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Parenting A Life-Pregnancy

COMMON PROBLEMS DURING PREGNANCY

"Pregnancy covers the life-stage period from conception to birth. It causes some of the most dramatic and significant physical & psychological changes that a women can go through. It is also an experience that not only affects all aspects of a woman's life, but is an experience that only women, not men, can experience."

Dr Salma Merritt looks at some of the most common issues in this area:

Salma Merritt, M.D. Mother of 2 children

DIET:

Expectant mom often notices a change in her eating habits. In the early pregnancy, there is hatred from the food and she is attracted towards non food substances with low nutritive value. The woman generally eats well after first trimester is over. She can meet the additional demands of pregnancy by taking an extra 250 Kcal/day over normal intake. This amounts to a total of about 2100 to 2400 calories per day. Pregnant woman don’t not need to eat more but to eat wisely. She should aim a balanced diet relatively high in protein and low in fat and carbs with some milk supplement. Whole grains are vital source of proteins, fibers, and minerals. Pregnant women should eat 6 to 9 servings of whole-grain or enriched breads and/or cereals every day.

GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT (GIT):

GIT problems like nausea, vomiting, ptyalism, constipation and heartburn are the most frequent symptoms in pregnancy.These problems can be addressed by alteration in the diet. Women should be reassured and advised to take smaller, more frequent meals and to avoid large volume drinks. Heart burn is often helped by small meals at small intervals rather than taking full meals and may sometimes be treated by antacid and H2 receptor blockers. Additional fiber intake can improve constipation. Haemorrhoids often benefit from local applications.

CRAMPS:

Cramping during pregnancy can be very concerning to a pregnant mother and is thought to be due to low calcium and raised phosphorus levels. Calcium tablets are often prescribed for Cramping but these cramps are generally self limiting.

FREQUENCY OF MICTURITION:

Pregnant women often notice a more frequent need to pee even before they realized they are pregnant. Consult your doctor or midwife if you feel pain or burning when you pee — or if you continue to feel the urge to pee even when you're only able to produce a few drops at a time.

FAINTING:

Expectant mothers sometimes feel faint because brain is not getting enough blood. You faint because oxygen level gets too low. It’s usual in pregnancy because of hormonal changes taking place in your body. Expectant moms mostly feel faint when they stand still for long or get up too quickly from a chair or hot bath. It often happens when you are lying on your back.

Here are some tips to help you cope:


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