Keeping cool during pregnancy

Keeping cool during the Indian summer is challenging, but it can be especially difficult for expectant mothers to deal with. This is because the extra blood flow that results from pregnancy adds to the heat and can cause higher-than-normal body temperatures. The effects of dehydration, heat stroke and other heat-related conditions get amplified when it comes to pregnant women and their babies. Thus, it is very important for moms-to-be to take the necessary precautions during the summer. Here ar...
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Healthy weight gain during pregnancy

Whether you are planning a pregnancy, or on your way towards a delivery, weight gain is a thought that grabs your attention often. If you are starting out with those extra pounds that you have put on before pregnancy, it takes a toll on your body that can be very discouraging. Although the doctors recommend that every woman should gain a certain amount of weight to sustain a pregnancy, you need to be sure that you are managing your weight and know when you have gained more than what is suggested...
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Infant sleep patterns

One of the many subjects that worries new parents is whether their new-born infant is getting quality sleep. This not only refers to the duration of their sleep, but also the frequency of their naps and the positions that they adopt while they nap. Speaking of sleep duration, here is a rough chart of how much your baby should be sleeping at different stages of infancy: Newborn - 4 months Total Sleep: 16-18 hours Night-time Sleep: 8-9 hours Naps: 7-9 hours (3-5 naps) 4 months - 12 months...
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Dental care during pregnancy

The importance of dental hygiene during pregnancy is often not stressed enough. The fact is, infections that start in the mouth can soon spread to other parts of the body. While this is something you should be mindful of at all times, its importance shoots up during pregnancy. These infections put yours and your baby’s health at risk. It is also advisable to avoid any sort of dental procedures, such as tooth extraction, tooth implant or root canal during the 1st trimester (first 12 weeks) and th...
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