12 January, 2021

How to prevent hemorrhoids during 3rd semester of pregnancy

If pregnancy itself is overwhelming and stressful, hemorrhoids along with it are even more stressful. If you are thinking about what hemorrhoids are, they are just the swollen veins near your rectum. They can be inside or outside of your anus and can become large and swollen, causing pain and irritation. 

Hemorrhoids usually develop during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. They are also seen developing during and shortly after childbirth. And up to 50% of pregnant women develop hemorrhoids during pregnancy. The reason behind this during pregnancy is constipation that is often seen in 2nd and 3rd trimesters. 

Here are a few quick tips to avoid hemorrhoids during pregnancy, 

  1. Take a stroll every few minutes 

    Do not sit or stand for long periods, especially during long hours of work. It puts pressure on the lower body veins. When you do sit for longer durations, use a pillow for support. You might feel a rocking chair or recliner may be more comfortable than a standard. Walk or stroll for a few moments as a quick break. 

  2. Exercise for about 30 minutes 

    Yes, exercise is a good way to relieve the stress on your rectum. Exercise will also make your body adjust to the growing changes. Walk or do simple yoga for 30 minutes most days. It is definitely a good idea than anything else for hemorrhoids and constipation. 

  3. Add fibre filled food and fruits to your diet 

    High fibre foods will ensure smooth bowel moments and reduce the built-up stress around the rectum. Fruits are highly filled with fibre. Adding them to your diet will loosen up the intestinal stress and reduces constipation. 

  4. Frequent sitz baths 

    Sitz baths are one of the proven and highly effective methods to prevent and cure the condition of hemorrhoids and fissures. It will help you relax the veins and soothes down the irritation around the anus. It will also remove the pain if there is any caused by the hard stools. 

    Hemorrhoids during pregnancy are common, but you must seek treatment immediately if you discover hemorrhoids. They can get worse and affect your pregnancy in many ways, including mental stability disturbance. After childbirth, your hemorrhoids may clear up on their own or require a little treatment. In most of the cases, they are seen to vanish away without much effort! 

*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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