12 August, 2019

Fetal Development during Different Pregnancy Stages

In theory, how life comes into being is a race story. Out of millions, one sperm has to win the race of meeting the egg to fertilize it where begins the union of father’s and mother’s genes, that what the 9th standard biology book tells us. But what happens after is really an incredible journey every woman longs to feel in life. The journey of 40 weeks when the mother finally gets to meet the unique new-born she created out of her own flesh and blood is worth describing. Though there are no words that can describe the feeling we can have a peek at the miraculous changing of a ball of cells to a fully formed human being. So let’s begin the journey,

The Pregnancy Kit Show Positive!

Begin of a new life be it a planned or a sudden one. In that one minute of the nerve-wracking wait, millions of ‘What If’s’ pop up in the mind of would-be mothers. It is that moment every woman want to experience. The first memory of finding out is relieved by the mother with the comical actions intact throughout the life.

The Embryo Is Two Months Now – Feel the Life Within

By now there is a rapid cell division of the egg which floats down to the uterus through the fallopian tube. Within eight days, these divided cells form a ball and stick to the uterus wall, and will nestle there for the coming nine months. In the next five weeks the ball develops into a tucked in a tube like a thing, one end will be the head and the other will be the baby bum. Then gradually the spinal cord develops and finally comes the placenta and umbilical cord, your unborn baby’s lifelines. On the eighth week, the embryo would look like a tadpole even having a tail, don’t worry it will gradually disappear as your baby grows. The amniotic sac of your uterus keeps the baby floating cushioning him protecting him. At this stage, the embryo will only be half an inch long with a beating heart and forming limbs toes and fingers. At this stage, though nothing can be seen even by ultrasound except a tiny dot, the mother experiences an unmatched feeling of joy, a sense of fulfillment to cherish.

The Third Trimester- Meet Your Baby for the First Time

The baby now has a complete set of tiny very cute organs that have just begun functioning; the doctor will now call it a fetus. The umbilical cord by now become thick and strong as it is food to and waste from the fetus. The muscles and soft, rubbery bones start growing supporting the organs. If one could see inside the womb, the tine organs could be seen through the transparent skin of the baby. The first picture of the baby can be seen with the ultrasound, though it is not the clearest picture of all, it is undoubtedly the most beautiful and magical picture, that slowly turns a woman into mother.

The Fourth Month – A Tutu Dress or Football Shorts?

The external part of the genitals grow by now, with facial features like teeth and gums and it can be known if it’s a baby girl or a boy. By now mothers start designing the baby’s nursery as the senses of the baby start awakening. The baby will respond to light and will start listening to the sounds in and out of the womb. His mother’s voice, heartbeat, and snarling stomach become familiar to him and reassures him every time he hears it. It is this time that the mother promises her child her arms around him till her last breathe.

You Step In the Fifth Month – Let the World Know It

The baby is growing and the mother develops a baby bump. She can now literally feel the baby floating in her stomach, feeling like butterflies in stomach both physically and mentally. The baby kicks, curl his toes, frown, or purse his lips or even get hiccups. The baby develops reflex by now and if the hand floats to his mouth, he will suck it. All inside the womb, a life will be growing inch by inch, and she feels it, nothing in life will be as blissful as it.

The Second Trimester – Baby Feels the Mother

The baby will be by now a little more than palm, a miniature human with wrinkly and hairy skin, with a coating of vernix. The baby now can hear loud and clear and loud sounds outside might startle him. He will have a strong heartbeat and with the lungs on the way to start their functioning. The baby is fully responsive at this stage and if he poked accidentally he might give a push back. The mother can start talking to her kid, telling stories, humming songs to him. The mother has to be very positive now, feel happy, and make others happy as the baby starts taking vibrations from her.

Your Baby Is Now Seven Months Old- Happiness Even In Pain

Baby is now big enough and the womb gets a bit cramped for him, for he will kick and push for space. Mummy has to endure a lot of pain but she does not let up now. Mother starts naming her child, and her nursery is almost complete by now. She joins exercise classes at this stage preparing up for the coming of the baby. The baby is only two months due showing a daily pattern of activity and rest.

The Celebration of Coming

The mother enjoys all the celebration for the newbie, as for the next couple of years. There will be the baby shower, all about the mother and her baby. Though she will be tired and sleepy most of the time, still she, the feel of life inside her keeps her playful all the time.

The Final Days and the Countdown Begins

Every woman longs for being a mother, the most transformative experiences lifelong, which she cherishes till her last breath. By the completion of eighth and start of ninth, the eyelids open and the pupil becomes more responsive to light. Your baby is getting ready for the coming-out party and your 40 weeks wait is almost over. Your baby will take the position, heads down facing your back, so make the way!


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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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