PREGNANCY DIET

pregnancy diet plan second trimester
As soon you realise that you are pregnant you begin to worry about the health of the baby. You wonder if your lifestyle needs any changes to accommodate the life growing inside you. Your food, drink, exercises, outdoor activities and so many other things have to be re-considered. There is no doubt about it that pregnancy can be one of the mos [...]

the doctor and you during pregnancy w...

the doctor and you during pregnancy with high blood pressure
The Doctor and You It is always advisable to locate a good doctor and hospital near to your home. Do this ahead of your pregnancy so that you are prepared when it does happen. Moreover, throughout the pregnancy you will have to make frequent visits to your doctor. There would be no sense in going to a “very good doctor” who stays [...]

due week vs due date during pregnancy

due week vs due date during pregnancy
Due Week Vs. Due Date Even a doctor’s predicted due date is nothing more than a prediction. Only 10% of women deliver on the estimated due date. Half of the women hit the due date within one week, but 90% deliver within two weeks of the predicted due date. This is why some doctors now prefer predicting the ‘due week’ instead [...]

Ultrasound scan during pregnancy side...

ultrasound scan during pregnancy side effects
  This is the latest technique that gives an expecting mother her due date. If a woman has an irregular menstrual cycle or can’t remember when the first date of her LMP was, an ultrasound is performed to help predict the due date. Ultrasound technicians use the ultrasound machine for determining the baby’s age by looking at d [...]

lunar month pregnancy definition

lunar month pregnancy definition
Lunar Months Some doctors also calculate the due date by this method. Each lunar month consists of 28 days which is organized into four weeks of seven days each. By this method, a pregnancy is 10 lunar months long. However, there is one problem to this method. Not every woman has a menstrual cycle of exactly 28 days.

fess frequent flyer pregnancy

fess frequent flyer pregnancy
Frequent Flyer If you are a flight attendant or a pilot then, flying frequently or on a regular basis is not safe while you are pregnant. While in flight, you are exposed to low levels of radiation. Consistent exposure, even in low levels, can affect foetal development. The same could apply if you work at a job, where you must travel by air f [...]

precautions during pregnancy

precautions during pregnancy
Precautions To make sure your flight is as comfortable as possible you may want to observe a few precautions.  Move or re-position your lower legs regularly. Get out of your seat (especially during long flights) to help blood circulation and prevent blood clots which can lead to a stroke. Wear support or compression stockings to further prev [...]

medical conditions that occur during ...

medical conditions that occur during pregnancy
Medical Conditions Sometimes your doctor will tell you that you or the foetus has a medical condition that requires you to be near home. Pregnant women who shouldn’t fly include those with: -• High blood pressure (hypertension) Uncontrolled ge”stational diabetes Heart conditions of any kind  Abnormalities of the placenta  The ris [...]

flying during pregnancy

flying during pregnancy
Many pregnant women worry about the safety of air travel. Most doctors suggest that it is safe for pregnant women to travel by air during the first two trimesters, but advise against flying during the third trimester —unless it is absolutely necessary. It is perfectly safe to fly up to 4 weeks before your due date and that cut-off time is not [...]

x ray during pregnancy side effects

x ray during pregnancy side effects
X-Rays According to researchers, the risks posed by X-Ray exposure are fairly small, with the greatest risk occurring early in the Pregnancy. Always inform your doctor or dentist of your Pregnancy. This is probably the best way to control your risk. If your doctor thinks it is essential to get one during your pregnancy — for your own well-bei [...]