According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), pregnant women are part of the high-risk group for contracting influenza. This is most likely due to their suppressed immune system from accommodating the fetus. Furthermore, they are also 7.2 times more likely to be hospitalized as catching influenza increases their risk of complications such as stillbirth, neonatal death, premature delivery, as well as severe disease and death. It was recently discovered that this could be due to the overeager response of their immune system. Although a supercharged immunity system may be seen as something good, however too much of a good thing can turn destructive, especially for these pregnant women.
Mothers’ Day is coming in a few days! To most, childbirth is perceived as a nerve-wracking experience, and it is this extraordinary experience our mothers went through which makes mothers so noble. Apart from the scene of blood, sweat, and tears, do you know there are three stages of childbirth? If you are a mother-to-be, read to find out what to expect and how to manage each stage of childbirth!
Once the flu season is upon us, the coughs and sneezes begin. Instead of spending your days dodging all the sick people surrounding you, a simple fix to staying healthy this flu season is to get the flu vaccine.
But what if you are pregnant? Is the flu shot still safe for you to take? You are making the right choice to do your research to make the best decision for the health of you and your baby. Continue reading to understand what influenza is and if flu vaccinations are safe for pregnant women.
Gestational diabetes (GDM) can be something that many mothers may encounter during their pregnancy term. It’s not a medical condition that only affects their their health, but their unborn babies as well. Furthermore, there’s still plenty of uncertainty revolving around the facts about GDM and the consequences that they bring.
To most of us, we’re not usually aware on the benefits of calcium for pregnant moms. After all, we’re more likely to be caught up with other pressing matters, such as the risk of running into certain diseases such as gestational diabetes or making drastic lifestyle changes for the sake of good health.
There’s nothing more frustrating for parents want-to-be than being unsuccessful in having a child. While your mother-in-law might fault you for your bad genes, take heart that the problem could be simply reversed by adopting a few healthy changes to get pregnant.
A nanny is someone you’d want to have by your side during your confinement period. After giving birth, your mind and body will be exhausted and you’ll need the rest to fully recover. Thus, having someone with years of experience and knowledge about confinement care is exactly what you need during this period.