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Folic Acid and Pregnancy
Folic acid also known as Vitamin B9 is one of the most important vitamin you need to take before conception and during pregnancy. Your midwife or doctor would have already recommended you to take a prenatal vitamin which includes the daily recommended requisite of 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects of your baby’s brain and spinal cord. You can also top it up every morning with a bowl of dry fruit and fortified cereal (corn flakes / oats). Why do I need Folic Acid, what are the benefits? Folic acid is very important for the development of a healthy foetus. Folic acid can reduce the risk of neural tube defects (NTDs) significantly. Your baby’s neural tube may not close correctly due to the lack of Folic acid and she could develop the following health problems Spina bifida: incomplete spinal cord development Anencephaly: incomplete brain development Cleft lip and palate Premature birth Low birth weight Miscarriage Poor growth in the womb Preeclampsia Heart disease Stroke Some types of cancers Alzheimer’s disease What is Folic Acid and when should I start taking Folic Acid? Folic acid is a form of a Vitamin B called […]
What is Yoga / Yog?
For living a better life one should know the art of living and understand the meaning of life. Although our first duty is to have a body free from disease, life is much more than merely having a body without ailment or a store of wealth, name and fame in the society. Life is to draw inward, establish and know the self. Yoga / Yog is one such area where a human being should focus on. The benefits of yoga are tremendous. Bharatiya (Indian) Sanskriti believes that every human soul is an integral part of the Almighty. After immense research on Yog by our great Saints and Rishis, prominent among them Maharishi Patanjali, Bharatiya Sanskriti and Ideology also believe that to unite it with all-pervading is Yog. It is the need of time to uphold and maintain the motto of Live ‘N’ Liven, live and lend life for the entire world. Yoga alone can show us the path of peace and happiness. Yoga helps in making human life satisfied and balanced. It develops the right balance between the human body and mind. We get physical, mental and spiritual energy through Yog. Benefits Of Yoga Health does not mean merely a […]
Vitamins, Supplements and Nutrition in Pregnancy
What is the importance of Vitamins, supplements and nutrition in pregnancy? Vitamins, supplements and nutrition in pregnancy are needed for the normal development of the baby and health of the mom. Pregnant women should eat a healthy and balanced diet. Adequate amount of vitamins and nutrients is needed for pregnant women since it can influence the fetus. There is a higher risk of birth defects for an underweight or overweight pregnant woman. Malnutrition of the mom will affect the fetus adversely. A healthy diet is important throughout the life especially during pregnancy. During pregnancy, apart from a healthy diet, it is recommended to take supplements as prescribed by your midwife or doctor. What are the supplements that should be included during pregnancy ? Pregnant women may need supplements during pregnancy for the adequate need of the baby and mom. Some of the common supplements used during pregnancy include: Folic acid – Folic acid is important during early pregnancy. Fetus needs more folic acid than mom. Folic acid supplements are used to meet the adequate need. Folic acid supplement can prevent the neural tube defects, a birth defect. It is recommended to start folic acid even before you start planning a […]