November 28, 2014

Improve Your Birth by Trying Pregnancy Fitness Video Exercise

The new rage for expecting mums is pregnancy fitness videos. Exercise is now very much encouraged by health professionals to help you become healthier during your pregnancy and to have an easier birth. There are lots of different types of pregnancy fitness videos. Exercise tapes range from yoga to Pilates and they are all designed with pregnancy in mind.

You should check with your healthcare professional before commencing any type of pregnancy fitness videos. Exercise may worsen any type of underlying medical condition that you may have although exercise is generally recommended. You should always start with gentle simple exercises to build your strength up before moving onto more intense moves. It is important to recognize when you are overdoing things such as feeling dizzy or suffering from backache or stomach pain.

November 26, 2014

Understanding Each Stage of Pregnancy

Understanding each stage of pregnancy is incredibly important, especially if you are planning to or already are pregnant. As well, it is certainly exciting to watch each stage of pregnancy, as you will get to see your baby grow and make note of and track the changes as they take place.

What is Each Stage of Pregnancy?

There are basically three different stages of pregnancy, which are: the first, second, and third trimester. Basically, the first trimester of pregnancy lasts for three and a half months, and it is during this stage of pregnancy where you may experience morning sickness, as well as sore and enlarged breasts.

November 24, 2014

Pregnancy Ultrasound: A Safe Diagnostic Tool

For most women who have had babies, the pregnancy ultrasound will be a familiar procedure. Also known as a sonogram, the ultrasound is used commonly during pregnancy.

If your doctor decides to perform a pregnancy ultrasound, you will probably be asked to drink two to three glasses of water one hour before your appointment. This will ensure that your bladder will be full for the test. Since the ultrasound machine works by sending out high frequency waves that bounce off body structures to form a picture, fluid in the bladder helps the waves transmit more effectively.

November 22, 2014

Types of birth control pills

In today’s world the men and women are much more worried about their sexual life. Not only that but also as the population is increasing day by day, the birth control pills are coming into the picture. Birth control pills are a synthetic form of the hormones progesterone and estrogen. They do not allow ovulation by maintaining more consistent hormone levels. Without a peak in estrogen, then, the ovary doesn’t get the signal to release an egg. If there are no eggs means there isn’t any possibility for fertilization and pregnancy. They also thicken cervical mucus so the sperm cannot reach the egg, and make the lining of the uterus unreceptive to the implantation of a fertilized egg.

November 20, 2014

The Possible Effects of a Low Carb Diet and Getting Pregnant

One of the most important aspects of getting pregnant is a healthy diet. Before and after conception, this is key to helping ensure a healthy pregnancy and baby. With the current low carb craze hitting the nation, many women of childbearing age are wondering about the effects of a low carb diet and getting pregnant. Since many of the popular low carb diets are restrictive in terms of certain healthful food groups, it is important to be aware of the benefits and negative effects of low carb.

November 18, 2014

Society and Teenage Pregnancy in Jamaica

Rates of teenage pregnancy in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean, with the birth rate for 15-19 year olds at 108 births per 1,000 women. Forty-five percent of all Jamaican women who are 15 to 24 years old have been pregnant by 19 years of age, and 41% have given birth. Females between the ages of 10 and 19 account for roughly 25% of all births in Jamaica and about 22% of births in 15-19 year-olds are second births.

November 16, 2014

What to look for in Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms

Although an ectopic pregnancy is not an overly common thing, there are still enough cases and it is a serious enough issue that it is incredibly important to take into consideration and learn about, regardless of whether you are planning on having children in the near future or not, so that you will be prepared and be able to notice the Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms if they occur for you.

What an Ectopic Pregnancy is

November 14, 2014

Kathy Smith Pregnancy Exercise Videos

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and Kathy Smith Pregnancy Exercise Videos.

Most people are currently implementing some form of exercise in their weekly routines, even if it is taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking the dog, or formal exercise routines involving professional trainers, or taking advantage of the expertise of others, via at home Kathy Smith pregnancy exercise videos. Most people want to continue some form of exercise when they are pregnant, but may be concerned about which exercises are best during pregnancy, which are harmful, and may no longer be able to fit visits to a gym into their busy lives. Kathy Smith Pregnancy Exercise videos follow the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists guidelines. They have been available for some time, and there have been multiple reviews of these videos. A simple online search will provide you with reviews from the developers of the Kathy Smith Pregnancy Exercise Videos, other users, Kathy Smith, and prenatal health care specialists.

November 12, 2014

Looking Into Underwater Childbirth?

Many options are available for people to have a baby. Beyond a traditional hospital stay with pain medication and sterile conditions, there are numerous possibilities for a different kind of birth experience. Many people look online for information on these options.

November 10, 2014

Feeding Time: What to Eat and When

With all of the varying advice on feeding your baby, you may just want to breastfeed forever. Though you should always consult your doctor for the latest information on baby food, there are a few things you should expect in the first year.

When to introduce solids
Most doctors agree that solids should be introduced somewhere between four and six months. However, if you had an especially large baby at birth or a little boy with a big boy appetite, your doctor might recommend starting your baby on solid food as early as 3 months. Signs that your baby is ready for solid foods may include: doubling of her birth weight, an increased interest in food, and drinking more than 32 oz of milk in a day. Usually your baby will give you unmistakable signs that they are ready for food but always check with your doctor before introducing any solid food.