- Commuting and Travelling in Pregnancy
- Diet in Pregnancy
- Use of Nappies
- New Mum’s Care
- PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
- Male Factor Infertility
- Pregnancy Sleep
- Sex in Pregnancy
- Pregnancy digestion problems
- Caring for your baby’s umbilical stump
- Your baby’s stool
- Bathing the newborns
- Nappy rash
- Baby Massage
- Exercise in Pregnancy
- Snacking at work
Acidity and heartburn :-
The bigger your baby bump gets, the more acidity and heartburn become
a problem, as your growing baby pushes stomach acids up to your oesophagus, causing a burning sensation. There are few steps you can
take to help with heartburn and acidity:
- Eat smaller but more frequent meals.
- Don’t leave long gaps between meals.
- When you lie down, raise the head of your mattress or use pillows to keep your head and shoulders at a higher level than your stomach.
- Don’t lie down for at least an hour after eating.
Constipation is very common because digestion generally slows down during pregnancy. If you are constipated, you can help yourself by:
- Drinking enough fluids.
- Eating fibre. Fibre can be found in whole grain foods and fruits.
- Taking regular exercise.
Don’t take a laxative without consulting your doctor. Not all are safe during pregnancy.
Gas and Bloating :-
During pregnancy, you will probably have more gas and bloating than usual. This is another result of slowed digestive process.
- Eat and drink slowly. This will reduce the amount of air you swallow.
- Always eat in an upright position, even if it is just a small snack.
- Get moving – take regular walks to speed up your sluggish digestion.