Preparing for natural childbirth

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First pregnancy? Want to choose natural birth but fear keeps getting in the way? How about giving fear some reasons to stay away. After all, natural birth is the healthier delivery option. What you need is an understanding of the natural birth process, emotional & physical preparation, and most importantly the support of your family, friends & your doctor. If you have all this then you are very much prepared for a normal delivery! Why & what to understand about the birth process? ...
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5 Tips To Help You Prepare For Natural Childbirth

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When you see a woman giving birth to a baby naturally, but does not show as much pain as the usual childbirth stories suggest; it doesn’t mean she is good at giving birth. It means she was well prepared for delivery. Pregnancy is not just the time where you see your baby bump grow. Your womb is not just an organ where your baby grows ; It is much more than that and if you understand what all it means then you are well prepared for natural childbirth! Here are a few tips which can help you ...
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Go the natural way. Don’t expose your baby’s skin to chemical products

When born, your baby’s skin is very tender and sensitive. You need to take extra care and protection to safeguard your baby’s delicate skin from harm. You want the best skin care for your angel and what is more better than natural baby skin care? Not all on the counter baby products are safe for your baby. Majority of them contain chemicals and artificial fragrances which are actually harmful for your baby. So here are some natural baby skin care products which will help protect your b...
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A guide to preparing healthy baby food

The first year of your baby’s life is vital due to essential health developments. Your infant needs to eat healthy so that he grows into a fine toddler! Are you struggling to feed your baby, who is hungry at regular intervals? If you are wondering how to feed your child healthy baby foods so that he retains his energy to run around, we are here to help! Below, is a healthy baby food guide. Here are some great ideas for preparing nutritious baby foods, throughout the first year: Four...
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Five effective ways for new mothers to balance work and family life

Are you a new mother? Finding it difficult to manage your work-life balance? You’re at the right place! The idea of 'having it all' might seem impossible to you, but here we are to help you strike the balance the right way, while keeping your boss & your little one at home, happy! Tips for you to balance work and life: Inform your colleagues – Make sure that you inform everybody at your workplace about your present situation, that you might not be available as often as earlier. Spe...
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A birth story – A 42-year old mother’s experience of pregnancy

Being a late mother is something that a lot of people feel is an impossible / difficult situation. I stand here today to tell you that pregnancy after 40 is completely possible. At the age of 43, I have a healthy and happy one-year-old daughter, who is my pride and joy. I was able to get here with the help of excellent support from a team of maternal experts, and the support and love of my near and dear ones. But I digress. Let me start from the beginning, when my husband and I decided to try fo...
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Birth story – A mother’s experience of a high-risk pregnancy

Understanding what a high-risk pregnancy is can be fairly hard. Sure, you can read up about it, understand the different complications that can cause one, and even sympathise with someone who is going through this trying time, but it is almost impossible for you to really understand what pregnancy problems are, unless you’ve faced it yourself. Growing up, one of my most dearly held dreams was to start a family. While many in my peer circle feel the pressure of having children keenly, and thus av...
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IVF parents-to-be-guide on selecting a maternity hospital

Getting pregnant is one of the most important decisions that a couple can make. There are cases, though, that natural conception may not be possible, for any number of reasons, ranging from problems with ovulation, endometriosis or blocked fallopian tubes in women, and poor sperm count in men. While there are medical therapies available to help with infertility, there are situations where your doctor may suggest that you approach a fertility clinic. A good fertility clinic will run you and yo...
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How can you prevent a premature delivery?

Studies have indicated that 13 percent of all births occurring in India every year are premature cases. Premature birth is also the leading cause for neonatal death in the first month of life. While this statistic can seem scary, it is important to realize that a preterm delivery is a possibility, and not an eventuality. Learning as much as you can about premature delivery, its causes and methods of prevention, is the first step towards ensuring that your pregnancy goes smoothly. Understand...
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Why you should always select a healthcare provider with an onsite NICU

Pregnancy is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions in your life. Taking care of yourself and your baby through this period, though, will require a great deal of physical and emotional strength. Childbirth is an equally complex process, which can put a lot of strain on you and also on your baby. Having a successful pregnancy requires that you understand the nature of your delivery, and get the right advice at the right time. How are complications during delivery tackled? In cases ...
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