Well before you may even be aware that you're pregnant, a tiny heart has started pumping inside you. A fetus's heartbeat begins soon after fertilization and is visible from the sixth week of pregnancy. Variations in fetal heartbeat rate and rhythm are normal. Ultrasound devices can help doctors track a baby’s growth and detect any possible heart defects early on. They are used during prenatal checks and in the course of labor and delivery. Fetal heart monitoring plays a vital role in managing high-risk pregnancies.
Pregnant women shouldn’t eat unpasteurized soft cheeses. These are more likely to have Listeria, a genus of bacteria that causes listeriosis infection. It can lead to miscarriages, preterm labor, and newborn death. If you’re pregnant, avoid soft cheeses made with raw milk. These include brie, camembert, chèvre, Danish Blue, gorgonzola, and Roquefort. Mexican-style cheese, like raw Queso Fresco, also shouldn’t be eaten. However, if any of these cheeses are made with pasteurized milk, they are safe to consume.
Sagging breasts or ptosis is a problem women deal with after childbirth, weight gain, and aging. Wearing a supportive bra can help the twins defy gravity when you’re up and about, but wearing one to sleep may not be as critical. Circumstances like surgery may need you to wear a comfortable supportive bra, but otherwise it's a choice that’s purely personal and not a means to guarantee your breasts won’t sag.
Eating placenta, mostly in powdered and pilled forms, is a big fad now with celebrity moms endorsing its various benefits like combating postpartum depression, replenishing the lost iron from childbirth, and enhanced milk production. While no research has so far proved its benefits for health, experts believe experiences of users cannot be brushed aside.
A healthy, balanced diet during pregnancy that includes varied food groups is vital to boost your growing baby's grey matter. However, certain foods that really stand out as nutritional superstars include - eggs, dried fruits, flaxseeds, walnuts, beans, legumes, whole grains, lean red meat, leafy greens like kale, spinach, and oily fish like tuna and salmon.
Essential oils have been used medicinally for thousands of years and many alternative medical practices still use them for a several ailments and diseases. They are extracted from a variety of plant sources through a process of distillation. Many essential oils are aromatic and carry the distinct smell of the[.....]
Bruxism or night-time teeth grinding affects around 20% children below 11 years of age and 13% of adults in the age group of 18 to 29. Causes may vary from physiological to psychological and even lifestyle habits like smoking and alcoholism. Treatment options include using customized mouth guards, cutting down on stimulants, and/or trying hypnotherapy.
Straight from biblical times, drawn on the old temple walls of Egypt, frankincense is a 5000-old year favorite in natural remedies. And it’s not just about its earthy wood smell. The bible speaks of how frankincense was given as one of the gifts to baby Jesus from the three wise[.....]
What you eat impacts your baby directly during pregnancy. A doctor, therefore, suggests eating a simple, organic, and homemade food and staying away from processed and junk foods. The main reason behind avoiding junk foods is the presence of additives and preservatives. One of the commonly used additive is Monosodium[.....]
The must haves include - your hospital paperwork, insurance card, birth plan (if you have one!). While hospitals usually have basic necessities, prefer to pack comfy maternity bras and undies, extra-absorbent pads, travel-sized versions of your own toiletries. Slippers and a pair of warm, non-skid socks may come in handy if you want to walk the halls during labor.
The cessation of menstrual periods in a woman is called menopause. An absence of periods for 12 consecutive months can be medically defined as menopause. It ideally indicates the end of the fertile period in a woman’s life. Statistics show that the average age of the onset of natural menopause in[.....]
Ovulation can be confusing and complicated. There are so many things to keep track of! But it’s important to know the details, whether or not you want to get pregnant. You might also be wondering if the rumors you’ve heard are true. Here is the truth of five popular ovulation[.....]
There have been various studies done on the average lifespan of human beings based on their gender. Every study indicates that on an average, women live 5 years longer than men. Average Life Expectancy: Men Vs Women In the USA the average life-expectancy of a woman is 81 years and[.....]
The first week of pregnancy is technically counted from the first day of your last normal menstrual period, that is, two weeks before conception. To better your chances of getting pregnant and having a healthy baby, ensure that you are at a normal weight (BMI between 18.5 and 24.9) and getting sufficient folic acid at this time. Also, avoid smoking, alcohol.
Usually noticeable in your second or third trimester, fetal hiccups are a normal reflex preparing the fetus's lungs for a healthy respiratory function after birth. In addition, it could also be a sign of the development of suckling and gasping patterns. However, seek medical care if bouts of hiccups occur daily after 28 weeks of pregnancy, greater than 4 times per day.
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