Category: Pregnancy

Diet Tips for Gestational Diabetes

Pregnant lady getting checked

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disorder in which the blood sugar levels are very high due to inadequate production of insulin by the pancreas (insulin deficiency) or resistance to the action of insulin (insulin resistance). There are two major types of diabetes; Type 1 Diabetes and Type 2 Diabetes. In addition to these forms of diabetes, Gestational diabetes is another common form of diabetes found in woman during the period of pregnancy. Continue reading “Diet Tips for Gestational Diabetes”

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Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag

Essentials for Hospital Bag

You’re in the final stretch, with only a few weeks to go before your due date. Now’s the time to gather all the essentials you’ll need during labour and birth and for after your baby is born.

It’s a good idea to have a hospital bag packed by the time you are about 34 weeks pregnant so that you’re ready even if you may need to go to the hospital unexpectedly. Continue reading “Essentials For a New Born’s Hospital Bag”

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Help with Baby’s First Years?

Baby's First Years

Some Exercises to make baby stronger

Having a baby is one of the most ordinary event in the world, yet it is still most extraordinary thing that can happen to you. Once you have that new bundle of life in your arms, everything changes. A parent’s responsibility is awesome, human babies are very immature and helpless at birth, but they develop quickly and there is a lot that you can do to stimulate the physical and mental growth of your baby. According to research, exercising the muscles and joints stimulates the mental growth of the baby. Since formative years are those moments when the brain builds up the links to the muscles, exercise helps initiate this development. Continue reading “Help with Baby’s First Years?”

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Pregnancy Mythbusters

Being pregnant comes with a variety of challenges. But in addition to the obvious obstacles, many pregnant women also struggle with comments on their physical appearance also they receive unsolicited advice from friends, family and even coworkers on how they should eat for nine months. This advice can not only be frustrating, but also may be confusing, as oftentimes, the various sources of information are conflicting.

Here are some pregnancy myth busters to remember: Continue reading “Pregnancy Mythbusters”

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Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy

Anxiety During Pregnancy

Whether you’re a first-time parent or are adding to your family, struggled to get pregnant or got lucky without trying, nine months of pregnancy can raise all sorts of concerns. The reality is, nearly every woman — under that baby belly and “pregnancy glow” — is a bit anxious, worried or hesitant about some aspect of pregnancy, childbirth or parenting. But when should anxiety be a cause for concern? And how can it be treated during pregnancy? The answers are information that every expecting woman should hear.

Anxiety symptoms can include: Continue reading “Coping with Anxiety During Pregnancy”

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Importance of Postnatal Exercise

Postnatal exercise has numerous health benefits, all of which apply equally to the new mother as at any other stage of life. These benefits mentioned below include assistance with weight loss, increased aerobic fitness, social interaction and psychological well being. Exercise after giving birth can also hasten recovery, and assist with muscle strength and toning.

Benefits Of Postnatal Exercises Continue reading “Importance of Postnatal Exercise”

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When to Start Giving Water to Babies?

1.When should one start giving drinking water to babies?

Babies younger than 6 months old should never be given water to drink. Daily water intake is fulfilled by mother’s milk up to the age of 6 month. If formula milk started the water requirement is fulfilled by it. We don’t need to give additional drinking water.

2. What happens if we give drinking water apart from breast feeding or formula milk?

Baby’s tiny intestine is not much strong to fight against outside food or water it may chance for the loose motion or diarrhea. Continue reading “When to Start Giving Water to Babies?”

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Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy From a Ruptured Superficial Uterine Vessel

29yrs old Primi at 24 weeks of pregnancy was brought to the emergency by ambulance in shock with complaints of sudden onset of epigastric pain and dizziness. There was no complaint of bleeding per vaginum.

The patient was resuscitated and urgent ultrasound was done which revealed massive hemoperitoneum with intra uterine fetal death. Emergency laparotomy was done through midline vertical incision (with differential diagnosis of ruptured uterus, abruption, non-obstetric causes of bleeding) with arrangements being made for blood and blood products. Laparotomy findings were as follows;

1. Hemoperitoneum 4 litre with clots. Continue reading “Spontaneous Hemoperitoneum in Pregnancy From a Ruptured Superficial Uterine Vessel”

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World Breastfeeding Week

Creating a unified voice by ‘Sustaining Breastfeeding Together’

Beginning immediately after the delivery of the baby, breastfeeding is the natural process of providing young infants with the necessary nutrition that they need in order to grow and develop in a healthy manner. Continue reading “World Breastfeeding Week”

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Breast feeding starts soon after delivery of the baby. This process of secretion milk is known as lactation. Lactation describes the secretion of milk from the mammary glands and the period of time that a mother lactates to feed her young. Colostrums’ is the first milk a breastfed baby receives.

Early 2 days is the secretion of colostrums; these secretions are the best immune booster for the baby.

Benefits for the mother:  Continue reading “Benefits of Breastfeeding”

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