The body of women is as complicated as it is wonderful. From the time it reaches puberty the body adapts itself to develop a healthy reproductive system. Yet, every woman in the world, at some point of time suffers from gynecological problems. In most of the cases these problems can be easily treated, so there is nothing embarrassing about having your health checked when your encounter slightest of problems down there. So, what are the common gynecological problems? Dysmenorrhea (Abdominal Cramps), Yeast Infections, Urinary Tract Infections, Menopause, Endometriosis, Leucorrhoea (excessive discharge), Pelvic Inflammation and more. All these problems can be treated in most cases but what if you can decrease the risk of these common gynecological problems altogether? Yes, you can drastically improve your chances of preventing these problems by an adopting a well-balanced and nutrient-rich diet. So here are some common gynecological problems foods that can help you prevent them: Menstrual Cramps: Foods you eat a week before your period or even during a period can help you alleviate the pain of those notorious cramps. Studies have confirmed Omega-3 can help women reduce their period pain. Being essential fatty acids, Omega-3 are anti-inflammatory and that is good for relieving general pain. Food to eat: →
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 you doctor. While you wait for the help follow these steps: • Empty your bladder. • Lie down on your left side, this may slow down or stop signs and symptoms. • Avoid lying flat on your back, this may cause contractions to increase. • Drink several glasses of water, becau →
Pregnancy is one gruelling exercise for us, women. It is tiring; both physically and mentally as it primarily affects almost every part of the human body finding us at our vulnerable self. But unlike other physical and mental tasks, pregnancy can seriously dent the quality of sleep too. Most women are presently surprised by the fatigue and sleeplessness they experience during the first trimester. So, this is an effort to help you gain a good picture of your sleep cycle you’ll go through your pregnancy. So ladies, buckle-up and jump right in! Your Sleep in First Trimester: Sleep and the First Trimester are the friends who fight often. In fact, sleep is one of the first complaints that precedes the realization of pregnancy. A wide medical study has reported that there is an average 0.7 hours increase in the sleeping period among the women in their first trimester. But here comes the ‘fighting’ part: though they will be an increase in the sleeping period, the effectiveness of the sleep is considerably reduced owing to the changes pregnant women go through, in their first trimester. The sudden surge in reproductive hormones results in drowsiness-causing an increase in the sleeping period. But they are also responsible for increasing the frequency of urination, disrupting the sleep and shrinking the efficiency of their sleep. →
Whatever you put in your body directly affects the well-being of your child. And that is why the diet is deemed out to be the most important factor during pregnancy. It’s not just about what you put inside but it is also about what you put on your skin too. Perplexed? Yes, you read that right. Skin absorbs almost 50% of what you put on it. So are you sure they are safe? Most of them might be safe in normal conditions but pregnancy is a special condition, isn’t it? The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy throw your body out of its balance and that’ll surely show up on the outside. This may allure you to stack-up your shelf with lot cosmetics onto your skin, but we advise you to stay put. Not all the cosmetics are your friends now, few of them do more harm than good. But it’s not the cosmetics that you must avoid but the harmful ingredients they are made of. So, avoiding the cosmetics with certain ingredients can help you avoid any potential complications. Here is the list of ingredients that you must be wary of before using them: Retinoids: Retinoid is a type of Vitamin A that is widely used to treat acne and is known for its moisturizing and anti-aging properties. When taken orally, these retinoids are found to induce Fetal Retinoid Syndrome i.e. characteristic pattern of mental and physical birth defects that results from maternal →
High blood sugar levels in pregnant women can cause birth defects and can also increase the chances of miscarriage. Let us now discuss elaborately how diabetes can affect a pregnant woman. It is important to consult a doctor as soon as you come to know that you are pregnant, as high blood glucose level during the early stages of pregnancy can have a negative bearing on the outcome on successful pregnancy. It is during the early period (2 to 4 weeks) that the baby gets affected due to high blood sugar level because it is during this period that the organs of the baby start forming, such as the head, heart and the lungs. There is always a chance of these organs being defective due to diabetes. Examples of such defects include defects in the heart, spine or the brains. There are many health problems that a pregnant woman can develop due to diabetes. Such problems include kidney disease and problems of the eye. Other health problems that a pregnant woman can develop include toxemia, which is a problem related to high blood pressure and excess proteins in the urine as a result of high level in blood sugar. These problems generally arise during the second half of the pregnancy and may become life threatening both to the mother as well as the baby. In most cases the result is premature delivery, which becomes necessary when reaching the 37 →
While stress and depression, which are part of our lives can be overcome at some or other point, women suffering from infertility stress can find it hard to overcome until they give birth to a baby. Depression and stress are the two factors that can take a toll on women undergoing infertility treatment, especially in cases where there have been multiple miscarriages. Although we cannot change the circumstances that lead to depression and stress, there are ways by which women are able to deal with them. Here are some ways by which you can deal with depression & stress during infertility?
- There may be at times when you might feel discomfort when somebody asks you about getting pregnant and babies during a social interactive session. This is where you will need the support of your husband to overcome the situation which can make you feel distressed. Your husband can approach you with some simple gestures that will show that you are both equal partners.
- Practice dancing alone or with a group. This will help you to release stress and depression. Make it a daily habit dancing to your favorite items. This will keep your body and mind free.
- Pick up some hobby that will keep you engaged for a certain period of time. This will help your mind to be diverted to the new occupation and to o
Premature pregnancy is giving premature birth before the due date of delivery. Let us discuss the premature causes and signs that can help you to prevent premature pregnancy. The causes that can lead to premature birth are:
- Overweight or underweight
- Getting pregnant soon after the previous delivery
- Having twins or more during pregnancy
- Problems regarding the cervix or the uterus
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes (especially gestational diabetes)
- Smoking and drugs
These are the major causes of premature pregnancy, which can be prevented to reduce the risks involved. Here is how you can prevent premature pregnancy, says Dr. Neelima Mantri, a renowned Gynecologist.
- Follow some light to moderate exercises for having control over weight. A balanced diet is important for preventing obesity as well as to improve upon the present weight. Staying physically active will help in overall health during pregnancy.
- Avoid getting pregnant soon after giving birth to a previous baby. Talk with your partner to avoid such situations when there might be a chance of conceiving.
- If you are having problems with the cervix or t
Pregnancy is one of the positive time of a woman life. As a nursing mother, plenty of questions and answers are to be addressed and resolved for the pregnant women. Pregnant woman is duly concern is of every parent worried about the little one’s growth and health and addressing is a priority is a concern on everyone’s mind. Best Foods to Increase Breast Milk is to be identified is critical to a good nursing life for the newly born child. One of the most important questions that nursing moms have is what to eat during the feeding months that will ensure a good supply of milk. Finding the best foods to Increase Breast Milk Quickly that increases the breast milk supply is quite important for expectant mother.
- Fenugreek or Methi Seeds: fenugreek seeds have galactogogues, which help in breast milk production in mothers postpartum. New mothers are suggested by doctors to include fenugreek in their diet to improve their milk production for the same reason.
- Fennel Seeds or Saunf: Like fenugreek, fennel seeds are also thought be effective in boosting breast milk production. Regular use of fennel seeds helps in reducing bloating and improve digestion too.
- Cumin Seeds: It has an ability to aid in d
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- If you are taking fertility drugs to increase the chances of conceiving, there is a possibility of having twins or even triplets.
- Chances of abnormalities in birth can be reduced by carrying out certain tests like the NIPT (Cell Free DNA) test. There are other tests t