Too Much of Iodine Deficiency Leads to Infertility Issues

Low levels of iodine, an essential mineral, may cause infertility problems. It is necessary for proper functioning of the thyroid gland. Iodine found in iodized salt, seafood and dairy products helps to regulate metabolism. An under balanced iodine intake halts the much desired pregnancy one has been waiting for. “Women with mild deficiency have a hard time getting pregnant,” said to Dr. James Mill of U.S National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Interplay between nutrition and conception can be observed during fertility studies, according to the experts. Dr. Tomer Singer, Director of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Lenox Hill Hospital said, “Prenatal vitamins are required by patients, at least 3 months before conception.” Most importantly, iodine plays [...]

2018-02-07T12:36:03+00:00 January 30th, 2018|Categories: Getting Pregnant, News|Tags: , , |

Multivitamins & Folic Acid Consumption in Pregnancy Lowers Rate of Autism

Extracting statistical data from a recent survey conducted by Stephen Z. Levine, Department of Community Mental Health, University of Haifa, Israel, - multivitamins and folic acid intake by mothers during pregnancy has shown positive effects on children by reducing chances of autism. Though this research is at a very nascent stage, however, Dr Levine stated that, “A disorder like autism is heterogeneous and certain environmental factors are also associated with it. Hence, before finalizing certain details, further research is required.” The report that has been prepared is based on data collected on 26th January, 2015 – which gives a detailed accounting of 45,300 children who were tested between January 1, 2003 and December 31, 2007. This data was prepared [...]

2018-02-07T12:37:26+00:00 January 28th, 2018|Categories: News, Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

Those Fad Diets Can Lower Your Chances of Getting Pregnant!

Losing weight seems to be everyone’s top priority nowadays. While there may seem to be many quick ways to do so, but in reality some of these can be harmful. Fad diets like, Ketogenic diets, juice cleanses or eating vegan foods only poses a threat to all those women who want to become pregnant in the near future. A woman’s choice of fad diets can be so risky that chances of low fertility affects her body. Such diets are adverse to your health creating unhealthy lifestyles that impact one’s fertility. Chantelle Houghton who rose to fame on Celebrity Big Brother revealed, “I have been diagnosed as infertile due to my extreme dieting tendencies.” Crash dieting ruins chances of having [...]

2018-02-07T12:39:12+00:00 January 27th, 2018|Categories: Getting Pregnant, News|Tags: , |

Probiotics Lowers Risks of Unwanted Pregnancy Complications

Pregnancy can have certain adverse outcomes which affect a mother’s health. During those nine months, many women suffer from complicacies that often results in miscarriage, pre-eclampsia or pre-term birth. However, a new research has suggested that probiotics in women can reduce these risks of pregnancy complications. One needs to take precautions so that such consequences don’t take place. Pre-eclampsia can occur during the 20th week of pregnancy. It causes high blood pressure and abundant protein formation in the urine. Severe eclampsia disrupts the placenta’s ability to intake oxygen and nutrients for the growing fetus eventually harming the baby’s development. This escalates the risk of suffering from chronic seizures which may harm an affected mother’s well-being. A mother’s diet influences [...]

Find out If Your Weight Gain during Pregnancy is Too Much!

Studies by the US Institute of Medicine recently discovered and updated the pregnancy weight gain limit of women around the world. This was done to ensure healthy mothers and children through mass awareness. While gaining weight during baby’s fetal growth stage is quite normal, experts now suggest that too much could introduce a number of health risks in mothers. Recent guidelines for prenatal weight management are based on body mass index and body weight before pregnancy. For women with BMI less than 18.5, the recommended pregnancy weight gain bracket is around 12.5 to 18 kilograms. Women with BMI range between 18.5 and 24.9 can gain 11.5 to 16 kilograms. BMI up to 24.9 is considered normal by experts while [...]

2018-02-07T12:44:51+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: News, Pregnancy|Tags: , |

Truth behind Pregnancy While Breastfeeding Revealed by Experts

A common myth that often circulates around the ‘new mother’ circles is that one can’t get pregnant while breastfeeding a baby. In fact, there is a condition called lactation amenorrhea which causes postnatal menstrual disruptions during the breast feeding phase. This often leads people to think that they might have become pregnant even when it is impossible. However, Jennifer Wider, a reputed MD clarifies that the condition is a result of prolactin secretion and estrogen suppression, a common condition in postnatal women. Many doctors often advise new mothers to use the Lactation Amenorrhea Method of contraception. This process entails heavy breastfeeding to reduce ovulation and estrogen secretion by increasing prolactin requirement of the body. However, this is no sure [...]

2018-02-07T12:46:07+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Getting Pregnant, News, Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

If Your Due Date is Fast-Approaching, Here’s Your To-Do List!

Besides counting the kicks, making the birth plan and deciding on the junior’s name, would-be mothers have a lot more things to do before they welcome their baby. If you are in the second trimester or third trimester, you can include a few other things in your to-do list to get ready for the baby. First is learning to fold and unfold the pram. With the squirming new-born in arms, it’s quite tricky to deal with the pram. Therefore, mothers can practice using the pram as well as storing it in car boot beforehand. The next thing mothers can do is shop well ahead. It’s not that they cannot visit the supermarket after the baby’s birth, but it would [...]

2018-02-07T12:53:15+00:00 January 18th, 2018|Categories: News, Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

Pregnancy Checklist – The Complete List of Checkpoints for Ensuring a Natural Pregnancy

The journey towards motherhood is the most magical yet challenging experience a woman goes through. To address her fear, anxiety and consciousness, various experts have discussed and recommended on the complete list of checkpoints for ensuring a natural pregnancy. First trimester “When in the 1st trimester, would-be-mommies should not rush but take time and gradually implement each lifestyle habit for a healthier pregnancy,” wrote Lindsay, author of popular pregnancy blog, Mother Rising Initial preparatory activities include choosing care providers and doulas who’ll be there to support them throughout their journey. Next, expecting women need to take enough rest and frequent naps, read good books and pregnancy journals during their first trimester. Also, this is the time when they need [...]

2018-02-07T13:36:46+00:00 January 13th, 2018|Categories: News, Pregnancy|Tags: , , , , |

Change Your Lifestyle before Trying to Conceive, Suggest Specialists

Parenthood is indeed a blessing that every couple wishes to be showered upon. Having that junior snuggling in the arms is bliss to experience for them. However, the major responsibility of ensuring the baby’s healthy life begins from the period when a woman tries to conceive, informs experts. It starts from that magical phase when willing-to-be parents plan for a child. According to experts, “Before a couple begins to try for a baby, it is vital to prepare both the mind and the body.” The reason being when a woman conceives, she and her partner pass their genes which create the blueprint for the child’s health in future along with the following next generations. Therefore, ensuring the DNA is [...]

2018-02-07T13:39:29+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Categories: Getting Pregnant, News|Tags: , |

Gynaes say Coupling FAM with Rhythm Method Escalates Ovulation Accuracies!

The historical Rhythm Method is known for its efficacies in preventing unwanted pregnancies as well as zoning out a safe period for having sexual intercourse. However, recent updates on behalf of medical experts have revealed that its conjunction with FAM or Family Awareness Method can escalate accuracy levels manifold. The modus operandi of Rhythm Method depends on tracking one’s menstrual cycle on a calendar to find out the most conceivable period. According to experts, this not only helps couples to try for successful pregnancies, but also aids them in avoiding unprotected sex during ovulation periods. Talking of FAM and its incorporation into this method, a well-known gynecologist said, “While Rhythm solely depends on tracking ovulation periods using a calendar, [...]

2018-01-19T14:49:29+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Getting Pregnant, News|Tags: , , |