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Miscarriages are never easy to deal with and many women end up blaming themselves. The reality, however, is that most early pregnancy losses are linked to natural causes like chromosomal abnormalities. Underlying maternal health problems and lifestyle factors may also cause miscarriage though these do not make up the bulk of cases.
Back pain is a common problem during pregnancy. Applying a cold or hot pack to the area, maintaining proper posture, avoiding lifting heavy objects, and using a firm mattress and supportive pillows while sitting can help. Practice back strengthening exercises and prenatal yoga or aquanatal exercises. Or try acupuncture.
Both spearmint and peppermint are used to deal with two common problems associated with pregnancy – morning sickness and indigestion. But excessive use of these herbs can be harmful during pregnancy, so limit intake. Peppermint tea should also not be used if you have gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Indigestion is a common complaint during pregnancy. Have small frequent meals instead of large ones. Eating bananas, drinking turmeric or ginger tea, and having honey can help. So can sitting up while you eat, cutting down on caffeine and fatty or spicy foods, and eating foods like yogurt that boost digestion.
Waxing is, arguably, one of the most painful hair removal procedures out there. Certain hacks can make this experience less painful. Avoid waxing during menstruation since you're very sensitive to pain then. Opt for sugaring over conventional waxing. Exfoliate and moisturize a day before waxing. Listen to music or try pain-relieving pills and creams to lower the intensity of pain. Wax regularly to build a tolerance to pain. Avoid caffeine since it lowers pain threshold.
Swimming is a great way to relax and stay fit when you’re pregnant. It can also reduce pregnancy symptoms like back pain or water retention. Just ensure the water is clean so you don’t catch recreational water illnesses or expose yourself to problematic pool disinfectant byproducts. A little care can help you make the most of this low-impact aerobic workout.
If you’re trying to have a baby, master fertility awareness methods to improve the odds of conceiving. But simply knowing your ovulation dates won’t help. Timing intercourse correctly (a day or two before ovulation), eating healthy, avoiding smoking, alcohol, and drugs, and staying stress- and anxiety-free can make all the difference!
Whether you can give birth to fraternal twins depends on your genes. Other factors that raise your chances include age above 35 years, a higher BMI, a diet rich in dairy products, and multiple pregnancies. IVF is known to hike the chances too. Do note, however, that the factors responsible for the conception of identical twins remain unknown.
A seamless breastfeeding routine keeps your baby plied with nutrients and helps them grow better. So don’t interrupt it just because you need to step out. Your right to breastfeed in public is protected by law. Plan ahead, scout out comfortable places, and wear hassle-free clothes so you can breastfeed without missing a beat!
PCOS may not be curable but natural remedies like cinnamon, holy basil, fenugreek seeds, flaxseeds, cumin, and Indian gooseberry can help balance hormones. They also regulate sugar levels and fight other PCOS linked symptoms. Losing extra weight, eating an anti-inflammatory diet with fewer carbs, and getting enough sleep can help, too.
While there's no magical formula to go up a cup size or two, building and toning your chest muscles can make your breasts look perkier. Moisturizing them might keep them soft and supple. Quitting smoking can help avoid sagging and drooping. Gaining weight can automatically increase breast size but don't do this if your BMI is already high. Natural remedies like fenugreek may work for some but be cautious about supplements that make tall claims.
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