings. ADHD needs to be diagnosed by a doctor as it is often difficult to tell whether a child is just immature of his/her age, super active,  as well as many other situations.

According to the study that observed approximately 300 pregnant women, traces of ADHD were observed at the age of five for children whose mothers had been exposed to pesticides.

When pregnant women are exposed to pesticides it has an impact on the growing child’s nervous system. Pesticides damage the nervous system by disrupting neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters act as messengers in the brain as they pass information from one place to another within the nervous system.

The conclusion found was that women living close to agricultural areas were more susceptible to give birth to children with a high risk of ADHD. However, it also affects the common person. Everyone eats fruits and vegetables. Fruits and veggies are sprayed with pesticides when they are growing so that they do not get attacked by insects and other pests.

It is recommended that people take time to wash their fruits and vegetables properly before eating them. This has now become especially important for expecting mothers. Another alternative would be to eat organic foods instead.

Lastly, it is important to inform you that many other factors could have contributed to the results found in this study besides exposure to pesticides. This issue is still being studied.

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July 20, 2010

Woman Giving Birth to Two Babies Only One Week Apart

Filed under: pregnancy — Tags: , , , — robertprice @ 11:30 pm

Angie Cromar, a 34 year old woman living in Murray, Utah is pregnant with two children conceived one week apart. She gave the news to her husband who was utterly shocked and in disbelief as most people would be. The first question that pops to mind is, “How is this possible?”

Cromar has a rare condition called Uterus Didelphys which essentially means that she has two uteruses. This condition has been reported to occur in approximately 0.1%- 0.05% of women in the United States. However, rarer than the condition itself, is the situation Cromar is in- being pregnant in both uteruses at once. There is a one in five millionth chance of this happening and only about 100 cases like this have occurred in the world.

Cromar, mother of two, already knew about the rare condition she had before this particular pregnancy occurred.  Her condition had not played a role in her previous pregnancies as they had gone by normally.

Being a nurse, Angie Cromar, also understands the added risks that this rare condition will have on her pregnancy. Women with Uterus Didelphys are more likely to have a miscarriage or deliver prematurely.  So far, the children are healthy and no problems have occurred. It will be exciting to see how this turns out!

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June 8, 2010

13 Year Old Girl Self Aborts In Home

Filed under: pregnancy — Tags: , , , , , — robertprice @ 11:00 pm

The ever controversial abortion debate has once again been brought forth. A 13 year old girl from Pennsylvania used a pencil to perform a self-abortion. She became very sick during the procedure and delivered the child in her home.

To make matters much, much worse, she was apparently participating in a sexual relationship for one year with a man named Michael James Lisk, who happens to be 30. So far, it is believed that Lisk came to the young girl’s house after the abortion and buried the child in the woods. Police would later discover the body after the girl gave information about Lisk while being treated at the hospital.

What happened to this girl was horrible and I believe that Lisk should be made an example of. Preying on a child like that is completely unforgivable and wrong. He is obviously a very disturbed man and belongs behind bars.

However, while almost everyone can agree with putting Lisk in jail, the sides are divided on abortion laws. Should abortion be legal and how easy should it be for person to get an abortion. Pro-choice activists are arguing that if the girl was able to receive an abortion (Pennsylvania requires parental consent for abortions) then she could have avoided the near-death experience. However, I doubt either side will change their position on the continuing debate.

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