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10 Dangers of Smoking While Pregnant

Smoking and pregnancy Cigarettes contain harmful and dangerous chemicals such as nicotine, carbon monoxide, and tar that are dangerous to your health and smoking during pregnancy can be harmful not only to the mother but also to the growing fetus. In this blog, we’re going to take a look at 10 reasons why smoking during pregnancy should ideally be avoided at all costs in order to ensure a healthier future for the mother and the baby. Why is smoking harmful during pregnancy?  1. It’s harder to get pregnant If you’re…

Pregnancy Tips From Kareena Kapoor and Rujuta Diwekar?

Pregnancy is a phase that comes with as much surprise as anticipation. Especially for those who have planned and are eagerly awaiting this new chapter in life. No matter how much advice you ask from your mother, friends or co-workers, no one can give you a complete list of dos and don’ts for it either. In the absence of correct guidance, you are left vulnerable to misinformation, pregnancy myths, and often following unverified claims. Whether it is eating for two or being extremely cautious and paranoid about your weight gain;…

How To Care For Yourself After An Abortion?

Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy, usually done medically, due to some unfortunate circumstances and situations. It is a very difficult decision for any woman to take, taking a toll on both the body and the mind. Whatever may be your reason to get an abortion, there are certain things you should know about the process and the after-care to be fully prepared for it. If you do not heal properly and suffer from long term side-effects of abortion, it can not only be a traumatic experience but also…

Getting Pregnant After an Abortion

Pregnancy is a beautiful and lifetime experience. Most women dream and plan about this phase of their life while some others halt the idea of getting pregnant to wait for the right time. But, life doesn’t always move in the direction that we plan and compels us to take inconvenient decisions. Abortion is one of those decisions that you may need to take due to unfortunate and unavoidable circumstances. If you are planning to opt for an abortion, you might be wondering about the after-effects of it and whether or…

Fetal Movement When It’s Twins

Hey Mom-to-be, are you expecting twins? If you already know that you are going to have twins, the patient wait to first feel them move becomes all the more exciting. Will it be different then what a single child feels like when he/she moves? Will it be later or earlier than the majority of cases? How can you tell if something is wrong with one of them? These and many other questions might plague your mind regarding your twin’s fetal movement. Fetal movement in twin pregnancy is sometimes very different…

Abdominal Cramps and Pain During Pregnancy: Is It Normal?

Small discomforts in your body are a common occurrence during pregnancy, ranging from backaches to leg cramps and a lot of other bodily problems. In this laundry list of unwanted changes that your body goes through, either due to hormonal changes or pregnancy weight gain, cramps in the stomach are another addition. However, each surprising pain or sign of a problem in your body during pregnancy comes with a warning of its own. What does stomach pain during pregnancy signify? Will you have complications in pregnancy? Is it a sign…

Common Pregnancy Sleep Problems & Solutions

You might have heard that getting proper sleep with a newborn baby around is very hard, but most people forget that it is almost equally as hard to get rest with sleep problems in pregnancy. If the statistics are to be believed, around 78% of pregnant women face troubles with sleeping during pregnancy. With your skin changes, hair loss and multiple other side-effects, it is no wonder that your body is also affected in different ways. Whether it is the first trimester or the delicate time of the third trimester,…

How To Deal With An Unplanned Pregnancy

Of all the challenges that you face in your lifetime, an unplanned pregnancy often comes high on the list. The ordeal of an unintended pregnancy does not stop at just nine months. You will most likely give birth to that child and raise him/ her. Planning for pregnancy and having a child is a major life decision and is done with a lot of forethought. In cases where this decision is taken out of your hand, dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is a struggle, needing delicate and careful handling. Dealing…

All About Fetal Doppler at Home

As a pregnant woman, there are a lot of things that you want to know, most of them regarding the little one growing inside of you. Why are you having certain symptoms, what changes happen to the hormones in your body, how fast is your baby growing and are they well? In the uncertain times when you are filled with worries and doubts, you look for reassurance from your doctors. One of these reassurances comes in the form of reports and proofs about the wellbeing of the growing fetus. A…

10 Travelling Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy often changes the most basic of our everyday tasks, whether they are big or small. So when it comes to travel during pregnancy, there are alterations in your routine travel habits as well. Be it babymoon destinations, vacations or visiting a relative’s place, is it safe to travel during pregnancy is a major concern for many of you. While it may seem very easy in the first trimester of pregnancy, the same cannot be said for the latter parts of these nine months. As you progress into the second…

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