15 August, 2020

Everything you need to know about your uterus during the phases of Pregnancy

Pregnancy brings a lot of changes to your body and lifestyle. The most prominent and crucial change is observed to the uterus, which is the epicenter for your baby’s growth. The uterus stretches from its normal size to enormous amounts in order to facilitate the space for your growing baby.

Uterus is the little home for your baby during the nine months of pregnancy!

Functions of Uterus during gestation

Apart from just being the home to your little one, your uterus plays an active role to coordinate the mixture of activities to form the amalgamation of pregnancy. The following are the major functions the uterus performs, 

  • The uterus is responsible to form the connection between the placenta and umbilical cord from mother and child. This bond helps the baby to provide food, and oxygen and remove the wastage as well. 
  • The mother’s brain functions accordingly with the relaxing position of the uterus! That is, based on the feedback given by the uterus, the brain regulates the hormones to prepare the body for various stages of pregnancy.
  • Labor entirely depends on the retractions and contractions of the uterine walls, which helps the mother to push the baby out. 
  • Soon after the labor, uterus contracts back to a small ball and prepares the body to stop bleeding. It works to establish the non-pregnancy state!

Size variation during pregnancy trimesters

Here is a glimpse of the journey your uterus goes through during the gestation period. Check the size and positions of it during each trimester.

  1. The first trimester – During the first trimester, it is positioned within the pelvic area and does not grow out of it. The size of the uterus is normal and usually is compared to the size of grapefruit. Additionally, the positioning will make it difficult to measure the size of your uterus.

  2. The Second trimester – The size of the uterus is no longer small in your second trimester. As the growth of the baby is fast, the uterus expands well into almost a papaya size.
    The uterus is now positioned between the naval area, and breasts by exerting some pressure on the surrounding organs. That is why the body aches are common during the second trimester. 

  3. The third trimester – The baby begins to grow fast and spreads across the area occupying most of the arena. To accommodate the same, uterus expands up until ribs and almost takes the size of a watermelon.

Size of the uterus after labor

After the labor, the uterus starts to contract and tends to go back to its original size. The contractions are quite rapid to take it back to the original pre-pregnancy posture. The whole procedure takes 6 weeks of time and usually does the whole process on its own. 

Your uterus acts like a balloon and provides a safety cocoon for your baby throughout the gestation period. Consume high protein food and omega-3 fatty acid-rich food to maintain the good condition of your uterus. After all, your baby requires a healthy and safe home even when he/she is inside you!


*Information shared here is for general purpose. Please take doctors’ advice before making 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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