When the spotting during pregnancy becomes risky

When the spotting during pregnancy becomes risky

Differentiating between spotting and bleeding could be the key to saving your child. Spotting and bleeding are entirely different incidents. Spotting is a coloured vaginal discharge that leaves marks on the pad or panties. It is usually pink or light red in colour whereas in bleeding, there is enough fluid to soak the pad and it is usually bright red in colour……..The cause of this light bleeding could be the breakage of the mucus plug…….As these diseases and infections can cause irritation in the vagina with spotting or bleeding being the first sign. If you experience unusual pain during urination or vomiting or sometimes a stomach pain, consider the possibility of STDs or infections……..Many women might not be able to differentiate between normal spotting and dangerous bleeding until it is too late.

Antepartum Depression – Not a Myth

Antepartum Depression – Not a Myth

Some women go through a rough phase during their pregnancy in which they experience a bunch of negative emotions that goes beyond mere mood swings. This phase is called antepartum depression or prenatal depression, a form of clinical depression and up to 20% pregnant women experience it. …………Pregnant women often have random emotions as the shift in hormone levels has a significant impact on neurotransmitters, the brain chemicals that regulate mood. ………..A clinically depressed expectant mother will experience persistent sadness, difficulty in concentrating, indifference in activities that she enjoyed before, recurrent thoughts of death, suicide, or hopelessness, and feelings of guilt or worthlessness. ………..Untreated Depression has the potential to harm both the mother and baby. Babies born to depressed mothers are likely to be less active and more irritable. The baby is at risk of premature birth, being born underweight, developmental defects, malnutrition and poor health. ……….A healthy body can always support one’s mental health. A diet low in caffeine, sugar and processed foods will help with getting more sleep and soothing your body. Including foods high in vitamin and nutrition can improve one’s health, thus, improving mental health.

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – A Pregnancy Bummer

Hyperemesis Gravidarum – A Pregnancy Bummer

Some expectant mothers have trouble keeping in any food including fluids throughout their pregnancy. This condition is called hyperemesis gravidarum (HG) and it is not to be taken lightly. Hyperemesis gravidarum can turn into 40 weeks of struggle if it goes untreated…..Every woman has different severity of HG and only a doctor can determine the appropriate treatment for each mother. Most women receive relief by 14th week but some women need consistent care throughout their pregnancy.

Baby Proofing Your Life

Baby Proofing Your Life

Baby proofing your house is significant but that’s not the only part of your life in need of proofing…….Once your baby figure out how to crawl and move around, you are going to have a hard time controlling the house……..Losing pregnancy pounds should be a one year plan. You are in need of energy more than ever and crash diets might make you physically weak as well as affect your moods………

The Postpartum Phase

You grew a whole human being inside your body for 40 weeks and went through dramatic physical changes as well as frantic hormonal changes……In the first few days of delivery, you might continue to experience pain because the uterus will continue to have contractions…….If you had a C-section, you are dealing with little more loss of blood and pain as well.

Natural Supplements for Pregnancy

There are certain vitamins and minerals that will help you to achieve a healthy body and provide your fetus with everything it needs. With some attention into planning your diet, consuming them as capsules will not be necessary. Not all fats are enemy of your heart. Monounsaturated fats are one of the major energy sources and helps with controlling LDL (bad cholesterol) which reduces risk of high blood pressure and other risks during pregnancy.