15 March, 2020

Ways to stay positive and enjoy Pregnancy

As your pregnancy progresses, you’ll find yourself faced with various situations that might cause you mood swings. From morning sickness to challenges faced due to your growing belly, it may not always be easy to be in the best spirits during pregnancy. Sometimes, it may lead to anxiety and depression. In order to avoid this, it is important to focus on the good things. Below are some ways to stay positive and enjoy pregnancy:

  1. Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

A healthy lifestyle not only ensures that you’re physically able to cope with pregnancy, it can also have a positive effect on your mind. It is important to stay active and eat right to develop healthy and happy thoughts. During pregnancy, you have several months to develop healthy eating habits and start a moderate exercise program. You can also take up meditation or anything else that makes way for a healthy mind.

  1. List down your Priorities

When you’re pregnant, you may have a hundred things on your mind. Sit down and sort out your priorities. Put yourself first and figure out what needs to be done to make things more comfortable for you and your growing fetus. Let go of things that aren’t important to you. Once you do that, it will help you feel stress free and happy.

  1. Relax and Pamper Yourself

Enjoy the attention that you receive during your pregnancy. Accept help from others when it comes to tasks and use that time to pamper yourself. Go for massages, spa or even a haircut. Find a prenatal yoga class and try meditation to get relief from anxiety and stress.

  1. Spend time with your Partner

This is probably one of the last few times that you are going to be alone with your partner. Use this time to deepen and strengthen your relationship. Go on dates, take weekend getaways and share your hopes and fears. Support each other during this time. Understand each other’s needs and work towards helping each other out.

  1. Avoid Negativity

While you’re pregnant, try and avoid negative people and horror stories. Ask other women what they love the most about pregnancy. Join prenatal classes to meet other moms or pregnant women to share experiences with. Talk to your doctor to know about beautiful births they’ve been a part of. Keeping positive vibes around you can help you stay happy during pregnancy.

  1. Keep Yourself Informed

Arming yourself with knowledge can help decrease stress and anxiety during pregnancy. Read online about pregnancy but take care not to overdo it. Ask the doctors at KIMS Cuddles for any doubts that you may have. Seek out recommendations for good pregnancy and childcare books from other moms. You can also join various online groups and forums and discuss pregnancy with other parents. Remember to always double-check the medical information you get online, from a reliable source.

  1. Seek a Counselor

If you feel that you’re extremely stressed or have been experiencing severe anxiety, it is important to seek the opinion of a therapist or counselor. They can help ease your fears and make you comfortable during your pregnancy. Ignoring these symptoms will only make you unhappy and miserable, and lead to postpartum depression.

Pregnancy is a beautiful time for a carrying mother. Make the most of this time and enjoy this feeling. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, don’t be afraid to call our expert team of doctors at KIMS Cuddles for guidance.

*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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