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Mother’s stress hormone levels & fetus health !!

Mother’s stress hormone levels & fetus health: For the natural growth of fetus, the supply of glucose from mother to fetus is essential.
Glucocorticoids, the stress hormones levels regulates metabolism in the fetus. Stress occurrence due to physical, mental or social environment adversely raises the levels of hormones.

A pregnant woman naturally get the glucocorticoid corticosterone via drinking water. The treatment to produce glucocorticoid levels in the mother is like that appears in stressful conditions.

Placenta is the organ that supplies all of the substances required for fetus growth.

As per study, When corticosterone is given in later pregnancy and in unlimited eating conditions, the pregnant woman though eat more but her placenta was unable to transport glucose to the fetus proportionately. This leads to a decrease in the fetus size. This effect was not seen when the hormone was visualize in pregnancy's early stages i.e. when the diet is in limited condition. Actuall…

Dental Care during Pregnancy !!

Dental Care during Pregnancy: Before a woman plan pregnancy, it is important to maintain the health of teeth and gums. Woman need to brush the teeth and gentle massage the gum-line twice a day. For brushing purpose, woman may opt a soft toothbrush with fluoride tooth paste. Woman usually feel more comfortable in taking any dental treatment before pregnancy as compared to post pregnancy due to morning sickness or tiredness at the time pregnancy.
Even though a pregnancy does not have any role in dental decay. Usually dental health get linked to premature delivery and thus healthy teeth and gums is one of the safe pregnancy assurance.
During pregnancy period, consult the dentist on how to take care of teeth & gums.The doctor take all care in prescribing medicines to a pregnant woman as the medicine may affect baby's developing teeth.
At the time of facing the morning sickness or gastric reflux (heartburn) issue particularly during first trimester, the acidic stomach contents can …

Pregnancy & Relationship with Partner

Pregnancy & Relationship with the partner: Pregnancy & the baby might bring behavioral changes among pregnant couple's relationship. These
changes occur smoothly for some couples & some may feel resistance to these changes. Some couple might think that pregnancy & baby birth effect their physical relationship.
There is no thumb rule for Pregnant couple's behavior during pregnancy period. Its individual decision regarding the way to deal with worries, problems, pleasure, joy and the waiting.
Male partner may need time to adjust to pregnancy as he is biologically not connected as much as his partner does. Partner should feel more involved & be supportive in partner's pregnancy/health concern.
Many a times male partner get a feel of pregnancy after seeing the baby during the ultrasound. This is the time he feels sense of involvement with unborn baby.
Mutually sharing of feelings is a great step towards understanding the each others emotions during pregnan…

Diet and nutrition essential for mental health

Diet and nutrition essential for mental health: There is an important relationships between the diet quality, nutritional deficiencies and mental health.

Maternal and early life nutrition is the key factor in the high prevalence of mental disorders. Nutrition is important factor in mental health outcomes in children.

Nutrient based prescription has the potential to assist in the management of mental disorders like depression and anxiety.

Study suggests that nutrients like omega-3s, B vitamins (folate, B12), iron, zinc, magnesium, vitamin D, amino acids are having a direct link with brain health. It will be good to consume these nutrients in the diet form as far as possible. Nutrient supplements may also be taken as prescribed by the doctor.

Many studies have shown relation between healthy nutritional diet and a reduced risk for depression across people. It is need of time to consider diet and additional nutrients to manage the mental ill health.

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Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Vitamin D and Pregnancy: The important role of Vitamin D in the body is to help in strengthening the muscle and bone; by absorbing the calcium from food eaten. In other words; Calcium supports the bones and teeth structure while vitamin D improves calcium absorption and bone growth. Vitamin D gives protection against cancer,  heart disease and diabetes.

Vitamin D is responsible for the development of bones of fetus in case of pregnancy. The deficiency of vitamin D can affect the baby's bone strength which may cause a bone deformity known as rickets.
Sun is good source of vitamin D. Vitamin D is generated in skin by means of sun’s ultraviolet rays & for this one just need sunlight exposure. Food sources of Vitamin D are from Cheese, butter, fortified milk, fortified cereals etc.
It is necessary to have your Vitamin D level checked by means of a blood test; before pregnancy or in early pregnancy. If the level found too low, one has to consume vitamin D supplements under medical…

Vitamin K & Newborn Baby

Vitamin K & Newborn Baby: Vitamin K has a tendency for blood clot and prevents serious bleeding. In newborns, vitamin K
injections can prevent bleeding disorder called ‘vitamin K deficiency bleeding’ (VKDB) or ‘haemorrhagic disease of the newborn’ (HDN). Vitamin K should be given to babies who are premature or sick, and babies have gone through surgery.
Babies do not get enough vitamin K from their mothers during pregnancy, or after pregnancy while breast feeding. VKDB can cause bleeding into the brain, and may result in damage to the brain. VKDB can be prevented by injecting in new babies with needed vitamin K. At the age of about 6 months, Baby's body starts building their own vitamin K.
Vitamin K can also be given by mouth although it is not as effective as when injected and the effect does not last as long. If you choose vitamin K by mouth, your baby must have three doses: - At birth - At 3 to 5 days later - In the 4th week, if the baby is fully breast fed.  If your baby …