Found 26 Articles for Pregnancy

When is a Menstrual Period Too Short?

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:35:55
Typically, menstrual flow lasts three to seven days, but a short period may indicate pregnancy, menopause or some serious medical problem. The length of the period can fluctuate, but if it suddenly becomes much shorter than normal, you need to consult a doctor. A normal menstrual cycle can last from 21 to 35 days. If the period lasts for three days every month, you can say that it's the body pattern. However, if suddenly you notice that your menstrual flow which used to typically last for longer, has reduced, you need to know the reason behind that. Here are some ... Read More

The Best Pregnancy Test in 2023

Maithili Potnis
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 16:30:09
A home pregnancy test can ease your mind days before your missed period if you are pregnant. Pregnancy tests detect the pregnancy hormone human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) through your urine or blood and are approximately 99% accurate if utilized after a missed period. Pregnancy test kits may vary from just under a dollar for bulk purchases to over $15. It is very important that you thoroughly read the instructions to understand how to interpret the test. Usually, two parallel lines or a positive sign indicate a positive result and one vertical line or a negative sign indicates a negative result. ... Read More

Early Signs of Pregnancy

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Mar-2023 15:18:46
Ultrasounds, blood tests and urine tests are some of the best ways to know if you are pregnant and get the required medical assistance timely. But the body experiences several physiological responses after fertilization that provide signs and symptoms about your pregnancy. Below are some of the early pregnancy signs that most women experience after conceiving. Below we have mentioned the early signs of pregnancy − Mild cramping and Spotting Implantation cramping and spotting are some of the earliest signs of pregnancy after fertilizing the egg. Implantation cramping is usually the result of the egg travelling through the fallopian ... Read More

How Does Your Urine Change When You're Pregnant?

Vandana Annavaram
Updated on 10-Mar-2023 14:44:06
Most women found they were pregnant by observing a change in the colour of urine and taking a urine-based home pregnancy test as there's an increase in a hormone known as Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG). HCG is a hormone produced by the placenta when you are pregnant. It is always recommended to take the urine-based pregnancy test as soon as you wake up in the morning as this is when urine is the most concentrated with hCG. The test can tell you whether you're pregnant or not. Change in Colour of Urine During Pregnancy During pregnancy, there is a ... Read More

6 Surprising Side Effects - You May Experience When on the Pill

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 03-Mar-2023 16:51:54
It is possible to avoid pregnancy with the aid of emergency contraceptive pills. It's not foolproof and won't work if you're already pregnant. The sooner after sexual activity is used, the better it's efficacy. The copper intrauterine device (IUD) and other combinations of prescription oral contraceptives used under medical supervision are all viable options for emergency contraception. The Emergency Contraception (EC) tablet is the most common and inexpensive kind of EC. It's available without a prescription and proof of age at most drugstores. Use is generally risk-free. However, inevitable undesirable consequences have been linked to its use. Some Side ... Read More

Natural Remedies for Restless Legs Syndrome During Pregnancy

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 08-Feb-2023 21:36:28
RLS disorder involves an uncontrolled impulse to move one's legs, generally in response to an unpleasant feeling. It usually occurs in the evenings or at night-time, while you're seated or sleeping. Movement briefly alleviates the uncomfortable sensation. Restless legs syndrome, also called Willis-Ekbom illness, can start at any age and deteriorate with age. It can impede everyday tasks by disrupting sleeping. Simple self-measures and lifestyle changes may aid with discomfort relief. Many persons with RLS benefit from medication. Symptoms The primary indication is a desire to exercise the legs. The following symptoms frequently accompany RLS − Feelings that ... Read More

How to Care for Your Pregnant Dog

Bhaswati Mukherjee
Updated on 24-Jan-2023 10:47:38
Dogs are part of many families and come in a variety of breeds. Even if you don't have a dog yourself, chances are your friends, family members, and acquaintances do. Because of this, there's a good chance that sooner or later, most people come across the name of a dog breed as one of their neighbors, friend, or even an acquaintance may own one. While many dogs are pleased to live as house pets, some can thrive when given enough space and the right conditions. In other words, they may be more inclined toward being a pet than an indoor ... Read More

Is true that a baby's behavior could be determined by his birth month?

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Can you believe that statisticians have found a connection between a child’s birth month and his/her behavior? A recent study says that the birth month of your child influences his/her attitude towards life, towards his/her career, and a glimpse of his/her personality.January Born Children: They are responsible, happier, and appear grown up at a young age. They love completing their homework than playing. Also, they need some kind of motivation to grow and become successful in life.February Born Children: They absorb information quickly, value independence, energetic, and they are born innovators. They learn things faster than their playmates and don't ... Read More

What is the best age to have kids?

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
According to some researchers, late teens or early twenties is a good time to have kids biologically. Women in their late teens or early 20s are less prone to major health problems that would put them or their babies life at risk, and they have the minimal chances of miscarriage, infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and stillbirth.But if pregnancy occurs too early, societal problems and difficulties often follow. The biological “perfect time to get pregnant” for a mother is totally different, then, with what might be the sociological "best time to get pregnant." Many 20' or teenagers consider themselves way too irresponsible ... Read More

How to prevent gestational diabetes?

Vandana Rao
Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24
Gestational diabetes is a non-permanent condition that can happen during pregnancy. If you have Gestational Diabetes, it means you have higher blood sugar levels than usual during pregnancy. Roughly 9% of pregnant women go through gestational diabetes. If you have gestational diabetes, it’s necessary to get it checked and treated faster because it can create difficulties for you and your baby.Exercise and DietMany women are able to handle gestational diabetes through diet and workout, which can be very influential in managing blood sugar levels. Your doctor will suggest a meal and workout routine. You will also require detecting your blood ... Read More