Unleash the Facts about Antenatal Depression during Pregnancy

Overwhelming emotions, mood swings and fleeting are common during pregnancy. However, not necessarily these pregnancy symptoms will constitute the colloquial pregnancy-blues. There’s something more to it as well. It’s called antenatal depression; a clinical condition having the potential to disrupt the ability of pregnant women from functioning normally. So, what is antenatal depression? Antenatal a.k.a prenatal depression is a form of clinical depression that may affect a woman during pregnancy. A large mass tends to be aware of postnatal depression (PND), hence ignore this phase as a temporary bumpy-ride of emotions. However, if not given proper attention, it can be harmful to both the mother and unborn child. Given the general lack of awareness of antenatal depression, here are [...]

2019-04-09T11:06:19+00:00Categories: News, Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

Getting Morning Sickness without Being Pregnant? Why!

Feeling nauseous and ‘liable to vomiting’ even at the slightest provocation in the morning, is what a pregnant mother expects. All the kiths and kins start to rally around, thinking about the well-being of the expectant mothers. But, all that glitters is not always gold! What if one experience the same without being pregnant? A fine difference first entails to be sorted out. Women without being pregnant can also feel morning sickness, but in this case, it’s called morning nausea. [P.S. This can happen to a man too!] Despite having a perfectly good night’s sleep, generally, women wake up with overwhelmingly nauseated, dizzy feeling. Going by the following hours, the vomit reflex goes off the chart. So, if you are [...]

2018-11-05T11:12:04+00:00Categories: News, Pregnancy|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+00:00Categories: News, Pregnancy|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+00:00Categories: 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 [...]

Baby Brain Gets Real, Says Recent Scientific Research

Previously considered to be a myth, the baby brain concept is now getting a boost as a real phenomenon. Recent study on motherhood conducted by researchers from Deakin University shows that it might be an actual occurrence one of a kind. Pregnancy turns a mother into shadows of her ‘former self’ as the saying goes. But in reality, it might be an exceptional cognitive dissonance of the mother’s mind. Problems like losing focus, failure in concentrating, and forgetting trivial daily chores are some of the few typical side effects of the “mommy brain”. Breaking the myth that baby brain makes a mom’s mind sloppy; scientists are now arguing that it might actually heighten cognitive abilities of reason, empathy and [...]

2018-11-05T11:12:34+00:00Categories: Baby, 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+00:00Categories: News, Pregnancy|Tags: , , |

Learn and Deal with the First Trimester of Pregnancy Like an Expert

Becoming a mother is bliss. Every would-be mother out there, Congratulations! The very first few weeks of pregnancy are vital for the mother-to-be. Her body starts changing to make a comfortable home for her baby for the next 9 months! Due to the immense excitement of experiencing something new, it can be a little consuming for the mother in her first trimester of pregnancy. But don’t worry, you’ll get to know all about it so that you buckle up your shoes and get going on this new journey! How does biology explain the first trimester? Usually, by the time a woman comes to know about her pregnancy, she is already more than 1 month pregnant. The first trimester of [...]

2018-02-07T12:58:19+00:00Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , |

What to Eat and What to Avoid During Pregnancy

Kimberley Ann Johnson, nutritionist and bestseller author of The Fourth Trimester reveals a list of things that will be beneficial for pregnant women to eat. In a science backed approach, Johnson says that women should rather follow their cravings than a strict list of food items. Johnson told MyDomain journal, “After being a 20 years vegetarian eater, my pregnancy made me crave for hamburgers and chicken rottiserie. I didn’t stop myself at all and went ahead with it.” The period made her realize a lot about her post natal problems that happened because of low protein and mineral intake. She understood the many benefits of women having a wholesome approach to pregnancy diet rather than focusing on something particular. [...]

2018-02-07T13:03:43+00:00Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , |