Track: Pathophysiology of Pregnancy

Gynecology congress 2023


The changes that come with pregnancy are normal physiological responses to the fetus's growth. Numerous factors cause these alterations; as the pregnancy progresses, hormonal changes, an increase in total blood volume, weight gain, and an increase in the size of the fetus are all factors. The pregnant woman is affected physiologically by each of these factors: Along with changes to the skin and breasts, the musculoskeletal, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, urinary, gastrointestinal, and immune systems are affected. Although there is variation worldwide and it is believed that the length of human pregnancies also vary naturally, the full gestation period is 39-40 weeks, and a preterm birth is considered to have occurred before 37 weeks.

•             Fertilization
•             Development of the embryo and foetus
•             Cognitive development
•             Growth rate and factors influencing development
•             Fetal monitoring
•             Labour pain
•             Vaginal birth