Menstruation is a natural part of the reproductive cycle but sadly the culture of taboo, myths, misinformation and stigma associated with the subject even today, gets in the way of women managing their menstruation with dignity. It is indeed important to have a society that values and supports the fact that Menstrual Hygiene is vital to the empowerment and well-being of women and girls.
Diabetes in Pregnancy or Gestational Diabetes Mellitus is a medical condition when the blood sugar levels are higher than normal range. Milder forms of Gestational Diabetes can be managed with diet and exercise whereas more severe forms will require the administering of insulin or other medicines to achieve glycemic targets. Gestational Diabetes have found to occur in around 10 % of all pregnancies, in India. The Asians are 10 times more prone, therefore, every pregnant woman in our country needs to have her sugars tested at least twice during her pregnancy. The condition is at times picked up as early as 3rd month of pregnancy, but more often diagnosed during the second trimester, around the 24th week, most often, the woman will have no symptoms.
Obesity has become pervasive than ever before. Researchers and dietitians who delve into the core of it converge in opinion in attributing lifestyle and lack of exercise as the prime reason behind the prevalence of obesity among people. While those are good enough reasons for excessive fat build up in our body, recent researches point towards an aspect hitherto underlooked by many when dealing with obesity – Pregnancy Diet!
Premature and Early Menopause Estrogen is the hormone that controls the reproductive cycle in women. When ovaries stop the production of estrogen, menopause occurs. The age range in which a woman can expect menopause is between 45 and 55 years. If menopause occurs before the age of 40, it is said to be premature menopause.
Breastfeeding is often seen as an exclusive relationship between a baby and its mother. However, the father is also very much a part of it. Fathers have a lot to contribute to, and can be part of, the breastfeeding experience.
Breast milk is the best source of nourishment for the baby, hands down. And breastfeeding is one of the primary activities in infant caretaking. But, the dads could be at a loss as they cannot physically participate in this act of bonding. However, there are innumerable ways in which they can be active breastfeeding partners.
Gestational diabetes, or more technically Gestational Diabetes Mellitus(GDM), is one of the most common health problems faced by pregnant women, in the recent times . Around 10 to 15 % of all pregnancy cases report high blood sugars and are thus diagnosed with GDM. The complexity of gestational diabetes lies in the fact that if you do not address the problem on time ,it could affect the health of the fetus as well in addition to the health of the mother.
What is Breast Cancer? Breast Cancer, as the name suggests, is the uncontrolled growth of malignant cancer cells in your breasts. A simple self examination of the breast region Breast tumors or breast lumps in early stages of cancer are typically “silent” and do not cause any discomforting symptoms .it is important that you learn
“Mummy, doesn’t your tummy hurt or don’t you feel tired?” asked a concerned child fondly touching his mother’s tummy. I paused for a moment eager to hear the mother’s response. “No dear, in fact I feel happy and free from any sort of pain. Aren’t we all eagerly awaiting to welcome our baby into this world and into our hearts?”. The child’s smile confirmed that he was more than happy with his mother’s reasoning.
Dealing with stress during pregnancy OR Generic factors that can trigger stress levels during Pregnancy
Stress raises its ugly head in the most unexpected way, sometimes, during the most jubilant times of your life. Stress and joy does not necessarily go hand in hand. But consider this -discovering that you are pregnant can be one of the happiest moments of your life but your excitement can diminish at supersonic speed if you allow the stress bug to bite you. Here, the stress bug we are referring to are not some creepy crawly creatures but two legged people like relatives, friends and sometimes even co-workers.
Common Tests During Pregnancy 1st Trimester (1-3 months) Which Test? Why? Urine Tests Urine Pregnancy Test To confirm that you are pregnant. Sugar & Albumin (Protein) To confirm that you are pregnant. Bacteria To check on urinary infection. Blood Tests Blood Grouping & Rh typing Basic information needed for all pregnant, women – in