Many women may be considering pregnancy following weight loss surgery. Before making major family planning decisions, it is important to know the associated health dangers with this, as well as whether it is the appropriate step for you to take and when you can take it. There are several guidelines available to help you decide when and if you should consider pregnancy following weight loss surgery.
The first 18 months following your surgery are not an ideal time for you to become pregnant. Your body is still enduring major physical transformations. You will be trying to know your optimal nutritional balance and your food intake is constantly changing. Your hormones will be imbalanced because of rapid changes happening in your body. This is why it is not optimal to become pregnant within the first 18 months post weight loss surgery. Read more . . .
The way that you feel each week during your pregnancy can change amazingly. These changes can be due to a number of reasons but it is important that you monitor your pregnancy week by week to ensure that you and your baby are healthy.
Your doctor or midwife can observe your pregnancy week by week to accurately evaluate how your baby is growing. You may not have checkups during the early stages of your pregnancy each week but these appointments will definitely become more frequent towards the end of your pregnancy. Read more . . .
The first trimester covers from conception up to the 12th week of pregnancy. There are an assortment of ways that your body is changing throughout early pregnancy and adjusting to the embryo that is growing inside.
The most common sign of early pregnancy is that your periods will cease completely or may become remarkably light. This menstruation cessation is normally the symptom that most women take to mean that they are in the stages of early pregnancy.
The notorious morning sickness is another indication that many women experience during early pregnancy. The term ‘morning sickness’ is actually a bit misleading because many women feel nauseous or experience vomiting at different times throughout the day during their early pregnancy, not just in the morning. One method of alleviating this nausea is to eat small meals throughout the day, snack on crackers or dry toast, or drink lemonade or juice during your early pregnancy. Ginger and ginger ale are also beneficial in soothing this uncomfortable portion of early pregnancy. Read more . . .
Whether this is your first child or your seventh, sometimes breastfeeding can seem a bit frightening. Some of the questions new mothers ask are “how do I know my baby is getting enough milk,” “how do I know if my milk has come in,” “how often should I feed him,” and, “should I wake my baby up to feed her?”
Let’s discuss the answers to these questions.
How will I know when my milk is already here? Your milk is present even before your baby is born; it’s simply not yet recognizable as such. This milk is a thin liquid popularly known as colostrum. Colostrum is very concentrated and contains all of the necessary nutrients your baby requires to boost his immune system. Mother Nature is a wonderful thing, ensuring that, for the first few days until your milk naturally comes in, your baby will be well nourished. Eventually, over the course of a few days, you will notice a tightening in your breasts that is only relieved by letting your baby to suckle at the breast. Read more . . .
Old folks have this old saying that some couples easily get pregnant by simply looking at each other. However, there are other couples that have tried several times but seem to be having infertility problems.
Although it may not be easy getting pregnant, hopeful couples still find the “getting to conceive” stage quite enjoyable because of the different factors involved in addition to the sexual activity between the male and female.
There are numerous medical interventions involved when one is trying to conceive. These can include health improvements, pre-conception health check-ups, and fertility tests. In the event that the female or male is found infertile, there are other ways such as surrogacy or in vitro procedure to allow the couple to have a biological child. Read more . . .