Orge Cute Feet (swollen feet)

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I got starting to feel that my feet getting bigger and it almost look like a pair of ogre’s feet when im in my 28-week of pregnancy. It felt like stretching the whole skin until leave me with no space to bend or wiggle my toes and it does hurt most of the time.

I’ve took a picture of both of my feet to kept it memory in my website and will show it to my future son/daughter about what i’ve been through to get him/her in this world. Below is the blurry picture of my feet whereas to show how huge my feet are getting.

But before the swollen got worst, I was danga bay walking with my husband doing some sight seeing at night (as you can the picture below with a Rooster also known as a cockerel, cock or chanticleer, is a male chicken. The female is called a hen. Immature male chickens less than one year old are called cockerels.

… ahakz… its my mistake then for not resting at home and elevate my feet by putting pillow underneath it.

:::: picture of my swollen feet ::::

:::: picture at Danga Bay at STREETMALL ::::

30 Jul

Pictures that will tell it all

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02 May

My 3rd Nephew

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Oooo.. gosh, Im getting older after having to be called Aunty for the next 2 to 3 years until Fahim and Fazara got their tongue to say that word… And another one nephew just born yesterday on the 22nd of April 2011 (Friday). Thanks to Allah / god that everything was okay and the baby was fine.

My younger sister named MAZDIANA who is the mother of a handsome boy named MOHD QAYS ADAM, have very caring husband and dad named MOHD HAFIDZ that always stay in the ward to accompany and took care all the needs that require for both of them.

The baby was 3.33kg when it was delivered and her mom had to overcome painful of labor by having epidural inserted into her backbone. Well she told it was also painful when all the wire and the big needle jabbed her rear body, but afterwards she cant feel a thing. But for unknown reason, her contraction become into bad condition however the cervix had only open 1 cm for the duration of 8 hours.

So the doctor have to get the baby delivered within that time, and he decided to do a C-section for her. What a pity after having to suffer with the pain, finally she have to be operated rather than to have normal delivery.

Whatever it is, both of them are fine and below are some pictures during my visit to the Prince Court Medical Centre at Ampang, KL, Malaysia.

:::Son vs Mom:::

:::The handsome baby – MOHD QAYS ADAM:::

23 Apr

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE VS PREGNANCY

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What Is High Blood Pressure?
Blood pressure is the amount of force exerted by the blood against the walls of the arteries. A person’s blood pressure is considered high when the readings are greater than 140 mm Hg systolic (the top number in the blood pressure reading) or 90 mm Hg diastolic (the bottom number). In general, high blood pressure, or hypertension, contributes to the development of coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease.

What Are the Effects of High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy?
Although many pregnant women with high blood pressure have healthy babies without serious problems, high blood pressure can be dangerous for both the mother and the fetus. Women with pre-existing, or chronic, high blood pressure are more likely to have certain complications during pregnancy tha those with normal blood pressure. However, some women develop high blood pressure while they are pregnant (often called gestational hypertension).

The effects of high blood pressure range from mild to severe. High blood pressure can harm the mother’s kidneys and other organs, and it can cause low birth weight and early delivery. In the most serious cases, the mother develops preeclampsia – or “toxemia of pregnancy”–which can threaten the lives of both the mother and the fetus.

What Is Preeclampsia?
Preeclampsia is a condition that typically starts after the 20th week of pregnancy and is related to increased blood pressure and protein in the mother’s urine (as a result of kidney problems). Preeclampsia affects the placenta, and it can affect the mother’s kidney, liver, and brain. When preeclampsia causes seizures, the condition is known as eclampsia–the second leading cause of maternal death in the U.S. Preeclampsia is also a leading cause of fetal complications, which include low birth weight, premature birth, and stillbirth.

There is no proven way to prevent preeclampsia. Most women who develop signs of preeclampsia, however, are closely monitored to lessen or avoid related problems. The only way to “cure” preeclampsia is to deliver the baby.

How Common Are High Blood Pressure and Preeclampsia in Pregnancy?
High blood pressure problems occur in 6 percent to 8 percent of all pregnancies in the U.S., about 70 percent of which are first-time pregnancies. In 1998, more than 146,320 cases of preeclampsia alone were diagnosed.

Although the proportion of pregnancies with gestational hypertension and eclampsia has remained about the same in the U.S. over the past decade, the rate of preeclampsia has increased by nearly one-third. This increase is due in part to a rise in the numbers of older mothers and of multiple births, where preeclampsia occurs more frequently. For example, in 1998 birth rates among women ages 30 to 44 and the number of births to women ages 45 and older were at the highest levels in 3 decades, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Furthermore, between 1980 and 1998, rates of twin births increased about 50 percent overall and 1,000 percent among women ages 45 to 49; rates of triplet and other higher-order multiple births jumped more than 400 percent overall, and 1,000 percent among women in their 40s.

Who Is More Likely to Develop Preeclampsia?
Women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure before becoming pregnant).
Women who developed high blood pressure or preeclampsia during a previous pregnancy, especially if these conditions occurred early in the pregnancy.
Women who are obese prior to pregnancy.
Pregnant women under the age of 20 or over the age of 40.
Women who are pregnant with more than one baby.
Women with diabetes, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or scleroderma.
How Is Preeclampsia Detected?
Unfortunately, there is no single test to predict or diagnose preeclampsia. Key signs are increased blood pressure and protein in the urine (proteinuria). Other symptoms that seem to occur with preeclampsia include persistent headaches, blurred vision or sensitivity to light, and abdominal pain.

All of these sensations can be caused by other disorders; they can also occur in healthy pregnancies. Regular visits with your doctor help him or her to track your blood pressure and level of protein in your urine, to order and analyze blood tests that detect signs of preeclampsia, and to monitor fetal development more closely.

How Can Women with High Blood Pressure Prevent Problems During Pregnancy?
If you are thinking about having a baby and you have high blood pressure, talk first to your doctor or nurse. Taking steps to control your blood pressure before and during pregnancy – and getting regular prenatal care – go a long way toward ensuring your well-being and your baby’s health.

Before becoming pregnant:

Be sure your blood pressure is under control. Lifestyle changes such as limiting your salt intake, participating in regular physical activity, and losing weight if you are overweight can be helpful.
Discuss with your doctor how hypertension might affect you and your baby during pregnancy, and what you can do to prevent or lessen problems.
If you take medicines for your blood pressure, ask your doctor whether you should change the amount you take or stop taking them during pregnancy. Experts currently recommend avoiding angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and Angiotensin II (AII) receptor antagonists during pregnancy; other blood pressure medications may be OK for you to use. Do not, however, stop or change your medicines unless your doctor tells you to do so.
While you are pregnant:

Obtain regular prenatal medical care.
Avoid alcohol and tobacco.
Talk to your doctor about any over-the-counter medications you are taking or are thinking about taking.
Does Hypertension or Preeclampsia During Pregnancy Cause Long-Term Heart and Blood Vessel Problems?
The effects of high blood pressure during pregnancy vary depending on the disorder and other factors. According to the National High Blood Pressure Education Program (NHBPEP), preeclampsia does not in general increase a woman’s risk for developing chronic hypertension or other heart-related problems. The NHBPEP also reports that in women with normal blood pressure who develop preeclampsia after the 20th week of their first pregnancy, short-term complications–including increased blood pressure–usually go away within about 6 weeks after delivery.

Some women, however, may be more likely to develop high blood pressure or other heart disease later in life. More research is needed to determine the long-term health effects of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy and to develop better methods for identifying, diagnosing, and treating women at risk for these conditions.

Even though high blood pressure and related disorders during pregnancy can be serious, most women with high blood pressure and those who develop preeclampsia have successful pregnancies. Obtaining early and regular prenatal care is the most important thing you can do for you and your baby.

06 Apr

Bleeding During Pregnancy Causes

Category: Ramblings

Last week I’d been declared as 6-week pregnant by the Doctor from KPJ Kajang after the ultrasound test. The reason that I’ve came across to check whether I’m pregnant or not was that I’d frequently fatigue and always getting cold and influenza.
My mood swing easily and would always have the sense of being a mother. Well, the signs showed me enough after my husband and I bought a set of Pregnancy test to reveal the truth from all the confusion. It turn out to be positive and I’m looking forward to be a “Great Mom” after this :P. Wink2x

However, the next after the checkup at KPJ Kajang; I noticed that I’m bleeding but not a severe one. I tend to get panic and my husband rush myself to the the same hospital we went yesterday. The Doctor had came and diagnosed the problem therefore he had made a conclusion that I might suffering from “Threatened Miscarriage” and need to be warded in order for him to monitor closely the actual problem of the bleeding.

I’ve eager to know and search for “Threatened Miscarriage”. Below is the sample of article that quite useful to me and husband for future preparation.

Enjoy the normal delivery baby video.. a bit censored but its worth to watch… :

Sources from www.emedicinehealth.com

Bleeding During Pregnancy Causes

First trimester bleeding

Vaginal bleeding in the first trimester of pregnancy can be caused by several different factors. Bleeding affects 20-30% of all pregnancies. Up to 50% of those who bleed may go on to have a miscarriage (lose the baby). Of even more concern, however, is that about 3% of all pregnancies are ectopic in location (the fetus is not inside the uterus). An ectopic pregnancy may be life threatening to the mother. All bleeding associated with early pregnancy should prompt a call to your health care provider for immediate evaluation.

Implantation bleeding: There can be a small amount of spotting associated with the normal implantation of the embryo into the uterine wall, called implantation bleeding. This is usually very minimal, but frequently occurs on or about the same day as your period was due. This can be very confusing if you mistake it for simply a mild period and don’t realize you are pregnant. This is a normal part of pregnancy and no cause for concern.

Threatened miscarriage: You may be told you have a threatened miscarriage if you are having some bleeding or cramping. The fetus is definitely still inside the uterus (based usually on an exam using ultrasound), but the outcome of your pregnancy is still in question. This may occur if you have an infection, such as a urinary tract infection, get dehydrated, use some drugs or medications, are involved in physical trauma, if the developing fetus is abnormal in some way, or for no apparent reason at all. Other than these reasons, threatened miscarriages are generally not caused by things you do, such as heavy lifting or having sex, or by emotional stress.
Completed miscarriage: You may have a completed miscarriage (also called a spontaneous abortion) if your bleeding and cramping have slowed down and the uterus appears to be empty based on ultrasound evaluation. This means you have lost the pregnancy. The causes of this are the same as those for a threatened miscarriage. This is the most common cause of first trimester bleeding.

Incomplete miscarriage: You may have an incomplete miscarriage (or a miscarriage in progress) if the pelvic exam shows your cervix is open and you are still passing blood, clots, or tissue. The cervix should not remain open for very long. If it does, it indicates the miscarriage is not completed. This may occur if the uterus begins to clamp down before all the tissue has passed, or if there is infection.
Blighted ovum: You may have a blighted ovum (also called embryonic failure). An ultrasound would show evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy, but the embryo has failed to develop as it should in the proper location. This may occur if the fetus were abnormal in some way and not generally due to anything you did or didn’t do.

Intrauterine fetal demise: You may have an intrauterine fetal demise (also called IUFD, missed abortion, or embryonic demise) if the developing baby dies inside the uterus. This diagnosis would be based on ultrasound results and can occur at any time during pregnancy. This may occur for any of the same reasons a threatened miscarriage occurs during the early stages of pregnancy. It is very uncommon for this to occur during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. If it does, the causes also include separation of the placenta from the uterine wall (called placental abruption) or because the placenta didn’t get sufficient blood flow.

Ectopic pregnancy: You may have an ectopic pregnancy (also called tubal pregnancy). This would be based on your medical history and ultrasound, and in some cases laboratory results. Bleeding from an ectopic pregnancy is the most dangerous cause of first trimester bleeding. An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus, most often in the fallopian tube. As the fertilized egg grows, it can rupture the fallopian tube and cause life-threatening bleeding. Symptoms are often variable and may include pain, bleeding, or lightheadedness. Most ectopic pregnancies will cause pain before the tenth week of pregnancy. The fetus is not going to develop and will die because of lack of supply of nutrients. This condition occurs in about 3% of all pregnancies.

There are risk factors for ectopic pregnancy. These include a history of prior ectopic pregnancy, history of pelvic inflammatory disease, history of fallopian tube surgery or ligation, history of infertility for more than 2 years, having an IUD (birth control device placed in the uterus) in place, smoking, or frequent (daily) douching. Only about 50% of women who have an ectopic pregnancy have any risk factors, however.
Molar pregnancy: You may have a molar pregnancy (technically called gestational trophoblastic disease). Your ultrasound results may show the developing fetus is not actually a baby but is abnormal tissue. This is actually a type of cancer that occurs as a result of the hormones of pregnancy and is usually not life-threatening to you. However, in rare cases the abnormal tissue is cancerous. It can invade the uterine wall and spread throughout the body. The cause of this is generally unknown.

Postcoital bleeding is vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse. It may be normal during pregnancy.

Bleeding may also be caused by reasons unrelated to pregnancy. For example, trauma or tears to the vaginal wall may bleed, and some infections may cause bleeding.

Late-pregnancy bleeding
The most common cause of late-pregnancy bleeding is problems with the placenta. Some bleeding can also be due to an abnormal cervix or vagina.

Placenta previa: The placenta, which is a structure that connects the baby to the wall of your womb, can partially or completely cover the opening of your womb. When you bleed because of this, it is called placenta previa. Late in pregnancy as the opening of your womb, called the cervix, thins and dilates (widens) in preparation for labor, some blood vessels of the placenta stretch and rupture. This causes about 20% of third-trimester bleeding and happens in about 1 in 200 pregnancies. Risk factors for placenta previa include these conditions:

Multiple pregnancies
Prior placenta previa
Prior Cesarean delivery

Placental abruption: This condition occurs when a normal placenta separates from the wall of the womb (uterus) prematurely and blood collects between the placenta and the uterus. Such separation occurs in 1 in 200 of all pregnancies. The cause is unknown. Risk factors for placental abruption include these conditions:
High blood pressure (140/90 or greater)
Trauma (usually a car accident or maternal battering)
Cocaine use
Tobacco use
Abruption in prior pregnancies (you have a 10% risk it will happen again)
Uterine rupture: This is an abnormal splitting open of the uterus, causing the baby to be partially or completely expelled into the abdomen. Uterine rupture is rare but very dangerous for both mother and baby. About 40% of women who have uterine rupture had prior surgery of their uterus, including Cesarean delivery. The rupture may occur before or during labor or at the time of delivery. Other risk factors for uterine rupture are these conditions:

More than 4 pregnancies
Trauma
Excessive use of oxytocin (Pitocin), a medicine that helps strengthen contractions
A baby in any position other than head down
Having the baby’s shoulder get caught on the pubic bone during labor
Certain types of forceps deliveries

Fetal vessel rupture: This condition occurs in about 1 of every 1,000 pregnancies. The baby’s blood vessels from the umbilical cord may attach to the membranes instead of the placenta. The baby’s blood vessels pass over the entrance to the birth canal. This is called vasa previa and occurs in 1 in 5,000 pregnancies.

Less common causes of late-pregnancy bleeding include injuries or lesions of the cervix and vagina, including polyps, cancer, and varicose veins. Inherited bleeding problems, such as hemophilia, are very rare, occurring in 1 in 10,000 women. If you have one of these conditions, such as von Willebrand disease, tell your doctor.

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26 Jun