Are you hungry for something special? Are you craving something sweet or spicy? Lots of women have food cravings during pregnancy. You have a food craving when you want a certain food really, really badly. You want pizza and you want it now! It’s usually OK to satisfy your food cravings, as long as what you eat is safe and you don’t eat too much of it. It’s OK to feed your craving, but try not to overdo it. Eat what you crave but in small amounts. Eating too much of what you crave—especially sweet, spicy or salty foods—can cause problems, such as heartburn or gaining too much weight. You need only 300 extra calories a day during pregnancy to support your baby’s growth. So grabbing fast food or snacking on chips every day to satisfy a craving may put you over the calorie count. Nobody exactly what causes food cravings during pregnancy. They may be related to all hormones that are active in pregnancy. These hormones can make your sense of smell stronger, which can affect your sense of taste and make you want certain foods. How can you handle your food cravings?
An abortion is more than just a medical procedure. It is a choice about your pregnancy that can affect a woman physically as well as emotionally. If you’ve had an abortion or are considering one, there is emotional and psychological follow-up care that is important to be aware of. There are some women that may be more prone to experiencing negative emotional or psychological effects after having an abortion. This includes but is not limited to women who:
Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds the fetus in the uterus. The fluid and fetus are contained in membranes called the amniotic sac. There may be too much or too little amniotic fluid. The fluid, amniotic sac, and/or placenta may become infected (see Intra-Amniotic Infection). Too much amniotic fluid (polyhydramnios or hydramnios) stretches the uterus and puts pressure on the diaphragm of pregnant women. This complication can lead to severe breathing problems for women or to labor that begins early—before 37 weeks of pregnancy (preterm labor). Too much fluid may accumulate because of the following:
Is it possible that you can carry a baby in your womb for nine months yet you don’t know about it? Also, could it be true that you can still get pregnant even if you have contraceptive implants? All these happened to Aleta O’Meara. The 43-year-old mother from New South Wales found out on the delivery day that she had been pregnant for a whopping nine months but had no clue about it. Of course she wouldn’t have expected to get pregnant because she was on birth control. “It was really petrifying to learn about my pregnancy in the emergency room. This was more so because my partner was still being treated for a disease that could easily lead to the baby being born with abnormalities. Also, I had birth control implants, which was meant to stop me from getting pregnant,” says O’Meara. Aleta O’Meara and her surprise baby boy. He is called Toby. By the time she learned that she was expectant, only a few hours were left for the baby to arrive. The doctors had also found that she was anemic and had some other health complications, making her situation even more delicate. She never expected to get pregnant. She was taken in for surgery and a surprise bouncing baby boy was successfully born. She named him after his father Toby. O’Meara and her partner Rob. O’Meara already had a 13-year-old daughter called Jaseta from her previous relationship. She is also a mother to Mazzy and Cohen, who are from her present husband’s ex-lover. The kids. Toby is reportedly doing fine despite his father's earlier health concerns. His mother says he loves life and is likely to surprise them again in future.
Gay husband and husband are expecting a bouncing baby boy soon - No, they are not adopting him. He will be their first biological child - The couple, however, has two other children that they had adopted earlier - Coming of their own child is something they have always dreamt about - Since people want to know why and how HE got pregnant, they are happy to share If you thought only women can carry and bear children, then you may need to reconsider your thinking. Two heavily pregnant men are expecting their first ever biological child in summer. And just like any other couple, they simply can’t hide the joy that comes with it. Trystan Reese and Biff Chaplow, from Portland, have confirmed that their own baby boy is on his way. They are eagerly waiting to meet him this coming summer. Preparations are in top gear. However, questions are already being asked. Many people seem interested in knowing why a man who got married to another man decided to get pregnant. Trystan Reese and Biff Chaplow. “We understand that not everyone appreciates us for being who we are. Some actually think that we don’t like our bodies and that’s why we transition,” says Trystan, a happy and proud transgender. For clarity, Trystan was a female when she was born, but decided to transition and become a man. It may seem as if ‘he’ was born in a wrong body, but he disagrees. “All I ever wanted was to look like a man, complete with deep voice and some beard. That was just enough for me,” says Trystan. Trystan was a female when she was born, but decided to transition and become a man. As to why she is carrying a baby, she says they have always wanted to have a child of their own. Their initial attempts failed when Trystan suffered a miscarriage. But this time round they are certain that the dream will become a reality. They also have two other children that they adopted. The couple admits there are challenges that they face, especially when it comes to general public perception of them. But they insist they are happy and the doctors have been very supportive.
Mood changes during pregnancy can be caused by physical stresses, fatigues changes in your metabolism, or by the hormones estrogen and progesterone. Significant changes in your hormone levels can affect your level of neurotransmitters, which are brain chemicals that regulate mood. Mood swings are mostly experienced during the first trimester between 6 to 10 weeks and then again in the third trimester as your body prepares for birth. Being irritable is totally normal. A lot of pregnant women get irritated easily even by things that won't irritate them on a normal day. It is important to understand you are not alone; mood swings are just another aspect of the pregnancy experience. Knowing that what you are experiencing is normal and somewhat expected may help you cope. The following list includes ways to manage your stress level:
One common area of concern for breastfeeding mothers is medication safety. It can be very difficult to accurately estimate what concentration of a drug finds its way via a mother’s blood stream through to her breast milk. But it is best to always be on the side of caution and seek expert pharmaceutical advice before taking any drug. Be suspicious until you have had professional guidance that what you plan to take is safe. Although a particular medication may be fine for you, even small concentrations of certain drugs can pose a risk to a small baby or child. Their metabolism may not be mature enough to cope and the consequences can be dangerous. The factors which Influence Drug Concentration include;
Packing for the hospital can be a daunting task. It is best to get some things ready before your due date just in case you go into labor a little earlier. This is a guide about things that many new moms have found useful during their labour and deliveries. Essentials For Mum
Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy can occur frequently in the first trimester of pregnancy, and may not be a sign of problems. However, bleeding that occurs in the second and third trimester of pregnancy can often be a sign of a possible complication. Bleeding can be caused by a number of potential reasons. Some basic things to know about bleeding:
A young lady, Chisom Anekwe (nee Okereke), has died under questionable circumstances recently during child birth at Magodo Specialist Hospital, Lagos. She was said to have had two children at the same hospital before she went there to deliver the third which later turned out to be 'a great mistake. The doctors were said to have neglected her during labour, deceived the husband to go prepare for blood transfusion just to cover up their tracks while he was away. Read the sad story below: "So, this is Chisom Anekwe (nee Okereke), a young, vivacious, graceful, kind-hearted and intelligent woman who had devoted her life to helping indigent kids and giving their lives a meaning. She’s an alumna of LEAP Africa. Chisom Anekwe Okereke "Two weeks ago, precisely April 30th 2017, Chisom died under questionable circumstances at Magodo Specialist Hospital while trying to birth her third offspring. We believe strongly that the authorities need to ensure that lives are taken sacred in hospitals like Magodo Specialist Hospital where such avoidable deaths are recorded. "Chisom was admitted in the hospital four days before she got into labour. She already had two daughters birthed in the same hospital and was there to birth her third child, a son. While at the hospital, no one attended to her when she needed the help to be delivered of the long awaited baby. She was left for hours in labour. This happened until her husband created a scene, which eventually caused the doctors to go to her ward and on inspection they found out that the baby had struggled and died. "The husband at this point requested for a CS which he paid for and even signed the consent form presented by the hospital. He was then tricked out of the room to go prepare for blood transfusion and on getting back, he found out that the doctors had induced the wife and delivered the dead baby without operation not minding that the CS procedure had been paid for. This was also without his consent. "During the process of delivering the baby, the placenta got ruptured and the doctors left her like that, no further attendance still. Shortly after, the husband noticed she was swelling up in her stomach area and called the attention of the doctors who said they were getting ready for a surgery, a preparation that took longer than usual. After waiting in vain for the surgical team, the frustrated husband went furiously to the reception to demand why they were wasting time only to discover the doctor had sneaked out of the hospital. "After waiting in vain for the surgical team, the frustrated husband went furiously to the reception to demand why they were wasting time only to discover the doctor had sneaked out of the hospital under funny pretences. At this point he got other hospital staff to wheel her out of the hospital and in that process Chisom died! "This is the story of most young women who die while giving birth as a result of the callousness, ignorance and carelessness of inexperienced doctors. "In this era, we shouldn't be talking about Child and Maternal Mortality especially when it can be avoided. This could have been avoided but it wasn't and now Chisom Jane Anekwe is a victim and has been added to the statistics. "We demand; "1. That Magodo Specialist Hospital, Shangisha, Lagos, be investigated for their actions and the subsequent death of Chisom. "2. That both the Nigerian Medical Association NMA and the Medical and Dentist Council of Nigeria, MDCN ensure that supposed Specialist Hospitals who claim to have a resident Gynecologist are verified. "3. That there be justice for Chisom!"
In the meantime the funeral was held today