Pregnancy and Diabetes – what you need to know

gestational diabetes

During pregnancy, especially around the 24th week, many women tend to develop Diabetes. Termed Gestational Diabetes, it is a disorder of blood sugar levels particular during the period of pregnancy. Why does it arise, and what long-term effects does Gestational Diabetes have? How does it affect the growing fetus? The reason behind diabetes in pREGNANCY Gestational …


Iron Deficiency may cause Thyroid Problems

iron deficiency

As far as elements go, iron has always played a crucial role during the course of pregnancy. With increased amount of fluid in circulation, pregnant women have a higher risk of developing anemia. This becomes further complicated as pregnant women require more iron that those that are not pregnant. Recently, European Journal of Endocrinology has uncovered a link …


Benefits of Breastfeeding for the Mom

breastfeeding mom

So, in the last post we saw the benefits of breastfeeding for your baby. However, breastfeeding can have several advantages for the mother as well. It has both short-term and long-term benefits, learn about a few of them. Protection against Cancer Women that choose to breastfeed can reduce their chance of breast cancer by approximately …


Benefits of Breastfeeding for Baby


Deciding to breastfeed your child is a personal decision, however, medical professionals and authorities recommend breastfeeding, according to WebMD. This is because breast milk is the best form of nutrition for your child. It offers several health advantages to both the mother and the baby. In order to gain the maximum benefit, start breastfeeding as …


An Expectant Mother’s Guide to Anemia

pregnancy anemia

In the previous post we saw various causes and symptoms of Anemia. While the other forms are apparent immediately, anemia in pregnancy can be tricky. Further, it can affect not just the mother, but also the growing fetus, with lifelong consequences for the child after birth. How does pregnancy cause anemia? During pregnancy, the body …


Surviving Post-Partum Depression: Home Remedies

post-partum depression

Post-Partum Depression is a serious condition that can present in the first few months following childbirth, stillbirths or even miscarriage. It is crucial to get depression corrected quickly, so that you can feel better and bond with your baby faster. Post-partum Psychosis, in turn, is an emergency as it can escalate suddenly, and put you …


A Guide for New Mothers – Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Depression

Welcoming a newborn into the family can be a highly emotional time, especially for new mothers. They may be overwhelmed by the sudden change in responsibilities and lifestyles. However, sometimes it can also bring in something unexpected: Post-partum blues, or more severely, Post-partum depression. Is it normal to feel depressed after delivery? Following childbirth, many moms face mood …


Low Maternal Folate linked to Childhood Obesity

Maternal Folate

While pregnancy is associated with consuming larger amount of calories, the quality of food means a great deal too. Affecting every step of development of the growing baby, it is essential to make sure they get the right balance of nutrients. Add to that the repercussions of maternal nutrition on the long-term health of the child, …


What are the Risks of Abortion?


An abortion is a deliberate termination of a pregnancy, which is most often performed in the first 28 weeks. Any surgical procedure poses risks however, an abortion carried out in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy can be less risky than, an abortion carried out later on in your pregnancy. An abortion can also affect your …


Symptoms of Depression After Childbirth

Postpartum Depression

Childbirth can be one of the most rewarding, exciting and happy phases of a mother’s life. Yet, for some women, these feelings of happiness are eclipsed by self-doubt, depression and anxiety, which can be triggered by mental, physical and behavioural changes. This is known as depression after childbirth or postpartum depression. What causes postpartum depression? …