Everything that an expectant mom says, does, and eats has an effect on her unborn child. One of the most important things that the mother can do is take prenatal supplements to provide the growing baby with the healthiest environment and develop properly physically or mentally. Before choosing the right vitamins to take you need to compare prenatal vitamins. Remember that it’s not just about choosing the right one. You still need a healthy diet! In fact, nutritious eating habit reduces the risk birth defects.
My younger sister is 7 months pregnant now. We all excited. Her baby will be the first grandchild. I just did her prenatal last night. The fundal height is normal and the position is transverse which is still okay for now. The baby will turn her head down near term. One of my sister’s concerns for now is her abdominal stretch marks. It is called Straiae Gravidarum in pregnancy. I told her to do not worry because there are remedies available for that just like the cocoa butter stretch marks. It is will help heal the damaged subcutaneous tissues caused be scratching.
Before planning to get pregnant, you will to be sure that you healthy. And it is recommended to take folic acid for 3 months before getting pregnant. This is found in green leafy vegetables. It is necessary for the maturation of RBC and needed for maturation of nervous system especially on little babies. It is one of the vitamins that we need to ensure that young pregnant women should take.
Any woman in child bearing years should take folic acid because how many pregnancies are planned? A lot of pregnancies are oppsy.
If there is no enough folic acid in an adult MEGALOBLASTIC ANEMIA will occur. It is a malabsorption syndrome of nutrients. It will result to steatoorhea (fats in the stool) which is very stinky, fatty, and frothy stool. It will lead to weight loss. Or basically Celiac disease a gluten problem.
Do not take children under the age of 5 into malaria-areas. Pregnant women are also at increased risk of contracting malaria, because they have a higher body temperature and produce more carbon dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
I got an email today from my best friend. It made me laugh. It is all about woman thing. It is funny but there are truth in them. Ihope it will make you a little laugh when you read this.
Pregnancy, Estrogen, and Women
PREGNANCY Q & A & more!
Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.
Q : I’m two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.
Q : What is the most reliable method to determine a baby’s sex?
Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she’s borderline irrational.
A: So what’s your question?
Q : My childbirth instructor says it’s not pain I’ll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.
Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you’re pregnant.
Q : Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word ‘alimony’ means anything to you.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.
Q : Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby’s diaper very quickly.
Q : Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.
10 WAYS TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE ‘ESTROGEN ISSUES’
1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You’re adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. You ‘re using your cellular phone to dial up every bumper sticker that says: ‘How’s my driving-call 1- 800-‘.
6. Everyone’s head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. Everyone seems to have just landed here from ‘outer space.’
9. You’re sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.
TOP TEN THINGS ONLY! WOMEN UNDERSTAND
1. Cats’ facial expressions.
2. The need for the same style of shoes in different colors.
3. Why bean sprouts aren’t just weeds.
4. Fat clothes.
5. Taking a car trip without trying to beat your best time.
6. The difference between beige, ecru, cream, off-white, and eggshell.
7. Cutting your hair to make it grow.
8. Eyelash curlers.
9. The inaccuracy of every bathroom scale ever made.
In my nine years of practice, I observed a lot of older women have prolong labor and ended up having caesarean section. I think it is not just a physical condition that causes them to have long labor but I think psychological aspect plays a vital part of it. It seems that older women who are pregnant for the first time think that they will have a long labor and some think they will have caesarean section. It is already imprinted in their minds. I always tell those women to think and condition there minds that they will have a normal labor and delivery.
Scientists at Cambridge University have found that advancing age is associated with impaired uterine function, specifically a lesser degree of spontaneous contraction and a change in the type of contraction. This is thought to result in poor progression of labour and therefore increase the rate of caesarean section.
In my field of work, we care for pregnant women. One of their problems is having candida. During pregnancy, women are prone to have it because of the hormonal changes that affects the vaginal flora. They usually experience itchiness and some whitish discharge. We do health teachings to avoid and treat the problem. We emphasized to them to be very particular with personal hygiene, avoid using soap to clean the perineal area, change underwear frequently, avoid food that are causing the problem, and wash with vinegar wash ( 2 Table spoon of vinegar in 1 liter of lukewarm water)- it will help soothe the itchiness at the same time it neutralizes the area to avoid more irritation. If these remedies do not help we refer them to the doctor for a medication.
These are foods to avoid: yeast products, cakes, malt, hydrolysed vegetable protein, fermented products (eg vinegar), blue or ripe soft cheese, tomato products (excluding fresh tomatoes), mushrooms, smoked foods, tinned fruits, nuts, sugar and dried herbs.