Why do women bloat during periods?

bloating during periods
The red letter days and few days before that are known to trouble the ladies enough. Bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, abdominal cramps, body aches, mood swings are all a part of this phase that every woman goes through every month. And all this during and a little before your periods is normal. After all, the body is preparing busily for the important task of shedding the lining of the womb! When any of these symptoms turn excessive is when you should reach out to a doctor, otherwise none of t...

Breastfeeding and its nutritional value for a child

Breastfeeding, Breast Milk for the Baby
Breast milk is rightly called 'liquid gold' as its benefits to baby are more than just good nutrition. When a woman becomes pregnant, her body begins to prepare for breastfeeding. Milk comes 2 to 5 days after the baby is born. The first milk that the body produces is orangish-yellow in colour, called colostrum. Colostrum is full of all nutrients that a newborn needs, and also contains many substances to protect the new-born against diseases and infections. The quantity at first may seem less, bu...

Pregnancy: Should you really eat for two?

Obesity during Pregnancy
The worldwide prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over the past few decades. Economic, technological and lifestyle changes coupled with decreased physical activity has led obesity to reach epidemic proportions both in developed and developing countries. This is making weight gain before pregnancy a high-risk obstetric situation. Healthcare professionals all over the world agree that gaining excess weight before pregnancy increases risk both to the mother and the foetus. Steps are b...