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http://awomenshealthclinic.blogspot.com/ It is very important to embark on a suitable program of physical activity once you know that you are pregnant. The appropriate level of physical activity will provide the following benefits:

1. Cardiovascular benefit: A healthy level of physical activity is very good for the health of cardiovascular system. It will improve cardiovascular fitness and will reduce the incidence of two major diseases affecting pregnancy, Gestational Diabetes and Hypertension of pregnancy.

2. Healthy weight gain: It is appropriate for women to gain anywhere between 25-30 pounds during their pregnancy. However women do tend to gain much more than this. A healthy workout will keep the weight gain to the minimum required during pregnancy.

3. Increased laxity of ligaments of pelvis: Workouts during pregnancy, especially pelvic tilts, pelvic muscle exercises and abdominal exercises tone up and strengthen the muscles and ligaments of the pelvis. Apart from this there is also relaxation of the ligaments of the pelvis.

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Back Care In Pregnancy

Back care is another important part of pround-color:#ff9999">pregnancy. Your backs carry an enormous load during pregnancy and it is necessary to take good care of them or else you will end up suffering severe back aches in the pregnancy and beyond.

Pregnant women should choose a comfortable chair that supports both back and thighs. She should sit well back and if necessary place a small cushion or folded towel behind the lumbar spine for additional comfort. Equal weight should be placed on each buttock to prevent strain to pelvic ligaments. The seat height should allow the feet to rest on the floor or a small foot stool may be placed under the feet. Legs should not be crossed. While standing posture should be as tall as possible with both the abdomen and buttocks tucked in. Women should try to imagine being pulled up from top and back of head. Weight must be evenly distributed on both legs to prevent undue strain on pelvic ligaments. High heels will throw the balance of pregnant women too far forward and are best discarded in favour of medium or low heeled shoes that will also support. Shoulders that are relaxed and down help to prevent back aches.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

2 years ago

Anaemia Kills in Pregnancy!

http://awomenshealthclinic.blogspot.com/ Anaemia is a condition characterised by less oxygen carrying pigment (Haemoglobin) in blood and is the most common cause of death in pregnant women in India and other developing and underdeveloped countries. The global burden due to this disease is huge and every year millions of pregnant women either die or are severely incapacitated by anaemia during their pregnancies.

The normal haemoglobin in women should be between 10-12 gms/dl. When the haemoglobin level fall below this then it is labelled as anaemia. Women are naturally prone to anaemia due to the monthly loss of iron due to blood loss during menstruation. Hence women don't have much stores of iron in their body and hence during pregnancy, when the demand for iron increases manifold, anaemia develops.

Anaemia is often asymptomatic in the early stages. The main complaint is that of fatigue and breathlessness. The degree of these is proportional to the degree of anaemia. Apart from this friends and relatives may notice the woman to be pale. Women may also notice some swelling in the legs and palpitations. Another characteristic feature of anaemia is a craving for ice. Anaemic women love to sip on ice. Anaemia in late stages may cause severe breathlessness and palpitations. It can lead to cardiac failure in severe cases.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

2 years ago

Can You Cure Diabetes Naturally Without Medicine?

It is a sorrowful thing that blood sugar is a life threatening disease which is fast growing. Nowadays, adult onset diabetes is very common as the disease seems to affect people even by early age of 30 to 40. It is really challenging the medical experts who are committed to research on diabetes. Though some people are of the opinion that managing diabetes is easy, there are people to threaten that there is no permanent cure for diabetes. As such, the doubt is if you can cure diabetes naturally without medicine. Here is the discussion about diabetes and self care.

Types of diabetes:

As you know, there are two types namely type 1 and type 2 diabetes.  Type 1 is usually seen in children acquiring by genetic transmission from the parents or from forefathers. This can be easily spotted in the family history. Type two diabetes is the most common disorder starting to affect people with aging. It is due to the weakness of the pancreas in the mechanism of insulin secretion or the inability of the insulin to convert the glucose in the blood stream into energy. In both the cases, the blood sugar level shoots up.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});