Eclampsia

Introduction Eclampsia is the occurrence of generalized convulsions, associated with signs of pre-eclampsia during pregnancy, labour, or within 7 days of delivery; not anticoagulation. It is referred to as atypical eclampsia if it occurs In the absence of high blood pressure After 7 days post-partum Its incidence is widely variable. Worldwide range is reported to … Read more

Cardiac Disease In Pregnancy

Introduction Cardiac disease in pregnancy is a rare but potentially serious clinical entity. It occurs in about 1% of all pregnancies. Incidence and prevalence of all heart disease varies from place to place. Rheumatic heart disease is more commonly found in less affluent societies while congenital heart disease now accounts for approximately 50% of cardiac … Read more

Cancer of the Cervix

Introduction Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix, the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. According to WHO, almost all cervical cancer cases (99%) are linked to infection with high-risk human papillomaviruses (HPV), an extremely common virus transmitted through sexual contact. In most … Read more

Anaemia In Pregnancy

Introduction Anemia is a condition in which blood has a lower than-normal amount of red blood cells or hemoglobin. Anemia in pregnancy is a decrease in the total red blood cells or hemoglobin in the blood during pregnancy. Anaemia is the most common complication of pregnancy in sub-Saharan Africa. It is a diminution below normal … Read more

Antenatal Care (Anc)

Introduction Antenatal Care (ANC) is the clinical assessment of mother and fetus, with the overall goal to obtain the best possible outcomes for both. ANC is an excellent example of preventive health care, as it deals mainly with normal individuals with an emphasis on the practice¬†of health promotion. Availability, accessibility and utilization of ANC remain … Read more

Abortion

Introduction Abortion is expulsion from the mother’s uterus of a growing and developing embryo or fetus prior to the stage of viability (about 20 weeks), with fetal weight less than 50 g. Abortion is one of the leading causes of maternal morbidity and mortality in most developing countries especially where it is illegal. It may … Read more