Essays Tagged: "during pregnancy"

Treatments of Alcoholism

billionin mortality and reduced productivity;*Fetal alcohol syndrome, caused by a woman's drinking during pregnancy, afflicts five thousandinfants a year; it costs about $1.4 billionannually to treat ...

(7 pages) 166 0 4.3 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

Fetal Alchol Syndrome

led the hangover that lasts a lifetime. The only cause of fetal alcohol syndrome is women who drink during pregnancy. This affects the development of the fetus causing physical malformations and centr ... age of pregnancy the mother is in when she drinks causes different characteristics of FAS. Drinking during the first trimester of pregnancy affects the craniofacial development, the period in which th ...

(6 pages) 245 5 3.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Alexander Technique and Pregnancy.

is shifted as the baby grows larger; her body is called upon to work harder than it ever has before during delivery, and caring for a rapidly growing child all pose many risks to a woman's body.The Al ... e body in a mechanically advantageous way.The average woman gains twenty-five to thirty-five pounds during pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman's uterus shifts and her pelvis and other bones expand to ...

(4 pages) 52 0 2.6 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in Native Culture.

dition: a group of physical and mental birth defects caused by a woman drinking alcoholic beverages during pregnancy. It was not until 1973, only some thirty years ago, that Dr. Jones and Dr. Smith co ... he past three decades. The Old Testament warned women of the use of alcohol prior to intercourse or during pregnancy, the laws of Ancient Sparta prohibited bridal couples from drinking on their weddin ...

(6 pages) 89 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome its symtoms and treatment.

ed birthdefects are having on our society. These birth defects are caused by maternal useof alcohol during pregnancy which are irreversible, yet preventable. According toThe National Organization on F ... ven to a group of physical and mental birth defects that are the directresult of a woman's drinking during pregnancy." It impacts the family, educationsystem, health system and social services in gene ...

(5 pages) 156 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Single People Should Be Allowed to Adopt

such as sterility, chronicillnesses or obesity. Many women are cautious of getting pregnant because duringpregnancy many problems could occur. These problems could put their livesand the lives of the ...

(3 pages) 57 2 3.4 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: The Vital Choice

(wine, beer, or liquor) is the most common preventable cause of birth defects. Women drink alcohol during pregnancy, they risks giving birth to a child who will pay the price in mental and physical d ... l, developmental, and functional abnormalities in a child resulting from a woman's drinking alcohol during pregnancy. Characteristics of children with FAS include:Low birth weightSmall head circumfere ...

(4 pages) 93 0 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health


l delay and other abnormal features(Allara). The absence of the thyroid gland functioning correctly during pregnancy, can result in one of several problems or defects that do occur to the newborn. Thi ... e newborn. This genetic disorder has often been linked to deficiency of iodine in the mother's diet during pregnancy(Boyages).Cretinism, is most commonly caused by untreated hypothyrodism dating from ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.4 Jan/2005

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Abortions: Pro-life vs. Pro-choice.

y controversial because there is no consensus in law when life (i.e. human personhood) begins. When during pregnancy does a new human life exist with full civil rights-including the most important rig ... rtality of abortion. Some believe: only very early abortions are morally acceptable. Only abortions during the first trimester are ok. Abortion before the fetus becomes viable is ok. A woman should be ...

(3 pages) 75 0 3.8 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Effects of Stress and Non-Stress During Pregnancy: The Relation Between Birth Weights

Chronic stress during pregnancy may lead to premature births, negative health and behavioral problems for the child ... ho weighed less. These results show that there is a steady trend in the relationship between stress during pregnancy and the overall health of the baby. This experiment was conducted from an independe ... this study, ninety-nine women were surveyed who had experienced more stress than the average person during their pregnancy and others who had not, in addition to their babies' birth weights being reco ...

(6 pages) 53 0 4.5 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Cervical Cancer

ication for the vagina, producing mucus to help with sperm movement, holding the baby in the uterus during pregnancy. and in some women may be important in the enjoyment of sex.Most women won't show a ... joyment of sex.Most women won't show any serious symptoms of cervical cancer, but abnormal bleeding during or after sex, and during the menstrual cycle may be a sign of cervical cancer. Cervical cance ...

(3 pages) 31 0 3.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases


During a pregnancy there are many choices to be made and smoking should not be one of them. Smoking ... Miscarriage or stillborn.The risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome triples if the mother has smoked during pregnancy. "It is estimated that twenty-five percent of expectant mothers in the U.S. smoke t ... t of preterm deliveries and five percent of all perinatal could be prevented by eliminating smoking during pregnancy."Not only can smoking cause considerable damage to the unborn baby, but it could af ...

(1 pages) 723 1 0.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Hypothesis Testing Paper

many questions about how your body is changing and the symptoms you are experiencing. Doctor visits during the first trimester are a good time to address questions. Prenatal care is the care you get w ... r baby.All mothers-to-be benefit from prenatal care. Women who see a health care provider regularly during pregnancy have healthier babies, are less likely to deliver prematurely, and are less likely ...

(1 pages) 140 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine


ating have themselves proven fatal. And just last month, researchers found that women who took MDMA during pregnancy had a birth-defect rate five times higher than normal. What's worse, years of carel ...

(4 pages) 627 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays


han any other group in the United States. FAS is the direct result of a woman's drinking of alcohol during pregnancy. It should be no surprise that in the United States the group with the highest rate ... mage occurs has not been proven, nor has ever been an amount of alcohol proven safe for consumption during pregnancy. Alcohol is more harmful to the fetus than to the mother due to the unborn baby's s ...

(4 pages) 38 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues


The female hormone estrogen seems to increase their growth. Fibroids may increase in size or appear during pregnancy because levels of estrogen are increased. Because estrogen levels fall during menop ... levels of estrogen are increased. Because estrogen levels fall during menopause, fibroids stabilize during this time. Fibroids are diagnosed 2-3 times more frequently in black women than in white wome ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Cocaine And Pregnancyâ€"Time To Look At The Evidence

lives of many, is known as Cocaine. What are the relationships between maternal cocaine and the use during pregnancy? What are the possible outcomes of the child? How does it affect us? ...

(2 pages) 438 0 1.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

hol Syndrome (FAS) is a series of mental and physical deficiencies that results from women drinking during pregnancy (National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome). Is FAS a preventable problem? FA ... ohol Syndrome). Is FAS a preventable problem? FAS is 100% preventable, if the mother does not drink during pregnancy. Even small amounts of alcohol can lead to FAS, because no amount of alcohol has be ...

(3 pages) 24 0 5.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues