What happens to a woman when she is pregnant

Pregnancy is that period of time in which a new life develops inside a woman’s body. As all mothers know, pregnancy is characterized by A LOT of changes in our body, both anatomical and physiological. Here is a (partial) list of changes which women experience during pregnancy. Plasma volume. It increases of about 1.5 LContinue reading “What happens to a woman when she is pregnant”

How hormones change our breath

What do hormones and breath have to do with each other? Apparently nothing, in reality A LOT! In two previous posts (1 and 2) I talked about mass spectrometry and in particular about PTR-MS. PTR-MS is a particular mass spectrometer which is able to measure volatile molecules (called VOCs). I use it for food analysis,Continue reading “How hormones change our breath”

Breastfeeding and mental health

Today I want to talk about a very delicate topic: breastfeeding. We all know that milk produced by women is the best nutritional choice for newborn. Just to give you an example, recently, on Nature Zeng and collaborators published a very interesting paper regarding maternal milk and enteric diseases. Babies in developing countries often sufferContinue reading “Breastfeeding and mental health”