Obstetrics

Facility 
Obstétrique

Electrocardiogram

Electrocardiography (ECG) is a graphical representation of the electrical activity of the heart.

 To perform this examination, care providers place electrodes on your chest, connected to a device.

This examination is painless.

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Ultrasound

An ultrasound scan is an imaging technique that uses ultrasound. It is used routinely in medicine and helps to verify that everything is well with your baby and its environment, using a vaginal or abdominal probe. 
This examination is completely painless for you and your baby.

During pregnancy, it is recommended that a total of three ultrasound scans should be performed:

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Urinary pain

If you experience a burning sensation when urinating and/or a frequent urge to urinate it is imperative to attend a consultation. 

The appearance of urinary infections is common during pregnancy.

During the examination, a urine test will be performed to detect urinary tract infection and you may be administered an antibiotic treatment.

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Abdominal pain

Acidity, burning or heartburn, acid reflux, etc.

However they are referred to, abdominal pain is common during pregnancy.

Benign in itself, it can be truly debilitating in everyday life and can spoil your pregnancy.

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Nipples

Should I wash my nipples before each feeding?

It is not necessary to wash your nipples before breastfeeding; however, it is very important to wash your hands before each feeding. Hand hygiene, one shower per day is enough for breasts. After feeding, spread a drop of milk on the nipples.

 

Do I need to prepare my nipples during pregnancy?

No preparation of the nipples is recommended

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Constipation

Constipation is a term used most often to refer to the slowing of intestinal transit (less than 3 bowel movements per week), associated with a decrease in the number of stools passed, a somewhat hard consistency, and difficulty passing the stools.

Some tips to reduce constipation:

  • Keep well hydrated (1.5 to 2 liters a day, preferably water)
  • Move, walk
  • Eat fiber (green salad, fruit, vegetables, cereals, etc.)

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Bleeding after childbirth

I am still bleeding after delivery and I have a stomach pain; is this normal?

Vaginal discharge or "lochia" is normal after childbirth; it gradually becomes less bloody, becoming pink, then yellow and white and ceases between the 2nd and 6th postpartum week.

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