Thursday, October 30, 2008

Weird Pregnancy Symptoms

All women know their own bodies better than anyone else and are able to detect some signs that they are pregnant even if they are not the usual ones. Some women have unusual pregnancy symptomsthat others may laugh at or find really weird.

Some symptoms of other medical conditions can also be signs of pregnancy. This can include unusal cramping and pain in the stomach leading a woman to think she has an ulcer or other condition that requires medical attention. In some cases, she may think she has appendicitis
or a bad urinary tract infection and when she does visit the emergency room she is very surprised to learn that she is pregnant.

Women in the first weeks of pregnancy become very emotional over the smallest details. A person who speaks to them in a rough manner may be treated to an outburst of tears or anger. Crying over meaningless events is also a symptom that women don’t realize is possible when they first become pregnant.

Even though it usually develops later in the pregnancy, you may develop cravings for strange food or start to eat foods that you usually didn’t like. This could be a sign that your tastes are changing, but it could also be a sign of pregnancy. You may be hungry all the time and not able to get enough to eat or you may be the exact opposite and not have any appetite for food, even though you don’t feel ill.

The normal signs of pregnancy, such as nausea, tiredness, backache and sore breasts, are based on the high percentage of women who do report these symptoms when they first visit their doctors. This has been true of pregnancy all through the ages, just as it is true that some women never experience these symptoms and not to the same degree. A woman who has had several children will tell you that she had different symptoms on each one of them.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Yoga exercises during pregnancy

Practicing exercises during your pregnancy is good thing to do, it will keep you healthy and your baby too and if you are yoga fanatic and just recently discovered that you are pregnant, you may still be able to do your yoga exercises. Contrary to what others thinks, yoga is good for you and your unborn child. Practicing yoga will not hurt the baby! Instead you will be creating a healthy environment for the baby if you learn to do the yoga poses correctly.

A word of caution, there are some poses that you will want to avoid. You need to aware of those harmful poses and master only the poses that are suggested as prenatal yoga. Learn about these poses before you begin to do yoga. Ask your Obstetrician for recommendation. Be 100% sure that you know what you are doing, as you don’t want to hurt yourself or the baby.

Yoga is beneficial - it is a mental exercise as well as a physical one. For those who learn to utilize yoga as a meditation tool, they are able to relax and control their breathing. This will come in handy when you are in labor, particularly if you are opting to give birth naturally and without the use of any drugs. You will learn how to remain calm in your later stages of your pregnancy, as many new mothers get easily frustrated.

You must learn the rules that you will need to follow when practicing yoga during your pregnancy. First, stay hydrated by frequently stopping for water breaks. This is because if you get too overheated, your core body temperature rises, which can harm the baby. In view of this scenario, “hot” yoga is dangerous and should be avoided while you are pregnant. Eat some extra calories since you are eating for two, however, do ensure that you exercise to burn those extra calories from yourself and the baby.

Avoid certain poses that can be harmful towards the baby. Lying flat on your back, for example, can disrupt blood flow to your brain and to the uterus. You will feel dizzy and it may cause developmental problems for your baby. This is especially true when you have passed your first trimester, as it is just not safe. Also skip positions that are inverted, or those that require great amounts of balance. Remember that your uterus and abdomen is growing in size every single day, so you will never be able to fully get used to your new shape and stay balanced.

Bear in mind that you do must not fall as you can hurt yourself and also jeopardize your pregnancy.

If the positions taught include major twisting or stretching in the abdominal region, remember that they are not meant for you to try out. Finally, avoid transitions in which you must stand quickly from a laying or sitting position, since this can be uncomfortable and dangerous as it will cause you to feel dizzy and restrict blood flow to your uterus.

Fret not, there are other yoga positions that you will find to be helpful and useful during your pregnancy. Most pregnant women will practice safe yoga like stretching their body and wish I also recommend.

Work with your yoga instructor and ask for his or her recommendations. Most importantly, always consult your obstetrician to ensure that your pregnancy period is going to be smooth-sailing as well as you are able to stay healthy.

As I always say keep things simple and natural ;)

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