Category Archives: Pregnancy

Extra Folic Acid may Reduce Risk of Autism

Doctors prescribed folic acid to pregnant women. Folic acid helps protect the unborn child, this is nothing new. However, the latest news is EXTRA folic acid may reduce risk of autism.

A Norway research team led by Dr Pal Suren from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health from Osio claimed that women who took extra folic acid in the weeks before or just after pregnancy were less likely to have a child with autism.

Why? Because the lack of folic acid (also known bas Vitamin B9) has been tied to brain and spinal cord birth defects, groups, including the United States Preventive Service Task Force are calling women who are planning to or could become pregnant to take Continue reading

Fatigue in Pregnancy

I’m tired. No, that’s an understatement. I’m down right fatigue as I’m really pregnant.  It’s 2am in the morning and the baby’s kicked again. It’s time to roll out of bed and head for the loo for that time to release again. However, the mind is willing to drag me out of bed but my body isn’t – what can it be this time for me?

Many women report fatigue during pregnancy as one of their most trying symptoms. After all, it is hard to get up and go when all you really feel like doing is sleeping. The body is working twenty four hours a day seven days a week creating a new life inside. That’s enough work to make anyone tired and cranky!

During pregnancy many women also have more difficulty sleeping at night, and this can contribute to pregnancy fatigue. Hormone changes including rising levels of progesterone can contribute to feelings of fatigue in pregnancy as well.

There are many ways to cope with fatigue at your own pace:

  • Go to bed early. There is no reason to stay up until 11 because that is what your normally do. During pregnancy your body needs as much sleep as possible, so there is nothing wrong with turning in early. Don’t feel guilty
    for taking care of yourself and your baby.
  • Take a nap. You should try to take a catnap each day if possible during your pregnancy, particularly during the last trimester. Even 15 minutes of downtime can improve your spirits and provide you the pick me up you need to get through the day.
  • Eat several mini meals per day. This will help keep your energy reserves up and prevent you from feeling sluggish due to inadequate nutrition. Do not worry too much about putting on weight. Sensible eating nourish yourself and your baby and will not cause excessive weight gain. There is such thing as pregnancy without pounds
  • Invest in a body pillow. This will help alleviate some of the backache and leg cramps you experience during the evening and may help you sleep better despite your growing belly.
  • Ask for help! Get some help around the house. The less work you have to do the more rested you will feel. Your baby will appreciate a rested mummy more than a clean house after all.

There are many other ways to stave off the fatigue but these are really the basics that should make you feel better immediately.

Additional Reading:

If you are worried about gaining weight from eating during pregnancy, check out Michelle Moss’s Pregnancy Without Pounds

If Your Baby Is Suffering From Rashes, Eczema or Dry Skin.. Then It Could Be Because of Your Baby Care Products, check out Maggie Schulz’s Organic Baby.

Get Pregnant Naturally Using Powerful Holistic & Chinese Medicine Protocols.

Breast Feeding Timing is not Everything

For all those mothers who have heard all the talk about looking at the timing of feeding your baby – even during breastfeeding moments, well, the truth is out …. you will go insane.

The truth of watching the clock and figuring out the timing of when to breastfeed is one of the fastest way to put yourself in an asylum. Imagine getting up every two hours just to check the time and then even if you aren’t suppose to get up at that time, your own bioclock will wake you to just check on the time.

Here’s advice for those breastfeeding – throw away all those timing pieces you have in the house. The baby doesn’t need to know the time and neither do you. That’s what the principle of breastfeeding-on-demand is for! When the baby is hungry – feed. When the baby is suppose to breastfeed – feed! Don’t start keeping checks on the time or whatever else distracts you from the big and only objective – that is to keep the baby fed and eating whenever he/she wants! Good luck on the feeds – without the time guards please.

While you are feeding your baby, remember to feed yourself because you would need as much nourishment as your child. Worry not about putting weight because you can take care of that easily.

Additional Reading:
If Your Baby Is Suffering From Rashes, Eczema or Dry Skin.. Then It Could Be Because of Your Baby Care Products, check out Maggie Schulz’s Organic Baby.