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Year: 2018 | Month: June | Volume: 8 | Issue: 6 | Pages: 334-343

Health Ailments of Asian Women in Pregnancy

Dr. Debosree Ghosh1, Suvendu Ghosh2, Syed Benazir Firdaus1, Partha Sarathi Singha3

1Department of Physiology, 3Department of Chemistry,
Government General Degree College, Kharagpur II, P.O Madpur, Dist - Paschim Medinipur, Pin: 721149, West Bengal, India
2Department of Physiology, Hooghly Mohsin College, P.O. - Chinsurah, Dist. - Hooghly, Pin-712 101, West Bengal, India

Corresponding Author: Dr. Debosree Ghosh


Pregnancy may be defined as a condition when a female conceives the fertilized ovum in her uterus and it matures and develops with time to a full grown baby. The average length of human gestation is 280 days, or 40 weeks, from the first day of the woman's last menstrual period. [1] During this period of time, the developing embryo derives all its necessary nutrition and requirements from the mother’s body. And the woman’s body undergoes several consecutive sequential physiological changes to adapt to the new situation of the growing foetus inside her womb. Though most of those changes are reversible yet some changes the mother has to carry for the rest of her life.

Key words: Pregnancy, ovum, embryo, foetus, womb.

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