Category: Pregnancy

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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New Born Hearing Screening with OTO Acoustic Emissions (OAE) and it’s Importance.

Hearing impairment in children across the world constitutes a particularly serious obstacle to their optimal development and education, including language acquisition. According to a range of studies and surveys conducted in different countries, around 0.5 to 5 in every 1000 neonates and infants have congenital or early childhood onset sensorineural deafness or severe-to-profound hearing impairment. Deaf and hearing-impaired children often experience delayed development of speech, language and cognitive skills, which may result in slow learning and difficulty progressing in school. Continue reading “New Born Hearing Screening with OTO Acoustic Emissions (OAE) and it’s Importance.”

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Babymoon Tips for Pregnant Parents

More people seem to be embarking on babymoons, or trips that expectant parents take to relax before they have an extra carry-on in the form of a bundle of joy. The purpose of a babymoon today is for mom- and dad-to-be to spend time with each other to nurture the couple’s relationship before becoming parents. Babymoons tend to be more indulgent than regular vacations as babymooners generally get pampered and relax.

When planning your Babymoon, consider the following tips: Continue reading “Babymoon Tips for Pregnant Parents”

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POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, Don’t be afraid to ask for help

Pregnancy is a wonderful phase and one of the greatest feelings one can experience. It is a period of immense happiness coupled with excitement in a couple’s life. For all the joy pregnancy can bring to your life, one must cope with the challenges too.

Continue reading “POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION, Don’t be afraid to ask for help”

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5 Super Foods During Pregnancy

Below are the top 5 super foods you should take if you are pregnant:

Watermelon

Watermelon is made up of 92 percent water and full of important electrolytes. It eases heartburn and reduces swelling. Fruit sugars can help alleviate morning sickness and dehydration, and the minerals it contains can help prevent third-trimester muscle cramps.

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