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oxytocin (Pitocin)

oxytocin (Pitocin)

What is oxytocin-injectable, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Oxytocin is a protein produced by the pituitary gland of mammals including man. Pitocin is a man-made version of oxytocin used for stimulating contraction of the uterus. Oxytocin works by increasing the concentration of calcium inside muscle cells that control contraction of the uterus. […]

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Flu Shots Don’t Cause Miscarriages: Study

Flu Shots Don’t Cause Miscarriages: Study

A flu shot cannot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry, researchers say. Latest Pregnancy News “This is a very definitive study for a recent, relevant time period of flu and should remove all doubts a woman might have about whether it is safe to be vaccinated during pregnancy,” said co-investigator Dr. Edward Belongia, director of […]

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What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?

What are the signs of pregnancy in week 2?

Doctors start calculating pregnancy from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period. For this reason, women are not actually pregnant in the first week of pregnancy, and they may not be pregnant during the second week either. Instead, in the first 2 weeks of pregnancy, the body is preparing for possible conception.Often, week […]

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How does sex drive change during pregnancy?

How does sex drive change during pregnancy?

Pregnancy can have a significant effect on a woman’s sex drive. Increases and decreases in libido are both normal, and arousal levels can change at different stages of pregnancy. Some women have higher levels of arousal and more intense orgasms during pregnancy, while other women notice the opposite. Although every woman’s experience is unique, there […]

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Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

Bleeding During Pregnancy (First Trimester)

What should you know about bleeding during pregnancy? What should you know about vaginal bleeding during pregnancy? Vaginal bleeding or spotting during the first trimester of pregnancy is relatively common. Some amount of light bleeding or spotting during pregnancy occurs in about 20% of pregnancies, and most of these women go on to have a […]