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Packing Your Bag For Labor
In the final weeks of planning, you may be excited and confused on the preparations before going for delivery. It is the most exciting phase of your life when you are packing your hospital bag. Enjoy these moments with your partner, pack your bag together. Here are a few things you will need for your labor and birth to avoid any discomfort at the last stage. Some essentials to be included in your labor bag are: For Mom-To-Be: Hospital registration card, health insurance card, you healthcare information and other important paper works if any. Slippers / Socks Loose fitting and comfortable clothes Nursing Bras and Breast pads Maternity Wears Toiletries, such as toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc. Towels Music player if you are interested in music Camera to capture your baby’s first moments Books for reading Phone with charger in case you are planning to stay alone Clothes when you leave hospital and get home with your baby. Keep loose fitting clothes as it takes time to come back to your actual fitting. For Your Baby: Clothes , Socks and Cap Baby Wipes Diaper Sweater Blanket Towel Outfits when going to home You may double check the list before leaving […]
Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy
Pelvic pain is a common condition faced by many women during their pregnancy. You can experience it during any stage of pregnancy. Your body produces a substance called relaxin when you are pregnant which softens the ligaments connecting your joints. This pain experienced in the back and front of your pelvis is also termed as Pelvic Girdle Pain. Pelvic Girdle Pain is not harmful for babies. Causes of Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy The causes of pelvic pain may vary according to the stages of pregnancy. Some of the common causes can be: PGP is usually caused when the joints in the pelvis move unevenly. Cysts in the Ovary Overweight Hormonal change History of Lower Back Pain Constipation Weight of the baby Symptoms of Pelvic Pain During Pregnancy Different women experience different symptoms of pelvic pain. Some common symptoms are: Back Ache Worsening pain in legs, thighs or knees while walking, standing or during any day to day activities Pain in Pubic Area (Pressure or Stress) Clicking or Grinding in the Pelvic Area Difficulty in Turning Sides while Sleeping. Difficulty in Getting Up Suddenly. Share with your midwife, doctor or physiotherapist and get proper advice to control the pain. The discomfort […]
Backache in Pregnancy
Most of the women experience backache during pregnancy. The intensity of the pain varies from woman to woman. During pregnancy your body releases a hormone relaxin, which makes the ligaments in your body softer. This can put strain on the joints of your lower back and pelvis which may cause back pain. In addition to this, the extra weight that you gained during pregnancy, poor posture etc. cause strain on your joints that will lead to back pain. How do I prevent backache in pregnancy? There are many methods to reduce back pain. You should consult your midwife or doctor so they can suggest you some ways to control back ache. Some ways to reduce back pain include: Maintain a good posture while sitting, standing and in your day to day activities Avoid Heavy Weight Lifting. Try safe lifting techniques like bending your knees by keeping your back straight. In case you need to lift weight, try balancing it on both sides. Use flat heel shoes. High heels during pregnancy is not advisable. Avoid twisting your body Don’t bend too much while cleaning or doing other jobs. Try comfortable sleeping posture in a firm mattress. Have regular exercises – some […]