Category: Maternal & Child Health Nursing

Hormones in Reproduction

Hormones in Reproduction

Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone (GnRH) Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone is produced by the hypothalamus. The target organ of GnRH is the anterior pituitary gland (APG). In females, GnRH stimulates the release of stimulating hormone...

Cold Stress in Newborns

Cold Stress in Newborns

Overview Thermoregulation is an essential aspect of neonatal care. Newborns that are least able to tolerate hypothermia include the preterm, growth restricted infant and those with asphyxia or respiratory difficulties....

Implantation Process

Implantation Process

Definition Implantation is the penetration of the growing structure to the uterine endothelium.  It occurs approximately 8 to 10 days after fertilization. Sequential Events in Implantation Immediately after fertilization, the...

Signs of Pregnancy

Signs of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Confirmation Women note changes in their bodies that make them aware that they are pregnant when pregnancy occurs. Every pregnant women wish to confirm a pregnancy as soon as...

hemophilia

Hemophilia Symptoms and Treatment

Usually an inherited, congenitalbleeding disorder characterized by lack of blood clotting factors, especially factors VIII and IX An X-linked disorder primarily affecting males; females act as carriers Occurs in 1 in 5000 males No racial...

Impetigo

Impetigo

Definition Impetigo is a superficial infection of the skin. It is an infectious disease transmitted only by direct contact from the affected person. This bacterial skin infection is also known...