Woman Health – Health Save Blog https://healthsaveblog.com Total Care. Inside and Out. Sat, 15 Dec 2018 14:59:58 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 https://healthsaveblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/cropped-health2-1-32x32.png Woman Health – Health Save Blog https://healthsaveblog.com 32 32 42849792 The Most Common Questions Women Ask About Bras https://healthsaveblog.com/the-most-common-questions-women-ask-about-bras/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-most-common-questions-women-ask-about-bras&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-most-common-questions-women-ask-about-bras https://healthsaveblog.com/the-most-common-questions-women-ask-about-bras/#respond Fri, 05 Oct 2018 16:25:20 +0000 https://healthsaveblog.com/?p=9662

Not wearing a bra also is a common occurrence, especially in smaller-chested women who don't think they need the flattening or sometimes uncomfortable support that bras provide.

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The Most Common Questions Women Ask About Bras

For such a small item of clothing, bras can be the hardest to buy, some women will only wear lacy bralettes that leave them looking and feeling just about as natural as possible, some are sure to wear a padded bra, even if they are already naturally well-endowed.

Not wearing a bra also is a common occurrence, especially in smaller-chested women who don’t think they need the flattening or sometimes uncomfortable support that bras provide.

Normally Bras function is to give support to bust and sports bras give additional supports and to reduce movement of the bust, mostly wear at the time of workout, exercise, cycling etc. Sports bras which pull your bust towards head in order to avoid bust bouncing. When a woman is doing low, medium and high impact activities they need a good supportive bras to reduce bust bouncing and movement.

If you’ve had enough of bras, there’s no need to feel pressured into wearing them. Societal “norms” can go to hell because you should feel free to wear (or not wear) whatever you like. Do what’s right for you and your body and ignore everything else.

Common Questions Women Ask About Bras

Is It Bad To Wear Sports Bras?

Bras that are generally safe for long wear are ones that are soft and wire-free. And in case you’re wondering if it’s OK to wear them to bed, the same rules apply. There has yet to be any research showing that sleeping with a bra or sports bra on causes breast cancer.

How Can I Find My Bra Size?

This is the most well-known inquiry about Bra. Bras arrive in an extensive variety of sizes, and finding the ideal size for you can be confounding. We’ve made it easy for you to finally find your bra size – or at least a bra size starting point.

Remember, if you stop into a lingerie boutique or the intimate apparel department at a store in the mall, you can work with a bra fitter. You can fit yourself and shop for bras online, or double check the calculations provided by a bra size calculator or a fitter. Knix’s range of sports bras

How Might I Tell If My Bra Fits?

Bras are like jeans. The fit changes on style, brand, and cut. You can’t simply pick a size off of the rack, put it on, and be 100% certain it fits. There are some key components to search for while attempting on a bra with a bra fitter, at a bra shop, or even at home.

Keep in mind, a well-fitting bra is a comfortable and supportive bra. The size on your tag is a great place to start, and the way that it fits, feels, and functions are even more important.

How Frequently Would It Be Advisable For You To Wash Your Bras?

You should wash your bras each five to seven wears, according to Caldwell. “Bras are like jeans. You don’t need to wash them each and every time you wear them. Actually, on the off chance that you over-wash your bras, you can truly hurt them,” the bra expert said.

Caldwell noted a few exceptions to this rule.

“If you’re at a festival, walking around NYC, or doing anything where you sweat, give that bra a good wash after you wear it,” she said. “You do have to wash sports bras every time you wear them because you probably sweat in them.”

To What Extent Should Bras Last?

Bras should keep going for about a year when treated legitimately, as per Caldwell. In the event that you turn between five to seven bras and hand-wash them, they should last an entire year, she said.

However, if you overwear your bras or don’t wash them correctly, they will not last a year, the expert warned.

Does Wearing No Bra Increase Breast Size?

Genes and hormones control breast growth, not what a girl wears. Bras don’t make breasts grow or stop growing, but wearing the right-size bra may help you feel more comfortable. Bras that are too small may cause breast pain because of how sensitive some girls’ breasts can be as they grow.

Is It OK To Sleep In Sports Bra?

Sleeping in a bra will not make a girl’s breasts perkier or prevent them from getting saggy. And it will not stop breasts from growing or cause breast cancer. Some women want to wear a bra to bed because it feels more comfortable for them. … An uncomfortable bra might make it hard to sleep or irritate your breasts.

How Much Do New Bras Cost?

At most stores, you can expect to spend $40-$75 on a new bra, but prices may vary. On sale, you might be able to find bras for less than $40. Luxury and custom bras can cost anywhere from $80-$200+

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No More Worries: Which 6 Symptoms of Pregnancy Are Rather Common and What Do They Mean? Having a baby can be the most exciting time of your life, but also the scariest. Being pregnant automatically brings with it a slew of new symptoms that you have never experienced before. Some of those symptoms, like morning […]

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No More Worries: Which 6 Symptoms of Pregnancy Are Rather Common and What Do They Mean?

Having a baby can be the most exciting time of your life, but also the scariest. Being pregnant automatically brings with it a slew of new symptoms that you have never experienced before.

Some of those symptoms, like morning sickness, you probably expected to happen. But other symptoms can make you uncertain as to whether it’s common or something you should be concerned about.

While you should always contact your doctor if something is very worrisome, here are six symptoms of pregnancy that many women stress over but are actually quite common!

6 Common Symptoms of Pregnancy and What They Mean

  1. Slight bleeding and cramping early in your pregnancy is very common.

Before you know you are pregnant, light bleeding is probably just an annoyance. After you find out about your gravid status, though, vaginal bleeding may make you freak out.

Spotting or light bleeding is actually one of the first symptoms of pregnancy, though. It’s called implantation bleeding and it happens early in the pregnancy when the fertilized egg attaches itself to the lining of your uterus.

Abdominal cramping around this time is also normal and can feel like menstrual cramps while your uterus adjusts to its new visitor.

  1. Another normal symptom of pregnancy is an increase in headaches.

While your body begins its normal changes to accommodate for your baby, it is normal to experience frequent headaches. These are usually due to increased blood circulation in your body stemming from multiple different hormonal changes that are going on.

However, these headaches can continue throughout your pregnancy as your hormone fluctuations continue to spike and stabilize.

  1. In your second trimester, you can expect to begin feeling Braxton Hicks contractions.

If you have never been pregnant before, the tightening in your stomach and pains in your back can be disconcerting. But these are likely due to something called a Braxton Hicks contraction.

Often, you feel them after physical exertion like exercise or sexual activity. They come and go at odd intervals and go away quickly. However, if your contractions persist and are regular or do not go away quickly, contact your physician as this could be a signal that your body is in preterm labor.

  1. You will also notice vaginal discharge and more frequent urinary tract infections.

Discharge can be clear, sticky, or white. This is normal. But pain when you urinate, fever, and backache could be signs of a urinary tract infection. Contact your doctor if this happens so you can get help in getting rid of this infection before it becomes serious.

  1. Third-trimester contractions are normal.

Once you hit your third trimester, you will probably feel more Braxton Hicks contractions. Since you are so far along, you will probably feel the urge to run to your doctor and ask if the contractions are the real thing. If they are not regular and consistent, they are probably just your uterus preparing for giving birth.

If you are concerned, however, you can always purchase machines that let you track contractions from home with Bloomlife or other similar options. These help you to understand how to time your contractions and when you should head to the hospital.

  1. Heartburn can be a pain, but it is very common also.

During pregnancy, hormones play havoc with all sorts of systems in your body, including your digestive system. Because of this, heartburn is very common. To avoid it, you should eat small meals more often and avoid foods that bring on heartburn, like fried, spicy, or citrus foods.

It’s the Scariest Time of Your Life, But the Best

Pay attention to your symptoms – your body is talking to you. But some of those signs are simply a common conversation between your pregnant body and your brain. Relax and enjoy your new body – you only have it for a short time!

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Stories of Surrogacy, Ukraine https://healthsaveblog.com/stories-of-surrogacy-ukraine/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stories-of-surrogacy-ukraine&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=stories-of-surrogacy-ukraine https://healthsaveblog.com/stories-of-surrogacy-ukraine/#respond Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:48:52 +0000 https://healthsaveblog.com/?p=9415

Choosing to have a child via surrogacy can sometimes prove to be a difficult choice. In the last few years, the Ukraine has proven its dependability in business of surrogacy. With progressive legislation, excellent medical care, and lower costs, it has become a go to choice for couples across the globe. We talked to two […]

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Choosing to have a child via surrogacy can sometimes prove to be a difficult choice. In the last few years, the Ukraine has proven its dependability in business of surrogacy. With progressive legislation, excellent medical care, and lower costs, it has become a go to choice for couples across the globe. We talked to two couples and a surrogate mother for the inside scoop on what exactly to expect with surrogacy in Ukraine

Chris and Megan Doucy

Chris (38) and Megan (33) had been married for four years. Their relationship had started in high school. “I’ve known him forever” Megan laughs. “He was a friend of my older brothers and I had always kind of had a crush on Chris. He would always be hanging out at our house and I would do anything to find little excuses to hang out with the boys.”

“Her brother hated it” Chris jumps in, smiling.

“By the time I got to college, he just wasn’t on my radar anymore, I was so busy with school.” Megan then recalls when she had to come back to their hometown to help take care of her ailing mother. She ran into Chris at the local grocery store and they “just started talking”. Their relationship continued over the next few months and a year and a half later they were married. “That was four years ago and nothing has changed for me” Megan says, “he’s exactly the person I want to be with in my life”. A few years following their marriage, Megan and Chris decided that they wanted to try for a baby. After months of trying, it seemed like it would never work out, and then one day “the little stick was blue! I’ve never been so excited in my life. I immediately called Chris at work”

“My foreman actually gave me the day off” Chris remembered even his co-workers being excited for it, as he “couldn’t stop talking about it. It was so important for us to have a child. We were ready, and we knew that we were made to be parents.”

Several months into the pregnancy, Megan became ill and they lost their child. “I was absolutely devastated. I couldn’t come out of my room, or go to work. It was horrible.” Chris doesn’t comment here, but instead lovingly rubs a hand over Megan’s back and nods. “We thought about trying again” he finally chokes out, “but it was too hard for us, the thought of…   you know, it not working.” A friend of the family suggested that they look into surrogacy. “For us that was absolutely the best option” he continues, “for Megan’s health and both of our happiness. We decided to go through a surrogate agency that was from the Ukraine because it’s really smooth. The Ukrainian legislation surrounding it makes great sense and they have amazing medical care for the surrogate mothers” So Megan and Chris took the plunge. Nine months later they have a beautiful, healthy, and happy baby girl, Adeline. “She’s my everything” Megan gushes, holding the child gently against her chest. “It’s the most wonderful feeling, being a parent. Knowing that this little muffin is mine and Chris’. Like, entirely ours. Because we were still able to use Chris’ sperm and my eggs, Adeline is entirely our child. 100% Doucy”.

“Which is sometimes a bit of a handful” Chris interjects “maybe next time we’ll add a little something else!”

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Natalie and Alice Taylor

They met at a nightclub when they were 18 and as Alice says “it was love at first fight.” Natalie giggles at the memory “We weren’t fighting” she says abruptly, “Alice was bartending at a brand new bar that had opened a block away from my office and I was out having drinks with co-workers. Some guy crashed into another and spilled his drink or something and the two got into it.”

“My bouncer was outside dealing with another issue and I tried to break it up myself” Alice admits it wasn’t going very well. “Then all the sudden I see this gorgeous, fiery redhead storm up and start cussing both of them out. They stopped in their tracks, and I stopped in mine. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen.” Natalie says that Alice bought her a drink for her heroics and the rest was history. Alice and Natalie have been partners for eight years and bought their second home last January. “We knew we wanted somewhere bigger for Leo to grow up” Leo, Alice and Natalie’s two year old son, was conceived via surrogacy. “You can tell by the hair who’s egg they used” Alice jokes. Leo sits placidly on the carpet playing with an avalanche of blocks and small car toys. “He’s such a happy kid, he was a really easy baby too. Never cried, loved to sleep. He’s wonderful, we’re really lucky.” Natalie beams in the direction on the similarly crimson headed child. Natalie and Alice say that their main motivation for going with a surrogacy program in Ukraine was the cost. “It was really reasonable compared to other programs that we looked at.”

Even though surrogacy Ukraine laws apply to heterosexual married couples for joint custody, the biological parent legally retains all parental rights. “Alice had to apply for guardianship when we brought Leo home, so she wasn’t on his initial birth certificate. I think the part that was really difficult was having to wait a few weeks until we were able to get him home with us. We had to apply for (Leo’s) passport in Kiev at the embassy. DNA tests and the birth certificate as well as some of the medical documents from the IVF and my egg donation were required. It wasn’t as bad as we were both expecting, but at that time, we just wanted to be home with him. Luckily the agency we went through (ilaya) we went through was really amazing and helped us with all of the legal paperwork and stuff that we needed to get him home with us.”

 

Ulyana, A Surrogate

“My sister was unable to have babies. I remember it being so hard for her, seeing her go through all that heartbreak was really difficult for me.” Ulyana, a 24 year old woman, chose to become a surrogate when she was just 20 years old. “I was not with an agency at that time, but instead performed the pregnancy as a favor to my sister. She was so happy. I saw that in holding her child, her life was complete.” Ulyana recalls how beautiful that moment was, seeing her sister with the child she never thought she could have. She also talks about how much she enjoys being pregnant. “It is a wonderful feeling, having a child in your belly. Knowing that you are caring for it and being able to give the gift of healthy life to the child and it’s family.” Ulyana has since helped two other families realize the joys of parenthood, and couldn’t be more convicted of her choice to become a surrogate, “Some people are not so nice, I think, when they [find out] what I do to help others, but it is not for them to know. It is not their place. Maybe they have children and don’t understand what it would be like, living in a world without them.” She says that some people she meets can be unkind, but feels like most are just curious. She says that it usually turns out very well when she has a chance to explain to them what an amazing thing she does, and how much she truly enjoys it. “Everybody loves a pregnant woman anyway. We are cute and glow.” Ulyana admits that she does very much enjoy when people come up and touch her belly. When asked if she plans on having children of her own, she laughs and says “maybe when I meet the right man and it is a good time for me. Until them I am much more happy to give the gift of life to another”.

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Your Body, Your Health, Your Choice: Choosing an IVF Plan That is Right for You https://healthsaveblog.com/choosing-an-ivf-plan-that-is-right-for-you/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=choosing-an-ivf-plan-that-is-right-for-you&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=choosing-an-ivf-plan-that-is-right-for-you https://healthsaveblog.com/choosing-an-ivf-plan-that-is-right-for-you/#respond Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:08:06 +0000 http://healthsaveblog.com/?p=8852

When people who are new to the concept of fertility struggles are asked to list their options, they often think of artificial insemination or surrogacy. These are frequently not the first course of action; some women start off with fertility drugs.

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If you’re having trouble conceiving when you’re ready, you’re probably subject to a lot of emotions. From hopelessness and longing to frustration and shame, the important thing to know is that at least one in six couples find themselves exactly where you are right now. Some of them go on to conceive without assistance, but many others explore their options, which includes in-vitro fertilization, or IVF.

 

Fertility Treatments: Knowing Your Options

When people who are new to the concept of fertility struggles are asked to list their options, they often think of artificial insemination or surrogacy. These are frequently not the first course of action; some women start off with fertility drugs.

Drugs such as Chlomiphene are used to induce ovulation, creating a more reliable cycle where gauging your fertility is simpler. It’s moderately efficacious, with approximately 40% of the women who try it becoming pregnant in the first year. That said, many women have difficulty coping with the side effects, and it can take multiple months-long courses of the drug to work.

Like other fertility treatments, it also increases your chances of giving birth to multiple babies at once.

Intrauterine insemination, or IUI, is chosen by some because it’s quite cheap. It’s frequently used in combination with fertility drugs. During IUI, a catheter is inserted into the cervix, and semen is passed through this tube into the uterus as a more direct delivery method. Unfortunately, it’s estimated that this procedure is only effective about 5-15% of the time.

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Gamete intrafallopian transfer, alternatively and aptly called GIFT, is a very costly procedure in which the combination of sperm and egg are injected into the fallopian tubes. It has a decent success rate, but can be cost prohibitive and invasive when compared to modern IVF.

What About IVF?

IVF involves the combination of sperm and egg, which is grown into an embryo outside of the body. This embryo (or embryos) are then transferred to the uterus. Yet the actual planting of the embryos could be considered quite far along in the IVF process. As you’re researching the most affordable IVF plans, you’ll find different combinations of steps and supplemental therapies in various packages.

 

First, if you need assistance ovulating, you’ll do a course of drugs like gonadotropins. Next, your fertility doctor will use an ultrasound and a very slender needle to extract your eggs. From there, your eggs are fertilized with the sperm of your choosing and incubated in a laboratory. If fertilization between your particular egg and sperm combination is a challenge, your treatment may include intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) to help things along.

 

Your fertility clinic will select the most viable embryos and implant these into your uterus. The success rate is pretty great for women 35 and under, with 40% carrying to term after their IVF treatment.

 

If you have a spouse or partner, now’s the time to begin discussing fertility treatments. Success is always more likely the younger you are, even though there are still treatments that could be successful for women over 35. With patience, research, and a positive attitude, becoming a parent is becoming increasingly accessible thanks to fertility treatments like IVF.

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If you do not know whether you are wearing the right size, then there are a few signs you need to pay attention to. For example, if you see that the cups are wrinkled or if the underwire is poking your beasts, straps are slipping or there is a cup spillage, then these are good indicators that your bra size is not correct.

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Having a wrong bra size can have severe consequences on woman’s health. Not only it feels uncomfortable, but it can damage the skin and affect other things as well. Every woman must wear the bra in the perfect size to avoid numerous problems. However, sometimes picking an incorrect bra size is not easy and there are many women out there that do not know how to measure their size. Luckily, there are tools and step by step instructions with which you can quickly determine your size. Make sure you follow the next advice, and you will have no problems in picking a bra that will perfectly fit in your breasts.

If you do not know whether you are wearing the right size, then there are a few signs you need to pay attention to. For example, if you see that the cups are wrinkled or if the underwire is poking your beasts, straps are slipping or there is a cup spillage, then these are good indicators that your bra size is not correct. Also, keep in mind that there are some factors that also influence the size of your bra. Those elements can be weight gain or weight loss, pregnancy, exercise plans and so on. If you have faced problems with your bra, then you can consult professionals to help you, or you can follow the advice mentioned here and measure the bra size by yourself.

There are a few steps that you need to follow to measure the bra size correctly. The first step is to determine the exact size of your band. To do this, first, take your bra off and measure the size around the band’s bottom, right under the bust. The tape for measuring must tell me snug and level. Also, remember to round up to the closest whole number. For even numbers, you need to add precisely four inches, while if the number is odd, you need to add five inches. The sum of this calculation will give you your exact band size.

Next thing to do is to measure your bust. To do this, just wrap the tape around the bustiest part of your breasts and then round up to the nearest number. For calculating the cup size, you need to do some simple calculation. You will know your cup size if you subtract the band size from the bust measurement. As you can see, calculating the cup size is not that hard as all you need to do is refer to a chart and you will know your size.

If you are interested to know whether a certain bra fits, you can follow some tips for that. At the waist, move forward, slip the bra and then hook it. That way your breasts will be entirely inside the cups. Next, adjust the bra band, so the back and front of the bra are leveled. Always make sure that your bra is not very loose as it needs to hold your breasts firmly. If there are falling straps fix them by tightening them up. Check yourself by looking in the mirror sideways and make sure that your breasts are in the middle of your elbows and shoulders. Always pick a bra that correctly fits when it is secured on the hook that is on the outer side. Now when you know all this, you can start searching for your perfect bra for any occasion. Keep in mind the mentioned things here, do some simple calculations, and you will have no problems in measuring your bra size correctly. If you think your breast size is too small, you can read these breast enhancement reviews to get some advice on natural breast enhancement.

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Breastfeeding. Is My Baby Getting Enough Breast Milk? https://healthsaveblog.com/breastfeeding-is-my-baby-getting-enough-breast-milk/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breastfeeding-is-my-baby-getting-enough-breast-milk&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=breastfeeding-is-my-baby-getting-enough-breast-milk https://healthsaveblog.com/breastfeeding-is-my-baby-getting-enough-breast-milk/#respond Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:09:34 +0000 https://healthsaveblog.com/?p=8709

Knowing the basic things about breastfeeding and effect of breastfeeding to a child will go a long way in helping the nursing mother to be willingly ready at all time to breastfeed their baby. Certain countries don’t allow breastfeeding to the public and this makes it sometimes difficult for the mother to breastfeed their children […]

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Knowing the basic things about breastfeeding and effect of breastfeeding to a child will go a long way in helping the nursing mother to be willingly ready at all time to breastfeed their baby. Certain countries don’t allow breastfeeding to the public and this makes it sometimes difficult for the mother to breastfeed their children when they are out in public places. They still so much desire to have their baby breastfed because they know the benefit of breastfeeding to baby and mother as well. Not all mothers actually aware of all the benefit of breastfeeding, to some, is just the normal thing for a mother to breastfeed, and to some others especially in underdeveloped countries (even in developed countries), if they find their ways, they will go for formula feeding instead of breastfeeding.

This article is just about enlightening mothers of breastfeeding’s fact and benefit to their babies because mother’s role in individual’s life in immeasurable, so they cannot be left behind. Although breast milk is the ideal food for human infants, because of medical or other reasons, some women opt for formula feeding.


Known Value (Merit) of Breastfeeding

  1.  Total body weight of the baby is double or triple in the first year of life and this majority of this weight gain comes from the breast milk that the baby drinks.
  2. Breastfeeding food is the food least likely to cause allergic reactions, it is inexpensive, it is readily available at any hour of the day or night; babies accept the taste readily, and the immunity factors in breast milk can help the baby fight off some infections.
  3. Breast milk also contains infection-fighting antibodies from the mother, and breastfed babies are believed to be at a reduced risk for many acute and chronic infections early in life.
  4. The amino acids in breast milk, the building blocks of proteins, are well balanced for the human baby, as are the sugars (primarily lactose) and fats. The baby’s intestinal tract is best aided in its digestion by the vitamins, enzymes, and minerals found in breast milk.
  5. The cholesterol content is also high in human milk and very low in formulas. Cholesterol promotes brain growth and provides the building blocks of hormones, vitamin D, and intestinal bile.
  6. Nursing helps most women lose weight (though not fluid) after delivery, as 500 calories or more are used by breastfeeding each day.
  7. There is a well-accepted extra closeness that breastfeeding mothers experience that is both hormonal and emotional in nature.
  8. Breast milk is also the least expensive way to feed an infant. However, the mother must maintain good nutrition and continue taking any vitamin/mineral supplements her doctor recommended during the pregnancy.

However good some things are, there is also another side of it but these are just little things that can be overcome with much understanding. These happen when things are not going well, the demerit that most commonly arises involve the rest of the family. Siblings and dad often feel “left out” of baby care since mom is the only one who can do the nursing. However, other family members can be involved in helping with different aspects of the baby’s care, and this gives them a valuable feeling of importance and allows mom a chance to rest.

And again, breastfed babies eat more often than formula-fed babies since breast milk is more quickly digested and leaves the stomach empty more frequently. This puts a little more stress on the mother because of the potential necessity for more frequent feedings. If the mother develops certain medical conditions, whether or not to continue breastfeeding may need to be reassessed. These conditions should always be discussed with the doctor. However, it is rare that breastfeeding would need to be discontinued completely.

In any interaction, the mother’s doctor and/or pharmacist should be informed that she is breastfeeding. Some medicines should be avoided during breastfeeding. Numerous other medications have not yet been adequately studied in the context of breastfeeding and the possible effects on the baby. If a breastfeeding mother is required to take a medication which has not been fully studied, she may want to consider discussing this matter with her doctor.

I hope you know more than you knew about breastfeeding in this article. Feel free to use the comment box if you have any questions, suggestions, or add to what we have just discussed in the article.

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Breast cancer is a serious condition that affects thousands of men and women every year. This cancer can be aggressive but if treated early a person will increase their chance for survival. There are some risk factors for breast cancer that a person should pay serious attention to. Risk factors for breast cancer Sedimentary Lifestyle […]

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Breast cancer is a serious condition that affects thousands of men and women every year. This cancer can be aggressive but if treated early a person will increase their chance for survival. There are some risk factors for breast cancer that a person should pay serious attention to.

Risk factors for breast cancer

Sedimentary Lifestyle

Lack of physical activity can put a person at an increased risk for developing breast cancer. If a person does not get enough physical activity fat can build up in the body leading to a number of health problems including breast cancer.

Bring Overweight

If a person is overweight they can put at an increased risk for breast cancer. If a person is obese their cancer of developing this cancer is even greater. The extra weight can interfere with the cell development and the cells can turn cancerous.

Genetics

If a person has a family member that has been diagnosed with breast cancer they are at a higher risk for developing this cancer in the future. This is especially true for women. If a mother or sister has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer this will also put a person at an increased risk for breast cancer. The risk is even higher if a family member was diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 50. While a person cannot change their family history they need to be aware of the increased risk.

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Dense Breast Tissue

Some women and even some men for that matter have dense breast tissue. This will make lumps in the breast harder to detect and there is an increased risk for cancer. There are many states that have laws where a doctor has to tell a patient if they have found dense breast tissue on their mammogram. A person should be aware of the risks so they can take measures to protect themselves.

Combined Hormone Replacement Therapy

If a person is using combine hormone replace therapy also known as HRT they are at a greater risk for breast cancer. This treatment is often prescribed to a woman that is going through menopause. In addition to increasing the risk for developing breast cancer, this cancer may not be detected until it has reached an advanced stage. The more advanced the cancer is the harder it is to treat. Advanced breast cancer is more likely to be fatal than if it was caught at one of the earlier stages.

Alcohol Consumption

Those that drink alcohol frequently have a great cancer of developing breast cancer. The more alcohol that a person drinks the higher the risk they will be at. While an occasional glass of wine will not hurt those that drink several times a week are at an increased risk for breast cancer.

Poor Diet

The body needs the proper nutrients in order to stay health. If a person has a poor diet they body will not be able to fight off cancer like it should. If a person eats a lot of saturated fats they are at an increased risk for not only breast cancer but a number of other health conditions as well. A person should have a diet high in fruits and vegetables so the body gets the proper amount of vitamins and minerals. If these items are lacking this can hurt a person’s health.

Reproductive History

A women’s reproductive cycle may increase her risk for breast cancer. If the woman started menstruation at the age of 12 or earlier she is at an increased risk. Late menopause can also increase the risk for breast cancer. If a woman does not start menopause until the age of 55 or even late she is at an additional risk. If a woman had her first child over the age of 35 or did not have any children at all she is at an increased risk for developing breast cancer.

These are some of the risk factors for breast cancer. Breast cancer be dangerous and if it is not treated in time can be fatal. Some of these factors are hereditary and a person does not have any control over them. They should still be aware that they are at an increased risk. There are some lifestyle factors that a person can control. Controlling these factors can reduce the risk for breast cancer and improve overall health.

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Moms will always do what’s best for their babies, and that includes looking for ways to improve the quality of their breast milk. While breast milk already contains all the nutrients the baby needs, milk with more fat content has more calories, which is essential for kids to gain weight. Understanding Breast Milk Mothers only […]

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Moms will always do what’s best for their babies, and that includes looking for ways to improve the quality of their breast milk. While breast milk already contains all the nutrients the baby needs, milk with more fat content has more calories, which is essential for kids to gain weight.

Understanding Breast Milk

Mothers only produce one kind of milk, but it goes through three different stages – colostrum, transitional milk and mature milk.

Colostrum is the milk produced in the first few days after birth. It’s yellowish in color, creamier, and rich in nutrients and immunoglobulins that provide crucial immunity for the baby. Transitional milk follows and has high fat and lactose levels and water-soluble vitamins.

The final type of milk produced is mature milk. It consists of two types – foremilk and hindmilk. Foremilk is what the baby first draws during feeding. It’s usually thin, watery, full of vitamins and protein but low in fat content. Hindmilk appears towards the latter part of the session and is rich in fat content and high in calories.

Tips for Making Breast Milk Fattier

 

Choose The Fats You Eat Carefully.

Your diet will have little effect on your breast milk, but it will have a significant impact on your health. However, what you eat will also affect your baby, so you need to be careful with regards to your fat intake.

To keep your baby healthy, opt for the monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in vegetable oils, fish, nuts and seeds. These types of fat are crucial for the development of your baby’s brain and vision.

 

Mix up Your Feeding Sessions.

 

There are two ways to get your baby drinking more of the fattier hindmilk. One is to nurse longer, and the other is to increase feeding sessions. Nursing your baby longer ensures that he or she will get both types of milk.

Some babies don’t like to nurse for a long time so to ensure your child gets more hindmilk, try to keep feeding times close together. Lactation experts also recommend not switching breasts until the baby stops suckling.

 

Pump It Up.

If you believe that your baby isn’t getting enough fat, use a pump to separate the foremilk from the hindmilk.

Pumping milk out before you feed your baby will ensure that he or she will be drinking more hindmilk. Try to pump out a third of the milk you would usually pump from a full session to remove the foremilk.

 

Go For a Breast Massage.

 

Massaging your breasts gives the same effect as when you compress it – hindmilk will go out more quickly. One major difference though is that you can massage your breast before and during breastfeeding sessions while compressions are done only during feeding time. Finding the right way to massage your breast is a process of trial and error. But it’s best to massage it carefully to avoid sore breast.

Take a lecithin supplement.

A lot of moms have discovered that taking a sunflower lecithin supplement is great in making milk richer and fattier. Lecithin helps unclog milk ducts by lessening breast milk’s viscosity and boosting the amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, making the milk more slippery and easy to express. More importantly, the sunflower lecithin supplement is safe to take and affordable.

It’s important to remember that both foremilk and hindmilk are crucial to a baby’s development. But if you want to ensure that your newborn will be gaining weight, try to make your milk fattier.

References:

http://www.wikihow.com/Make-Breast-Milk-More-Nutritious

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Getting back in shape after a life-changing event, like pregnancy, is tough. Just the thought of doing a few sets of crunches and squats can sound so tiring even if you haven’t even started a single step of the exercise. In unusual cases, if you’re part of the lucky ones, pouch bag bellies doesn’t develop […]

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Getting back in shape after a life-changing event, like pregnancy, is tough. Just the thought of doing a few sets of crunches and squats can sound so tiring even if you haven’t even started a single step of the exercise. In unusual cases, if you’re part of the lucky ones, pouch bag bellies doesn’t develop after pregnancy and there’s no need to do any exhausting exercises to get your body back.

The real secret in achieving the flat stomach you’ve been dreaming of isn’t just through your healthy diet, adequate sleep or breastfeeding your baby. You must strengthen it to its core. There are some fitness institutions that offer new mommies sessions for toning stomach muscles after pregnancy. However, if you are too busy to visit your favorite gym and just squeezing in your time for just a bit of physical workout, then this list of exercises is perfect for you:

1. The Flat-Belly Fly.

  • Lie on your back.
  • Lift both of your feet at a 90-degree angle.
  • Place one hand on your belly, holding your stomach as you tuck it in, while your other hand stays on the floor, palm facing down.
  • In a gradual phase, separate your knees as far as you can without expanding your stomach.
  • Breathe out as you close your legs and return to the original position.
  • These stomach exercises after pregnancy particularly target your internal oblique muscles for flatter tummies.

2. The Modified Hundred.

  • Lie on the floor facing the ceiling.
  • Bend your knees in a 45-degrees angle and your arms on your side with palm down on the ground.
  • Inhale as you pull your stomach in.
  • As you release your breath, slowly raise your head along with your neck off the floor as your hands reach the side of your legs.
  • Hold on to this position for 3 seconds as you return to your lying position.

3. Sky Sits

  • Lie back straight on the floor. Make sure there’s no gap between you and the floor at all times.
  • Raise your head along with your shoulders up in the air, stretching your arms in the air.
  • Slowly reach the tip of your toes with your fingers as you strengthen your inner core.
  • Hold that position without any swaying movement of the legs and arms.
  • After at least 3 to 5 seconds, let go and slowly return to lying position. Don’t rush as you might shock your muscles which can cause serious pain.
  • Repeat the steps. This exercise is one of the most popular stomach exercises after pregnancy as it focuses not only on the stomach muscles but also overall toning of the body.

4. Balance Pump And Arms

  • Lie flat on the floor.
  • Lift both your legs until it creates a 45-degrees angle to the ground.
  • While your legs are lifted, raise your head and neck, maintain a small gap between your chests and chin.
  • Pull your stomach in as you lower your legs. Do this as low as you can without touching the ground.
  • Hold this position as long as you could or you can simultaneously pull your both legs up and down the air for a pulsing movement.

5. Superman (Or In Your Case, Superwoman!).

  • Kneel with your hands and knees on the floor.
  • Place your knees hip-width apart from each other and your back and neck are parallel on the floor.
  • Tuck your stomach in as you raise one of your legs out straight behind, the same time as you stretch out in front your opposite arm.
  • Hold on to this position for at least 3 seconds before switching on to the other side.
  • Repeat the steps for 10 to 20 repetitions, completing 2 to 3 sets
  • As you get comfortable with your stomach exercises after pregnancy, intensify it by prolonging the duration of holding your stretch-out position or by putting on some weights in your arms and ankles.

Every pregnancy case is different. During the nine months of pregnancy, our stomach muscles expand beyond its limit and it will only contract back to its original form in time. So before engaging to any of this workout in toning your muscles, be sure to prepare yourself overall health first. Heavy bleeding, excessive soreness, extraordinary pain that worsen through the day may be the signs you’re not ready yet. Consult your doctor for further assessment in planning to get your shape back.

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“It is hard to be a woman: you must think like a man, act like a lady, look like a young girl, and work like a horse” — so goes an anonymous quote. Despite this truth, women have a higher life expectancy rate at birth, which is 73.8 years compared to only 69.1 for males, that is according to the World Health Organization.

Unfortunately, women have to put up with more challenging episodes throughout their lives — puberty, the life-threatening realities of pregnancy and delivery, menopause, and the higher risks to contract life threatening diseases including heart problems. Since spotting can also be common throughout a woman’s life, the reasons for spotting can be hard to pin down.

Spotting or Period: How you can tell for sure

One of the reasons why women are not instantly alarmed at the sight of blood is due to their familiarity with it through their menstrual periods. Here are 8 things you should know about how your period and a spotting episode differ:

1. Menstrual period occurs at more or less equal intervals of time.

That means when you notice blood in between, say your 28-day or 30-day menstrual cycle, that’s probably spotting. The sad truth, however, is that a woman’s menstrual period is vulnerable to many factors which can easily cause a woman to get her period earlier or later. To complicate this further, many women get their periods irregularly.

2. Menstrual period will be characterized by a heavier flow.

Spotting may range anywhere from a tinge of blood to wetting a pantyliner every hour. Wetting heavier pads or having to change your tampons several times within an hour or two should be cause for alarm.

3. Menstrual period will not occur when you know you’re pregnant.

Any amount of blood you see during pregnancy should be considered as spotting and you should always treat it as a threat to your and your baby’s safety. Don’t take chances. Always inform your OB-GYN about any possible spotting episode.

4. Menstrual period is a part of your natural body cycle, spotting is not.

You can expect your menstrual period to occur at almost the same time every month. Any adult women will have a good idea when she might get her monthly period when she has it regularly. Some, however, have a more difficult time knowing when they might get their periods due to irregularities that may be caused, for instance, by cysts and hormone-related conditions.

5. Bleeding due to menstruation is completely harmless.

Even though some women may experience severe headache and dysmenorrhea during menstruation, menstrual periods are generally non-life threatening. Spotting, on the other hand, may either be completely harmless or a threat.

Spotting may result from life threatening conditions like infections, cancers and possible miscarriage. Of all the reasons for spotting, you should be prompt to spot these possibilities so you can turn yourself in for proper diagnosis and treatment.

6. Menstruation can only be caused by the rhythmic rise and dips in your hormone levels.

On the other hand, spotting may be the result of many factors. Some of which may involve mundane occurrences and ordinary circumstances like ovulation, stress, exercise and heavy weightlifting.

Spotting is also normal during implantation of the fertilized egg and may signal the start of pregnancy. In some cases, spotting can be caused by birth control pills and some medications.

7. Menstruation normally lasts anywhere from 5 to 12 days.

Ranging from heavy flow to spots, menstruation can take on this range and you will be in the best position to evaluate what your normal length of period is. Beyond that or in between periods, spotting may occur. In worse circumstances, you may be experiencing abnormal bleeding. Normal spotting will usually disappear from within a day up to about 5 days.

8. Menstruation does not need to be caused by any external factor.

Spotting, on the other hand, can be internally or externally caused by a multitude of factors. When the reasons are external, spotting may result from violent, aggressive sex or sexual assault, external trauma or injury or foreign object that may be stuck in your reproductive system.

Conclusion

Take note of when you experience menstruation and spotting so that you can identify red flags more easily. It’s hard to be a woman and even the men will agree to that but, you’re tough and a spot of blood won’t spoil your game.

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If I told you that pregnancy hormones tend to make pregnant women a bit touchy, your reaction would go in one of two ways. The first reaction would be a rolling of the eyes with a “well, duh!’ type of expression. The second reaction would be a very huffy and emphatic ‘no they don’t, you’re […]

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If I told you that pregnancy hormones tend to make pregnant women a bit touchy, your reaction would go in one of two ways. The first reaction would be a rolling of the eyes with a “well, duh!’ type of expression. The second reaction would be a very huffy and emphatic ‘no they don’t, you’re hormonal!’ Now from those reactions guess which one represents the non-bun-in-the-oven populace? Whether you want to admit it or not pregnancy is all about the hormones. They swing, they weep, they rage, but mostly they increase.

Why On Earth?!

Now, why on earth would the female system insist on creating such a potent cocktail of craze-inducing hormones in this the most magical time of a woman’s life? Well, each hormone has a job to do during the pregnancy or delivery and low levels or missing hormones can endanger the normal, healthy processes involved in gestation and childbirth. In my prenatal classes most of my students are able to name only three reproductive hormones: estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Of the three one is thought of as being mainly a man’s hormone, but believe it or not the weaker sex does have levels of testosterone present in their systems at varied levels most of the time. Of course testosterone is just one of the minor hormones, and by no means plays the leading role.

Keeping The Reproductive System On Track

Estrogen and Progesterone keep the entire female reproductive system in balance and on track. During pregnancy progesterone plays the major roll keeping pregnancy rolling smoothly along, while estrogen takes the back seat. Progesterone is not alone in this effort however. For the first 10 weeks before the placenta is nicely formed and producing high levels of progesterone, the hCG hormone stands in, protecting the fertilized egg and supporting the new pregnancy until progesterone levels rise.

As an expectant mother you can thank the hCG hormone for many things: a positive home pregnancy test (home tests use hCG levels to diagnose pregnancy) and sustaining pregnancy for the first few weeks as well as other not-so-great things like morning sickness and fatigue. Most women, if they stopped to think about it, would have a love-hate view of the hCG hormone.

The Star Pregnancy Hormones

Estrogen might not be the star player in pregnancy, but it does not mean that it fades into nothingness. Estrogen levels also rise during pregnancy. The general increase in womanly hormones across the board is what creates the possibility of touchy mommies to be. Other lesser known pregnancy hormones like relaxin, play a major role in labor, but begin their work during pregnancy. Relaxin hormones help to relax the joints and increase space.

This is great for childbirth as this little hormone helps make your normally rigid inflexible pelvis open to its widest expanse allowing baby to leave the womb and enter your arms. These hormones also create breast milk, colostrum, change the color of your skin, prohibit preterm labor, relax your uterine muscles allowing them to stretch as baby grows and a million other things baby demands.

You’ll Look Back And Laugh!

Just remember, you will someday look back and laugh at those times your family was afraid of you. For the time being get some extra rest and let friends and family know what treats are most likely to appease you until the baby arrives and your hormones return more or less to normal.

Pregnancy Headache Coping Tips

A pregnancy headache can range from uncomfortable to down right painful, especially if they are migraines. But never fear, there are tips that will help you get relief and comfort. The most common types of headaches experienced during pregnancy are tension headaches. Tension headaches have been described by some as a tightening pressure on both sides of the head. Migraines are less common than tension headaches during pregnancy and they are far more painful. Migraines can sometimes be accompanied by sensitivity to light and sound, nausea and blurred vision.

Causes of Pregnancy Headaches

Unfortunately, the occasional headache during pregnancy is quite common among expecting mothers. Some of the culprits include:

  • hormone changes
  • lack of sleep
  • changes in blood circulation
  • dehydration
  • low blood sugar
  • stress
  • certain foods
  • bad posture

Manage the Pain of a Pregnancy Headache

Just because headaches during pregnancy are common, it doesn’t mean you have to throw your hands up in defeat. There are ways to manage and reduce the frequency of headaches. When you get a pregnancy headache, place a cold or warm compress on the base of your neck or on the sides of your head to relieve tension and pressure. Taking a warm bath or shower can relax your muscles and relieve the stress that contributes to tension headaches.

If you are suffering with a migraine, try lying in a dark, quiet room with an ice pack on your forehead and temples. Give yourself a neck and shoulder massage. Massage can relieve tension, improve circulation and loosen knotted muscles. If you can spare the cash to pay for a back massage, that’s even better. If you do get a professional massage, make sure the masseuse is licensed to administer pregnancy massages.

It’s best to stay away from all medicines when you’re pregnant. However, in some instances, especially when you suffer with debilitating migraines, medications may not be avoidable. If this is the case, talk to your doctor so she can help you decide which medication poses the least risk to your unborn fetus. Never take any medicines, including over the counter meds, without the consent of your physician.

Pregnancy Headache Prevention

If you want to reduce the likelihood of getting a headache during pregnancy, eat small, healthy frequent meals and limit your intake of simple carbohydrates like white bread, sugar, white rice and white crackers. Simple carbohydrates digest rapidly in the bloodstream and cause your blood sugar levels to spike. An anti-headache diet should consist mostly of whole grains, lean meats, fish, eggs, poultry, vegetables, fruits, legumes and dry beans.

Maintain good posture throughout pregnancy. This can be hard to do, especially in the last trimester when your center of gravity is the worst. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. It is recommended that you drink half your body weight in ounces of water daily – more if you’re physically active or consume large amounts of caffeine. If you suffer with migraines, stay away from trigger foods such as MSG, aged cheese, nitrates, preserved meats (hot dogs, bologna, smoked sausage, etc.) artificial sweeteners, sulfites and alcohol. Finally, if you relax and kick your feet up more, you can reduce stress and lower your chances of suffering with headaches during pregnancy. If your pregnancy headache is accompanied by blurry vision, pain in the abdomen, or swelling of the hands and face, contact your doctor immediately.

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