• Birth and Delivery

    Preterm Birth: Risk Factors and Symptoms

    A preterm birth, also referred to as a premature birth, refers to the birth of a baby before the 37th week of pregnancy. A pregnancy is considered full-term after 37 weeks. Babies born during a premature birth are known as preemies. Preemies often experience medical complications. While these complications vary from one preemie to another, […]

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  • Birth and Delivery

    What is an Obstetric Fistula?

    Obstetric Fistula An obstetric fistula is an abnormal hole that forms between a woman’s vagina and her bladder or rectum. The opening forms after prolonged obstructed labour in cases where a woman in labour does not get medical attention quickly. According to the Fistula Foundation, fistula causes the woman to suffer urine and faecal incontinence. […]

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