February 20th, 2014

Understand the Labour Basics

If you’ve never given birth before, you may assume that you’ll just “know” when the time has arrived to have your baby. In reality, onset of true labor isn’t always easy to identify, and events leading up it can drag on for days. Remember, too, that your due date is simply a point of reference. Read here 5 simple signs to recognize true labour: • You feel lighten: This happens when your baby’s head “drops” down into your pelvis. Your belly will suddenly look lower and you’ll have an easier time catching breath than in prior months. For first-time mothers, lightening usually occurs a few weeks before birth. • If you have

February 20th, 2014

Get Prepared for Life During Pregnancy

CHILDREN AND MOTHERS NEVER TRULY PART; they bound in the beating of each other hearts.” – Charlotte Gray has penned it right! But does this unbreakable bonding come as simply and as easily as it is expressed in words? The experience of becoming a mom is something that touches the heart, soul, mind and body of a female and therefore it needs a proper understanding to get ready for pregnancy. There are a lot of things to be mindful of now that you’re planning for precious cargo. If you are set in mood to carry your bundle of joy, then here the list of pregnancy do’s and don’ts to help you have a smooth pregnancy and a healthy, happy baby. Plan ahead to get prepared Evaluate

August 1st, 2013

Mom and Baby Sleep Well Tips

If you breastfeed your baby, you’re doomed to months of sleep deprivation. This is what our granny and babysitters have been lecturing us since ages. And the logic behind this business is babies digest breast milk more quickly than formula, meaning they’ll be wake up to eat more often and sleep less. Right? Ask an expert and the answer comes loud and clear. No, it is one big myth that has been carried since time immemorial. Surely at times breastfeeding can be challenging, especially when sleep issues come into scene. And the reason to this issue is unawareness towards setting a routine and  handling your new born baby’s behavior. For both mom and the baby a certain norm is

August 1st, 2013

Best Workouts for Breastfeeding Moms

Are you a nursing mother who desire to be in shape again, but at the same time feel doubtful to exercise. Do not bother for the myths anymore. It is actually safe and even beneficial and appropriate for breastfeeding moms like you. The only thing that needs to be kept in mind is to go slowly and gradually ease into your old core fitness regimen. Here are two most recommended exercise forms that are proven best for both mother and baby health. Read on; A convenient workout for new moms is to take a morning (or evening) walk with baby. After you nurse your baby, put him in a sling carrier and go for a long walk. Walk briskly and take an uphill route, if you can. Wearing your baby while you

August 1st, 2013

Breastfeeding Moms Must Drink Plenty of Fluid

Breastfeeding means a healthy diet is important. As a nursing mother produces 23 to 27 ounces of milk per day. Therefore a breastfeeding mother requires an additional 500 kilocalories per day from food to feed . It is important that you drink at least 10-12 glasses of water to keep your body hydrated. The fluid level in your body is crucial to the production of breast milk. It may be a good idea to drink a glass of water or juice before you nurse your baby. You also need to be cautious about drinking clean filtered water to avoid water borne infections. It is best to carry a bottle of water with you when you go out. Remember, all fluids count but water is the best source of fluid, so

August 1st, 2013

Learn The Tact Of Pumping and Milk Storage

Breast fed is best fed! But some of the new moms face real difficulty in breastfeeding their baby directly. The reason for this varies. At times it is due the  nervousness and unawareness that moms find difficulty in feeding their baby directly from the breast. Pressure to join back to office is another reason that requires the technique to pump out and store the milk. If you are unable to breastfeed your baby, read here few easy ways to pump out tyour breast milk… Pumping at Work For easier pumping, try these tips for getting your milk to let down from the milk ducts: Relax as much as you can Massage your breasts Gently rub your nipples Visualize the milk flowing down Think about

August 1st, 2013

Easy Ways to Breastfeed Your Baby in Public

Does the thought of breastfeeding in public make you nervous, intimidated, or self-conscious? If so, you are not alone. Many women deal with fears and anxieties related in breastfeeding their baby in public. Reason being they do not know the tact of it and also get conscious about public display. But it is important to keep in mind that you are only feeding your baby and not showcasing any inappropriate behavior. Here Guardian Health Chronicle jots down some easy tips to breast feed your baby confidently in public. Wear clothes that allow easy access to your breasts, such as buttoned kurtis or tops that can be easily pulled up from the waist . Always carry a special breastfeeding stoll

May 30th, 2013

How Smoking Affects Skin Health

Smoking shows on your skin too. The precise ways in which tobacco smoke damages or changes skin are not fully understood, though scientific studies have produced evidence about a number of possible ways, such as: Ageing: As people age, their skin also ages. The ageing process is influenced by a number of environmental factors. Sun exposure is the most prominent risk factor for premature ageing. Although it is much less well known, cigarette smoking is also a risk factor for premature skin ageing. Wrinkles: Numerous studies have found that premature wrinkling is associated with smoking. There is evidence that the more an individual smokes, the more the premature ageing effect occurs, so

May 30th, 2013

How Smoking Makes Bones Porous

Osteoporosis affects most of us if we live long enough. To begin with, women have lower bone density than men and smoking causes a significant increase in the risk of bone loss. Dr OP Garg Director Rheumatoarthriti Department BLK Hospital Delhi speaks more about it… Cigarette smoking was first identified as a risk factor for osteoporosis more than 20 years ago. Recent studies have shown a direct relationship between tobacco use and decreased bone density. Analyzing the impact of cigarette smoking on bone health is complicated. On the effects of smoking most studies from worldwide suggest that smoking increases the risk of having a fracture. Not all studies support these findings, but

May 30th, 2013

Smoking Bows Down Women More to PID

Pelvic inflammatory disease occurs with 33 percent more frequency in smokers than in nonsmokers. PID is a painful disease that requires immediate medical intervention and is often a contributing factor in ectopic pregnancies, as well as pelvic adhesions and other fertility problems. Moreover a study conducted by Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound in Seattle confirms why do PID gets more aggravated in women smokers in comparison to non smokers . Here’s the report… Women who smoke appear to double their risk of getting painful, upper genital tract infections known as pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, says epidemiologist Dr. Delia Scholes, of the Group Health Cooperative of Puget

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