archive-au.com » AU » H » HUGGIES.COM.AU

Total: 457

Choose link from "Titles, links and description words view":

Or switch to "Titles and links view".
  • Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD) | Signs and Treatment - Huggies
    the condition It can pay to invest some time and thought into focusing on particular areas which are causing problems What are the Symptoms of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction A sharp and sometimes overwhelming pain in the region at the front of the pubic area Stabbing shooting or a burning type of pain which can also be felt into the hip bones the back the perineum and the backs of the legs A waddling walking gait Knee pain which may extend down to the ankles and the feet This is generally a result of alignment problems further up in the pelvis When lifting one leg in front of the other or when standing on one leg e g when climbing stairs getting out of bed or twisting the pain can be felt more acutely Often the pain is worse at night when lying on the back Turning over in bed and lifting the legs to get out of bed can exacerbate the pain A grating clicking or grinding noise may be heard or even felt in the region of the pubic bone Difficulty walking especially after standing still for a period of time Some women experience urinary incontinence What Increases the Risk of Getting Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Gaining an excessive amount of weight during pregnancy Having a multiple pregnancy or a very large baby Gestational diabetes can add to gestational weight gain and increase birth weight Having an elevated basal metabolic rate BMI Repeated jarring type exercises strenuous activity poor posture and previous injury all increase the likelihood of developing this condition The position or lie of the baby can play a contributing role The quality of an individual woman s connective tissue also affects the stability of her pelvis Previous trauma or fracture to the pelvis What causes Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction The pelvic bones are generally kept stable and well supported by the ligaments which surround them During pregnancy hormones are released which are designed to relax the joints and help to facilitate an easier birth However these hormones can also make the pelvic joint unstable which leads to pain and discomfort The specific area affected in SPD is the narrowest point of the bones in the pelvic girdle which lies directly in front of the bladder The symphysis pubis is the region at the front of your pelvis which is normally covered by pubic hair Another contributing factor is the changes in weight distribution which create stress on the pelvis the spine and all the structures which support them How is it Diagnosed Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction is diagnosed through taking a thorough medical history Ultrasounds may help in the diagnosis as well It is not advisable for pregnant women to have X Rays unless absolutely warranted What is the Management of Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction Treatment is generally based around limiting movement which exacerbates the condition Avoiding any movement which aggravates SPD can be difficult especially when there are older children to care for Adjusting work and sleeping areas can

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/symphysis-pubis-dysfunction (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive


  • Anaemia in Pregnancy | Signs and Treatment - Huggies
    and replenishing these highly specialised cells every 120 days Because they are responsible for carrying oxygen to all the cells of the body two of the first signs of iron deficiency anaemia are breathlessness and tiredness Many women have low iron levels early in their pregnancy because of blood loss through their monthly periods In fact iron deficiency is common among young women who may not even be aware they have it especially those who experience very heavy periods Though during pregnancy when there is a span of amenorrhoea no periods iron stores have a chance to replenish How Anaemia Occurs It is far easier to prevent anaemia from occurring in the first place than to treat it once it has been diagnosed Even when dietary intake is sufficient pregnant women can still become anaemic This is why it is important to have every pregnancy monitored by a midwife GP or obstetrician Because of the demands of the growing baby a mother s haemoglobin level can drop incidentally An overall increase in a mother s circulating blood volume means the haemoglobin level can become diluted from its normal level A poor dietary intake of iron Very restrictive diets elimination diets or low kilojoule intake can all lead to anaemia related issues Mothers who were underweight at the start of their pregnancy or who have experienced severe morning sickness are more at risk Through blood loss where there is a decrease in overall blood volume as well as haemoglobin levels Threatened miscarriage ante partum haemorrhage or other bleeding can all contribute During a multiple pregnancy e g with twins triplets quadruplets or more the risks of becoming anaemic are higher In women who have had a previous miscarriage pregnancies in close succession and insufficient time for their iron stores to replenish following an earlier pregnancy before they conceive again Chronic illness where there is already a compromise to normal blood levels and functioning Signs and Symptoms of Anaemia Paleness and looking washed out Feeling weak and not having as much strength as usual Feeling unusually tired fatiguing easily and not having the same degree of stamina and energy levels as usual Feeling irritable easily exasperated and just not as tolerant Feeling run down and being more prone to catching infectious illnesses Easily becoming breathless such as being unable to climb a flight of stairs or go for a brisk walk without needing to pause and catch your breath Fainting and feeling light headed Headaches are not uncommon in women who are anaemic When the mucosa of the inner lower eyelid appears pale with little redness When there is a normal level of haemoglobin the mucousa appears red pink In extreme cases of anaemia some women are compelled to eat non edible food stuffs such as clay sand dirt or chalk This is because their body is craving iron when in fact these substances interfere with normal iron absorption and contribute to the problem Treatment for Anaemia Iron supplements in the form

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/anaemia (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Chickenpox in Pregnancy | Symptoms and Treatment - Huggies
    forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Chickenpox and Pregnancy Catching chickenpox at any age is a nuisance but this blistering virus can cause serious complications when you are pregnant As a rule if you ve had chickenpox its medical name is varicella in the past the chances of you catching it again are extremely slim Luckily nature seems to think that suffering chickenpox once is enough for 90 of the Australian population anyway After having chickenpox for the first time your body develops antibodies to the virus which generally make you immune to re infection even when you re pregnant Effects of chickenpox while pregnant If you are in the 10 of Australian people that are prone to catching chickenpox a second time odds are that you will still fully recover from chickenpox If you are pregnant it s also more than likely that your unborn baby will be unaffected However chickenpox can be more severe if you catch it while pregnant Unfortunately makes you more susceptible to developing something more dangerous like pneumonia Catching chickenpox can also pose a risk to your unborn baby If you contract the virus during the first 20 weeks of your pregnancy there is a slight risk that your unborn baby could develop a very rare disorder called foetal varicella syndrome This syndrome can cause complications including Scarring Eye sight defects Underdeveloped arms and legs Mild to severe brain damage Premature birth If you have caught chickenpox at any time during your pregnancy contact your doctor

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/chickenpox (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Intrahepatic Cholestasis Of Pregnancy - Huggies
    who experience Cholestasis it can really impact on the pleasure and comfort of their pregnancy What Causes Cholestasis Bile salts normally flow from the gallbladder where they are stored in readiness to be expelled into the digestive tract During pregnancy high levels of hormones interrupt this process so that the bile salts then build up in the liver and spill over into the bloodstream Instead of being directed to the gut they then become deposited under the skin Intense skin itching is the predominant sign of this condition Risk factors of Developing Cholestasis More common in women who have a history of liver disease Women who have a medical history of developing gall stones Multiple pregnancies In women who have a family history of their mother or sisters having Cholestasis Being of Swedish or Chilean descent Women from these countries are at a higher risk Having a history of itchy skin pruritis when taking the oral contraceptive pill Symptoms of Cholestasis Skin itching which can become very severe particularly during the third trimester or during late pregnancy This generally occurs from around the 28 week onwards and is not associated with a rash The itch can also spread to the limb extremities e g the arms and legs and also affect the trunk Itching can be more intense on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet Dark coloured urine due to the excretion of bile salts Mood swings feeling down and depressed especially if driven to distraction by itching Insomnia and changes in sleep patterns Feeling exhausted and never well rested lack of concentration and becoming almost preoccupied by getting more sleep A change to the colour of the bowel motions so they begin to appear pale This is due to the undigested fat which is being excreted in the mother s stools a condition known as steatorrhoea Feelings of nausea and gut unrest Discomfort in the upper right region of the abdomen How is Cholestasis Diagnosed Blood tests determine the level of bile in the blood stream and how the liver is functioning If the liver function tests are abnormal and the level of bile is higher than within a normal range then this combined with a thorough physical and medical history help to inform the diagnosis Treatment of Cholestasis Treatment depends on the extent of the Cholestasis and how each individual mother is tolerating her symptoms If the itching is extreme and causing problems with sleeping then treatment may be considered If the itching is bearable and not impacting on maternal comfort too much then a wait and watch approach is generally warranted The other fact to consider is that treatment is designed to prevent pregnancy complications Potentially Cholestasis can be lethal to an unborn baby which is why monitoring it is so important Mothers with Cholestasis can be reassured that their symptoms usually resolve within a few days after delivery Knowing this and staying upbeat helps many women to maintain a positive attitude

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/cholestasis (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Diarrhea in Early Pregnancy | Causes and Treatment - Huggies
    ours There are specific Forum Terms and Conditions that apply to you when you use the forum content submitted to the forum or the site must not be inappropriate offensive illegal or infringing or for commercial gain other than in the Promote Your Business forum the site forum and all content is provided on an as is basis without any warranties of any kind and to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Diarrhea In Early Pregnancy When it comes to talking about bowel movements during pregnancy and we do talk about them a lot constipation seems to come up more than diarrhoea But did you know that during early pregnancy diarrhoea can be a very common symptom From sudden changes in your diet to hormones diarrhoea can hit you for a number of reasons Medically diarrhoea is defined as having three or more loose or watery bowel movements in a 24 hour period If this describes your situation your main concern should be your hydration levels Causes of diarrhoea in early pregnancy While constipation a more common pregnancy symptom can be caused by changes in your hormones diarrhoea is more likely to be caused by an external influence These can include Altering your diet The effects of a new pre natal vitamin Food poisoning A contagious stomach virus or bug On discovering that you are pregnant you might alter your diet to include more nutritional foods liquids and supplements These changes can initially upset your stomach and cause diarrhoea Diarrhoea might even be caused by a pre natal vitamin that you have started taking Let your midwife or doctor know if you think this is the case and they may be able to recommend a different brand that is gentler on your stomach and bowel movements A

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/diarrhea (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • DVT in Pregnancy | Submit Deep Vein Thrombosis - Huggies
    changes makes this more of a complex process than in the non pregnant state During pregnancy there are also changes to the clotting tendencies of the blood protecting a pregnant mother from developing uncontrolled uterine bleeding Although this means her blood is more efficient at clotting it also increases the risks of DVT The compounds in the blood which normally keep anticoagulant ability at a healthy level also decrease This combination of factors means that pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to developing DVT Although pregnancy increases risk the odds of having a DVT are still fairly slight Less than one in every 1000 pregnant mothers will have issues with one Risk Factors in Pregnancy Increasing the Likelihood of DVT Being overweight or obese Smoking cigarettes Being sedentary sitting for long hours or being immobile Bed rest for premature labour or threatened labour can be a risk factor If the legs are not being used to help pump the blood back up towards the heart then pooling of blood in the lower limbs occurs Having generalised problems with blood circulation Having an operation during pregnancy or a caesarean section delivery Having a history of DVT previously Having a clotting disorder of the blood or a genetic abnormality in the blood clotting mechanisms of the body Severe varicose veins of the legs or vulva Having gestational diabetes Being dehydrated which results in inadequate circulating blood volume Having pre eclampsia or generalised problems with blood pressure Having a pregnancy which complicated by other conditions or infection Women over the age of 35 years are more at risk of developing DVT during their pregnancy Why does it Happen in the Legs Because they are so far away from the heart The muscles and veins of the legs need to work effectively and frequently to help return blood back up to the trunk and into the heart where it can be loaded up with oxygen again Sometimes the clot starts in the lower leg but extends up into the large veins in the groin and the pelvis It s not until then that it is detected Signs and Symptoms of Deep Vein Thrombosis Symptoms vary between individuals though they can include any or all of the following The classic sign of DVT is an inability to put the heel to the ground because of acute pain Swelling of the ankles which is more than the usual This is particularly worrying if in the morning after elevating the legs and feet all night they are still swollen A localised redness in the leg particularly in or around the calf muscles Sometimes there is a skin colour change to a faint blue red appearance A feeling of increased warmth or heat in an area of the leg or calf muscle Diagnosis is made by the clinical signs as well as a special ultrasound of the affected leg The blood flow is measured into out of an around the suspected clot and compared with normal levels What are

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/dvt (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • Eclampsia Information | Risks & Symptoms - Huggies
    disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time Eclampsia in Pregnancy Eclampsia is a serious condition which can occur in mothers when preeclampsia becomes uncontrolled or does not resolve In the developed world this is a condition which is rarely seen as most cases of escalating preeclampsia are detected before they get to this point However it is still estimated that around 1 in every 2 000 3 000 pregnant women will become eclamptic Eclampsia is very rare before the 20th week of pregnancy with most cases occurring between weeks 20 31 Eclampsia is classified as an obstetric emergency where the well being of a mother and her baby are potentially compromised It can also be life threatening so immediate access to an obstetric hospital and specialist medical care is a priority Signs of Eclampsia Elevated blood pressure Coma or seizures these are the defining signs of eclampsia Fitting and convulsions which are occurring when there is no pre existing diagnosis of having a brain condition such as with epilepsy Kidney failure Signs of foetal distress where the baby s heart beat reduces from a normal rate Low platelet count The mother experiencing severe agitation and restlessness Having muscular aches and pains It is possible for some mothers to develop signs of eclampsia without having all the symptoms of preeclampsia first Other than an elevated blood pressure there may be no indications beforehand which cause concern Even after the baby is delivered some women will have post partum seizures and require close observation and medication to stop them fitting What Happens in Eclampsia In cases of eclampsia the mother s blood vessels go into spasm and are unable to transport oxygen and nutrients to her own body and to her baby Vital organs such as her liver kidneys and brain are compromised with a reduction in their normal blood flow and are unable to function effectively Fitting is common because the brain is starved of oxygen Risk Factors for Developing Eclampsia More common in very young pregnant women and those over the age of 35 years Eclampsia is more common in women who are having their first pregnancy Primigravidas Women who live in lower socio economic areas where there are other risk factors such as poor nutrition and compromised access to health care This may also be because early detection of preeclampsia is not as easily achieved Genes are thought

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/eclampsia (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive

  • High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy - Huggies
    to the extent permitted by law we will not be liable for any indirect incidental special and or consequential damages including but not limited to loss of profits arising out of your access to or inability to access the site or your use of or reliance upon the site or the content we may suspend your membership if you do not comply with the Site Terms and Conditions and we may restrict your access to the site at any time without notice We respect your right to privacy and will comply with the National Privacy Principles in respect of the collection use disclosure and handling of your personal information Any personal data you transmit to the site by electronic mail via the forum or otherwise will be retained and used by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy displayed on this site By becoming a member you are taken to consent to this policy Close Opt in to receive Huggies emails By joining Huggies you agree to receive regular email newsletters with information and articles relevant to your baby including exclusive Club member competitions and special discount offers and that from time to time we may invite you to take part in our research You can unsubscribe at any time High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Having an elevated blood pressure BP during pregnancy is not uncommon The amount of blood the heart needs to pump to all the organs increases steadily until the stage of around 20 weeks when it is pumping approximately seven litres every minute If the heart pumps too rapidly palpitations can be felt as each contraction of the heart is not as forceful or coordinated as it needs to be The combination of extra blood volume and more efficient pumping action by the heart means that the blood pressure should actually be affected more than it is However during pregnancy protective factors in the blood vessels make them more dilated and elastic This means that in most women problems with high blood pressure do not occur Their body compensates for all the extra blood flow and they manage just fine Progesterone the relaxing hormone of pregnancy helps to support changes in the blood vessels Although most of its effects are beneficial not all are The other side to the progesterone story is that haemorrhoids and varicose veins are common These are the unwanted side effect of having more dilated blood vessels and for many women can become a nagging and constant reminder that pregnancy is not always the wonderful time of their lives they d hoped it would be What is High Blood Pressure Anyway High blood pressure or hypertension occurs when the pressure of the blood is too high as it is being pumped along the arteries With each beat of the heart the left ventricle one of the four major chambers contracts and pushes oxygen laden blood out via the aorta If the pressure of the blood as it is pumped out is too

    Original URL path: https://m.huggies.com.au/pregnancy/complications/high-blood-pressure (2016-05-02)
    Open archived version from archive



  •