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
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]