20 April, 2021

Pregnancy fatigue: Know how to fight exhaustion in the first trimester

Do you feel extremely tired and exhausted during pregnancy, especially during the first trimester? This condition is usually called as “Pregnancy fatigue”. It is not just because of the overwhelming feelings; there is an actual reason behind it. Pregnancy hormonal changes at this time can make you feel tired, emotional and even nauseous. 

It is entirely normal and regular for a pregnant woman to feel fatigued during the first and third trimesters. However, knowing how to fight back, the exhaustion will help you enjoy your pregnancy more. Learn how to fight fatigue during the first trimester of pregnancy. 

  1. Stay hydrated and Eat healthy meals: eat them often 

    A healthy diet will play a key role in energising you back from fatigue. In the start, pregnancy tends to lower blood pressure and blood sugar levels. These reduced levels can make you feel tired and fatigued. Replenish the energy with high nutritious and protein-filled food. Also, having meals often in lower quantities will help you stay energetic throughout without any unwanted carbohydrates. 

  2. Avoid caffeine after lunchtime or most of the day

    Although there is a common misconception that caffeine will help you stay focused and energetic, it is not a valid case during pregnancy. To the matter of fact, caffeine can keep you awake long into the night or even cause to wake you up more frequently. This will divide your sleep cycle, making you feel more tired and lifeless throughout the day. Lower amounts of caffeine can help you enjoy your pregnancy more. 

  3. Pamper yourself and exercise 

    It is highly necessary for you to listen to your body needs during pregnancy. It is not the same as usual. You can call for help from your family and friends when needed. Pamper yourself to not over stress. Also, exercise to your possible extent to stay active during your pregnancy. Do not let the weight gained put an enormous amount of pressure on your body.

  4. Push up your bedtime

    If you’re tired, then rest right immediately, rather pushing yourself hard. Try to relax when you can and pace yourself with the new routine. Having an extra hour of sleep during the night will show you amusing changes in the day time. You can add that extra hour either by heading early to bed or extending the wake-up time. However, sleeping in early will not disturb your morning routines. 

    It is normal to feel guilty that you are unable to do everything as before pregnancy. But, do not worry, your body requires that additional sleep and rest to get adjusted. Seeing your doctor will also help you regain confidence and assure you with the new changes. Almost all women experience fatigue at some point during their pregnancy, and with good care, you can overcome the prolonged tiredness. 

*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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