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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 […]
Pregnancy is the time to cherish, the time to think of your new baby, the time to enjoy every moment. Pregnancy also brings some health issues with it. So if you are also facing them, don’t be upset as these are common issues of this time. Here are a few tips to overcome them: Nausea: If you are facing nausea, try eating small meals frequently rather than eating one large meal at one time. Try to not keep your stomach empty for longer hours. Avoid eating outside and have a balanced diet. Backache: It is always advisable to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on left side also ensures that your baby is getting the right nutrient. Avoid sleeping on your back for longer hours. Always get up by first turning on your left. Do not stand straight as it burdens your back. Consult your doctor for exercises which can help you avoid backache. Laziness: You feel lazy and tired most of the time. Listen to your body and take proper rest. Leg Cramps: Leg Cramps is another common problem of pregnancy. Take food rich in calcium. Have Coconut water, milk and drink lot of water. If the problem persists or is […]
Returning to normal or regular weight post pregnancy is a challenging task for moms. You need not start to lose weight immediately after delivery or baby birth. Take advice from the doctor or your midwife before starting a regular exercise routine. Your exercising schedule will also depend upon the kind of delivery you underwent. If you had a normal delivery, you might start exercising early, however, if you had a C-section, you need to wait till the time your stitches are fine and you get a green signal from your doctor. Some methods to lose your weight are: Have a healthy diet Eat fiber rich food such as oats, grain etc. Drink plenty of water Include starch, vegetables and pulses such as beans in your diet. If you are breastfeeding your baby, this will help you reduce weight quickly. Before doing exercises consult with your doctor and take advice. If you are ready to start exercises, start with simple exercises such as: Walking Gentle stretching exercises Pelvic Floor exercises Cycling Swimming Moderate stomach exercises Return to your day to day activities such as cooking after two or three weeks or as recommended by the doctor. Set a goal and schedule […]