Archive for March, 2011

Top And Quick Ways To Relax In Labour

Mar 31, 2011 No Comments by

Relax the lower abdomen, pelvic floor, hips and buttocks and your thighs, each time a contraction is over. Then go on to general relaxation.  There are certain points in the body where tension tends to accumulate. If you work at relaxing these points, you will quickly achieve relaxation. Relax your forehead. Stop frowning. Pinch your […]

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Sleeplessness During Pregnancy

Mar 25, 2011 2 Comments by

Stress and worry can cause sleeplessness. If you are worried about your pregnancy or approaching childbirth, discuss it with your spouse or doctor. It is likely that once you havevoiced them, the worries will disappear. At times although sleep comes to you when you retire to bed at night, you may be woken up in […]

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Stretch Marks During Pregnancy

Mar 23, 2011 2 Comments by

The skin is made up of elastic and non-elastic fibres. When stretching beyond the normal limits occurs, as in pregnancy, the non-elastic fibres tend to break, causing stretch marks. At first these marks may occur as streaks. After birth they take on a kind of purple or brown shade and finally end up as whitish […]

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Baby’s Position

Mar 22, 2011 No Comments

How to tell which way baby’s head is? Trying to figure out that which way baby’s is facing, can be more entertaining than any of daily SOAP’S or Reality TV. Best is to  go to your doctor & he or she will figure it out by Palpating your abdomen for recognizable baby parts & by […]

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12 Myths Of Pregnancy

Mar 21, 2011 1 Comment

1.Myth: The pain is unbearable. False! In case of unbearable pain, nature’s safety mechanism makes one pass out, i.e. lose consciousness. In labour, women are rendered unconscious by drugs but never by pain. The right attitude to contractions can make it pretty easier to bear. 2.Myth: Have a spoon of ghee daily to lubricate your nerves. False! […]

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Sleeping Position During Pregnancy

Mar 18, 2011 1 Comment

Unfortunately, two common favorite sleeping positions—on the belly and on the back—are not the best (and certainly not the most comfortable) choices during pregnancy. The belly position, for obvious reasons: As your stomach grows, it’s like sleeping on a watermelon. The back position, though more comfortable, rests the entire weight of your pregnant uterus on […]

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Baby Kicking

Mar 14, 2011 1 Comment

Fetuses are only human. Just like us, they have “up” days, when they feel like kicking up their heels (and elbows and knees), and “down” days, when they’d rather lie back and take it easy. Most often, their activity is related to what you’ve been doing. Like babies out of the womb, fetuses are lulled […]

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A Vegetarian Diet During Pregnancy

Mar 12, 2011 2 Comments

Vegetarians of every variety can have healthy babies without compromising their dietary principles—they just have to be a little more careful in planning their diets than meat-eating mothers-to-be. When choosing your meat-free menus, make sure you get all of the following:

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6 Ways To Relieve Gas During Pregnancy

Mar 11, 2011 No Comments

Are you passing gas like a college frat boy? Sorry, guys, but nobody does gas like a pregnant woman. Fortunately, while the same can’t be said for those who work and live within hearing and sniffing distance of you, your baby is oblivious and impervious to your digestive distress. Snug and safe in a uterine […]

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8 Tips To Break The Smoking Habit During Pregnancy

Mar 10, 2011 1 Comment

Congratulations—you’ve decided to give your baby a smoke-free environment, in utero and out. Making that commitment is the first and most important step. Realistically, however—as you probably already know if you’ve tried quitting before—it’s not the most difficult step. Actually quitting is. But with a lot of determination and a little help from the following […]

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What To Take To The Hospital Or Birthing Center

Mar 09, 2011 1 Comment

Though you could show up with just belly and your insurance card, travelling that empty-handed to the hospital or birthing center probably isn’t the best idea. Travelling light, however, is, so pack only what you think you’ll really use or need. Be sure to pack that bag early with as many—or as few—of the following […]

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