Pregnancy in Diabetes: 4 Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

0 16 July 2020
Pregnancy in Diabetes: 4 Most Frequently Asked Questions Answered

The total journey of the pregnancy and birth experience of diabetic mothers could be different as compared to others, but with the right medical help, diligent self-care, a healthy pregnancy is a certainty. If you are a diabetic woman looking to conceive you must know all the necessary information beforehand as you embark on your journey. Mumbai’s best female gynaecologist and laparoscopic surgeon, Dr. Neelima Mantri has helped hundreds of diabetic mothers with their pregnancy. Over the years we get plenty of questions regarding pregnancy, and this article aims to provide you essential information for these frequently asked questions about diabetes and pregnancy. So, read on: How does pregnancy affect my diabetes? Hormonal and other physical changes in the woman’s body during pregnancy can significantly impact the blood glucose levels. So from eating habits, medicine requirements to exercise, and physical activity routines, change in diabetic management plans is needed. As a woman gets closer to her delivery date, further change in management in again needed according to the medical status and health. As soon as you decide to have a baby it is important to consult a gyna

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 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