21 July, 2018

Know more about an Anovulatory Cycle

It is common knowledge that in order to conceive, you must ovulate. When you start trying to conceive, you begin paying closer attention to your cycle. Your menstrual cycle is an indication of your ovulation. However, that may not always be the case.

A woman’s reproductive system ovulates every month. In certain situations, there may be something known as anovulation – or lack of ovulation in a menstrual cycle. In this case, you may still assume that the bleeding you’ve experienced was your monthly menstrual cycle. But if you have an anovulatory cycle, you technically haven’t had a period.

Causes of an Anovulatory Cycle

It is fairly common for women in her prime years to experience an anovulatory cycle. Most women do not even notice it as they may still seem to menstruate normally. In a regular cycle, the production of progesterone is stimulated by the release of an egg. It’s this hormone that helps a woman’s body maintain regular period. During an anovulatory cycle, the level of progesterone may be insufficient and can lead to heavy bleeding, which may be mistaken for a period.

Sudden changes to hormone levels can trigger anovulatory cycles. Other causes include:

  • Too high or too low body weight
  • Extreme exercise habits
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • High stress levels

A woman who has periods every 24 to 35 days is likely to be ovulating normally.

Diagnosis & Treatment

When a woman has erratic or no periods, diagnosing anovulatory cycle is really simple. However, that’s not always the case with every woman. There are a few things your doctor can check to diagnose, which include:

  • Progesterone levels of the woman
  • Lining of her uterus
  • The presence of certain antibodies in the blood

The doctor may also recommend an ultrasound to take a closer look at your uterus and ovaries. The results of these tests will help your doctor to suggest the best course of action for you.

If anovulatory cycles are being caused due to nutrition or lifestyle, treatment may include:

  • Regulating eating habits
  • Moderating physical activities
  • Gaining or losing weight

Certain internal imbalances may be the reason for a woman experiencing anovulatory cycles. In this case, the doctor may prescribe fertility medications. These are designed to combat the causes of a woman’s infertility by ripening the follicles, increasing estrogen and helping the ovaries release an egg. In case of serious complications, such as a tumor, your doctor may advice surgery.

Those who experience anovulation will greatly benefit from these changes such as better nutrition, exercise, and stress relief. Try these for at least a few months and check whether your cycle has become consistent. If you need any help, talk to our doctors at KIMS Cuddles who will guide you through the necessary lifestyle changes.

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


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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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