Obstétrique

Vaginal mycosis

Vulvo-vaginal infection caused by a fungus (most often Candida albicans), which is physiologically present in the vagina.

An imbalance in the vaginal flora (as a result of taking antibiotics for example) or a change in vaginal pH can result in the local proliferation of the fungus.

The symptoms are intense itching and granular white discharge.

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Headaches

I have a headache, what should I do?

Headaches should not be accompanied by other symptoms, such as sudden increase in edema (swelling), "floaters" in front of the eyes, ringing in the ears, nausea, vomiting, irritability and/or pain in the upper part of the stomach.

If you experience several of these symptoms, consult your physician quickly as this could indicate a pregnancy related-disease: pre-eclampsia.

Practical advice if you are only experiencing a headache:

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Sore throats

I have the flu (common cold, sore throat, cough, etc.) without fever; what should I do?

The common cold is not dangerous for your baby. You can consult your family physician.

Practical advice:

  • Drink lots of fluids (water, herbal tea)
  • For example, for coughs: thyme tea with honey and lemon
  • For example, for colds: inhalation, seawater spray

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Mastitis

Mastitis is inflammation of the mammary glands or breast tissues.

These are the signs of mastitis:

  • sensitivity in a specific area of the breast
  • hot, red area on the breast
  • general feeling of being unwell
  • symptoms similar to those of the flu
  • fever

Treatment:

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Infectious/childhood diseases

Rubella/measles: In general you will have been vaccinated in childhood against this disease. Serological tests are performed by your physician in early pregnancy. If you are not immune (negative) your physician will be informed and a vaccination will be performed after giving birth.

Chicken pox : In general you will have been vaccinated in childhood against this disease. Make sure that serological tests are performed by your physician in early pregnancy.

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Back pain

I have back pain, what should I do?

The increased volume and weight of the uterus causes a curvature leading to dorsal and lumbar pain. If this becomes too significant, talk to your physician who will prescribe physiotherapy or osteopathy sessions.

Practical advice:

  • Do not carry excessively heavy loads
  • Balance loads in both arms
  • Do not remain standing unnecessarily
  • Make correct movements with good posture
  • Swimming

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Leukorrhea

Flow of whitish substance (white discharge) from the vagina. This discharge is made up of epithelial cells caused by the exfoliation of the walls of the vagina.

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Abortion

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