Feet swelling, or edema, is a common side effect of giving birth via C-section, and women can eliminate it by trying a couple of simple remedies, such as walking, elevating the legs and decreasing the intake of salt. Alternatively, a doctor can be consulted if the swelling continues.
A fetal anomaly, as defined by Dictionary.com, refers to any "deviation from the norm or average" in a fetus' structural development. WebMD uses the term "unusual ultrasound" to describe any ultrasound revealing fetal anomaly. The National Center for Biotechnology Information explains that the implications of any given fetal anomaly can vary from benign to serious and stresses that medical guidance is essential in evaluating each individual case.Full Answer >
When a woman is 2 centimeters dilated, it is considered early labor and can still take many hours to advance to active labor once contractions set in, according to Mayo Clinic. This phase of labor is unpredictable, taking up to 12 hours to advance to active labor for first-time mothers.Full Answer >
Twins can be born on different days, and it happens quite often. The phenomenon of one twin being born on one day and the other on the next day is generally the result of one child being born a few minutes before midnight with the sibling following minutes later — for instance, one baby is born at 11:58 p.m. and another is born at 12:01 a.m.Full Answer >
An artificial womb is a medical device in which fetuses are theoretically able to gestate. As of 2014, current research has only had success in keeping goat and mouse embryos and one human embryo alive for a matter of days inside a machine filled with amniotic fluid.Full Answer >