If your period is late, you might immediately think you are pregnant. But while pregnancy is certainly a common reason, this isn’t always the case. Amenorrhea is the medical term for a missed period or the absence of menstruation. Primary amenorrhea is when you are over the age of 15 and have not yet begun menstruation. Secondary amenorrhea is when you have been menstruating and suddenly stop.
Irregular periods – While many women follow a 28 day schedule, approximately one third of all women have irregular periods at some time in their reproductive lives. This means you may sometimes miss your period altogether or be late. Hormonal fluctuations are one reason for this, especially in young girls within the first few years of menstruating.
Weight Changes – Low body weight or excessively losing weight or losing weight quickly can cause you to miss your period. Obesity can also cause changes in your menstrual cycle.
Stress – High stress levels ...
____________ Resources Depression is difficult enough, but for pregnant women, it can present additional problems. Most antidepressant medications are classified to be FDA pregnancy category C or D. Category C means that animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women or that animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Category D means that studies, adequate well-controlled or observational, in pregnant women have demonstrated a risk to the fetus. However, the benefits of therapy may outweigh the potential risk. Neither of these are attractive to pregnant women; they're very worrisome. Things are no less worrisome and confusing after the baby is born. Nobody can really say whether it's safe for the baby to breast feed while the mother is taking antidepressants. Most antidepressants are labeled as "safety unknown" or "pro...
Toxemia; Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
The only way to cure preeclampsia is to deliver the baby.
If your baby is developed enough (usually 37 weeks or later), your doctor may want your baby to be delivered so the preeclampsia does not get worse. You may receive different treatments to help trigger labor, or you may need a c-section .
If your baby is not fully developed and you have mild preeclampsia, the disease can often be managed at home until your baby has a good chance of surviving after delivery. The doctor will probably recommend the following:
Getting bed rest at home, lying on your left side most or all of the time
Drinking extra glasses of water a day and eating less salt
Following-up with your doctor more often to make sure you and your baby are doing well
Taking medicines to lower your blood pressure (in some cases)
Immediately call your doctor if you gain more weight or have new sympto...
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