28 July, 2020

Everything parents need to know about ultrasounds during pregnancy care.

Pregnancy ultrasounds are vital during pregnancy care as they give you direct information regarding the growing baby. Often ultrasounds act like a valuable third eye, which helps you see your baby and understand the conditions inside. Ultrasounds will allow your doctor to monitor the growth of your baby, the position of the fetus, whether you are carrying multiples, etc. 

Although Ultrasounds have become very regular and common during pregnancy, as an expecting parent, you need to know everything about them. The common misconception that ultrasounds will affect baby growth is long gone. Instead, we know how helpful ultrasounds are in tracing the baby’s growth and development.

Yet, when to get an ultrasound and what to expect from them is still a question to many. Remember, the number of ultrasounds depends on the health conditions of the mother and varies from women to women. Check the vital ultrasounds made in each of the trimesters and the outcomes associated with them.

  1. Diagnosing Pregnancy Scan 

    Diagnosing pregnancy scan helps you in confirming the pregnancy and locating the fetus position inside the mother’s womb. This scan is generally performed after 5 weeks from the last menstrual date. This is the ideal period to spot the fetus being formed inside the womb of the mother. Diagnosing scan is highly essential and important as it reconfirms the pregnancy and helps you guide towards the required health care. 

  2. Nuchal Translucency Ultrasound

    Generally called an NT scan is performed at the end of the first trimester around 12 – 14 weeks of pregnancy. The NT scan provides you with the overall production information of the pregnancy. The number of fetuses formed, the position of the baby, and the growth of the baby. The heartbeat of the baby can be heard in this scan!

  3. Tiffa Scan 

    Tiffa scan plays a crucial role in observing the structural abnormalities of the baby. The overall posture of the baby from the head until the toe can be seen during this ultrasound. This ultrasound also reveals the gender of the baby.

    It is usually performed in the second trimester between 19-21 weeks of pregnancy.

  4. Growth Scan 

    The complete development of the baby can be observed in the third trimester through a growth scan. Factors like the size of your baby, amount of water around the baby, free mobility space through the sac are observed. Analyzing the results of the growth scan, your doctors calculate the expected due date.

Every pregnancy is different, and conditions prevailing in every pregnancy tend to change. As a result, the number of ultrasounds required for a mother change. Following the advice from your doctor will significantly help you through the ultrasounds!

*Information shared here is for general purpose. Please take doctors’ advice before taking any decision.


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30 January, 2018

Ways in which Dads-to-be can help out in Delivery Room

In the delivery room, it is up to the mother to do all the pushing. However, dad can play a major role in the birthing process too. Labor can be overwhelming for first-time mothers. If your partner is able to have a normal, vaginal delivery, you can ask the doctor about being present in the delivery room during birthing process. As a dad, your support and encouragement can go a long way in comforting the mother. Here are some ways in which dads-to-be can help out in the delivery room: Provide Distractions Labor has the tendency to be long and tedious. You may be spending hours doing nothing but waiting for your baby to arrive. You can take your wife’s mind off her discomfort by keeping her distracted. Music, conversations or even card games are a great way to keep her mind occupied. Speak out on her Behalf To do this, it is important you discuss her birth plan in advance. Understand how she feels about episiotomies or what her expectations of the doctor are. Don’t wait until your partner begins having her contractions to find out what kind of assistance she needs from you. Knowing her birth plan in advance makes it easier for you to articulate her needs when she is in pain,
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02 February, 2018

Reasons for periods to be late if Pregnancy test is Negative

More often than not, a missed period is an indicator of a woman’s pregnancy. However, that isn’t always correct. A woman may have a delayed or missed period but still, have a negative pregnancy test. There may be several reasons for that happening. Here are some of them: Low Hormone Levels During early pregnancy, the levels of the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) aren’t high enough for a home pregnancy test to detect. So if you’re trying to get pregnant, your negative test result on a home kit may not be correct and you might be pregnant. A woman’s cycle may keep varying and if she conceives later in the cycle, the hormone levels may be low at the time of her missed period. To rule out any complications, be sure to talk to your doctor if you miss your periods and continue to do so. Ectopic Pregnancy Although rare, an ectopic pregnancy can show up as negative on a home pregnancy test. Only about 3 percent or fewer cases of negative tests point towards an ectopic pregnancy. If you have these symptoms along with a negative result, see your doctor immediately: Severe pain in lower abdomen or on one side Dizziness or lightheadedness Bleeding or spotting Nausea and vomiting
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10 February, 2018

5 Home remedies for Gas during Pregnancy

Experiencing gas is common during pregnancy. The female body goes through several changes during pregnancy and gas is a result of certain normal body functions. The hormone progesterone, which is responsible for supporting your pregnancy, is also the reason behind that gassy feeling. It relaxes the muscles in your intestine and slows down the digestion process. This allows gas build up and causes bloating, burping, and flatulence. Certain foods and even your prenatal vitamins can cause you to feel gassy. The good news is, there are several things you can try at home to ease gas during pregnancy. Here are some of them: Drink Lots of Fluids Make sure you drink a lot of water every day to avoid gas during pregnancy. Aim for 10-12 glasses per day. You can also include other fluids such as juices. However, if you’re suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), make sure the juice you drink is low in gas and bloating-promoting sugars. Move Around In order to find relief from gas during pregnancy, make physical activity and exercise a part of your daily routine. Walk or exercise every day for at least 30 minutes. Not only does it help keep you physically and emotionally fit, it can also help prevent constipation and speed up digestion. Remember to talk
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