27 January, 2019

Tips to maintain good posture during Pregnancy

When you are pregnant, your growing baby can increase strain and cause discomfort to your body. Often, your posture during pregnancy is the reason behind this discomfort. It is important to have a good posture while carrying out your chores to ensure the safety of your baby. An incorrect posture may even cause an injury. Here is how you can maintain good posture during pregnancy:

  1. Stand Straight
    To have a good pregnancy posture, make sure you hold your head and neck straight. Avoid tilting your head and keep your knees straight without locking them. You can also try practising standing upright against a wall and straightening your spine.
  2. Drop your shoulders naturally
    Throwing your shoulder blades too far back will only cause more strain in your lower back during pregnancy. In order to maintain a good posture, allow your shoulders to drop naturally. This will help you stay in a correct and relaxed position.
  3. Sit up Straight
    When sitting, use a straight-backed chair. Try placing a pillow behind your lower back for support during pregnancy. You can also place your feet squarely on the ground or use a footstool to take the pressure off your back. This is a good way to improve your sitting posture during pregnancy.
  4. Avoid standing for Long
    Standing for a long time during pregnancy can adversely affect your blood circulation and make your ankles and feet swell. Several studies have shown that pregnant females who have standing jobs are more likely to deliver small babies. If you need to stand long, rest a foot on a stool for some time and then switch. Do foot exercises to maintain good blood circulation in your calf muscles.
  5. Pull your buttocks in
    Pulling in your buttocks during pregnancy can help correct your pelvic posture. This shifts your weight in such a manner that the displaced center of gravity stands corrected. You can practice this posture standing against a wall.
  6. Avoid locking your knees
    Locking your knees can strain your lower back during pregnancy. To avoid this, stand on your feet with shoulders wide apart and bend the knees a bit to allow your thighs to support the weight of your body. Make sure your weight spreads across your entire foot and does not strain your heels. Practice the posture during pregnancy as it is beneficial and safe for you and your baby.
  7. Shift Gradually
    When you try to sit after standing for a long time, bend gently. Make sure you avoid any jerky movement as it can cause strain and injury to your weakened ligaments.

These tips can help maintain the right posture during pregnancy and keep pains and aches at bay. If you continue to experience any pain, see our experts at KIMS Cuddles.

*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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