Pregnancy Brain – Does it Exist ?

Pregnancy brings with it a number of hormonal changes that may wreck havoc with the normal routine of most women. While some women may find it easy to adjust to these changes & may not have any problem at all in dealing with pregnancy alterations,  others may find it quite challenging to deal with the various physical & emotional changes alongwith the hectic schedule of the urban life. In the process, one may tend to get a little forgetful or abs...

Development of the unborn baby in the womb

It is said that 'There is only one perfect baby in the world, and every mother has it '. Every baby is perfect for the parents & is a marvel of nature when we consider the fact that this perfect baby actually started off the journey of development as a single cell, leading to the formation of a tiny cluster of cells & then finally into a fully developed & differentiated human baby. It is a fascinating journey & the following article aims to

Essential Do’s and Don’ts of Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when we get overloaded with heaps of unsolicited advice & opinions. Some of the advise given by experienced relatives & friends may actually be helpful, but many times there may really be no scientific logic behind the various myths & superstitions associated with the Do's  and Don'ts of pregnancy. It is important to understand when to comply with the 'well meaning' advice and when to simply hear out the dear friend or rel...

When to consult your doctor in first trimester of pregnancy

Pregnancy is usually associated with some amount of nausea & vomiting in about 80- 82 % of women. While most of the times, this is easily manageable with home remedies & simple medications, sometimes excess vomiting can lead to dehydration & other complications which need immediate medical attention. Similarly, a little bit of dull pain in abdomen can be a part of a normal pregnancy, but sometimes crampy, persistent pain can be a signal that so

Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Your  diet  in  pregnancy  lays  down  the  foundation  stones  for  your  baby’s  health  and  wellbeing  in  future.  Research  shows  that  babies  who  are  born  healthy  and  at  full  term  remain  healthier   throughout  their  lives.  They  are  better  equip  to  face  the  infections  and  illnesses  of  childhood .  A  balanced  diet  rich  in  all  the  necessary  proteins,  carbohydrates, fats,  vitamins  &  minerals  is  important.  But 

Bowel And Bladder Problems In Pregnancy- All You Need To Know!

Pregnancy ,  for  most  women, is  a  journey of  joyful  anticipation,  excitement  and  anxiety  all  at  the  same  time . This  is  because  along with  the  thrill of  welcoming  a  new  life  into  your  life,  pregnancy  brings  along  a  lot  of  hormonal  and  physical  changes  in  your  body  which  may  disrupt  your  normal  daily  routine  to  a  significant  extent.  Most  important  among  these  are  the  bowel  and  bladder  problems  whi...

Second Trimester Is Fun! Make It Count!

Welcome to the second trimester of pregnancy, Moms! As you must have already started to notice, this trimester (13-27 weeks) is a more comfortable and enjoyable  time compared to the first trimester.  The nausea  and  morning  sickness  of  pregnancy  now  start  to  subside  and  the  appetite  returns. The  baby  bump  usually  does  not  show  before  the  20th week which can bring some discomfort but not yet. Not yet. Most  women   feel  more  energeti...

Managing Bone Health and Osteoporosis in Women

Women are the central axis around which the social framework of our society revolves. Bone health is critically important in maintaining the quality of life and yet many women tend to ignore their own healthcare while tending to the multiple roles in balancing their professional and household responsibilities. In women, bone health deteriorates rapidly after menopause. According to worldwide estimates, 1 in 3 post menopausal women suffers from osteoporosi

Urinary Tract Infection in Women – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Prevention

Urinary Tract Infections in women   Urinary  Tract  Infection  ( UTI ) is  defined  as  the  infection  of  any  part  of  the  Urinary  system  i.e  the  Urethra, Urinary  bladder, Ureters  or  the  Kidneys. These  infections  are  quite  common  in  women  because  of  the  short  length of  the  urethra  &  the  proximity  of  the  urethral  opening  to  vagina &  anal  opening  in  females.  How does Urinary Tra

Balanced Diet Before & During Pregnancy

Best Nutrition Tips for Pregnancy  A  nutritious  diet  forms  the  basic  foundation  of  a  healthy  lifestyle  at  any  point  of  time ,  but  it  is  even  more  important  if  you  are  pregnant or  planning  a  pregnancy.  This  is  so  because  your  baby  receives  nutrition  through  your  body  during  pregnancy  and  hence  well  nourished  mothers  give  birth  to  healthy  babies.  This  of  course,  does  not  mean  that  during  p
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