Factors that influence the progress of childbirth

For the majority of healthy women, childbirth progresses spontaneously without complications. There are things that you can do to encourage this. Understanding what can interfere with it is important. You should have this conversation with your Obstetrician in the last few weeks of pregnancy. Factors influencing the progress of childbirth include the following: Physical factors: The position of your baby is an important factor in the proper progress of labour. It is easier for babies to...
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Pregnancy power foods

When you are pregnant, you have the responsibility for the wellbeing of two. Growth of your baby generally continues irrespective of what you eat, but there are some key nutrients that are required for your baby that, if not included in your diet could lead to deficiencies in both you and your baby. During pregnancy, you’ll need protein and calcium for your baby’s tissues and bones. You’ll also need extra folic acid to protect against neural tube birth defects, as well as more iron to help re...
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5 Risk factors every pregnant woman should be aware of

Every pregnancy may carry some risk. A pregnancy is considered to be high risk when the risk of complications for the mother, baby or for both, are higher than normal. High risk pregnancies require special care in Centers that are equipped to handle these deliveries, under an Obstetrician who is experienced in handling them, to ensure the best outcomes for mother and baby. These are five risk factors that every woman should be aware of before her pregnancy. The Age Factor: Risks are hi...
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Post pregnancy diet: 5 foods for new moms

Having gone through pregnancy and taking care of your newborn can sometimes result in your feeling drained of energy. But you must take care of yourself to be able to enjoy your baby and be a great mom. The nutrients in breast milk will generally remain the same whatever you eat, but if you do not eat well, the nutrients in your milk will be taken at the cost of your own health. Here are five foods that are excellent for new mothers. 1.Salmon Salmon is perhaps the most important food for a...
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Tips to help you conceive

Many women prefer to get married early so that they can start a family of their own and avoid the problems that one might encounter trying to conceive.  They feel that having a baby at a younger age is better than delaying pregnancy for any reason. And rightly so! The chances of conceiving decrease slightly after the age of 32 and much more rapidly after the age of 35. The chances of having complications during your pregnancy also increase after the age of 35. So it makes good sense to start a f...
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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...
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