How to Give a Foot Massage During Pregnancy

Monday, May 10, 2010

During pregnancy foot massage is very important. When giving a foot massage you have to use some lymphatic and reflexology techniques to loosen up the muscles and reduce the swelling that occurs during the second and third trimesters. Watch this informative video and find out how to do foot massage during pregnancy.


The Simple Way to Conceive Naturally

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Good news for all women who want to conceive naturally. I found this great video on The Simple Way to Conceive Naturally and Get Pregnant Fast. Before started planning for baby you have to know when you are ovulating. So you must have to calculate your ovulation time. This video is really help you out how to count your ovulation periods and also help you to understand which is the best time to get pregnant easily and naturally.


The Best Abs Exercises for Pregnant Mother

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Today I found this interesting and informative video about exercise for pregnant woman. After watching this video I feel this will very useful for all expecting mother. Use these exercises, this led by BabyFit pre- and post-natal fitness specialists, to safely keep your abs and core strong during pregnancy, and also use them to repair your stomach after the baby arrives. You'll need an exercise ball to do these exercises. I hope you all love this video.


Tips to Healthy Pregnancy Planning

Planning a healthy pregnancy is the best way to ensure a healthy and safe labor and baby delivery. While planning your pregnancy, there are so many things for you to consider. If you wish to have kids, planning your pregnancy is a good idea. You will have a definite benefit if you plan and prepare for your pregnancy physically as well as mentally rather than just letting nature take its course.

Tips and techniques to get pregnant easily, I hope you might find these helpful.

1. The major factors that you must understand when trying to get conceive is fertility timing. That is to have lots of sex during your most fertile phase. These days are the ones you need to have sexual intercourse often on. Ovulation happens about 14 days prior to the start of your menstrual period.

2. Diet plays a very important role in fertility and pregnancy. Increase fruits and vegetables in your regular diet to get good amounts of vitamins needed for your body to function well. When you are planning to get pregnant, have a good dose of zinc as it can help in boosting fertility for men and women. One very good source of the zinc is beef, pork and oysters.

3. When you make a plan to get pregnant then try to make changes in your eating habits. Add food rich with protein and mineral in your daily diet. Must take vitamins if your doctor suggest. Avoid eating junk food. Make a plan what to add in your daily diet.

4. Alcohol and smoking are not simply unhealthy to a growing baby, can also interfere with fertility. You should strictly limit your consumption of alcohol and avoid binge drinking completely. Stopping cigarettes will improve your general health and increase your chances of getting pregnant.

5. The important thing you should do when planning your pregnancy is to plan a visit with your doctor. Let your doctor know that you are planning to become mother. You will want to make sure you are healthy enough and able to carry a pregnancy. Planning pregnancy is less risky if you are within the recommended weight range as per your height.

Every expectant parent wants a happy and healthy baby. Planning your pregnancy in advance is the best way to ensure a healthy mummy and baby and avoid a negative impact on your personal and monetary lives. Having a baby will change your life forever. With proper planning, pregnancy can be a stress-free experience that will lead you naturally into the next phase of your healthy life.


Healthy Dark Chocolate Pregnancy Diet And Nutrition Tips

Sunday, April 18, 2010

This video is very informative, this will provides you detail information about eating dark chocolate during pregnancy and some other useful tips regarding nutritious diet.


Fact About Tubal Pregnancy

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The most blissful time in a mother’s life, her pregnancy, can turn to a horrifying nightmare due to pregnancy complications like tubal pregnancy. It happen when the fertilized egg gets implemented in some other part of the body instead of the uterus. Tubal Pregnancy is also known as ectopic pregnancies as most of them occur in the fallopian tube. But the ovum can also develop in the cervix, abdomen and ovaries. This condition is where by the embryo is unable to reach the uterus, but instead holds on to the lining of the fallopian tube.

There are so many symptoms of tubal pregnancies. The very first stage is basically symptom free. Most of the complications arise between 5 to 8 weeks after conception. The first stage includes a strong cramp-like or stomach-like pain in the lower part of the abdomen portion along with burning sensation in that area. The next sign may include pain while having urinating or easygoing vaginal bleeding. Later on it include pain and bleeding, both external from falling progesterone levels and internal from the affected tube. At such situation, it may be hard to guess whether this is a tubal pregnancy, a miscarriage or a normal pregnancy. So many times tubal pregnancies are misdiagnosed as PID or pelvic inflammatory disease.

What are the causes of tubal pregnancy?

• If the mother age is above 35 years then the tubal pregnancy chance get high.

• Tubal endometriosis.

• Pelvic inflammatory diseases (due to STDs) can result in the damage of the fallopian tube. If Chlamydia affects the fallopian tubes, the chances of tubular pregnancy can be high.

• Any kind of abdominal surgery such as appendix removal.

• The use of contraceptive pills could possible led to the tubal pregnancy.

• Contraceptive coil or other precautionary measure will lessen the chances of a pregnancy in the womb; but the same cannot be said for the tubes.

The treatment for tubal pregnancy varies and depending on the stage of the pregnancy, the size of the fetus and the stability of the mother. In the early stages, is called methotrexte can be used to retry the growth of the pregnancy. In second stages called as laparoscopy. This is the method where the surgeon operates on the inside of the body using a miniature camera. The pregnancy is removed and any damaged tissues and cell are repaired directly.

Doing regular checkups and as per the instruction of your gynecologist we can easily detect tubal pregnancy earlier. With the help of an ultra sound or hormone test will also help detect any divergence in the pregnancy. And when it comes to tubal pregnancies, the sooner it is found, the faster it can be taken care off.


How Much Weight Should I Gain During Pregnancy?

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Weight gain during pregnancy is very important to having a healthy baby as well as a healthy pregnancy. You really need to have a healthy mass throughout the entire pregnancy to have an easier labor and faster revitalization.

There are lot of things to think about when you are expecting and one of the questions I hear very often is How much weight should I gain? Or What is a safe weight gain? It can be so easy to just take the chance to eat lots of foodstuff and really not worry about the consequences! Though you are eating for two, it pays to remember that you ARE only eating for two, not three or more unless you are of course!!!!

Start with your BMI - Body Mass Index, a ratio between your height and weight at the time of conception and for most people a reliable indicator of their body fat. Then only you can decide how much weight should you gain during pregnancy.

Normal weight gain during pregnancy is the aim of every new expectant mummy. We all want to do what is not only best for our offspring, but best for our bodies so we can easily snap back to our pre-pregnancy size. But, with such high expectations can also come so many questions! Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about pregnancy weight gain.

Thus, you need to critically monitor your weight to ensure your well being as well as your baby's. The best move to know if your average weight gain is healthy is to ask your health expert. Normally, pregnant women with overweight women must gain 15 - 25 pounds during the pregnancy. Underweight women ought to at least have a weight gain during pregnancy of 28 - 40 pounds. And an average weight before pregnancy must gain 25 - 35 pounds.

Mother who gains too much weight has higher risk to having larger baby or early baby. Aside from that, they too are prone to specific diseases such as varicose veins, high blood pressure, diabetes etc. And if you lose weight during your pregnancy, this is also not safe since you and your baby's healthy can be compromised.

Add high protein food, iron, folic acid and calcium in your regular diet. A good and healthy pregnancy diet includes red meats, dairy, vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains. This coupled with a good pre-natal iron supplement and vitamin supplement, if your doctor suggests, and you will be well on your way to having a healthy baby, as well as keeping your mass gain under control.

Always remember a pregnancy is all about carrying a growing baby inside you, a real miracle of nature. Eating the good amount of quality food rewards you with not only a healthy baby, but also rapid weight loss after the baby birth.


Skin Care During Pregnancy

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pregnant mother are always gorgeous, they glow because they are working to bring new life into this beautiful world in just a few months. However, pregnancy can also take its toll on the body at the same time. It is very important to take care of your skin while you are expecting, as it is when you are not pregnant.

Prior to you start any skin care schedule while you are expecting, it is always recommended to consult with your family doctor. Some skin care products can be dangerous to your unborn child. You must understand that whatever you were putting on your body, it will directly or indirectly affecting your unborn baby.

You must cleanse your skin regularly during pregnancy. As your skin may be more sensitive than normal, it is always suggested to use mild soap or glycerin based soap specially design for too for sensitive skin. Try to avoid callous astringents, to remove oil from your skin. You can use gentle scrub to remove dead skin. And try to avoid face wash more than two times otherwise your skin become dry.

In pregnancy, skin becomes too delicate and sensitive and the chance of sun tanning and damage is improve. You can prevent this from happening, always try to stay out of the direct sunlight when it is at its strongest and use a good sun block lotion with SPF of at least 15 to 20.

There are also other skin problems like cracking, drying, peeling and loss of a healthy complexion that can happen during pregnancy as the body supports more than a single life. Along with a healthy diet, exercise and vitamins there are products available that can help restore the healthy glow to skin that may not be looking its best. It is also a good idea to use products with SPF in them if you plan on spending any time out in the sun.

Skin care during pregnancy doesn't need to be overly complicated, but you will need to take a bit more care than usual. Try to use fairly natural skin care products, as some chemicals can affect your unborn child. If in doubt, talk to your doctor. Apart from that, you should be able to enjoy a healthy pregnancy, for both your skin and your body.


Seeing the Dentist During Pregnancy

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Throughout pregnancy, your risk of developing oral disease is increase. Pregnancy gingivitis - a state which goes further and started bleeding of tender gums and also goes up to oral infection. Generally pregnant mother may suffer from this oral illness and this can be harmful for development of baby's health.

Pregnancy Gingivitis - This is the well know dental illness which badly affecting the pregnant women. As per the current studies and research, 60% or more pregnant mothers are affected with this pregnancy gingivitis illness. The main cause behind this oral disease is the growth of bacteria, germs and plaque in between the teeth. If you have pregnancy gingivitis problem, you will notice that your gums are swollen and its color turns to reddish. Your gums may also ebb as you feel that your teeth are becoming wobbly.

Pregnancy makes you susceptible to various oral health risks. Because of the excessive increase in your hormone levels, bacteria can accumulate more rapidly in between and on the surface of your teeth. If you want to protect yourself and your baby from the complications and risks involved, you should practice the following basic dental hygienic procedures.

  • Brush your teeth methodically but gently. Always use a fluoride toothpaste and soft-bristled toothbrush. You also need to do dental floss on a regular basis.
  • Frequent vomiting may promote the accumulation of bacteria in your teeth. To protect yourself from the adverse dental effects of morning sickness, it will be best if you gargle with warm water or an antibacterial mouthwash every time you vomit. You can also use baking soda as your tooth paste. However, make sure that you first consult with your physician.
  • Make it a point to visit your dentist frequently especially during the second trimester of your pregnancy. Have him conduct a comprehensive dental exam as well as a thorough dental cleaning process.
  • To promote dental health during pregnancy, you need to eat a very healthy diet; you must include lots of vegetables, fruits and other foods that are rich in calcium, B12 and vitamin C in your regular diet.
  • If you experience tooth ache or some signs and symptoms of pregnancy gingivitis such as the development of pus or bleeding of the gums, you should check with your dentist right away. These can be signs of a dental infection that can possibly spread throughout your body. This can also increase risks for pregnancy complications especially during labor. Never take any kind of medications without consulting your dental expert and your general physician.
"By taking care of your dental health, you eliminate any chance of passing on bacteria to your unborn child or ending up in the delivery room for a premature birth," a statement from the clinic read.


Now all Mummies can eat DARK CHOCOLATE…………..

The scientific research suggests that eating dark chocolate while pregnant may have health benefits for mummy and baby. Dark chocolate has contains a high concentration of antioxidants, which guard the body and help to repair regular cell damage and increase the immunity of the body. As per the studies these antioxidants helps to reduced cholesterol, lower blood pressure and protect from heart related disease. And also protects from cancer and stroke, it also decreased pregnancy complications, and help in delayed brain function which arise with the aging.

Most people are believe that chocolate is not good for pregnant women as it contains caffeine that inhibits the absorption of iron. But as per the studies it proves that dark chocolate on the other hand is actually beneficial for pregnant mother. A regular daily intake of dark chocolate protects pregnant mother from experiencing high blood pressure related problems.

Research has also shown that when pregnant women eat dark chocolate they also pass on the benefits to their babies. Researchers have found a connection between mummies who ate dark chocolate while they were pregnant and the happiness share of their babies. They actually claim that mother who ate chocolate gave birth to happier babies.

Dark chocolate contains chemical called theobromines that persuade vasodilation, stimulates the heart and is a diuretic. It also contains magnesium that helps in reducing hypertension. Magnesium is very essential for pregnant mother as it helps in the development of the fetal brain. Dark chocolate also contains Flavonoids it is rich anti-oxidant properties. This is also helpful in building immunity and contains anti-carcinogens. For expecting mother flavonoids help in preventing pre-eclampsia.

A new research shows that eating these dark sweet chocolate everyday just might reduce the possibility of a miscarriage. It is also good for those expecting mother who are struggling or have struggled with morning sickness during their first three months on the way. Dark chocolate help them a lot to fight with this morning sickness problem.

However, remember that, because this study is still new, you should always speak with your physician before changing your pregnancy diet.


A way To Staying Fit during Pregnancy - Pregnancy Exercise

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Pregnancy is a superb time in mother's life. A small baby growing inside you and you can feel like a wonder.

Throughout pregnancy, many mother’s are unable to choose whether they should do work out or daily not. They are really confused, whether they should exercise in moderation or not. Expecting mother’s also want to know the actual benefits of pregnancy exercises and how it will helpful for them and their baby. Pregnancy exercise helps pregnant women in many ways as you progress in your pregnancy week by week. However it is always advisable to consult your physician, before you start.

Pregnancy should not be used as an excuse to stop exercising. Believe it or not, exercises are essential if you want to get through the pregnancy symptoms, if you want to maintain your active lifestyle, and of course if you want to deliver your baby without being too exhausted and experiencing too much pain. There are special exercises for women who are pregnant.

Usually during the first three months, mother is allowed to continue with her daily exercise program. But this does not mean that now that you are pregnant you should start running every day if you haven't been running up until this point. No need to engage in new exercise - this is not the time. But if you are feeling well and not experiencing any pain or bleeding, and the most important your doctor allows you then it is totally safe to continue with your earlier work out routine.

Exercise Types

This is some simple form of exercise; you can do it as per your doctor suggestion.

Stretch out - Stretching helps attain the desired flexibility of motion. The intentional effort during stretching not only helps you relax better but also helps cool down after a tiring exercise schedule.

Walking - The best exercise regime that must be continued all through the three trimesters of pregnancy. Walking can never hurt, provided the shoes are comfortable enough to walk.

Swimming - This exercise form imparts a few minutes of feeling weightless even with the added weight around you. Swimming further helps in a good sleep and along with other mild aerobics forms, keeps one active throughout.

Yoga - If you are worried about your physical appearance post pregnancy, follow a diligently planned yoga schedule. Yoga and exercise together are a perfect way to deal with any disfiguring issue, post pregnancy birth.

Despite what pregnancy work out you does, you ought to aware about your pulse rate. And be sure that you are not over exercising. Make sure to drink ample of water - more than you may be used to drinking to protect your baby and yourself against drying out.


Nutritious Food During Pregnancy

Thursday, February 25, 2010

You perhaps have heard this saying, you are what you eat. Well this is perfectly relevant to everyone in all through of life; especially relevant for expectant mummies. Proper eating habits and healthy foods during pregnancy play an essential role in the mothers as well as child’s health, and will also ensure and increase the best chance of her child develop and grow normally.

You have probably heard the old saying that when you are pregnant you are eating for two, while that doesn't mean that you should eat double portions of ice cream and cake, it does mean that you should be more cautious about what you eat. Everything that you eat crosses your placenta to your baby, which is why it is so important to eat as many healthy foods as possible. Folic acid is very important, particularly during early pregnancy, as well as all the vitamins and nutrients, as your baby will need them to grow strong and thrive. The only way your baby has to get these essentials nutrients is from you, through your diet, so you have to take it seriously, and be more conscientious of what you eat.

As a responsible MUMMY, your foodstuffs during pregnancy must include Brussels sprouts, strawberries, citrus fruits, green beans and potatoes, all of this will ensure you that you are receiving ample of Vitamin C. It works as an antioxidant for your body, helps the body to absorb iron, protects the tissues from damage, and also helps your baby in building a good and healthy immune system.

So, what mo
ther should eat during pregnancy?

1. Eat green vegetable it rich source of iron.

2. Always use vegetable oils it is unsaturated fats.

3. It is always good to eat full-fat food even as trying to get pregnant. Up your intake of calcium and dairy foods in your daily diet.

4. It is advisable to avoid trans-fats, such as fast foods and those found in many commercially prepared products.

5. Keep yourself well-hydrated by drinking ample of water. Keep coffee or tea to a minimum. And try to avoid alcohol and fizzy drinks.

6. Take a good all-round multivitamin and folic acid for 3-6 months prior to trying to conceive.

7. You should maintain a healthy weight. If you are obese, then you must take some serious steps to get down to a healthy Body Mass Index.

8. Exercise is very important factor, do it regularly. But don’t exercise too much or too little both are bad.

9. Must add cheese, yogurt and pasteurized milk.

10. Must include citrus fruits, strawberries, Brussels sprouts, potatoes and green beans on daily diet.

A good and correct knowledge of foods during pregnancy will ensure a great start in life for your baby. Isn't this all you MUM really want?


Pregnancy - The Most delightful phase of a Woman's Life

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Pregnancy is a God gift for women. It is the most exciting and thrilling epoch of a woman's life. Pregnancy is a phase of bodily and emotional change when lots of changes happen naturally within woman body. This is the time when excitement and thrill marked by nervousness and doubt. However, MUM need not get pointlessly worried and have restless nights. The main reason behind writing this post is try to solve the queries related pregnancy. Maybe you would like to know whether a expecting mother can exercise or swim, or how to get rid of stretch marks! Pregnancy is a best phase in every woman’s life when they only listen to their body.

The period of pregnancy make extraordinary changes in the woman's body mental as well as physical, some changes are visible, others are invisible. Expecting mummies must be preparing for handle these physical and mental changes during pregnancy. Simple thing a woman can do during pregnancy to be happy. Understanding and appreciating these hormonal changes can help MUM to lead a better life during these beautiful nine months of her life.

How can a woman achieve a Healthy Pregnancy?

Proper planning is the first step toward a healthy pregnancy. You have to eat well. Nutritious and rich food helps you to have healthy newborn, healthy pregnancy and healthy mum. If you having healthy and nutritious food during your pregnancy it not only keep you healthy but this will increase your chance of delivering a healthy baby.

As an expectant mummy, your topmost priority should be healthy eating. Start eating healthy food and fruits before you become pregnant so your mind and body will be filled with the nutrients you need for a healthy pregnancy. When you find out that you conceived you be supposed to see a gynecologist or your family doctor, as your doctor can explain to you about healthy pregnancy weight gain. It is very important to staying healthy during pregnancy.

Exercise is the most important element of a healthy pregnancy, easier birth and you return to your pre-pregnancy weight faster by doing exercise.

Ample sound sleep is most important to support a healthy pregnancy. You can also talk with health care councilor and take an advice. I would like to suggest all expecting mummies and their family member that they all must visit the health care center and be ready for healthy pregnancy. Even before outset, it is absolutely essential to plan for a healthy pregnancy. A healthy lifestyle, even before you become pregnant is the best way to give your baby a healthy start. If you're planning to become pregnant, prepare for a healthy pregnancy by taking care of dental and concerns in advance. Always keep in mind that pregnancy is NOT the time to be on a weight loss diet program.

So I wish all MUM just go ahead. And make those beautiful nine months of pregnancy a time to cherish and enjoyable forever!


When it comes to parenting……………………………

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Friends I personally believe in that Parenting or parenthood is something which typically and naturally comes to people. Raising a child is all about having good parenting skills and learning good parenting techniques. As we know the fact that no absolute rules are exist for parenting. Generally parents just learn from their own experience. Most of the things are just come so naturally, like feeding the baby, clothing the baby and taking care of baby. But when a kid grows and other baby is born, parenting becomes more than simply handling the child's daily needs. Sometimes mother and father both feels they need some help in deciding the best way to parent their kids.

As per the study an effective parent is intentional parents, who appreciate and understands a kid's needs. Actually there are no "ideal parents" just as there are no "ideal kids." Sometimes parents strive really very hard for becoming perfect parents can only cause only stress and frustration. Parents give so many things to their kids every day.

Just do simple things, show your love. Just tell your kids you love them, send them a messages, “I trust you, I believe in you; I know you can handle life situations and you are the most important person in my life." Give a tide hug, whenever they need your touch, love and support. Just be with them every time.

As per this famous quote,

Your children need your presence more than your presents. ~Jesse Jackson


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