Every pregnant woman hopes for a short labor and delivery with no complications – manageable contractions, some pushing, and then a beautiful baby. But it doesn’t always work out that way. Some babies need to be delivered via cesarean section (C-section). Your health care provider may suggest that you have a c-section because of complications that make vaginal birth unsafe.
Newborn period refers to the first twenty-eight days of life. This period is the most challenging period of human life, since babies are born to an entirely new surrounding from a warm and quite place, i.e. the mother’s womb. There are lots of physiological changes happening during this period in the baby, which is essential for their survival. Also this period is an important time in the life of the baby and the family, since both of them face lots of changes from their routine. Continue reading “Newborn Care”
If you are pregnant or wish to conceive in the near future, it is extremely important to get enough Folic Acid. Folic Acid, also known as vitamin B (9) or folate is an essential nutrient that plays an important role in the production of red blood cells and helps the baby’s neural tube develop into the brain and spinal cord. You can get folic acid through vitamins and dietary sources. Fortified cereals are the best food sources of folic acid. Folate is also found naturally in dark green vegetables and citrus fruits. Continue reading “Importance of Folic Acid During Pregnancy”
The 8th of March, every year is recognized as World Kidney Day (WKD)! The purpose of recognizing one such day is to create awareness among people about the importance of kidneys in the overall health and how to efficiently take care of the kidneys. Continue reading “What Women Need To Know About Healthy Kidneys”
When you are pregnant and after you have given birth, as a whole you need extra care. Changing hormone level cause supporting ligaments to soften and become more stretchy during pregnancy and for up to six months after birth. Your tummy and your pelvic floor muscles stretch with the growth and the birth of your baby. With the joints not well supported, it is easy to injure your back or pelvis. Continue reading “Physiotherapy in Pregnancy”
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”
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”
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?”
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”
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”