Here is an overview of what a fascinating natural drama unfolds during pregnancy. During the initial 15 days of menstruation, the uterus lining thickens.
This growth in what is known as the endometrium is due to the rise in the estrogen levels. This thickening of the uterus lining is very crucial to provide a grooming ground to the fertilized egg.
frequent menstruation, menstruation after miscarriage
The main organ that acts as the pivot of pregnancy insofar as the women are concerned is the ovary. They are two in numbers and are shaped like grapes.
These little organs are located on both sides of the uterus within the abdomen. These ovaries are the sacs wherein are ensconced hundreds of thousands of eggs.
A mature egg is called an ovum. Each time there is a rise in the hormone, the follicles in the ovaries get stimulated and they cause an egg to mature. When this happens for the first time in a girl’s life, it is called puberty.
The egg gets released in the middle part of the menstrual phase. This happens due to the sudden rise in the (luteinizing) hormone. Now the egg attains the ovum stage.
The egg releasing process is called ovulation. The ovum starts its crucial journey through any of the fallopian tubes. The destination is the uterus. And if at this time the egg is lucky enough to get fertilized by an equally lucky sperm, pregnancy takes place.
Don’t Sit Up Straight, It’s Bad For Your Back
It seems that sitting up straight, something many of us are taught from a very early age, is not good for your back, say researchers from Scotland and Canada.
They found that sitting up straight strains your back unnecessarily. Ideally, you should lean slightly back, at an angle of about 135 degrees, they say. [click link for full article]
The Rheumatologist To Be Launched By American College Of Rheumatology And Wiley
Global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today announced an agreement to launch The Rheumatologist, a new controlled-circulation newsmagazine that will provide breaking news and information to rheumatology and rheumatologist health professionals in a unique and visually compelling format.