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Natural birth-control methods can be effective if used accurately. A popular option is to keep track of changes in your body temperature and cervical fluid while tracking your monthly cycle. Using fertility tests can also be useful. Lactational amenorrhoea, outercourse, and herbal medications also help.
If you’re due to deliver soon and have had a C-section before, some comforting statistics should make you feel better about a vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). While risks of uterine rupture exist, the odds aren’t worse than when having multiple C-sections. What’s best depends on your health, age, and pregnancy complications if any.
Intrahepatic holestasis of pregnancy (ICP) causes bile flow to slow down and bile acids to move into your bloodstream. Since the bile acids may cross the placenta and reach your baby, if untreated, it can lead to complications like fetal distress, meconium passage, stillbirth, preterm birth, and maternal hemorrhaging. Symptoms include itching, dark urine, pale stools, and abdominal pain.
Wondering if exercising during pregnancy is a good idea? Engaging in low to moderate intensity exercise while pregnant reduces the duration of and exertion during labor. Not just that, it also allows for a speedy recovery after delivery and reduces the risk of pregnancy-related complications. While pregnant, steer clear of contact and high-intensity sports. Take to lighter forms of exercise like walking, stationary cycling, and swimming instead.
Asthma affects between 4 and 12% of pregnant women but it doesn’t cause any significant risk when it’s well controlled. Take asthma medication as prescribed by your doctor to keep the condition under control and to avoid potential risks to both you and the baby.
Your baby isn’t sitting idly inside your belly. There are lots of tasks to do—growing bones, organs, tiny limbs, hearing moms rumbling stomach and...
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As the due date was nearing, it was taking a lot of mental preparation to deliver my baby. The nine months of nourishing my...
Reducing your tummy after C-section is about not just looking good but also your health. So gently massage your stomach to break up the tissue. Take up these light exercises to tone your tummy and get it in good shape. Know that it is important to focus on your health as well post the procedure and not just the baby's.