Archive for the ‘Pregnancy Tips’ Category
The apple is a fruit that provides significant benefits during pregnancy such as fiber, antioxidants such as vitamin C, which keeps the brain healthy and strong immune system, protecting against infection.
In addition, the apple contains other vitamins in smaller proportion as A, B, E and K, and minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, manganese and selenium, which help promote healthy bones, muscles and nervous system. The apple is low in calories and maintains a healthy weight.
The pregnant women who drink natural apple juice, either green or red, get all the benefits of this fruit, and protect from diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
For many years, researchers have known that heavy drinking during pregnancy can cause birth defects, but the potential effects of small amounts of alcohol on a developing baby are not well understood.
Pregnant women who drink alcohol are at risk of giving birth to a child with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, these conditions vary from mild to severe and include delays in speech and language, learning disabilities, and abnormal facial features small size of the head, among many other problems.
The fetal alcohol spectrum disorders are a group of birth defects that result from drinking alcohol during pregnancy, and among them are growing more slowly than other children, facial abnormalities, mental retardation and problems with the central nervous system. Read the rest of this entry »
The brewer’s yeast is rich in B vitamins, including thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, folic acid and biotin, except for vitamin B12, and minerals such as selenium and chromium.
It is helpful in controlling blood sugar in patients with diabetes, maintaining a healthy weight and reduces cholesterol ” bad “. It also functions as a galactogogue; increases milk production in the mother.
One tablespoon of brewer’s yeast provide about 10 grams of protein, the pregnant woman needs about 80 grams of protein daily, so with two tablespoons of brewer’s yeast, has covered 25% of the recommended daily requirements. Read the rest of this entry »
In the week 36 of pregnancy and we are about to give birth. The changes in our body are still giving, and anxiety about meeting our son grows by the second.
How a baby grows:
The baby is in its final stages of growth, weighing over 2.5 kilos and measuring almost 50 inches. Also lose hair and the waxy substance that protected him from the amniotic fluid for nine months in the mother’s body.
At the end of the week, the baby is considered full term, and probably already upside down, to move into the birth canal. If not, the doctor may perform maneuvers to try to get in this position. Read the rest of this entry »
A stage as beautiful as the pregnancy should not be clouded by unrest causing nausea, because although it is very common, you can ask to go very wrong. So let’s talk about some tips and tricks to cope with nausea in pregnancy and thus better enjoy this wonderful period.
The nausea can range from mild discomfort to stir a little stomach for a smell or just to get up in the morning to be so annoying that we can not leave the bathroom or eat anything at all.
Depending on one’s sensibility of each, we will know if we can overcome them with simple remedies or seek medical advice for a more controlled medication, so if their light to moderate nausea are still reading, we hope some of this information make you feel better. Read the rest of this entry »
For nine months the placenta feeds and nourishes the fetus, while eliminating toxic waste, and without which the baby could not survive. It is the only organ in the human body that plays a vital role then becomes obsolete, after your baby is born; the placenta is no longer a function.
The main function of the placenta is to ensure that oxygen moves into the bloodstream of the baby and the carbon dioxide is transported away and cleaning also includes other residues that are produced by your baby. In the same way that ensures the oxygen to your baby, it also ensures that you receive some nutrients.
The placenta is a very complex piece of biological equipment, acts as the pulmonary system, kidney and digestive baby. Plays an important role in the production of hormones, human chorionic gonadotropin or hCG is produced by the placenta. Read the rest of this entry »
Pregnancy can cause cravings, which cause a person to eat more than you normally do, this can cause a large increase in weight will be difficult to get rid, once the baby is born. It is not healthy either the mother or the baby, if the mother is overweight.
In order to ensure that a pregnant woman does not gain more than the recommended amount, 11 to 16 kilos, your appetite should be controlled, using a number of tricks:
- Drink eight glasses of water a day. Often a pregnant woman may think you are hungry when in fact you only need to drink, this will help a pregnant woman to stay full longer and help control your appetite.
Essentially, there are three forms main mother communicate with the baby when he is in the womb:
- ● Sensory, physical connection of caresses, sing, talk, and the baby kicks and movements.
- ● Molecular, hormonal change that occurs through the placenta from the mother and the baby, who is emotionally sensitive.
- ● Communication intuitive.
Fetal monitoring is a study performed at the end of pregnancy and childbirth takes place while, thanks to its realization can potentially prevent many setbacks.
The monitor, called technically cardiotocography, records the data in a continuous roll of paper. In it you can see the baby’s heartbeat and contractions of the womb, so you can easily check any disruption that may arise.
For its realization is placed on the belly of the mother placed a belt with one or two sensors connected to a computer, there are different types of monitoring: external and internal. Read the rest of this entry »
The pregnant women suffer from nausea, caused mainly by high levels of hormones, which usually take place around the sixth week of pregnancy and resolved around 14 weeks; it is usually more intense in the morning and improves as the day progresses.
Make small meals and snacks will help reduce the risk of heartburn and will be easier to digest for a stomach with nausea. Women who suffer from this symptom, they can eat certain foods which can prevent nausea:
Whether you eat raw or as a component of real ginger beer, ginger, have long been known that relieves stomach. The ginger can also be grated in hot water to make a kind of tea, and even the smell of ginger seems to help prevent nausea in some women. Read the rest of this entry »