Care in Pregnancy


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Special care is needed in pregnancy to ensure that both the mother and the baby remain healthy throughout this time. This will help the pregnant woman to remain comfortable and safe during this vulnerable period of her life.

Diet in Pregnancy

The Diet in pregnancy should be a well-balanced and varied diet to get all the essential nutrients needed during pregnancy. The quality of food is more important than the quantity. Good care must be taken to see that the diet in pregnancy contains food from all the six types of food groups to provide a well rounded nutrition to both the mother and the baby. Read more about Diet in Pregnancy....

Safe/Unsafe Medicines in Pregnancy

Care must be taken to take only medicines which are safe and will not affect the baby in any way. While some medicines are safe and harmless, others can cause developmental problems. A list of medicines which are safe or unsafe to take during pregnancy is given here. Read more about safe and Unsafe Medicines in Pregnancy ....

Breast Care

Sore Breasts can occur in pregnancy because the breasts change in size and consistency throughout the pregnancy as they prepare to breastfeed the baby. They enlarge gradually in size under the influence of estrogen and progesterone. They can be sore and sensitive and require special care and good support during this time. Read more about Sore Breasts here ....

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Care of the Teeth

Dental Careor care of the teeth is often neglected during pregnancy. But the teeth and the gums need special attentuon at this time. A type of swelling of the gums called 'pregnancy gingivitis' can occur during late pregnancy. It occurs in 50% of all pregnant women. Other infections like periodontitis can also occur. Read more about dental care in pregnancy here ....

Sex in Pregnancy

Should you, can you have sex during pregnancy? Is it safe? Will it affect the pregnancy? These are questions all women ask themselves when they are pregnant. These questions need special considerations and a careful explanation often helps in overcoming fears about this topic. Read more about sex during pregnancy here ....

Travelling in Pregnancy

Most pregnant women restrict traveling during their pregnancy, fearing that it may not be safe for either the baby or themselves during this time. But in a normal pregnancy without any complications, it is perfectly safe to travel, especially during the 14th - 28th week of pregnancy. Read more about Travelling in Pregnancy here ....

Bathing

Pregnant women need to take special care while bathing. The temperature of the water, the advantages of a shower over a bathtub are issues to consider. Read more about precautions during bathing here ....

Maternity Clothes

While choosing the right clothes to wear during pregnancy, it is wiser to give priority to comfort rather than looks. Loose clothes that do not bind or restrict in any way is ideal. Read more about maternity clothes here....

Safety Tips in Pregnancy

As pregnancy progresses, the center of gravity of the body shifts forward, and most women will find that it gets more and more difficult to maintain her balance. To improve her stability and avoid falling, the safety tips (both indoors and outdoors) listed here should be followed. Read more about safety tips in pregnancy here....

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