Is echography safe ?
Echography is a tool used by physicians and other specialists to monitor the evolution of pregnancy. But is echography absolutely necessary, and is it safe for the fetus? Echography is a standard procedure for all pregnant women in most industrialized countries. It is used to monitor the pregnancy but also to detect potential problems, such as ectopic pregnancy, cysts, pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine tumors, endometriosis or abnormalities in the woman or in the fetus. Echography can confirm the number of embryos, fetal age and weight, the location of the placenta, the quantity of amniotic fluid, and it can even diagnose serious ...
Ease the discomforts of pregnancy… the natural way !
Once the approximate date of birth is known there will be a host of things to insure the smoothness of the pregnancy. You need to find an obstetrician to monitor the pregnancy or maybe you’ll favor a midwife. Will you give birth at the hospital, a birthing center or at home? When the good news is known it’s also time to make sure that your baby will be well provided while in your womb. The nutrition of the mother is the keystone to ensure normal, healthy and safe growth of the fetus. Eating well will also help the mother to keep ...
Therapeutic massages during pregnancy
Like most peoples in our industrial age, the modern mom is usually a stressed person who lives at a fast pace and tries to do everything at once. Yet at the same time she’s aware that her wellbeing is crucial, especially during pregnancy. To have a happy and healthy baby, the mother should devote a little time to herself. This new awareness led to research alternative approaches that eventually graphed on the traditional health methods. Pregnancy massage therapy is one of these alternatives. Massage therapy gives the pregnant woman a little plus by improving muscles and joints. It also favors blood ...
Exercise and pregnancy
It is suggested to pregnant women never to take any medication without consulting a doctor first. Innocuous drugs and even natural dietary supplements can affect the development of the baby. Some substances that seem quite harmless can be dangerous to the fetus. The same is true for exercise. Prescribing exercises for pregnant women should be done with the same scientific and accurate approach; and with caution. Of course it is essential for the future mother to exercise lightly and keep moving – out of the question to just stay put for 9 months - but the type of exercises, their intensity, ...
Tips for breastfeeding
Breastfeeding has many advantages for both the baby and the mother. Many substances are present in the breast milk that cannot be found in cow's milk or commercial formula. Moreover, breast milk is likely to cause less health complications than cow's milk would. Very serious studies have shown repeatedly babies who are breastfed during the first 6 months, and sometimes up to two years, enjoy better health. Why is breast milk so beneficial to the child? First, in the first days following birth breast milk contains colostrum, a substance that is essential to the development of the baby’s immune system. No ...
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