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Handling Fever during Pregnancy

Handling Fever during Pregnancy

In this article we have discussed some guidelines for handling fever during pregnancy: The growth of the fetus can be disrupted when the expecting mother suffers from a fever. This is truer in case of fever during the 1st trimester. Majority o the medical practitioner advices use of Tylenol, an acetaminophen for lowering fevers during pregnancy. Pregnant women should never take this medication without consulting her supervising gynecologist; the gynecologist will guide her about the safe dosage of acetaminophen. Other common fever lowering medicinal drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin should not be taken by pregnant women. Pregnant women suffering from fever should have adequate rest; they must sleep for a minimum of 8 hours every day. This will allow the body enough time for fighting the infections  [...]

Frequency of Baby Kicking during the Sixth Month of Pregnancy

Frequency of Baby Kicking during the Sixth Month of Pregnancy

One of the most precious experiences a mother has during pregnancy is the feeling of the baby kicking her from the inside of her womb. Generally this starts when a woman is in the sixth month of her pregnancy. When the baby is the womb is of 6 months, it can reach a weight of 1-1.5 pounds and a length of 11-14 inches. During this time the baby starts kicking and gets involved in other movements too. If you are attentive enough, you will be able to recognize the pattern of kicks offered by the baby in your womb. However, babies might not have any distinct pattern to their kicks. The 6th months of pregnancy is a lot different from the other pregnancy months around it due to a number of aspects. Generally, the mother experience milk kicking from the baby from the 5th month of pregnancy; however,  [...]

Baby Gender Prediction – Tips for Guessing If it’s a Boy or Girl Baby

Baby Gender Prediction – Tips for Guessing If it’s a Boy or Girl Baby

No sooner has your pregnant bump begun showing, it appears as though all around – be it your well-intended mom-in-law, to total outsiders and even your chemist knows your infant’s gender. Even you can’t help wondering what the sex of your baby’s going to be. Here's a look at many of the old wives tales that abound and may just be assistance to you in finding out whether it’s going to be a girl or boy. Certainly, these baby gender prediction ways aren’t totally infallible, though they are more fun-filled as compared to the rather dependable ultrasounds or amniocentesis. Interesting Baby Gender Prediction Trivia It is blue shopping when: Morning sickness wasn’t experienced during early gestation. Fetal heart rate is under 140bps. Headaches experienced. The woman carries her additional  [...]

Aromatherapy for Morning Sickness

Aromatherapy for Morning Sickness

Around fifty percent of expectant moms feel nauseous in their first trimester of gestation. Among the key reasons causing morning sickness is squat blood glucose levels or noxiousness in the GI tract or liver. Here are some of the finest essential oils based remedies for allaying morning sickness. Adding four to five droplets spearmint into a container having scorching water which is to be placed by the bedside on the ground. Inhalation of these continually dispersed aromatic molecules would have a calming effect on the abdomen. Also a droplet could be placed on the cushion one is sleeping on. An inhalant could be prepared by adding four to five droplets spearmint or menthe longifolia essential oil (optionally ginger) for calming the tummy. A nausea-lowering inhalant could be made by a potent  [...]

Pregnancy Brain – Fallacy or Reality

Pregnancy Brain – Fallacy or Reality

Several expectant moms could relate to those spells of absent-mindedness which are also termed as mommy or pregnancy brain, momnesia or pregnancy amnesia. One only wonders whether latest studies or mothers are right in this matter and how could one tackle nebulous memory during gestational period. Pregnancy Brain does Exist Momnesia is often cited in several pregnancy instruction booklets and citing by many expectant moms. Research also appears to corroborate blurry memory during pregnancy. Rising levels of hormones and new-fangled precedence might expound why momnesia occurs. There is nearly fifteen to forty folds greater estrogen-progesterone presence which marinates the brain during gestational period. Such hormones impact all neuron types in the brain. When a female gives birth, there is  [...]

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  [...]

Am I Pregnant?

Am I Pregnant?

In case a woman is noticeably tuned into her body, she would be confounded with doubts about the query ‘am I pregnant or not?’ However, majority of the females would not deduce they have conceived till the time they happen to skip their menstrual periods. There are others who do not doubt or consider they are heavy with a child for a number of months post-conception. For women mulling over whether ‘am I pregnant or not’, here are five general signs of existence of an early pregnancy. A woman might start experiencing all of these, a few or none of the symptoms mentioned below. A Skipped Period Women who have missed their period need to comprehend that this sign is the most apparent indication of pregnancy. However, a skipped period does not definitively translate to a conception as  [...]

First signs of pregnancy: indicators of pregnancy

First signs of pregnancy: indicators of pregnancy

The onset and first signs of pregnancy vary within women. Some women experience first signs of pregnancy within days of conception and others take few weeks before pregnancy symptoms come and lucky few feel no discomfort of first signs of pregnancy. The First signs of pregnancy can be felt once the implantation occurs that is eight to ten days of ovulation and then gradually the signs lessen as the pregnancy comes to end of first trimester. Women go under physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. The frustrating thing about First signs of pregnancy is that the signs are very similar to those that occur right before the onset of menstruating cycle. However when the first signs of pregnancy combined with high temperatures and a longer luteal phase then its time for you to know the success  [...]

Pregnancy symptoms: A checklist if you are trying for conception

Pregnancy symptoms: A checklist if you are trying for conception

When the couples decide for taking their love and life further, they decide to have their baby. Even the second or other babies after the first are the add on steps in building of your relationship, love and family. As you start planning for getting pregnant, you keep on asking yourself the questions like Am I pregnant? What are the pregnancy symptoms? What are the signs of symptoms? How do I find out if I am pregnant or not? When you are planning you are already in tune with your body. Some women come to know that they have conceived even before missed periods, or pregnancy test and some female don’t even feel being pregnant even after few months of being pregnant. Pregnancy symptoms vary, from women to women. The same women may feel different pregnancy symptoms from its first pregnancy.  [...]

Signs of Pregnancy with other possible cause

Signs of Pregnancy with other possible cause

Planning pregnancy, you are so much in look out for those signs of pregnancy that you misinterpret as pregnancy which results in False Pregnancy. This happens mostly in those cases who are desperately trying and who are too optimist expecting to get pregnant as in the first month of trying or women who were on birth control pill will get immediately pregnant once stopping its consumption. It’s better to be aware so that you don’t misunderstand the signs as something else instead of pregnancy or understand it as signs of pregnancy when it is something else. Signs of Pregnancy: Delay of Menstruation Definitely this rings the bell of pregnancy test check up. Though this sign can happen also when you have gain excessive weight or loss lot of weight. Hormonal problems also causes the delay and  [...]

Belly Band – A Must For The Pregnancy Wardrobe

Belly Band – A Must For The Pregnancy Wardrobe

Are you a mom-to-be, who’s concerned with her wardrobe? Well, with the time passing by, it is gonna be the most challenging place- your wardrobe. Well, neither it is smart choice to have entire new wardrobe nor you have a choice to continue with existing one. So? Use belly band. Simple. Belly band lets you use your existing wardrobe smartly. It saves time, money & a lot of worries about your wardrobe & looks. As you put the belly band around your enlarging belly; it solves a huge list of problems: You are gonna be able to wear your existing tight jeans & skirts just by unzipping or unbuttoning them. Short tops can be worn with belly bands acting as belt coving belly. You are gonna get a huge support to belly and spine as well. Due to smoothening on belly lines, you are gonna  [...]

Can Change In Maternity Pantyhose Reduce Your Ache?

Can Change In Maternity Pantyhose Reduce Your Ache?

Hey, welcome! Now, I know that you have a series of complaints & just it just isn’t the right time to try & makes some silly sales speech about pantyhose. I know it, okay! You are thinking that, in the middle of the ache in the back, pain in the legs & the swellings in legs & feet  along with this heat, fatigue & vomiting, what is it that I am gonna say, right? Listen up ladies; all I can say is a wise & well directed change into your new maternity pantyhose is gonna make you much more comfortable & capable to deal it, okay? Now there is some medical mumbo-jumbo you may not be interested in. But it can help you. Why: - Medical stuff During the pregnancy, there is essentially enlarging fetus, higher hormones & blood pumping through the body & a pelvis that  [...]

6 Post Pregnancy Exercises For Metamorphosing Into A Yummy Mummy

6 Post Pregnancy Exercises For Metamorphosing Into A Yummy Mummy

Regaining pre-pregnancy figure is mostly a hard nut to crack. However hard this task can seem on the outset, several experts profess that the sooner one gets started, the simpler it becomes to shed that extra flab and have firm and toned muscles which in turn would make it easier to care for the child. Studies also reveal that getting started on a regular exercise routine soon following delivery aids in lowering the chances of developing PPD or postpartum depression. One needs to bear in mind that all pregnancies and deliveries are different. Hence, one needs to always consult with one’s doctor prior to starting on any exercise schedule following childbirth. In case one is experiencing symptoms like uncontrolled, heavy bleeding, unwarranted tenderness, headaches or any atypical symptoms during  [...]