21 February, 2020

Tips to increase your chances of Natural Birth

A natural, unmedicated vvaginal birth is possible for almost 85 percent of all pregnant women. The rest have health complications that may put them in a high-risk category, where they need certain interventions such as a C-section, to make birth safe for either mom or baby.

If you want to increase your chances of natural birth, try some of these tips:

  1. Get a good prenatal education

Try and find out more about classes that teach you things like how labor and birth work. Opt for classes that teach you natural labor pain management techniques, such as breathing, self-hypnosis, relaxation, and other coping mechanisms. You may either ask in your chosen hospital, or find independent educators who help you with prenatal education.

  1. Find the right Doctor

While researching for your doctor, find one who has a high rate of delivering natural birth. Ask around, do your research online, or meet a few doctors and ask questions to know if you and the people taking care of you are on the same page.

  1. Watch your weight

It is important to watch your weight gain during pregnancy. Make sure you do not put on too much weight when you are pregnant. Labor tends to go more smoothly for women who do not become overweight. They have fewer complications and require fewer medical interventions. Talk to your doctor about your ideal weight gain during pregnancy and try to stay in those limits.

  1. Have minimum interventions during pregnancy

Women who have low interventions during pregnancy, end up having low interventions during labor too. If you don’t have any particular health problems, talk to your doctor and opt for fewer tests, treatments and interventions during your pregnancy. Some tests are important for every mother, while others are optional. Whenever a test or procedure is recommended, ask your doctor why it is needed and whether it will change or improve your health. If your doctor says they’re needed, then go for it.

  1. Try to spend early labor at home

As much as possible, try and spend your early labor at home. Move around as much as you can, eat and drink or go for walks. When your contractions are consistently less than five minutes apart, and getting stronger for at least a couple of hours, go to the hospital and let your doctor take over from there.

During labor, use your prenatal education to breathe, meditate, relax, move, change positions, get massage, listen to music, shower or use hot compresses to manage and ease your pain. Take the trusted opinions of our doctors at KIMS Cuddles to help increase your chances of a natural birth.


*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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05 February, 2018

7 Effective tips to lose baby weight post-pregnancy

Achieving a healthy weight post-pregnancy might seem like a difficult task for most women. With added responsibilities of taking care of a newborn, adjusting to a new routine and recovering from childbirth, finding time to lose all that baby weight can be challenging. Whether you want to become pregnant in the future or lead an active, healthy life, it is important to return to a healthy weight after delivery. Here are 7 effective tips to lose baby weight post-pregnancy: Breastfeed Breast milk contains all the nutrients a baby needs to grow in the first six months of life. It has several benefits for the mother and the child. If you can and choose to breastfeed, it can help you lose baby weight quickly. A study indicated that women participants lost an average 1.68kg more weight than non-breastfeeding women by six months after delivery. However, they may not be any weight loss in the first three months and some women may experience weight gain due to increased calorie intake. Monitor Your Calories Keeping a count of your calories can help you figure out how much you are eating and how to control your diet. It can also ensure you are getting enough calories to provide you with the energy and nutrition you need as a new
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