Health begins in the womb

Health begins in the womb

How many of us are aware of a crucial aspect that scripts our lifelong health status apart from lifestyle habits, diet, and genetics. Yes you have guessed it right! We are talking about the nutritional status of our mother during our stay in her womb for nine months. Several research studies point out that the impact created by the nutrition during pregnancy period has permanent effects on the child, right from the child’s ability to fight diseases to intelligence and several psychological factors. Hence is it not our duty to ensure our child gets the positive result by having good nutritional status and maintaining sound health. Gynecologists associated with Endoworld Hospital, a reputed IVF and Endoscopy center, Aurangabad list out the ways to ensure the health of our baby in womb. • Let’s get the basics right In general, pregnant women would need more protein, vitamins and minerals and calories. The health and growth of your unborn baby is very much dependent on the nutrients derived out of these food habits. But it is high time to understand a vital concept – eating more is definitely not same as eating better and the latter is much preferred. And what the child in womb needs is good and healthier food than loads of junk foods. Infact your child does not demand you to increase the calorie intake during the first trimester and it is only during the second and final trimesters, it demands around 350 to 450 calories a day. • Go for complete prenatal tests As a reputed medical centre to offer IVF treatment in Aurangabad, we would like...
How to manage Stress during Pregnancy?

How to manage Stress during Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a wonderful experience filled with excitement about a growing life inside you. Due to rapid fluctuations in hormone levels, it is quite obvious to feel anxious even on trivial matters and also to fret about the wellness of baby, physical discomfort and the future responsibility of parenthood. All these worrisome thoughts and anxious moments are fine as long as they do not breach the threshold and disturb your daily routines. Be forewarned that consistent high levels of anxiety are neither good for you nor for the development of your baby. Hence it is very much important to learn how to cope up with stress during pregnancy, advices a gynecological surgeon of a reputed IVF and endoscopy centre in Aurangabad . 1. Find the root cause It may be quite possible that you are stressed out upon a specific reason – it could be the welfare of the baby, uncertainty of the future or even physical discomfort. Whatever the reason is, try to pay attention towards the solution, and if necessary, do not hesitate to share it with your partner or close friend. 2. Have a hearty laughter Laughter is one of the best stress busters as it helps in releasing special chemicals in the brain and makes you to feel better. Divert your mind towards any amusing happenings around you – it can be a comedy show on the TV or spending time with neighbors’ kids and experience the most relaxed feeling. 3. Cut down work related stress If you are habituated in giving the best of yours in your work desk, perhaps it is time to...
How to Treat Diaper Rashes & Skin Problems in Babies

How to Treat Diaper Rashes & Skin Problems in Babies

You really cannot compare the softness of a baby’s skin with anything else. Such is the delicate nature of the skin that it develops many skin conditions with slightest chance of infection. Rashes, spots, acnes, and red skins are some of the common skins problems that are often encountered among infants. Fortunately, you really need not worry about most of the problems and can be treated with simple home procedures. Let us have a glance on few skin conditions for babies and their effective treatment methodologies. Diaper rashes This is the most common skin problem that attacks infants. If the skin appears reddish along the diaper region, it ought to be diaper rash. The reasons for the occurrence of diaper rashes can be either due to the ill fitting of diaper or it had remained wet for long time. On few occasions, the quality of diaper also matters and hence a quick check of any brand change during the recent past would also solve the problem. The treatment is very simple and involves only few steps • Make sure to keep the infected diaper area open as long as possible • Do not wait for the diaper to get completely wet; change it as soon as it becomes wet. • Wash the rashes infected area with a warm soft cloth • Make sure the skin to be dry and never in contact with urine and stool. • Only a mild soap, if it is absolutely necessary, should be used. • If the problem persists for a long period, a warm water bath in which 2 tablespoons of baking soda...
Tips for Gentle Weaning Success

Tips for Gentle Weaning Success

Weaning – the process of stopping nursing your child through breastfeeding is seldom an automatic happening. It needs to be planned without depriving your child of not only the essential nutrients, but also the emotional attachment. As a matter of fact, weaning can also be quite overwhelming for mothers, as they dread of losing the bond with their loved ones. The problem is sure to get compounded if the kids love to get breastfed milk and show strong resistance to bottle fed supplementary nourishments. It is a tricky situation, but can very well be handled if weaning is made a gentle process, says an expert doctor of Endoworld Hospital, a renowned gynaecological & endoscopy centre at Aurangabad. In the first place, make it sure that your child gets nothing but breast milk for the initial six months, unless the situation demands your presence in at office desk during day time. Having said that, it is advisable to continue breastfeeding along with solids up to one year. It’s your decision and despite what advice you get to hear from your near and dear ones, you can continue breastfeeding your child even for longer time, if both you and your baby needs to. 1. Prepare yourself Even before initiating the weaning process, make up your mind, and prepare yourself. We know that weaning is an emotional process and may initiate a guilt feeling inside your mind. It should be borne in mind that weaning does not hamper your emotional bonding and it is a progression towards next stage of relationship. Moreover, think positively – the time has come to regain your...