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  • Placenta Accreta
    Placenta accreta, as this eMedTV article explains, is a serious condition in which the placenta becomes too firmly attached to the walls of the uterus. In some cases, a hysterectomy is needed to fix the problem.
  • Placenta Previa
    Placenta previa is a condition characterized by the placenta partially or totally blocking the cervix. This eMedTV resource provides an in-depth look at this medical condition and explains the risk it poses for a safe vaginal delivery.
  • Placental Abruption
    Placental abruption occurs when the placenta becomes detached from the uterus too early. As this eMedTV segment explains, if this happens, cesarean delivery is usually recommended because of the serious risk posed to the mother and the baby.
  • Possible Changes to a Normal Labor and Delivery
    This interactive video explains possible changes that may occur during a normal labor and delivery.
  • Possible Changes to Normal Labor and Delivery (VBAC)
    This video clip describes changes in normal labor and delivery that may cause the need for assisted delivery.
  • Post-Term Pregnancy
    Post-term pregnancy, also known as prolonged pregnancy, is a pregnancy that progresses past the 42nd week. This eMedTV article explains that, while post-term pregnancy is not usually a cause for concern, your doctor may decide to induce labor.
  • Postpartum Bleeding
    Some postpartum bleeding is normal, and most of it occurs right after birth. This eMedTV resource talks about normal bleeding and postpartum hemorrhage (which can occur when the uterus fails to contract during and after delivery of the placenta).
  • Postpartum BTL - Presentation Summary
    This video explains what is involved in a postpartum tubal ligation.
  • Postpartum Deppression
    As this eMedTV page explains, if depression symptoms last longer than two weeks after giving birth, it may indicate postpartum depression. This page also lists possible symptoms. Postpartum deppression is a common misspelling of postpartum depression.
  • Postpartum Depression
    Many women will experience what is known as the "baby blues," but some will develop postpartum depression. This eMedTV segment deals with this more serious condition, including information on symptoms, treatment options, and more.
  • Postpartum Depression After C-Section
    Postpartum depression occurs in 10 to 15 out of every 100 women who have a cesarean delivery. This eMedTV resource discusses the symptoms of postpartum depression after c-section and why these symptoms can occur.
  • Postpartum Depression Causes
    As this eMedTV page explains, hormonal changes or lack of help after the baby is born are possible causes of postpartum depression. Women who have experienced this condition before (or have certain risk factors) are at risk for developing it again.
  • Postpartum Depression Symptoms
    As this eMedTV page explains, postpartum depression symptoms are more than just the "baby blues." Common signs and symptoms of postpartum depression include lack of interest in the baby, anxiety attacks, and thoughts of harming oneself or the baby.
  • Postpartum Depression Treatment
    As this eMedTV page explains, a plan to treat postpartum depression often uses medication and psychotherapy to help women overcome this condition. This page explains why women should continue with treatment for a time, even after they feel better.
  • Postpartum Depression vs. the Baby Blues
    It can sometimes be hard to tell the difference between postpartum depression and the "baby blues," so this eMedTV article talks about how they compare. In this segment, we give some common new-parent scenarios and explore what your reactions might mean.
  • Postpartum Preeclampsia Review
    This segment of the eMedTV Web site lists symptoms of postpartum preeclampsia and discusses treatment options. Symptoms may appear up to six weeks after the delivery of the baby and include high blood pressure and vision problems.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation
    Postpartum tubal ligation is a surgical procedure used to prevent pregnancy. As this eMedTV page explains, it is performed shortly after a woman gives birth. This page covers postpartum tubal ligation, including its risks, benefits, and alternatives.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation -- Minor Complications
    This interactive video discusses possible minor complications associated with this procedure.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Alternatives
    As this eMedTV segment explains, there are several postpartum tubal ligation alternatives, such as periodic abstinence, condoms, diaphragms, and other methods. However, these alternatives are not as effective as tubal ligation.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation and the Operating Room
    This eMedTV article explains that you may see anesthesia equipment, sterile instruments, and unfamiliar items in the operating room when having your postpartum tubal ligation. This page discusses postpartum tubal ligation and the operating room.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Anesthesia Options
    This video clip discusses the type of anesthesia you may be given and risks to consider.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Results
    In over 99 percent of cases, having a postpartum tubal ligation results in complete sterilization. This eMedTV selection explores the possible outcomes of the surgery, including an increased risk of ectopic pregnancy.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Abnormal Scar Formation
    This video explains why you may have abnormal scar formation after this procedure.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Allergic Reaction To Medication
    This video explains why allergic reactions to medicines occur and how likely they are.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Bleeding and Blood Vessel Damage
    This video explains what may happen if you have major bleeding and blood vessel damage with this procedure.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Blood Clots
    This video clip gives an overview of blood clots, including how they are treated.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Delayed Bowel Function, or Ileus
    This video file explains how, why, and when an ileus (delayed bowel function) may occur.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Final Thoughts
    This video clip discusses the likelihood of complications occurring with your procedure.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Infection
    This interactive video discusses possible infections that may occur due to this procedure.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Intestine or Bowel Damage
    This interactive video describes possible bowel damage that may occur with this procedure.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Need for Major Abdominal Surgery
    This video discusses the possibility that major abdominal surgery may need to be considered.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Nerve Damage
    This video explains how nerve damage can occur during your procedure.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Organ Damage
    This video explains possible organ damage that can occur during any abdominal surgery.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Risks -- Risks As a Diabetic
    This video clip explains that your risk of complications is higher if you are a diabetic.
  • Postpartum Tubal Ligation Surgery
    As this eMedTV page explains, a postpartum tubal ligation lasts between 15 and 45 minutes and results in the blocking of the fallopian tubes, thus preventing pregnancy. This page tells you what to expect during your postpartum tubal ligation surgery.
  • Pre-eclampsia
    Preeclampsia is a condition that occurs during pregnancy and causes decreased blood flow. This eMedTV segment discusses the risks associated with this condition and how it is typically treated. Pre-eclampsia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
  • Pre-natal Care
    As this eMedTV page explains, prenatal care is important to help treat or prevent any problems that may occur during your pregnancy. This page also includes a link to more detailed information. Pre-natal care is a common misspelling of prenatal care.
  • Pre-natal Vitamins
    Prenatal vitamins provide important vitamins and minerals for women who are pregnant. This eMedTV page discusses other uses of prenatal vitamins and also describes possible side effects. Pre-natal vitamins is a common misspelling of prenatal vitamins.
  • Preaclamsia
    As this portion of the eMedTV archives explains, preeclampsia is a narrowing of the blood vessels in pregnant women that can result in fetal complications like premature birth and stillbirth. Preaclamsia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
  • PreCare
    PreCare Premium and PreCare Chewables are prenatal vitamins that are available by prescription only. This eMedTV page offers an overview of these products, including information on the benefits of taking prenatal vitamins and general dosing tips.
  • PreCare and Breastfeeding
    Women who are breastfeeding (as well as their infants) can benefit from the nutrients in PreCare. This eMedTV page offers more information on the benefits of taking PreCare and breastfeeding, and explains why PreCare can be helpful during this time.
  • PreCare Dosage
    The recommended PreCare dosage is one tablet once a day. This selection from the eMedTV Web site offers general PreCare dosing guidelines, including some suggestions for when and how to take the prenatal vitamins.
  • PreCare Drug Interactions
    Thyroid medications, certain antibiotics, and bisphosphonates may potentially interact with PreCare. This eMedTV resource describes how you can avoid possible PreCare drug interactions (which can prevent medicines from being absorbed into the body).
  • PreCare Overdose
    Taking too much PreCare may cause iron poisoning, which could lead to seizures, vomiting, or a coma. This eMedTV article lists other possible signs of a PreCare overdose and describes the treatment options that are available in case of overdose.
  • PreCare Prenatal Vitamins
    As this eMedTV page explains, PreCare prenatal vitamins are no longer being manufactured. This article urges readers to talk their healthcare provider about a suitable alternative to PreCare and includes a link to more detailed information.
  • PreCare Side Effects
    Side effects of PreCare may include constipation, nausea, and fatigue. This eMedTV page lists other PreCare side effects (including those that may need prompt medical care) and covers why it is difficult to tell if the side effects are due to PreCare.
  • PreCare Uses
    This eMedTV article explains that PreCare products are specifically designed for supplementing certain vitamins and minerals that may be lacking in a pregnant woman's diet. This page covers other PreCare uses, such as for women who are breastfeeding.
  • PreCare Warnings and Precautions
    PreCare products contain folic acid, which can mask certain types of anemia. This eMedTV resource discusses other important PreCare warnings and precautions, and explains what to talk to your healthcare provider about before taking PreCare.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Clomiphene
    You should not take clomiphene if you are or may be pregnant. This eMedTV page lists other women who should not take the medicine and offers more precautions and warnings with clomiphene, including potential side effects to look out for.
  • Preclampcia
    Preeclampsia occurs during pregnancy and is the leading cause of maternal and fetal death in America. This eMedTV Web article takes a further look at preeclampsia, including symptoms and treatment. Preclampcia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
  • Preclampsia
    As this eMedTV page explains, preeclampsia is a dangerous condition that affects some pregnant women and can cause fetal complications like stillbirths, premature births, and low birth weight. Preclampsia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
  • Preclampsia Symptoms
    Preeclampsia symptoms can include high blood pressure, vision problems, and headaches. This eMedTV page talks about the close monitoring you may require if you have these symptoms. Preclampsia symptoms is a common variation of preeclampsia symptoms.
  • Preclamsia
    Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition unique to pregnancy. This eMedTV page covers preeclampsia causes and symptoms, as well as fetal complications that can result from it (such as stillbirths). Preclamsia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
  • Preconception
    Preconception, the time during which you plan for pregnancy, involves making changes to diet and lifestyle. This eMedTV article discusses several measures you can take, such as taking folic acid and getting enough sleep.
  • Preeclampsia
    Pregnant women with preeclampsia can experience decreased blood flow to vital organs. This page of the eMedTV Web site examines this dangerous condition in detail, and describes possible causes, symptoms, and treatment options.
  • Preeclampsia After Delivery
    As this eMedTV article explains, symptoms of preeclampsia after delivery (such as headaches and vision problems) may begin up to six weeks after birth. This eMedTV resource discusses other aspects of preeclampsia after delivery in detail.
  • Preeclampsia Diagnosis
    There is no single test a doctor can use to predict or diagnose preeclampsia. However, as this page on the eMedTV site explains, certain blood and urine tests can be useful when making a preeclampsia diagnosis.
  • Preeclampsia Info
    If you are looking for info on preeclampsia, this eMedTV page is a great place to start. It tells you what you need to know about this dangerous pregnancy-related condition, including symptoms, treatment, and risk factors.
  • Preeclampsia Prevention
    Currently, there are no proven ways to prevent preeclampsia. However, as this eMedTV page explains, regular prenatal care usually detects it early so that treatment can be started. This article also covers research on preeclampsia and insulin resistance.
  • Preeclampsia Symptoms
    This eMedTV resource explains how possible preeclampsia symptoms, such as swelling of the hands and face and high blood pressure, can be caused by other conditions as well. Other symptoms of this condition can include abnormal weight gain and headaches.
  • Preeclampsia Treatment
    This page of the eMedTV archives describes various early- and late-term preeclampsia treatment options, such as bed rest and a diet with no added salt. These preeclampsia treatment methods are considered when delivery of the fetus is not an option.
  • Preeclamsia
    Preeclampsia is the leading cause of maternal and fetal death in the United States. This eMedTV Web page defines preeclampsia and covers the condition's symptoms and risk factors. Preeclamsia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
  • Preeklampsia
    As this eMedTV page explains, preeclampsia occurs during pregnancy and causes decreased blood flow to vital organs in the body. This page also lists possible symptoms and describes how it is treated. Preeklampsia is a common misspelling of preeclampsia.
  • PreferaOB
    PreferaOB is prescribed to supplement nutrients in women who are pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive. This eMedTV Web page addresses important aspects of this vitamin, including the various products available, how to take it, side effects, and more.
  • PreferaOB and Breastfeeding
    It is generally considered safe and often recommended for women to take PreferaOB while breastfeeding. This eMedTV page explains why it can be beneficial for a nursing baby to receive the vitamins and minerals that PreveraOB passes through breast milk.
  • PreferaOB Dosage
    Try to take PreferaOB at the same time every day. This part of the eMedTV Web site contains PreferaOB dosing guidelines for the various forms of this product. This also includes some helpful advice on how to take this vitamin to minimize side effects.
  • PreferaOB Drug Interactions
    PreferaOB contains certain vitamins and minerals that may interfere with the effectiveness of certain drugs. This eMedTV segment lists interactions that may occur with PreferaOB, explains what may happen, and covers how to reduce your risk.
  • PreferaOB Overdose
    If you have taken too much PreferaOB, seek immediate medical treatment to minimize serious problems. This eMedTV Web selection describes some of the possible overdose effects and explains how a healthcare provider may treat these symptoms.
  • PreferaOB Side Effects
    Taking PreferaOB may cause side effects such as fatigue, vomiting, or a fishy aftertaste. This eMedTV Web page gives more information on why extensive research has not been done on this vitamin. A list of potentially serious problems is also included.
  • PreferaOB Uses
    If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding, you may consider using PreferaOB. This eMedTV resource presents an outline of the various products available for this vitamin, as well as details on the important nutritional benefits they offer.
  • PreferaOB Vitamin Information
    Your doctor needs up-to-date information on your medical problems before you can take PreferaOB vitamins. This eMedTV resource contains an overview of this prescription vitamin, with details on the products available and the beneficial effects.
  • PreferaOB Warnings and Precautions
    If you have certain allergies or problems with anemia, PreferaOB may not be the best vitamin for you. This eMedTV page lists other safety precautions for using PreferaOB, including warnings for women with a bleeding disorder or those using certain drugs.
  • Pregnancy After Postpartum Tubal Ligation
    After having a tubal ligation, some women may wish to become pregnant. This eMedTV Web page addresses the possibility of pregnancy after postpartum tubal ligation and describes the reversal procedure called tubal reanastomosis.
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