Vol. 16 No 2 | Winter 2014
The pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia is incompletely understood, but is related to disturbances in placentation, resulting in generalised inflammation and progressive endothelial damage. Despite advancing knowledge, there is still controversy surrounding the diagnosis, screening, classification of severity and management of pre-eclampsia.
Before any discussion can be had about what is in the ‘drug cupboard’ for endometriosis, it is imperative that we know what and who we are dealing with.
Recurrent miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is an uncommon, but very distressing problem, for couples. Using the definition of three or more consecutive first-trimester pregnancy losses, without a live birth, it is generally estimated that between one and three per cent of women are affected.
There is significant morbidity and mortality associated with mental health disorders in pregnancy and the puerperal period. Antenatal anxiety occurs frequently, overlaps with depression and increases the likelihood of postnatal depression.