Pregnant women will agree with me when I say tha tone thing that’s available in abundance during pregnancy is advice. Even I’m here to give you some. Constant nagging to have all those health foods and health supplements must not be new to you. But what I’m here with is a list of foods that you must avoid if you are pregnant. Here is the list: 1. Sushi: As it can be contaminated with bacteria toxoplasmosis and salmonella. 2. Swordfish, tilefish, mackerel, due to high levels of mercury. 3. Cheese particularly soft ones coming from Mexico. 4. Raw sprouts 5. Raw eggs as in Ceasar dressing, mayonnaise and Homemade ice cream That’s not much…avoiding them won’t call murdering your cravings for there’s still a lot more that you can have during pregnancy.
Are you planning to start a family in near future? Do you think you are ready to welcome a baby in your family? If you have made up your mind then there are certain preparations and arrangements that you have to be ready with, together with your husband. Being prepared and acting before planning a pregnancy is always good, as it will improve the pregnancy outcome. Carving out a reproductive plan is extremely important. Make sure you use effective and appropriate measure to ensure a healthy baby, incase you are planning the baby and take care of your health too. As far as preparation on the part of husband is concerned, they should be well aware about the pre-conception issues and job-related risks and make sure you work together with your wife in dealing with the issue. Having a baby is not a matter of fun but a serious issue and even the slightest of carelessness can cost the health and future of your baby. Here is a write-up that’s a must read in case you too are planning to have a baby in near future.
Iron supplements that you are popping up with an aim of adding into your health conditions during pregnancy, might lead to some birth complications in case taken in access. This is according to research conducted at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute. The research lays clear guidelines as to a pregnant woman should keep a tab on iron intake unless she is not anemic. Non-anemic women should restrict the iron intake to weekly rather than daily as an over dose can lead to serious complications including pre mature babies and babies with low birth weight. Iron deficiency is common among women of childbearing age, and doctors have ordered daily supplements of 60 mg to 120 mg of iron to prevent or correct anemia and iron deficiency during pregnancy. You can read the study the May issue of Archives of Medical Research.
Morning sickness comes as a complimentary package with pregnancy. Characterized by a feeling of nausea, dry retching and vomiting, morning sickness is a common state that makes a pregnant mothers life miserable. According to a recent Australian study, ginger and vitamin B6 are found to be great relievers from this sickness, without any kind of side effects. The research was conducted on 291 pregnant women and the results showed that ginger cut down the number of vomiting and improved upon the nausea symptoms. So, now you know your medicine for that ugly early morning feeling…that’s natural and effective too.
Here’s another reason for pregnant women to take care of themselves and the life in their womb so that they give birth to a healthy baby and save him/her from being pre-mature. According to a Danish study, pre-term and low birth weight babies are three times more vulnerable to suffer from hyperactive behavior in comparison to the babies born after completion of the entire term. Babies born at 34-36 weeks are 80% more likely to have hyperkinetic disorder (HKD), which is characterized by low attention span and impulsiveness. The study comes as a call to all the pregnant mothers to work towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle all through the pregnancy, in order to give birth to a healthy baby born after the completion of the gestation period.
All those women who are fond of seafood particularly canned tuna, and are pregnant have all reasons to cut down upon the fish intake as the fish is high in mercury levels which is not considered good for the fetus. A number of studies carried out on the subject state that the brain developing inside the womb is so sensitive to mercury that even slightest amount of metal can lead to damaging results. The FDA advisory panel opines that, ‘We think that high exposures, even for a day or two, could be too much of a risk.’ So, if you too are a pregnant mommy fond of tuna…I think you know what you are expected to do…at least till your baby is born.
It is well known that reproductive ability declines with age, in case of men too. However, the fact that most of us are unaware of is that the quality of the sperm too falls down as a man grows older. According to a study conducted on 97 men aged between 22 and 80, the chances of having a healthy baby reduce as the age increase as the sperm steadily became more fragmented. A condition like this makes the baby vulnerable to disease called achondroplasia, commonly known as dwarfism. Therefore, if having a baby is on your mind make sure you plan things at precisely the right time rather than delaying them for worse.
Since an increasing number of pregnant women are opting for induced labor owing to a large number of reasons both health related and otherwise. In such a scenario, deciding upon the perfect time to speed up nature’s course becomes extremely important for the mother and as well as the baby. A simple vaginal test that will help the doctors in choosing the correct date, is awaiting its approval from FDA. Once approved, the test is going to come as an aid for mothers as with this they will be doing away with the chances of delivering a pre-mature baby, even if the labor is induced. The test follows the following procedure:Enter the test for fetal fibronectin, or fFN, a protein that is considered sort of a uterine glue. If it seeps into the vaginal tract anytime from mid-pregnancy onward, it’s thought to signal that membranes are breaking apart so that labor might begin fairly soon. A positive test will mean that you are ready for an induced labor, not necessarily followed by a Caesarean section. Choosing the correct date is extremely important, especially if it is the first pregnancy, a wrong time chose can pave the way for painful prolonged labor leading to Caesarean section.
If your husband has given you the hints that he is ready to start off with a family and is ready to embrace fatherhood this year and even if your baby is already on its way, then you have all the reasons to make him feel special this father’s day. Celebrating the day will make him enjoy the experience and feeling of being a father and cherish the feeling of being responsible for a life. Here are a few books that you can buy him this father’s day. These books will act as guide and friend for him to deal with his new role providing him the deep insights of the wonderful world of being a dad. 1. The Caveman’s Pregnancy Companion: A Survival Guide for Expectant Fathers" (Sterling Publishing, $12.95) 2. "Be the Coolest Dad on the Block: All the Tricks, Games, Puzzles and Jokes You Need to Impress Your Kids" by Simon Rose and Steve Caplin (Broadway Books, $11.95) 3. "Man of the House: Reflections on Life with Dogs, Divas, and a Bunch of Little Dudes Who Keep Calling Me Dad" (Rodale Books, $23.95) Not only these books will help him after the baby is be born, but will also prepare him for being a good expectant father who will make the pregnancy experience a cake walk for you by being your perfect companion in the nine month journey.
Obesity during pregnancy can be a major risk for the mother as well as the unborn baby. According to a study, an increasing number of women put on weight as they get pregnant. Apart from making things tough for the mother and the baby, obesity also creates problems for the doctors and hospitals. Doctors fail to get proper ultrasound image of the baby. And, to perform study on heavier women, doctors require stronger equipments. Apart from this, the hospitals need to make some special arrangements to deal with overweight mothers. So if you are also seeing that flab increasing as you embark upon your pregnancy journey…then make it a point to involve a little amount of physical exercise in your daily routine in order to have a healthy pregnancy.