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Mother's food improve unborn Child's Health

Mother'f food improves unborn child's Health Get adequate iron.  During pregnancy, your iron needs nearly double, to about 30 milligrams per day, to support your 50-percent increase in blood volume and to promote fetal iron storage. Iron transports oxygen, and your baby benefits from a healthy supply. To boost absorption, combine iron-rich foods with vitamin C, such as loading your chicken burrito with salsa. Bone up on calcium.  Aim to get at least 1,000 milligrams a day; your baby needs it for tooth and bone development in the second and third trimesters. Plus, if you don't get enough calcium in your diet, the fetus will leach it from your bones, which may increase your osteoporosis risk later in life.  Focus on fiber.  A diet high in fruits, vegetables and whole grains helps prevent constipation and hemorrhoids and keeps you feeling full so you are less likely to overeat. High-fiber foods also are packed with vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals essential to y

After Pregnancy

After Pregnancy Eat a healthy and nutritious diet During pregnancy, you should eat a balanced and nutritious diet. You should also increase your calorie intake to meet the needs of your growing baby and your changing body. Babies need nutrients from the food you eat to help them grow. You do not need to eat twice as much as told by Grandma while you are pregnant, just twice as wisely. Keep in mind the food guide pyramid when choosing meals and snacks each day. Eating a range of wholesome food can help prevent prematurity and Low Birth Weight. A balanced diet also helps you to prevent anemia, infections, difficult labor and poor healing. Have plenty of fiber and water It is particularly important to eat more fiber to avoid the common pregnancy problems of Constipation and piles (hemorrhoids). Increase your fiber intake by eating lots of fruit and vegetables, whole wheat bread and cereals, brown rice and pulses. You should also drink plenty of fluids. Increasing f

Pre Pregnancy III

Pre Pregnancy III Brought to U ...    and Cervical mucus Cervical mucus (one of the vaginal discharges) plays a vital role in fertilization of the egg and also helps to estimate the fertile time. The consistency of cervical mucus changes during the Menstral cycle .  Mucous changes are recorded on a chart, and previous cycles are used as guides. The mucous in the first phase is generally white, creamy and sticky which indicates low fertility. Later the mucous becomes wetter and more plentiful. Right before Ovulation the mucous changes into a thinner and slicker consistency, which indicates high fertility. Basal body temperature Keeping a record of your basal body temperature also helps you to estimate your fertile time. Measure your temperature with a thermometer every morning immediately upon waking and before any activity. This gives your basal body temperature (BBT). Note the temperature on a graph paper

Pre Pregnancy II

Pre Pregnancy II Tips to improve chances of getting pregnant Cut out caffeine, alcohol and cigarettes. Stop over exercising. Achieve your ideal weight. Reduce stress and depression. Discontinue using birth control pills. Stop taking them at least one full cycle before you start trying to conceive. Time intercourse. Optimize nutrition intake through a balanced diet. Consume a diet rich in folic acid. Begin making healthy changes 3 months to a year before you conceive. In addition to a healthy diet, encourage supplements to increase the probability that you get all the nutrients you need. Avoid artificial sweeteners. For example: Count the number of days between day 1 of one period and day 1 of the next period. In this example, the shortest cycle is 27 days and the longest is 31 days. Subtract 18 from 27 to get the first unsafe day—that is day 9. Subtract 11 from 31 to get day 20 as the last unsafe day. Hence, days 9–20 are the fertile time See some of Defectiv

Pre Pregnancy I

Pre Pregnancy 1 Have a parenting talk Most of the experts and real moms we spoke with agreed that it's important to chat with your partner about some of the biggie parenting issues -- like how you'll share childcare, working vs. staying home, religious traditions -- before you start trying. "But before you start freaking out over differing opinions on circumcision, public vs. private schools, or other things that are way down the road, remember that you can and will change your mind about a lot of these issues as you go along," say Odes and Morris. "The important thing is for couples to start talking about their priorities, expectations, and fears throughout the entire process, especially before you get pregnant." Steps You should follow 1....Stop birth control pills 2....Avoid big parties(Alcohol, Liquor etc..) 3....Limit Tea or Coffee Well, if it is that time of your life when you are seriously pondering over having a baby, welco