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Constipation

Here is another pregnancy symptom to get you all gloomy and gasping for breath. As if other symptoms are not enough to stress your often hormone battered system, constipation can be a a source of frustration during pregnancy. You will be happy to know however that the problem will ease after the birth of your baby and there are simple things you can do to ease the discomforts. Constipation and how it affects you Constipation occurs in about half of all pregnant mothers at some time or another during their pregnancy. The condition occurs when bowel movements become difficult or are infrequent and your body does not get rid of waste stool so easily. Constipation can be frustrating and a [...]

Katherine Heigl Instagrams her babywearing picture

Katherine Heigl seems to be well-balancing her work and motherhood; at least that’s what her Instagram post says. The Knocked Up star recently posted a picture of babywearing her son Joshua Jr. as she prepared her DIY cleaning materials and solutions. Indeed, the star mother was looking a Wonder Woman as she said in her blog – Those Heavenly Days. Along with her Instagram post, Heigl commented – “In Those Heavenly Days is a new post on my favorite DIY cleaning supplies. Yeah, I realize I sort of look like the mother with the mostess in this picture.” The first time mother to a son is now presenting her Life As We Know It skills from reel to real life. [...]

Experts disclose preposterous pregnancy myths you (shouldn’t) follow religiously!

Recent research points to some scientific do’s and don’ts when it comes to pregnancy. Starting off from the 9-month timeline, studies reveal that the pregnancy span is 40 weeks. Health experts agree with this stating that ladies are pregnant all the way to the 10th. So mathematically, with 4 weeks/month, the timeline is 40 weeks and not 36! Another myth was brought to light by notable health expert Robbie Berzin. As per his knowledge, most ladies worry excessively whether they should work out or not during pregnancy? To this, his research work proves that they should. He further adds- “Ladies should maintain a healthy lifestyle. Simply speaking, they should continue to exercise, but they should alter their routine as per [...]

Surprise Surprise! Christina Perry is pregnant with her first child

Jubilant fans couldn’t stop their congratulations, the moment they heard their ‘Jar of Hearts’ and ‘A Thousand Years’ singer Christina Perry announce her pregnancy on Instagram. Perry’s black and white post with her adorable niece Tesla- who was touching her bump with her little cousin! Much to the closure of her fans, the arrow in the picture makes things all the more transparent- ‘Tesla’s little cousin is coming soon…’ A post shared by christina perri (@christinaperri) on Aug 5, 2017 at 9:05am PDT The 30-year-old gorgeous Christina reportedly is a month old after her engagement with fiancé Paul Costabile.  The news broke out on 5th of August Saturday and ever since, her Instagram post has gathered more than 66,000 likes [...]

Hemorrhoids – Relieving the pain and discomfort during pregnancy

Hemorrhoids are also known as varicose veins in the rectum. They can become itchy, uncomfortable and painful. While they may not make you comfortable now, they are considered common and harmless. In fact, more than half of pregnant women get them, especially those who are in the second to third trimesters. Hemorrhoids are blood vessels in the rectum that have become unusually inflamed and swollen. Their sizes can range from the size of a pea to a grape. They can be found inside the rectum. However, there are cases wherein they protrude through the anus. In some cases, hemorrhoids can cause rectal bleeding, especially when you are removing your bowel. In most cases, hemorrhoids that have developed during a pregnancy [...]

Fetal development – Know about the 9 months of joy to motherhood

As you are reading this, presumably you are having the best experience of lifetime! After all, you are nurturing a life inside that precious womb, and your inner goddess deserves a pat of appreciation. So, if you are to balance between two feelings on a weighing scale, which one is more? – a. Excitement and happiness, b. Concern about fetal development. For both these cases, there is one solution – having a thorough idea of these nine spectacular months. A to-be-mother must have an idea about these months of fetal development. This helps in keeping a close eye on her growing baby. With this in mind, here are ‘to know’ details below. Fetal development - 9 months of joy [...]

Preeclampsia – Its development, risks, signs and possible diagnosis!

Preeclampsia is a condition which affects women in the 2nd half or 20 weeks into their pregnancy stage. It is also known as PIH- pregnancy- induced hypertension (or toxemia). This disease affects you (as the mother) as well as the fetus. In some instances, it also happens after the child delivery is done. Preeclampsia - Its Risk and Impact! If by any chance you are hearing about it for the first time, then you should know that this is a common disease which has plagued countless females across the sphere. Take a look into some of these hard-hitting statistics! Scientists and health care experts’ say- around 5-10% of all pregnant women are at risk of this disease. This disease [...]

Breast changes

From the very moment conception occurs, various changes start to take place in your body. One of the many areas you will experience changes is in your breasts. So when you see your breasts expanding, feeling sore or the nipples getting darker, don’t be surprised because these are natural symptoms of pregnancy. What causes breast changes to occur Even while fertilization of the egg is taking place, many women will experience a difference in their bodies. The hormone duos estrogen and progesterone start the process of preparing your body to support the developing baby. The hormones will increase blood flow to the breasts and you will experience a number of symptoms. Changes will take place right throughout your pregnancy and [...]

42 weeks to go | How should pregnant women prepare for a new life within?

At the foremost, Congratulations! As you have just uttered ‘I am pregnant’, next, be ready for the most wondrous and miraculous experience of your life. Every day of the upcoming 42 weeks is going to give you a lot of new experiences, a few restrictions, many guidelines on ‘do this’ and ‘don’t do that’, etc. Well, all of these are extremely important for pregnant women to ensure a safe gestation and a healthy birth of a child. As you embark on this new journey, here’s a guide on what all you’ll come across till your baby is in your arms. Beginning with the 3 trimesters The entire phase of gestation is categorized into 3 parts – 1st: 12 weeks [...]

Blood tests during pregnancy

Pregnancy comes with its joys and celebrations. Pregnancy also comes with many risks that you are not even aware of until your doctor or midwife tells you some bad news. Luckily, science has made it all possible to know what’s going on with your little one inside of you. From the moment you get pregnant you will be offered a slew of blood tests to determine how your baby is doing and if there are any problems she will encounter after she is born. Purpose of blood tests during pregnancy You may wonder why the need for so many blood tests. One purpose for this evaluation is to check for and determine any problems that may affect the health of [...]