Only 30% are TRUE postdates pregnancies (pregnancy lasting beyond 42 completed weeks) The most common cause: inaccurate estimation of gestational age. Yes, wrong date of last menstrual period. Usually because pregnant women forget or have an irregular menstrual period. The more accurate the assignment of gestational age, the lower the likelihood that a pregnancy will extend beyond 42 weeks.Continue reading “Old in the womb”
Water is also a necessary nutrient, considered a macro nutrient but doesn’t provide calories. Necessary for body temperature, sweat, joint lubrication, flush waste through urination and keep right bowel movements.Continue reading “Water, water and more water!”
Approximately 70% of pregnant women suffers backache, commonly in the second half of pregnancy (between the fifth and seventh month of pregnancy). It is usually due to normal changes that occur in pregnancy but sometimes it is good to pay attention if it is accompanied with other signs and symptoms you need to know!Continue reading “Low back pain during pregnancy”
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid )
Long ago (1497), the British sailors on long voyages never reached their destinations because they got sick and some had painful deaths. James Lind, an English doctor, noticed that this strange disease (Scurvy) began after the supply of fresh fruits and vegetables ran out on the boat. As a way for trying to find a cure, he gave each sick sailor a daily drink of lime juice and they got better! This was because they lack vitamin C.Continue reading “Tell me more about vitamin C!”
Gingival inflammation or swollen gums, occurs when plaque (sticky deposit) build-up containing bacteria on teeth and produces toxins that irritate the gums because of poor dental hygiene or because the saliva is too acidic. In pregnancy is exacerbated during a period of progesterone and estrogen imbalance. These hormones cause increased vascularity of connective tissue (increased blood flow to the mouth), making the gums friable and thus contributing to gingivitis.Continue reading “Swollen gums during pregnancy?”
Find out your due date with our Pregnancy Due Date Calculator.
Based on a 28-day menstrual cycle we use Naegele’s Rule, is a standard way of calculating the due date. Actually about 2 weeks later is when you conceive (your pregnancy date is 2 weeks behind your fetal development).Continue reading “How to estimate your date of delivery (EDD)”