Pelvic Pain in Pregnancy
This pain is known as Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) or Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD). PGP is painful and uncomfortable symptoms are caused by stiffness of your pelvic joints. Pain over the pubic bone at the front in the centre 1 or both sides of your lower back and hip in the area between your…Read More
Papaya in Pregnancy is HEALTHY!
There has been a lot of debate on the consumption of papaya during pregnancy. Ripe papayas offer a number of benefits to the mother-to-be as well as her baby. Let’s know about the goodness of papaya in pregnancy: Ripe papaya (fruit) is rich in Folate, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C and Vitamin E Papaya…Read More
Painful Labour or not? (Birthing plan)
A birth plan is a record of how you would like your labour room experience to be. Whether you want music and mobility Whether you want husband or your mom with you Whether you want birthing ball or doula Around 36 weeks, the clock starts ticking You will be given a special form for your…Read More
Nose Bleed – Scary or not in Pregnancy?
Here are few things about nose bleeding pregnancy that you should know: Nosebleeds are quite common in pregnancy because of hormonal changes. During pregnancy, you may also find that your nose gets more blocked up than usual. Sit down and firmly pinch the soft part of your nose for 10-15 minutes. Lean forward and breathe…Read More
Itchy / Scratchy/ Red Marks in Pregnancy
Growing pregnant uterus causes the skin around the belly to stretch and the oil glands are not able to meet their normal moisture requirement. Itching is common in pregnancy caused by raised levels of certain chemicals in the blood. Skin condition like eczema might flare up in pregnancy. You could help prevent mild itching by…Read More
How to Sleep in Pregnancy
Sleeping in any position is generally fine in first trimester of pregnancy. GREAT! Sleeping on your back is generally considered safe throughout the first trimester. WOW! Stomach sleeping is OK until you reach about weeks 14- 16. UNBELIEVABLE! Side Sleeping Later on in advanced pregnancy resting on your side — right or left — gives…Read More
Heart Burn During Pregnancy
Gut muscles are relaxed. Slow emptying of stomach. Stomach opening and exit rings are relaxed causing acid reflux. Growing baby pushing the stomach up. Even if water burns: The mantra – Rule of half – half chapati, half sandwich, half banana. Solids and liquids at 30 minutes interval. Sitting in vajra asana after meals. Eating…Read More
Haemoglobinopathy such as thalassaemia are inherited blood disorders. If you’re a carrier of thalassaemia gene, you can pass these health conditions on to your baby. If the mother is found to be a carrier, screening is also offered to the father. If you find out you’re a carrier, you and your partner will have the…Read More
Emergency Contraceptive / Morning After Pill
The morning-after pill is meant for backup contraception only. Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex or if birth control method has failed e.g., condom leak. Morning-after pills do not end a pregnancy that has implanted. It works primarily by delaying or preventing ovulation and making uterine environment hostile. In overweight or…Read More
Can a pregnant woman sleep during an Eclipse?
There is absolutely no scientific rationale behind the myth linking abnormalities in the baby with lunar or solar eclipses. Superstitions: In different parts of the world – Stay indoors during the eclipse: It has long been believed that eclipse could cause facial deformities or birthmarks in baby. There’s not a single scientific explanation why pregnant…Read More