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Top 10 Pregnancy Signs

Top 10 Pregnancy Signs

Most women who have conceived, most probably would not spot any symptoms till they have skipped their menses or 1-2 weeks later. Here are top 10 Pregnancy Signs that women must be vigilant about. 1. Breast Swelling and Tenderness Sensitiveness and swelling in the breasts because of surging hormonal levels is among the foremost pregnancy signs. Breast tenderness could be felt similar to an amplified version of premenstrual syndrome symptoms. Discomforting sensation would lessen considerably once the second trimester begins and body adapts to the hormonal fluctuations. 2. Tiredness Early pregnancy weariness is likely due to rapid rise in progesterone hormone contributory to drowsiness. Feelings of fatigue would subside in the middle trimester though often returning in the final trimester due  [...]

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking – How to Donate and Eligibility Criteria

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking – How to Donate and Eligibility Criteria

Umbilical Cord Blood Banking is a life-saving option that was not available in the past. The umbilical cord was earlier discarded following child birth. However, in present times, collection of umbilical cord blood could be done following child delivery and donated to a public cord blood bank to assist some person having a life-menacing condition. Cord Blood Banking - Comprehending Your Choices Nowadays, to-be parents could select from the below mentioned choices. Donating your infant’s cord blood to a public cord blood bank is gratis and would become obtainable for all those patients needing transplant, not reserved exclusively for your kin. Collection would be under stringent quality benchmarks for ensuring aptness for transplant. In case the standards fail to match up for transplantation  [...]

Kids and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Is it Necessary to Purchase DHA-Enriched Foods for Children?

Kids and Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Is it Necessary to Purchase DHA-Enriched Foods for Children?

Sauntering down the aisles of super marts one is bombarded with an influx of child-chummy staple types like milk, curd, juices and breads which have DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) fortification. DHA is a form of omega-3 fatty acid which has been found to back cognitive functioning. Even though DHA-enriched foods do not cause harm and do not raise levels of omega-3 fatty acids in the kid’s dietetic intake, yet experts suggest such fortified foods must be consumed moderately and bearing in mind some nutrient common-sense. Also the role of omega-3s like DHA have been emphasized as food types which encourage brain functioning and there is sizeable proof backing the part of EFAs (essential fatty acids) in preliminary eye and brain growth. Though presently the United States has not furnished certified  [...]

Unexplained Fertility and Hashimoto’s Disease

Unexplained Fertility and Hashimoto’s Disease

Hashimoto’s Disease is a type of autoimmune disorder that results due to the body producing antibodies which assault cells present in the thyroid. This leads to reduced amounts of thyroid hormone being produced in the body which results in hypothyroidism. It is the most prevalently occurring thyroid disorder in the U.S. Hashimoto’s Disease – Who develops this condition? Hashimoto’s Disease is a heritable disorder which afflicts nearly fourteen million people in the United States. The disorder is sevenfold more biased to the female gender as compared to males and one of the widespread reasons for unexplained infertility in women. Hashimoto’s Disease- Signs and Symptoms A hypoactive thyroid could make a woman feel depressed, constipated, above normal menses flow, weight increase, lowered  [...]

Charting the Menstrual Cycle for Enhanced Fertility–Part II

Charting the Menstrual Cycle for Enhanced Fertility–Part II

Though it might require some extent of detective effort, and be slightly disconcerting to a number of women but finding out how to spot variations in the cervical mucus is an uncomplicated and vastly effectual method of forecasting ovulation. A latest study outcome found that it has far greater accuracy in forecasting ovulation as compared to checking Basal Body Temperature (BBT), though it could be employed in combination with it. The cervix releases mucus that would serve various uses. When the woman is not in her ovulation phase or nearing it then cervical mucus averts sperm entry inside the uterus during a time when a woman could not conceive anyways. During the menstrual cycle when a woman approaches her ovulation phase, her cervix would start increasingly secreting mucus. A woman’s  [...]

Charting the Menstrual Cycle for Enhanced Fertility – Part I

Charting the Menstrual Cycle for Enhanced Fertility – Part I

Although several lucky couples might have a successful conception quite soon while it could take protracted spans of time for several others. A great way of improving probability is by charting the menstrual cycle. In this manner, one would be able to gain a clearer understanding when one has the best chances of conceiving. As one goes through the menstrual cycle, the body would convey all kinds of hints that are indicative of when ovulation would occur. One simply has to identify the right way of checking for them. Why is it necessary to chart the menstrual cycle? Though it might feel more of a bother to chart one’s menstrual cycle, however when one keeps tabs of a couple of diverse things on a daily basis, one could augment the possibility of spotting peak fertile period and conceiving.  [...]

Parenting Plan for Divorced Parents – Part II

Parenting Plan for Divorced Parents – Part II

At some phase in a relationship issues crop up. A number of couples do live harmoniously whereas there are several others for whom the adage ‘happily-ever-after’ do not seem to apply. However, this does not essentially mirror depleting moral values; it is more a sign of the intricacies and pressure of present day existence. With weaker backup systems in place and expectations sky rocketing often marriages crumble in such circumstances. Periods of Change A common issue with almost all couples is that in the long term, individuals change. Though this change could be tough, yet it could additionally be reviving and beneficial. When a couple learns to develop together, monotony and stagnation building up in a relationship could be avoided. At the conclusion of periods of change mostly rife  [...]

How to Go Green with Your Kids – Part II

How to Go Green with Your Kids – Part II

Here are several go green tips that could be taught to grade goers (4-6). Teaching the child that fruit and veggie forms could be easily washed in bowls that would facilitate water conservation. Rather than using the air-conditioner or heaters, children could be taught to wear sweaters or hats when they feel chilly or opening the windows in the house when they feel stuffy to facilitate better and fresh air circulation. Kids should be informed about not making the grave mistake of microwaving plastics or Styrofoam for avoiding exposure to toxins. Making wonders out of waste, like making notebook from cereal box cover and filling with 3-hole punch re-cycled papers. It is quite easy – saving the preferred cereal box and cutting apart the frontal covering slightly bigger than eight by eleven.  [...]

How to Go Green with Your Kids – Part I

How to Go Green with Your Kids – Part I

Irrespective of what age your child is, it is never too early to instil green values which in most likelihood would be carried forward when they become adults. Prospects are that the kids would have such an enjoyable time during the process that they wouldn’t even comprehend that they are learning all the way. Here are great go green tips for preschooler and grade school goers that would help your kid get started on the path to a more healthful, innate and environment-friendly lifestyle. Go Green Tips for Preschoolers Teaching the child about keeping the flow of water source like taps to be always kept tapered when the sink is being used. Always reminding the child about switching off the lights while not in the room and to keep lights switched off during the day times. Innate sun’s  [...]