21 May, 2021

Yoga Poses To Avoid During Pregnancy.

Yoga plays a vital role during pregnancy and helps in strengthening the pelvic muscles – the important carriers during labour. If you love yoga and have some practice even before, you must definitely continue it during the pregnancy. And if you are new and never experienced yoga before, you can still start yoga during pregnancy. 

Whether you are experienced or not with yoga, there are definitely certain things that you need to know. Your body is already going through excessive pressure and changes. Hence, not all the poses in yoga are safe during pregnancy. You must be aware of the postures that must be avoided during pregnancy. Here are certain yoga poses that must be avoided during pregnancy. 

  1. Excessive twisting or compressing poses 
    Twisting your limbs, twirling around your body or compressing the muscles is not a good idea. Excessive pressure on the abdominal region has to be avoided during this period. Doing any strenuous abdominal poses in yoga might decrease the flow of blood towards the abdomen. Thus, lowering compressions will be ideal for you.

  2. Poses lying on your back 
    It is a fact that these poses tend to be simpler than many complex ones. But, any yoga pose that requires lying on your back will exert pressure on the inferior vena cava. This increased pressure is not a favourable condition for pregnant women. Thus, doctors suggest you avoid back lying yoga poses. 

  3. Fast-moving or jumping practices 
    Yoga, in most cases, is practised at a slow pace. However, some certain poses and practices have fast movements and jumping involved. During pregnancy, jumping and fast-flowing poses will bring the body under a lot of strain. Restorative and grounding poses are helpful at this period because they aid in both fetus growth and the prevention of multiple pregnancy problems.

  4. Complete or half inversion poses 
    Half or complete inversion poses are usually practised after having long terms with yoga. Thus, we can say someone with yoga practice is doing them. However, during the period of pregnancy, inversion poses might make you feel nauseous, giddy and restless. Inversion poses, especially during the second or third trimester of pregnancy, can induce intense dizziness and lack of equilibrium. This extreme workout can be dangerous to both you and your unborn child.

  5. On belly or belly down poses 
    Although it is not highly risky, you might find yourself uncomfortable with these poses during the pregnancy. As the pregnancy stages proceed further, you might feel even more uncomfortable lying down on your belly or normally. Comfort must be the key while practising yoga, and hence, avoiding on-belly or belly down poses is good. 
    It is extremely important for you to talk to your doctor and trainer before setting your pregnancy yoga routine. They will help you pick the most appropriate and relaxing poses that you can adopt during pregnancy. Pay attention to your body’s signals; if any certain posture causes you pain or anxiety, it’s better to stop it.

*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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