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Pregnancy is the time when the mother is only thinking about her baby and quitting alcohol for this baby is definitely not impossible. Drinking alcohol during pregnancy is not at all safe. It can have long term effects in your baby’s development. It can also cause serious problems like miscarriage, premature birth or lead to birth defects. What happens when you drink while pregnant? If a pregnant woman drinks alcohol, it may pass from mother’s blood to the baby’s blood. The alcohol will harm the baby in the developing stage. It can cause the baby with any long term physical, behavioral or intellectual disabilities. Too much alcohol consumption can also lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Under FASD includes various disorders that are caused to baby due to alcohol consumption by mothers. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) is the most serious condition among the range of FASDs. Babies born with FASD can have: Abnormal Physical Appearance such as less weight, small head, etc. Distinctive Facial Features Memory Defects Learning Problems Difficulty with Attention Intellectual Disability Speech and Language Delays Poor Reasoning Hyperactive Behavioural Problems etc. FASD is preventable if a pregnant woman does not drink alcohol How can you avoid […]
Iron is an essential nutrition during pregnancy. Iron deficiency anemia occurs when your red blood cell is less than the required count. During pregnancy, iron helps create haemoglobin for you and your baby. Lack of haemoglobin can cause tiredness, breathlessness and can have severe complications like preterm delivery, infant mortality, or low birth weight. How much Iron is needed during pregnancy? A normal person needs 18 mg of iron every day. During pregnancy, this intake should be around 27 mg every day. What are the causes of low iron? Lack of Iron in your diet: If your diet does not contain enough of iron, you might get iron deficiency. If you are a vegetarian, ensure you also get proper vitamin C in your diet so that your body absorbs the iron you take. Loss of blood: If you have any previous surgery experience where you had lost a lot of blood, you can be the case of iron deficiency. Women with high blood loss during periods can also get iron deficiency. Lack of Iron Supplements during Pregnancy: Pregnancy is a period when your body need more iron, not only for you but also for your baby. Consult your doctor and […]
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 […]