Kick Planned Pregnancy

In order for the baby born in a state of physical and mental health, physical and spiritual, couples need to make preparations, at least 6 months before planning to become pregnant:

Enrich your knowledge about pregnancy, birth and baby care from a variety of sources, from popular science magazines, books, to explore the virtual world. Enough knowledge and the right will help you and your partner through pregnancy with calm and confidence.
Stop bad habits.
It is nothing new to say smoking (including passive smoking) and alcohol can interfere with the oxygen supply in the body. But it is important you know the condition of the body that lack of oxygen will cause the fertilization process and the course of pregnancy interrupted. The young couple would not be wise to ignore this statement.
Look at your diet.
Keep a balanced healthy diet for you and your husband is living. If you both still have shortcomings in that, immediately improve. In essence, inadequate all the nutrients the body needs, namely carbohydrates, proteins fats, vitamins and minerals, folic acid (a substance that is useful to avoid physical defects in the fetus should also be considered). In fact, it is recommended to eat before pregnancy. Continue reading “Kick Planned Pregnancy”

Examination of Pregnancy: Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is an examination performed on fetal cells and is usually performed on pregnant women who are over 35 years old. However, these can now be made at any gestational age limit.

Generally, women who undergo amniocentesis chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down syndrome, Turner syndrome, or neural tube abnormalities. Examination can find the specific gene abnormalities, including cystic fibrosis and sickle-shaped blood cell diseases.

Other issues that may be identified through amniocentesis, namely:

Skeletal diseases, such as oseogenesis imperfecta
Fetal infections, such as herpes or rubella
Central nervous system diseases, such as anencephaly
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Breastfeeding Steps

It’s important for a mother to know about the steps necessary to breastfeed her baby. Every time breastfeeding, you may take 30 to 60 minutes. Therefore, mastered comfortable position when doing so.

Steps breastfeeding:

Sit relaxed with a pillow that supports your back. Lift and hold the baby’s body. Lift the baby to her side with body facing your breast. Heaps of head and neck on the arm.
Touch the baby’s mouth or nose to nipple. Help her to find your nipple.
Enter your nipples when the baby opens his mouth. Make sure that not only the nipple that goes into the inside of his mouth, but also part of your areola.
When he was hard enough to suck the nipple touches his palate, you will probably feel a little amused.
The first suction will be quick and in a hurry. But after his thirst is gone, the baby will suck more slowly and regularly.
If the baby stops sucking, the sign is enough. But his mouth would remain attached to the nipple. You can already remove it with the help of the little finger. Press gently until the nipple areola you apart from the baby’s mouth. Continue reading “Breastfeeding Steps”

Pregnant at Age Mature Quiet

Right now, it is not uncommon for women to become pregnant over the age of 35 years. However, there are things that need to be taken to ensure that mature early pregnancy continues to run smoothly and safely.

The ideal age for a woman to start having offspring is at the age of 20 years and quit at age 35. However, now many things that make women not giving birth until the age of 35 years. It could be the couple married at the age of 25-something years, but has become pregnant after 10 years of marriage. Alternatively, many newly married women over the age of 35 years.

First child at the age of 35 years was a bit risky. At that age, female hormone decreased functional because it was past his prime, the age of 20-30 years.

Overall, after passing through the fertile, a woman’s physiological condition will decline. This can decrease the function of organs such as heart, kidney, and so on. So the likelihood of women developing the disease is greater.
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Toxoplasmosis is an infection caused by a type of parasitic toksoplasmogondii that of a cat. This parasite can infect the uterus, if pregnant women consume undercooked meat, fruits or vegetables contaminated with cat feces containing oocytes. In addition through the womb, this virus can be transmitted through blood transfusions and organ transplants.

Therefore, once you are positive pregnant should immediately consult a doctor if your body have some immunity to toxoplasmosis. The earlier attack toxoplasmosis pregnancy, the greater the impact on your baby.

As an illustration, the parasite infects pregnant I trimester of pregnancy, the fetus is likely infected with these parasites is as much as 17%. Approximately 60% of infected fetuses suffered severe toxoplasmosis and 40% of the remaining light. But if the infection is attacking the second trimester of pregnancy, the chances of infection by 24%. Of this amount, 30% exposed to severe toxoplasmosis.
And if attacking the third trimester of pregnancy, the possibility of parasite-infected infants was 62%. However, none of whom were suffering from severe toxoplasmosis.
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Fetal Development of the First Trimester

How is the development of the fetus in the first trimester in the womb?

The first week
Currently fetus has any genetic stock, a unique combination of form 46 types of human chromosomes. During this time, all it takes is nutrition (through the mother) and oxygen.

Week 2 and 3
Fetal Size 1/100 inch. His little heart beating has begun to draw his own blood. Entering the 20th day of the foundation of the nervous system also began to awaken.

The ear begins to form (larynx and the inside). Both legs and his hands began to grow. Internal organs such as the pancreas, lung, and stomach are formed. Size of the fetus (head to toe) to reach 4 to 6 millimeters.
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Allergies At Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

That might be a question a lot of women, especially pregnant women is whether the baby later will also suffer from allergies. Indeed, the theory of children from parents with a history of allergies may be allergic to bring talent, too. In fact, there are a number of allergy-immunology specialists believe that a mother brings talent allergy by 40%, while the father took allergy talent by 30%.

Are there certain steps that can be performed by a pregnant woman to minimize the allergic reaction, either to himself or to her baby later? There are several ways, namely:

Pregnant women should be aware that he had an allergy that may not be lost and that can be done is to avoid allergens (allergy triggers).
He should be familiar with what things can trigger allergies.
Pregnant women should also be aware that what he ate or inhaled allergens may be a media introduction for the baby. Therefore, pregnant women who suffer from allergies should avoid foods trigger allergies, cigarette smoke, dust, and sleep in a room that is free of allergens. Continue reading “Allergies At Pregnancy & Breastfeeding”

Fish Consumption During Pregnancy

A study shows that children born to mothers who regularly eat fish and other seafood during pregnancy tend to be more intelligent and have better growth than children of mothers who do not like seafood consumption.

The study was controversial in the United States because the government and several other scientists there have issued advice to pregnant women to limit their seafood intake to avoid mercury, a toxin that can harm the nervous system of the developing fetus.

Researchers from the U.S. National Institutes of Health who led the study stated that seafood is an important source of omega-3 fatty acids are important for fetal brain development.

In the journal The Lancet, wrote that the restriction intake of fish and seafood as much as 12 ounces per week of a pregnant woman (as recommended by the United States) does not protect the fetus from developmental problems.
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Do not Be Afraid To Declare Pregnant

“I’m pregnant ..!” Do not hesitate to tell other people who are around you about pregnancy that you have. But, when ya the best time to announce it? Perhaps you yourself knows …

Some types of direct maternal announced (because too happy) that he is not menstruating, or a positive pregnancy test result. But some others are waiting until a few days later (for fear that in fact she is not pregnant or had a miscarriage).

safe pregnancy if the pregnancy had been en over twelve weeks, when the fetus is relatively robust embedded in the uterine wall. Whatever your judgment, the husband is entitled to be notified first. Furthermore, you can spread the news to the happy parents and in-laws. This news will surely delight them. Tell also siblings, close relatives, and friends. Continue reading “Do not Be Afraid To Declare Pregnant”

Come on, Come Gymnastics Pregnant

The benefits of pregnancy exercise:

Strengthen and maintain the flexibility of the abdominal wall muscles and the pelvic floor are important in the delivery process.
Practicing posture in order to avoid / mitigate such complaints and back pain.
Make the body more relaxed (to help cope with stress and pain when his birth).
Practicing various breathing techniques that are important in order to delivery went smoothly.
Perform pregnancy exercise since the age of five months of pregnancy, preferably in a normal pregnancy with a recommendation doctor / midwife.
Expectant first-time mothers, and mothers who have experienced difficulties in preterm labor or childbirth are encouraged to follow pregnancy exercise. Continue reading “Come on, Come Gymnastics Pregnant”