Itching during pregnancy is a common problem encountered by women. Increase in the blood supply to the skin along with stretching of skin around the lower abdomen are the two primary reasons of itching during pregnancy. Continue reading
Bladder and bowel problems during pregnancy
Certain conditions, such as frequent urination, incontinence, constipation, and hemorrhoid formation are common during pregnancy. Therefore, both regular exercise and healthy diet are important during pregnancy.
Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) or severe vomiting during pregnancy is a rare but serious condition. The condition is accompanied by nausea, loss of weight (>5% of pre pregnancy weight), electrolyte disturbance, and acid base imbalance. Continue reading
Smoking has always been considered unhealthy for health. It may cause heart disease as well as cancers. Smoking during pregnancy is more harmful than smoking in routine life. During pregnancy smoking not only harms the mother’s health but also affects the unborn baby.
Pregnancy is characterized by weight gain. The weight gained by the female during pregnancy is directly proportional to both baby’s and mother’s health. Therefore, it is important to know how much weight gain is normal during each trimester. Continue reading
The news of being pregnant is one of the most exciting news for a woman. However, to confirm pregnancy one needs to undergo tests. These tests check the presence of hormone Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in the urine or blood. The hCG is usually produced 6 days after the fertilized egg attaches to the wall of the uterus. Continue reading
Introduction: Early signs of pregnancy may appear by 6th to 8th week of pregnancy. In case you forgot to keep a track of your last periods and start experiencing the signs of pregnancy then opt for a home pregnancy test.
Healthy diet and pregnancy go hand in hand. Every pregnant woman needs increased amounts of proteins, vitamins and minerals, and calories for a healthy baby. If you are confused about what comprises of a healthy diet for both you and your baby, then consult a nutritionist. The aim is to take in extra 300 calories in a day. Continue reading
Numerous biological changes occur during pregnancy, which if not managed, may lead to complications. Hormonal changes are one of the major changes which occur in the body and may alter the blood chemistry. This may further damage your Continue reading
Caffeine in the form of coffee is one of the most loved beverages in the entire world. During pregnancy you may develop a craving for caffeine. However, you should limit or avoid the use of caffeine during pregnancy. Taking caffeine in more than the desired amount can be harmful to both- you and your baby, such as it can cause Continue reading