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What is Water Birth? Water birth is the birth of the baby in water. The labor, delivery or both occurs in water. Water birth is experienced as less painful and more relaxing. Water birth takes place in a pool filled with warm water. The birthing pool can be at home, hospital or other water birth centers. Your midwife or doctor will assist you during water birth. Who can have Water Birth? Water birth is recommended for healthy women with no other complication in pregnancy. What are the benefits of Water Birth? There are advantages and disadvantages of water birth. Some of the benefits of water birth include: Water birth is more relaxing. It reduces the pain during labor and delivery. It reduces stress. The effect of water will make you feel to reduce your body weight and thereby making you more comfortable. It is said that the baby feels the same environment as in the amniotic sac which makes more comfortable. What are the risks involved in water birth? Water birth has some risks for baby and mother. Some of the risk of water birth are: Infection – As the birth is in a pool filled with water, the chances […]
For healthy pregnancy, you don’t require to overeat. A healthy balanced diet is what you need. Same ways, it is also not a time when you should go on a diet. Regarding the calorie intake, you don’t need any extra calories during the first and second trimester. However, this intake increases by around 200 calories per day during the third trimester or as suggested by the doctor. These figures might differ depending upon your BMI levels. Most of the women feel to eat less during their first trimester due to morning sickness, nausea that they face. Their diet turns into a normal diet during the second trimester and might increase during third trimester due to the increase in the requirement of your fetus. In order to avoid increasing too much weight during your pregnancy, its important that you define your food intake. Ensure to include more of proteins, fruits and vegetables, dairy etc. and avoid the intake of unwanted fats.
Constipation is a common problem during pregnancy. Almost half of the women pregnant complained of the same. The reason behind this is the ongoing hormonal changes in your body. These hormones make your muscles relaxed leading to even relaxation of muscles in your digestive tracts which keeps the food to hang around longer. Treatment of Constipation during pregnancy Pregnancy is a time when you need to avoid medicines as much as possible. In case of constipation, few lifestyle changes can help you get some relief: 1- Improve your diet: Include fiber-rich foods like whole-grain cereal, whole wheat bread, pulses, brown rice, fruits, and vegetables. A regular fiber-rich diet will add a difference to your digestion in the long run. 2- Drink plenty of water: Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Try drinking warm water if the constipation is too much. 3- Avoid Iron Supplements: Constipation can also occur due to iron supplements you take during pregnancy. If the iron is too high in the supplement you are taking, consult your doctor and change your supplement. 4- Exercise regularly. Regular exercise like walking, aquanatal, yoga, etc. It can help reduce constipation. Try to be active during your pregnancy as this […]