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First Period & Bleeding after C-section & Normal Delivery| Postpartum period while breastfeeding

   Depends on breastfeeding, height weight, hormone changes, lifestyle factors, daily routine and body condition. Another is that you’ll have at least nine months of freedom from your period. But after you deliver, you’re probably curious about what will happen with your menstrual cycle. When your period returns often depends on whether or not you breastfeed. And just like your life after baby, you might find your periods after pregnancy  is somewhat different. Your period will typically return about six to eight weeks after you give birth, if you aren’t breastfeeding . If you do breastfeed, the timing for a period to return can vary. Those who practice exclusive breastfeeding might not have a period the entire time they breastfeed. “Exclusive breastfeeding” means that your baby is receiving only your breast milk. But for others, it might return after a couple of months, whether they’re breastfeeding or not. Why don’t breastfeeding women get their periods as quickly? Typicall

How to remove Stretch Marks | Home remedies & Tips for Skin Toning

    Stretch marks are the white to red lines that you might see on your abdomen, hips, thighs, or other parts of your body. Aside from the appearance, you might also notice extreme itchiness While stretch marks  can occur anywhere on the body, they tend to develop on areas where you’ve gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time. At first, new stretch marks are pink, red, or purple in color. Fresh stretch marks are also more prone to itchiness. As stretch marks heal, they can turn white.  You can prevent stretch marks  somewhat by making nutritious changes to your diet, following a proper skincare regime and maintaining these routines even after delivering your baby. Moisturizing your whole body and not just your hands and face is one of the most effective ways to prevent the formation of stretch marks during pregnancy. If one takes action early on, it is possible to reduce the formation and appearance of stretch marks during pregnancy. The key to getting itchy stretch m

Healthy & Nutritious Pregnancy Superfoods

Pregnancy Diet: Boost Your Immunity With Super Foods If you are pregnant, you need to take special care to boost your immunity with the right nutrients. Good circulation and blood flow to every tissue in the body allow the immune system to develop a strong defense against invading pathogens. Pregnancy is a period of increased metabolic demand because of changes in a woman’s physiology and the requirements of a growing fetus. Pregnancy alters the immune system. The design of a woman’s immune system is complex and it is influenced by diet, lifestyle, sleep, exercise, and stress levels.   With the excitement of a baby along the way, people often begin to buckle their belts for the nine months of caution up ahead. While everything the mother-to-be does is under scrutiny, one of the first things that need attention is the pregnant woman’s diet. It is essential to have a diet that not only suits the mother through those nauseous mornings and sleepless nights but is also healthy for the baby.

How to get relief from MORNING SICKNESS & NAUSEA during pregnancy?

Nausea during pregnancy is typically one of the most experienced and complained about symptoms that women report. Up to 70 percent of expectant mothers experience nausea at some point during early pregnancy. Not only is it known to be one of the early signs of pregnancy, but it is a symptom that is common throughout the first trimester, and sometimes even longer. While nausea is definitely an uncomfortable feeling, the good news is that it is not harmful to you or your baby, and it is often perceived as an indication of a healthy pregnancy.    Studies have shown that women with nausea and vomiting during the first trimester have a lower risk of miscarriage than do women without these symptoms. Research suggests that nausea and vomiting in pregnancy might be due to the effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG).   Pregnant women begin producing HCG sho rtly after a fertilized egg attaches to the uterine lining.  Women with severe morning sickness (hyperemesis gravidarum) have high

How to handle HEARTBURN or ACID REFLUX during pregnancy?

Heartburn and related issues like gas and bloating during pregnancy  usually start in the second or third trimester, but it can be sooner for some women. The discomfort will probably come and go until your baby is born. Women who gain too much weight during pregnancy  might continue to have heartburn for up to a year after having their baby. Some of the hormonal and physical changes in your body during pregnancy can cause heartburn, (also called acid indigestion or acid reflux.) starts behind your breastbone and travels up your esophagus, a tube connecting your throat to your stomach.  Some women have occasional heartburn throughout the pregnancy. Some experience worsening symptoms as the baby grows. Which hormone is responsible for pregnancy-related heartburn? progesterone, also called the “pregnancy hormone” because it nurtures your womb and the baby inside it, is the leading culprit behind pregnancy-related heartburn. Progesterone acts as a muscle relaxer. In the case of heartb

Benefits of FOLIC ACID during pregnancy

 Folic acid  is a pregnancy  superhero! Taking a prenatal vitamin with the recommended 400 micrograms (mcg) of folic acid before and during pregnancy can help prevent birth defects of your baby's brain  and spinal cord.  It’s important for the proper organ development of a developing baby. Folate plays an important role in the production of red blood cells  and helps your baby's neural tube develop into their brain  and spinal cord.  Birth defects occur within the first 3-4 weeks of pregnancy. So it's important to have folate in your system during those early stages when your baby's brain  and spinal cord are developing. If you talked to your doctor when you were trying to conceive, they probably told you to start taking a prenatal vitamin with folic acid. One study showed that women who took folic acid for at least a year before getting pregnant  cut their chances of delivering early by 50% or more. The CDC recommends that you start taking folic acid every day  

Useful tips for Easy Labor and Normal Delivery

  According to research, 85% of pregnant women can have a natural birth, while the remaining 15% may require interventions such as a C-section. But, statistically, one in three pregnant women (more than 30%) goes through a C-section. Women may choose a C-section to avoid pain and anxiety during labor. But a C-section could pose complications in the future, and take extended days of recovery, unlike a normal delivery. What Is Normal Delivery or Vaginal Delivery? Normal delivery is a natural way of bringing the baby into this world. It is not difficult to have natural and normal childbirth unless you have some medical conditions. Moreover, the natural birth process helps in having a healthy baby and speedy recovery for the new mom. Factors that improve the chances of normal delivery: They may not guarantee a 100% result, though. You may have increased chances of a normal delivery if: You have an ideal weight, as being overweight could increase the chances of having a large baby and lower