05 April, 2017

10 fun facts about pregnancy – KIMS Cuddles

The word ‘Pregnancy’ is enough to get well-meaning family and friends to talk about all the uncomfortable aspects of it. But what about the fun parts? We- at KIMS Cuddles– bring you 10 fun facts about pregnancy:

  1. Babies can taste whatever their mothers eat. So you can tell your kids when they grow up, “Hey! You loved broccoli.
  1. Babies can hear music and ambient sounds, even in the womb. Time to get all the Mozart and Beethoven compilations, mommies!
  1. A woman’s uterus is normally the size of a peach. It expands to more than 500 times its normal size over the course of a pregnancy. No wonder you feel like you’re walking around with a watermelon in your belly.
  1. Did you know that a woman’s heart also grows in size during pregnancy? Not just for the love of a new life growing inside, but to pump extra blood required for the baby.
  1. The amniotic fluid is mostly sterile urine of the baby. The right amount of fluid is needed to keep the baby healthy. From the second trimester, babies pee in the uterus and they drink it. Then they pee again. Now would be the cue for you to invest in nappies and diapers.
  1. Research has found that pregnant women develop 5% extra muscle. Hence, mothers are superwomen who can do anything. But don’t yet hit the gym while you’re pregnant. Moderate exercises will do.
  1. A study by the University of London found that a pregnant woman’s brain can become more active on the right (creative) side during pregnancy. This might be the best time to take cognizance of a whole new aspect of your personality.
  1. A baby starts having individual fingerprints between 9-12 weeks in the uterus. Isn’t that amazing?
  1. A woman named Penny Diana Hunter holds the record for the longest known pregnancy. It lasted for a year and 10 days. That’s 375 days! Hopefully, yours isn’t that long.
  1. And finally, dads can also have pregnancy symptoms like weight gain, bloating, nausea and insomnia. There’s a scientific term for this and it is called Couvade Syndrome. Why should moms have all the fun, right?

Pregnancy is a time when there are so many changes happening inside a mother. Some of these fun facts about pregnancy are truly miraculous as they are astounding! KIMS Cuddles believes in holding your hand to guide you through this wonderful journey.


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27 December, 2022

Tips for dealing with postpartum vaginal discharge

Lochia, or the vaginal discharge that a woman’s body produces following childbirth, is expected to last for a few days to weeks after delivery. After birth, the rapid flow of blood and mucus begins. For the first 2-3 days after birth, the bleeding will be severe and contain blood clots. However, after a few days, the flow will gradually decrease to spotting before stopping entirely. When the uterus recovers after a few weeks, the flow colour can change from dark red to brown, then yellowish-white. It’s an unavoidable and inevitable occurrence, and the only thing you can do is wait for it to end. It continues to decrease in volume before entirely ending. Here are a few essential tips to keep you prepared for this postpartum vaginal discharge.  Pile up with sanitary napkins and replace them regularly. You’ll need big pads with a lot of absorption potential in the first few days. Maintaining strict sanitation and keeping your private parts washed will help you prevent more postpartum infections. To keep away the infections, avoid having tampons or menstrual cups. Empty the bladder regularly, even if you don’t have the urge. This will relieve you.  Medications that thin the blood, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, should
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17 November, 2022

Taking care of mental wellbeing during pregnancy

Pregnancy often is a happy and joyous phase to treasure and cherish. It brings a mix of feelings for you, and not all of them are good. Few thoughts might even trigger the mental health that might disturb you so much during and after the pregnancy. It’s just as important to look at your mental wellbeing and health during pregnancy as your physical health.  For your safe and happy pregnancy, a happy lifestyle is crucial. However, it is good to notice your mood drifts to identify the problems in the early stages.  What can you usually experience?  While mood swings are common during pregnancy, continuous and long down moments are not good. Take a look at the durations you are down.  Feeling fear or anxiety all the time about your baby or pregnancy.  Having negative thoughts about your life, pregnancy and relation  Feeling burdened with unknown pressure in your mind can relate to the stress of pregnancy but requires attention.  Common mental problems experienced during pregnancy  Depression during Pregnancy “During pregnancy, the symptoms of depression such as changes in sleep, appetite, and energy levels are often difficult to distinguish from the regular experiences of pregnancy.“ says Diana Carter, MBBS Xanthoula Kostaras, BSc. In her recent publication, she mentioned that up to 70% of women report
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20 November, 2021

5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy

No matter how happy you are about your pregnancy, stress during the pregnancy phase is unavoidable. Most of the time, it is because of the hormones that play around. But there are a lot of other factors that account to stress. Managing stress during pregnancy is an efficient way to enjoy your pregnancy period.  Knowing the changes and accepting them happening to your body will help you best during this phase. However, know more efficient ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Here are the 5 easy ways to reduce stress during pregnancy.  Eat well and sleep well must be a routine  Nothing can replace the best benefits of proper food and sound sleep. Ensure that you follow a balanced diet with all the necessary supplements that your body needs and take enough rest. A night of proper sleep will make your day brighter and keep you comparatively in a cheerful mood. Rest when you are tired. Do not overdo during pregnancy. A perfect routine for food and sleep will ease up your hormones.  Surround yourself with positive energy. Talk to your friends and family. Pregnancy can put you through a lot of thoughts. It will make you think about the least possible negativity. Well, these are the instincts of the mother to safeguard her child. So
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