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 [...]

2018-12-12T12:10:55+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: , , |

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: , |

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: , |

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 [...]

Experts Disclose Five Major Reasons for Not Getting Pregnant

For all those women who are desperately trying to extend their family and welcome a new member, doctors have finally disclosed the reasons for their failure. According to Grace Dugdale, a reproductive biologist, “It’s complicated to produce another human being. However, at times, it seems to be a miracle that a person conceives in reality.” Dugdale explains that - A Woman Is Fertile Enough to Conceive, Only for 6 Days in a Month. Within this small window, around 84% of the couples get pregnant if leading a balanced lifestyle. Around 7 million Americans experience this trouble of infertility due to various factors. The expert informs that certain changes in routine can increase their chances of bringing good news at [...]

Dizziness during Pregnancy

Dizziness - what causes it and what should be done to avoid it Throughout your pregnancy, you may feel a disorienting feeling of unsteadiness, which can make you feel like you are going to faint. While this may sound alarming, you do not have to worry as this feeling is complete normal and common. However, there are several ways on how you can avoid dizziness. Early in a pregnancy, lightheadedness or dizziness may be caused by inadequate blood supply for a rapidly expanding circulatory system. As your body adjusts to the changes brought about by your pregnancy, you will develop ample blood supply to meet the increasing needs of your body. In the second trimester, on the other hand, [...]

Changes in Sleep Habits

Pregnant and the changes in your sleep habits With all the times you have to run to the bathroom, change positions to feel comfortable, and worry about taking care of your baby, there’s no wonder you are not able to sleep. Many things will cause physical and emotional changes in the pregnant mother. Having trouble sleeping is a common problem for pregnant women and the more you can find something to get you relaxed, the better for you and the baby. Sleep changes in the first trimester If you have been deliberate about getting pregnant, one of the first signs that pregnancy has taken place is that you feel a lot sleepier than usual. During the first three months [...]

2017-11-10T10:02:32+00:00Categories: Pregnancy|Tags: , |