Observant pharmacists can spot med-induced headache sufferers

Observant pharmacists are capable of spotting patients who may be suffering from medication-induced headache – often a result of self-medication with over-the-counter drugs.  Dr. Christopher Turner (B.Pharm. PhD) an associate professor of clinical pharmacy in the school of pharmacy at Memorial University in St. John’s sought help in identifying these patients from all the pharmacists in the Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland an area where about 250000 people live.  At a poster presentation here at the Congress of the International Headache Society Dr. Turner said the response was about what he expected – one-third of the pharmacists simply ignored his request another third considered it but didn’t participate and the rest were willing partners in the study. Continue reading →

Breast-Feeding Basics. Part 2

Call your baby’s doctor and a Lactation Consultant if these are not observed. Weight checks at the doctor’s office will verify weight gain. Continue reading →

Breast-Feeding Basics. Part 1

Use this as an easy reference while you and your baby are learning how to breast-feed.
* Offer the breast as soon as possible after delivery. The sooner and more often your baby nurses, the sooner your milk will come in. Continue reading →

About Ovarian Function

Hypothalamus sends hormones to pituitary gland!

The monthly menstrual cycle from the onset of menses at puberty ovulates the eggs that form in the ovarian follicles of the ovaries. There are actually two ovaries in women.

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Can High Blood Pressure Affect Your Baby

High blood pressure, or hypertension, has a lot of different names in pregnancy, depending on whether it is accompanied by protein in the urine of the pregnant woman and other factors. Your doctor may call it pre-eclampsia, pregnancy-induced hypertension or chronic hypertension with superimposed pre-eclampsia.

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Fertility-Awareness Method of Birth Control

The fertility-awareness method (FAM) is a more scientific version of the rhythm method. Women who rely on fertility awareness use a combination of thermometers, calendars, cervical mucus observation, and sometimes other tests to determine exactly when they are ovulating. Continue reading →

How Long Does It Take to Get Pregnant. Part 2

The textbook definition of infertility is the inability to conceive after one year of regular, unprotected intercourse. Problems can be caused by a variety of things. For example, sometimes the mature egg never makes it out of the fallopian tube and into the uterus because the tube is damaged or blocked with scar tissue from a previous infection. Continue reading →

How Long Does It Take to Get Pregnant. Part 1

Quite frankly, most women spend so much of their lives trying not to get pregnant, we’re often a little surprised when it takes some time to conceive a planned pregnancy.

Surprisingly, the average woman’s chance of getting pregnant within one menstrual cycle is only about 25 percent. Continue reading →

Pregnancy Test Addiction

August 23, 1992, was the day my husband and I decided to transform ourselves from a mere married couple into a Family. (Please notice the capital F. We were very serious.) We were so excited to begin building our Family, we started working on it that day.

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Prematurity and its Siblings

Multiple pregnancies are much more likely to result in premature deliveries than are singleton pregnancies. Infants born before 37 weeks are considered premature. Twins are often born between 34 and 38 weeks and triplets between 32 and 36 weeks.

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