• Pediatrics

    Pediatrics is the branch of medicine that deals with the medical care of infants, children, and adolescents, and the age limit usually ranges from birth up to 18 years of age. A medical practitioner who specializes in this area is known as a pediatrician.

     
  • Pelvic floor

    The pelvic floor or pelvic diaphragm is composed of muscle fibers of the levator ani, the coccygeus muscle, and associated connective tissue which span the area underneath the pelvis. The pelvic diaphragm is a muscular […]

     
  • Pelvic floor exercises

    Pelvic floor exercise, also known as Kegel exercise, consists of repeatedly contracting and relaxing the muscles that form part of the pelvic floor, now sometimes colloquially referred to as the "Kegel muscles". The exercise needs to be performed multiple times each day, for several minutes at a time, for one to three months, to begin to have an effect. Exercises are usually done to reduce stress incontinence (especially after childbirth).

     
  • Perineum

    The term perineum refers to the anatomical region between the anus and genitals. It can refer to the surface area or the muscles and fascia below.

     
  • Phenylketonuria (PKU)

    Phenylketonuria (PKU) is an inherited genetic disorder that interferes with the metabolism of a specific amino acid. Those born with it are unable to process part of a protein called phenylalanine (Phe). All babies born in U.S. hospitals must have a screening test for PKU. This makes it easier to diagnose and treat the problem early. Many adults with PKU who were diagnosed through newborn screening and have been treated since birth have high educational achievement, successful careers, and fulfilling family lives.

     
  • Pitocin

    Pitocin is the synthetic form of oxytocin.

     
  • Placenta

    The placenta is the structure through which the fetus receives nourishment and oxygen during gestation.

     
  • Placenta previa

    Placenta previa is an obstetric complication in which the placenta is inserted partially or wholly in the lower uterine segment. It is a leading cause of antepartum haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding). It affects approximately 0.4-0.5% of all labors.

     
  • Polyhydramnios

    Polyhydramnios is an excessive amount of amniotic fluid.

     
  • Postpartum Period

    The term postpartum refers to the period beginning immediately after the birth of a child and extending for about six weeks. It is the time after birth, a time in which the mother's body, including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state.