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Overview of Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Overview of Pregnancy Ultrasounds

Pregnancy ultrasounds first came into use during the 1950s. Since then, ultrasound is regarded as one of the most important diagnostics tools for checking the health of the growing fetus. A pregnancy ultrasound is basically the ultrasound used for scanning during pregnancy. These ultrasounds are used for diagnosing the fetus growing in the womb of the pregnant mother.  A ultrasound scan can help the doctor to identify existing defects in the developing baby prior to birth. Is it safe to undergo ultrasound during pregnancy? Majority of the medical experts and a number of pregnancy magazines state that it is absolutely safe to get ultrasounds done during pregnancy. Ultrasounds are unlikely to harm the unborn baby and the expecting mother. Let us now get acquainted with the working procedure  [...]

Managing Mood Swings during Pregnancy with Vitamin B Supplements

Managing Mood Swings during Pregnancy with Vitamin B Supplements

Vitamin B supplements help in managing the mood of women during pregnancy. The vitamin B supplements that help in managing mood swings during pregnancy are: Vitamin B3: Niacin or vitamin B3 is the B vitamin helping in mood regulation and energy metabolism. According to experts, niacin can effectively increase energy levels and maintain the normal blood glucose level. Deficiency of this vitamin can result in occurrence of depression symptoms. A pregnant woman must consume a minimum of 18 mg vitamin B3 for avoiding episodes of mood swings. Vitamin B6: According to nutritionists, pregnant women require more vitamin B6 than what is required by those who are not. This is because of the elevated levels of the hormone estrogen in their body. This vitamin also helps the body of a pregnant woman to  [...]

How to Treat Cold in Women during Their Third Trimester?

How to Treat Cold in Women during Their Third Trimester?

Developing any health disorder during pregnancy, however simple or mild it may be is extremely difficult. So, when a pregnant woman develops a cold during her third trimester, things can become absolutely miserable for her. Generally, a cold can be easily combated with over the counter medications; however, things are not so simple for pregnant ladies. Pregnant ladies, especially the ones who have completed 38 weeks of pregnancy should avoid consuming any medication without consulting their physician. There are many medicines that are likely to harm the expecting mother and the growing baby in her womb. There are also certain pregnancy related medical conditions that worsen on taking some cold medications. The best way of managing a cold during pregnancy is taking medication (prescription or  [...]

Jaundice during Pregnancy: What Are the Signs?

Jaundice during Pregnancy: What Are the Signs?

Jaundice is not defined as a disease; it only indicates liver dysfunctions. Jaundice commonly does not occur in expecting mothers having no history of liver disorders; however, if a pregnant woman develops pregnancy cholestasis, fatty liver or pre-eclampsia, she might develop jaundice as a symptom of these conditions. The common signs of jaundice during pregnancy are: Changes in the eye and skin: An expecting mother with jaundice will usually experience gradual yellowing of whites of her eyes and skin. The yellowing primarily occurs due to the bilirubin buildup in her bloodstream. Bilirubin is basically waste products derived from iron. One of the primary functions of our liver is removing the bilirubin from our system. When the liver stops working properly, this function of the organ does  [...]

Air Travel during Pregnancy: Some Do’s and Don’ts

Air Travel during Pregnancy: Some Do’s and Don’ts

Women of the previous generation rarely used to travel by air when they were pregnancy. However, now with changes in the professional and social position of women, they cannot avoid air travel often even during pregnancy. Are you pregnant and have plans of boarding the flight for some reason? Then you must follow some restriction to make sure that the air travel leaves no negative effect on you and your baby. Studies have shown that the risk of experiencing miscarriage is slightly higher for frequent fliers (people who fly for more than 74 hours in a month) than those who don’t need to fly so often. According to the physicians, the safest time of flying during pregnancy is the 2nd trimester. This is because by the time women cross the 1st trimester, they come out of the increased risks of  [...]

Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month – Important Tips to Protect Your Baby

Cytomegalovirus Awareness Month – Important Tips to Protect Your Baby

June has been designated as National Congenital cytomegalovirus awareness month in the United States with the noble intention of raising public awareness regarding this condition which afflicts more children as compared other recognized disorders & infections like FAS, cleft spine, Down’s syndrome & Pediatric AIDS HIV. The CDC has pointed out that congenital cytomegalovirus infection is the commonest viral infection in the U.S. with one from 150 kids born with it. Annually, 30000 babies delivered have congenital CMV causal to four hundred mortalities & leaves eight thousand children with lasting disablements like going deaf, blind, disablements both mentally & physically, seizure attacks & cerebral palsy. In the U.S., around fifty to sixty percent of females are at risk  [...]

Prenatal Yoga Poses for Sound & Healthy Pregnancy

Prenatal Yoga Poses for Sound & Healthy Pregnancy

Prenatal yoga is a great way for preggos in stretching their weary muscles, relaxing their bodies by relieving stress & gaining strength. The prenatal yoga poses explained herewith help by strengthening muscles to assist one in carrying the infant, helpful in prevalent gestational problems & the squatting moves recommended can be the most preferable position at the time of labor & birthing. Here are some squatting poses that could be performed by the pregnant woman by herself & along with her mate. These would help during labor as contractions become lesser acute when the woman squats since her pelvis size can increase till two centimetres as a result of performing them. Full-Squatted Pose Feet are to be placed separated on the yoga mat & toe areas turning to a slight extent  [...]

Teenage mothers options

Teenage mothers options

For teenage mothers; adoption, parenting, and abortion are the only three options. Obviously, it is not that easy to decide from these matters during the teenage years due to social and parental fears. By publishing this article, we aim to offer some help to the teenage mothers in taking the right decision. First, if you feel that might be pregnant, you must go for an immediate home-based test of pregnancy. This is done by purchasing a good kit from a chemist shop and then doing as per the instructions. If the outcome is positive, directly consult a doctor for proper consultation. On the other hand, if it is negative, go for the test next morning. However, instead of this home test, it is a wise decision to directly consult a doctor no matter what is the result of the home tests. Second, you  [...]

Baby is Breech – What to Expect?

Baby is Breech – What to Expect?

Foetal movements are rife all though gestational period. Usually, around 3-4 weeks pre due-date, infants budge in a manner that their crowns are near the birth canal (vagina). Head-first delivery is often the case for majority of the infants. However, three to four per cent of infants would not be making such shifts and at times the foot or butt portion of the infant might be nearest to the vagina during birthing – known as breech presentation that affects birthing process. Though breech infants are in good health at birth, one might require having a C-section in case therapy for rectifying breech position fails & the physician believes there is risk delivering breech infant vaginally. Baby is Breech – When and how does one find out? Amid thirty-two to thirty-seven weeks of gestation,  [...]

Birth Partner – What You Need to Know

Birth Partner – What You Need to Know

It is crucial for every birth partner (labor-support individual) to feel included during the birthing process & being an essential part of the delivery. Moms sense comfort expressing to their birth partners the type of assistance they would require at the time of labor. As a birth partner is the pregnant woman’s key support individual at the time of gestation, labor & post-delivery, hence here is vital information that every one of them should reading. Labor could be a daunting, lonesome place for both the mom & birth partner. Birth partners do need to take the necessary steps to learn what exactly occurs in the course of labor, birthing & the emotional rollercoaster coming with these. Birth partners could be the best individuals to assist expectant moms with their tender  [...]

Ways of Figuring Out Delivery Due Date

Ways of Figuring Out Delivery Due Date

From the instant one received the positive news, one starts pondering when the little bundle of joy would be making his/her first appearance. Those duo blue stripes on the home pregnancy testing kit have been so eagerly awaited since so long. Following the tearing, beams and incredulity (has it truly happened?), the subsequent move would be eagerly flipping the calendar pages for discerning the precise date of delivery - & solely around five percent of arrival of infants occur on their forecasted due dates, anyways – yet  finding one’s estimated due date ASAP is crucial so that the gynaecologist could keep an eye on fetal development. Begin calculating During a woman’s foremost antenatal appointment, her physician would possibly employ a basic method for determining how far along  [...]

Flu Vaccine 2010-2011: What Pregnant, Nursing Moms & Children Need to Know

Flu Vaccine 2010-2011: What Pregnant, Nursing Moms & Children Need to Know

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that every individual get the flu vaccine except for babies below six months of age. Here are some commonly encountered queries regarding the 2010-2011 flu vaccination pertinent to women who have conceived, are breastfeeding or for their babies or kids. Among kids less than nine years of age what are the number of doses of seasonal influenza shot needed for them? It is truly quite complex for parents having kids eight years in age or lesser & those who haven’t ever been totally inoculated from the flu. So, what are the numbers of flu shot doses would children less than nine years of age be requiring in the current year? It would be dependent on duo aspects: Has the child received any 2009 flu pandemic vaccines –  [...]

Treatment Outline for Ectopic Pregnancy

Treatment Outline for Ectopic Pregnancy

In majority of the situations, treatment of ectopic pregnancy is usually dealt with on an urgent basis for avoiding rupture and acute bleeding. The assessment regarding the kind of treatment to be employed is based on how earlier on in the gestational term has the condition been identified and the woman’s general health condition. In case of an early ectopic pregnancy which is not causing blood loss, a woman would be given an alternative in-between the usage of medication or surgical intervention for terminating pregnancy. Medication The use of methotrexate for ending an ectopic pregnancy would spare the woman the need for being incised and anesthetized. However, methotrexate has been found to be causal to side-effects and could take a number of weeks of hormone blood level tests for ensuring  [...]