Everything You Need to Know Premature Birth

0 31 October 2019
Everything You Need to Know Premature Birth

Premature birth of children had been the causing of grief to the millions of parents worldwide for centuries now. Fortunately today we are in a position to take proper care of a premature child which is not exactly the case a few decades back. Today’s premature birth treatments can help you provide proper health care to ensure the proper development of the child. It is quite common for parents to have questions regarding premature births. So here are few frequently asked questions that can help you know about the premature birth: What is premature birth? While 40 weeks is the normal duration of a full-term pregnancy, if a baby is born before the 37th week of the pregnancy then the baby is considered as a premature baby and the birth is called premature birth in medical terminology. Is premature birth common? Premature births are very common in the early days when medical and preventive care are not as developed as they are now. Even today on an average one in every ten babies is born before 37-38 weeks of pregnancy. What caused premature birth? Premature birth can be caused by various risk factors. Though not all of the causes of premature birth are completely discovered, the following are the causes that account for more than 60% of premature births:

0 4 April 2019
How to Get a Better Sleep During Pregnancy

Sleep deprivation is the most common complaint reported by men as soon as the baby arrives in their lives. Ever wondered why most of the sleep deprivation complaints are from men? Well, that is because a woman is already habituated with sleep problems during their pregnancy. In fact according to a 2017 study concluded that almost 80% of the women face sleep problems during their pregnancy, especially during the final trimester. Why do sleep problems occur in women during pregnancy? Frequent urination during the first trimester can disrupt your sleep and then add the anxiety of newbie mother to the mix, a woman in first-trimester is bound to experience moderate sleep disruptions. With the baby slightly moving up, night urination becomes less frequent and things do become better in the second trimester. However, growing belly in the third trimester puts pressure on the bladder resulting in an increase in the frequency of urination and also adds to the discomfort during the sleep. With the addition of other problems like cramps, heartburn, back pain, and stress, the third trimester becomes the most difficult period for pregnant women. Almost every woman go through the sleep problems above, but here are a few simple tips that can help them minimize the sleep disturbances and have a good sleep in between: Limit napping: The first tr

0 25 March 2019
How to get Rid of Insomnia at Early Pregnancy

A new mom-to-be will be excited and worried at the same time. She will be excited thinking of welcoming a bundle of joy to her house while she may be anxious on the labor process and taking care of baby thereafter. Some pregnant women experience insomnia due to their inner worries during the first trimester of pregnancy. Understanding insomnia Insomnia means difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep or both. Women may experience insomnia in all stages of pregnancy but it may be more common in first and third trimesters of pregnancy. You may feel miserable if you have insomnia but the good thing is that it’s not at all harmful for the baby. Factors which cause insomnia during pregnancy There may be many reasons for you to stay awake during the wee hours of the day. It may include:

  • Need to urinate frequently
  • Back pain
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Leg cramps
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Leg cramps

Managing Insomnia

  • Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise can have a great impact on your sleep. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water and avoid caffeine intake from late afternoon
  • Eat to sleep: Eat healthy food for dinner. Eat slowly

0 18 March 2019
Cool Ways to Announce your Pregnancy

Going to be a mother? Congratulations! You may be excited in finding out that you are going to be a mother and embrace the process of pregnancy followed by motherhood as you welcome a newest addition to your family! It’s even exciting to share the news with your partner but even more exciting would be announcing it to the world. Let’s take a look at few cool ideas to announce to the world that you are expecting. #1 New Pair of “Genes” Let the world know that you are getting a new pair of “genes”. For fun, you can also add in which season, your new pair of “Genes” will arrive. For eg: Baby Clara: Spring/summer collection 2019 #2 Announce the next generation Let the world know that you are ready to welcome the next generation with a bang! Just like new generation smart phones are launched, convey this idea using actual smart phones and a toy phone #3 Guard Dog Duty If you have a pet, you can convey it through him. Announce that he will be doing a guard dog duty starting the baby due month. You can write it somewhere near to your pet and place it next to him #4 Movie poster This is one of the coolest ideas to announce it to your family. Create a movie poster by adding your and spouse’s name on it along with the “release date”. This is a cute and creative idea at the same time #5 Mug s

0 9 March 2019
The Best Parts of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the best phases in a woman’s life. Along with the bad stuff like morning sickness, weight gain etc, there are certain good things which a mother-to-be enjoys during her phase of pregnancy. Let’s find out what they are.

  • Feeling baby move: The whole idea of life growing inside you itself makes you feel good. When the baby starts moving inside, it signifies the connection between the mother and the baby. So when you feel your baby moving, that can make you feel happy
  • People are nicer: People are nicer to you nice they see that you are pregnant. They help you out in lifting heavy stuff, hold doors for you and even smiles at you which can make your day better
  • Baby hiccups: A pregnant woman can understand when the baby gets hiccups. Here will be movement in every ten seconds or so. Some may enjoy this feeling as the baby movement reminds you of your motherhood and the unborn child whom you love a lot
  • Whole second trimester : This can be one of the best phases in your entire pregnancy as you don’t feel like throwing up or sick, your belly is not that big, you can sleep well and even eat t

0 4 October 2018
Premature Contractions in Pregnancy

What are Symptoms and Treatment of Premature Contractions in Pregnancy? A normal pregnancy last about 40 weeks, but sometimes labor may begin earlier, before 37th week of pregnancy. This happens because uterine contractions cause the cervix to open up earlier than normal. In such the case the baby is born premature and may be at health risks. However, by knowing the symptoms of and by avoiding some of the risk factors, such a condition may be avoided. A contraction is when the muscles of your uterus contract and as a result your abdomen hardens, as the contraction goes away your uterus becomes soft. Warning signs and symptoms of premature contractions:

  • More than 5 uterine contractions in an hour.
  • Watery fluid leaking from your vagina.
  • Menstrual-like cramps in the lower abdomen.
  • Backache felt below the waistline that may come and go or be constant.
  • Pelvic pressure that feels like your baby is pushing down.
  • Abdominal cramps may occur with or without diarrhea.
  • Increase or change in vaginal discharge

If you suffer from 1 or more of these symptoms, Contact Your Doctor. While you wait for the hel

0 3 May 2018
Healthy Pregnancy in Your 40s – Know It

If you are one of those contemplating for bearing a child at the age of 40, there can be words for encouragement provided you are aware of some of the basic facts that relate to pre natal and post natal issues. Here are some facts that you need to know before you conceive.

  1. Consultation with your gynecologist is important because there are certain immunization which should be done that include vaccination. Alternative medications should be consumed instead of those which may be harmful during pregnancy. It is advisable to wait for a month after immunization before conceiving.
  2. Exercises are recommended during pregnancy that include aerobics and exercises for increasing flexibility and resistance. Even light weight lifting is also recommended, besides swimming, yoga, stationary biking and walking.
  3. A healthy diet is essential for pregnant women as important it is to stay away from intake of caffeine, smoking, alcohol and other drugs which may be harmful.
  4. If you are taking fertility drugs to increase the chances of conceiving, there is a possibility of having twins or even triplets.
  5. Chances of abnormalities in birth can be reduced by carrying out certain tests like the NIPT (Cell Free

0 6 March 2018
What are the Symptoms of Dehydration During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for the parents as they start making plans for the parenthood. There are plenty of issues that crop up during the pregnancy time and needs our attention. Dehydration is a common occurrence in the pregnancy and pregnant woman needs to watch it with care. Dehydration is the result of your body losing water faster than you are taking it in. For pregnant woman, being well-hydrated is key to well-being of herself and the baby. Water plays an important role in the development of the baby and the being well hydrated is crucial. Water helps to form the placenta, which is what your baby relies on to receive nutrients during pregnancy. Therefore, it is pertinent to avoid dehydration during pregnancy and consume right amount of water to ensure water availability in the body. Symptoms of Dehydration in Pregnancy: Overheating is a common sign attributed to the dehydration in the body. A sign of being well-hydrated is having a clear urine colour, as opposed to dark yellow. Dizziness is also seen as it occurs due to drop in blood pressure which happens due to dehydration. Dry mouth, nose, and skin as well as chapped lips are also indications of the dehydrated body. Weakness and constipation are also one of the symptoms arising due

0 28 June 2017
Weight Gain in Pregnancy: How Much is Healthy?

It is important that pregnant mothers should know how much weight they can put on after becoming pregnant so that overweight does not give rise to unwanted complications during the period of pregnancy. Doctors suggest that while women of average weight should gain 25-35 pounds, women who are underweight should target a gain of 28-40 pounds to remain healthy. 15-25 pounds is what overweight women should gain. Weight gain during pregnancy, which should be healthy and safe is gaining weight gradually during the period of pregnancy. Nutrients and balanced diet are two important factors that can help gain weight at a healthy rate. The most important question is how much extra calories do pregnant mothers need in order to stay healthy. What doctors advice is that, a pregnant woman should have on average 300 calories more per day than she had before becoming pregnant. Here are some factors that should be taken into consideration while targeting the weight gain during pregnancy, that could be healthy. Body Mass Index – Understand your BMI (Body Mass Index) for determining how much weight you should gain during the period of pregnancy. The weight and height are the factors that can determine how much weigh