12 August, 2020

Top meditation techniques to follow for a stress-free pregnancy

Pregnancy is a phase where you experience a mixture of emotions like stress, anxiety, moody, and frustration. Handling your mental health is as important as managing your physical health for an easy and cheerful pregnancy. Calm and soothing mental conditions will profoundly enhance the growth and development of your baby inside as well. Meditation will play a crucial role in maintaining such relaxing conditions during pregnancy.

Deep breath meditation or Breath Awareness:

Deep breath medication focuses on your breath and the patterns of breathing to observe. It dramatically eases muscle tension, lowers the heart rate, and helps you fall asleep without much effort. You can also put your hand on your bump to feel the rhythmic breathing in the second and third trimesters.

To practice this meditation, lie down with your feet shoulder-width apart. Close your mouth and breathe slowly through the nose.

Concept meditation with an object or thing:

Concept meditation involves visualizing an object, a thing, or a human. It can be a blue sky, sea waves,  a leaf, flower, a crystal, pebble, or your growing baby. Learn to focus on the quietness stimulated by the imagery and meditate and stay focused.

The inner peace you achieve through this will materialize your racing thoughts and help you overcome the anxiety within a few weeks.

Walking meditation with a focus on the breath:

Walking meditation helps calm your restless mind and thoughts. Select a place to walk and concentrate on your breathing and pace without changing any of the conditions. Let the negative thoughts and what-ifs vanish away. This will also help you with labor, as it enables you to focus during delivery by keeping you mobile and active. 

Deep belly meditation:

Deep belly meditation is entirely about recognizing the movements and posture of your belly. You can gently place your hands on the growing bump and cradle the baby. You will feel a warm sensation in your palms that soothe all your running emotions. Breathe in and out slowly and continuously.

If you observe that thought arose in your mind, just allow it to pass!

Progressive muscle relaxation:

Muscle relaxation is an essential technique for delivering your baby during labor. It will greatly help you in mustering up the strength to push the baby. However, mastering this technique takes time and requires good practice.

Lie down on the floor, your bed, or any of the positions that you are comfortable in. Try to tense the muscles to the highest point you can and relax slowly and shortly. Focus on one set of muscles at a time. Keep alternating between the left and right sides over the short duration. You can also start practicing by tensing and releasing from head to toe. You can follow hand, followed by a forearm, and then shoulder, your face, chest, stomach, legs, and finally feet.

Meditation helps you deeply in evolving your inner self and soothes you unconditionally. During pregnancy, all the fusion of emotions you undergo can be tackled with meditation. Your unborn baby can also be benefitted by relaxing along with you!


*Information shared here is for general purpose. Please take doctors’ advice before making 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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