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

July 31st, 2012

Make Your Kids Eat, Drink, Grow

What disturbs a mother most about her child? Eight out of ten mothers will answer eating habits. Mothers love to fuss around their child with food. Growing kids need extra nutrition, we all know this. But the question remains, what is the right proportion. To resolve your problem, Guardian Health Chronicle consulted two eminent specialists Dr Rajeev Chabbra, Consultant Pediatric at Artemis, Gurgaon and Geetu Amarnani, Mumbai based nutritionist and dietician. Read to know what the experts recommend to enhance the nutrient quotient for your child. Also discover tips to solve the meal time woes. Build up a healthy habit Follow these guidelines to grow your child healthy: • Offer five

July 31st, 2012

No More Flabby Tummy Post Pregnancy

Toning your tummy after having a baby seems a great challenge. After 40 weeks of gradual change in the body, it gets really difficult to get back in the right shape. But you can achieve your shape back in size by starting an exercise program and eating nutritiously to gain back your desired physique. Tone your tummy after pregnancy with tips from a fitness specialist Nisha Varma. Here comes a guideline from the expert exclusively to tone flabby mummy’s tummy. Read on 4-step guide of three different exercise modules to get back in shape: Cardiovascular Exercise Step 1 - Perform cardiovascular exercise every other day when you start after delivery. Build up to five to seven days of

July 31st, 2012

Tips to Treat Pregnancy Woes Naturally

Are you one of those expecting mothers who are troubled with pregnancy woes but don’t know what to do? Worry no more.My Health Guardian has come to your rescue. Here Dr Kaushiki Dwivedee, consultant Gynaecology with Max Hospitals tells you how to treat some of the common pregnancy woes naturally. Read more— 1. Constipation: Hormonal changes during pregnancy can have a relaxing effect on the muscles, including those of the digestive tract. Moreover, iron supplements that are given during pregnancy can also have a constipating effect. What can you do? • Try increasing fibre content in your diet. For every serving of fruit or vegetable you eat, drink a glass of water along with it. •

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