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Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 3) - Problems for a Developing Fetus, Premature Birth
A baby can hear inside the womb. But “hearing” in a fetus is really a matter of feeling vibrations in the skull that are then transmitted to baby’s inner ear. It may be similar to living near a busy airport.
The Importance Of Healthy Diet To Mom And Fetus (Part 2)
Take the fat out of the fish or meat before cooking; at the same time, remove the oily film on the surface of the food when cooking.Besides, you can cut down the amount of fat in the food by grilling, steaming, boiling or braising rather than frying them which you have to use lots of oils.
The Importance Of Healthy Diet To Mom And Fetus (Part 1)
Pregnant women usually waver between the worry of becoming obese and the risk of fetal malnutrition if they don’t eat enough.
Delicious Dishes Giving Fetus Great Benefits (Part 3) - Shrimp, Seeds, Walnuts, Milk and dairy products
Shrimp is a kind of food rich in omega-3. However, shrimp has a pretty high content of cholesterol, so pregnant women shouldn’t have too much shrimp in the weekly menu. Besides, shrimp is rich in calcium, which is good to pregnant women.
Delicious Dishes Giving Fetus Great Benefits (Part 2) - Broccoli, Fish, Tofu, Pumpkin
Broccoli and cauliflower have a rich content of omega-3 fatty acid. So, add these into your daily menu. Broccoli can be boiled, stir fried, all of which are good to pregnant women’s health.
Delicious Dishes Giving Fetus Great Benefits (Part 1) - Cabbage
Omega-3 is better known in 2 types of fatty acid: EPA and DHA. EPA supports the development of the immune, cardiovascular system, while DHA is good for the brain, eyes, and the central nervous system.
Top Foods Dangerous For Pregnant Woman And Fetus
Take a tour around the forums for women, I see that most pregnant women wonder “which food to eat, which food you should avoid in pregnancy”. It can be stated as one of the top concerns of pregnant women as not everyone wants to eat foods that are dangerous to their health as well as their baby’s.
Foods That Can Cause Miscarriage And Defect For Fetus
Pregnant women’s diet always ensures the main sources of necessary nutrients to provide fetus. If pregnant women eat some unhealthy foods, fetus’s health can be threatened seriously.
10 Medicines That Are Harmful To Fetuses
Medicines are high warned. They not only affect pregnant women but also strongly affect fetuses. The followings are medicines that pregnant women should avoid during pregnancy.
9 Ways For Pregnant Women To Make Fetuses Happy
In pregnancy, fetuses and pregnant women can understand each other not only by the metabolism, but also pregnant women’s mood changing. Therefore, that pregnant women have good tempers will have positive effects on fetuses, and the temper of fetuses can affect pregnant women, too.
Surprising Truths About Fetuses That You May Not Know
At the first moment of the formation, fetuses are human. After 22 days of pregnancy, fetuses have heartbeat and in a few weeks later, they have tiny human-like shapes.
Does Ultrasound Tests Do Any Harm To Fetuses?
When should pregnant women take ultrasound tests? What is ultrasound test for?... That are all the questions that pregnant women really want to know the answers.
What Do Fetuses Do In The Womb?
Sharp 3D ultrasound images that have high qualities help us to have a specific look at the development process of fetuses in 9 months of pregnancy. Moms should try taking a look at the fetal development.
What Can Fetuses Hear In The Womb?
This depends on fetal age. From 20th to 27th week, fetuses start to have the ability to hear. They can hear mother’s heartbeat clearly. Besides, they can feel the sound of conversations and other sound outside the womb.
Ways To Prevent Malformation For Fetus
Every woman at child-bearing age needs to have folic acid supplements for at least 3 times a month before getting pregnant. Lacking folic acid is the reason of some congenital malformations and neural tube defects (congenital spondylolysis defect is the most popular) in fetus.
Remedies Helping Nourish Fetus By Foods
Remedies that are used to nourish fetus have origin from daily foods. They are very effective and nutritious for pregnant women.
30 Tips To Help Fetus Be Healthy (Part 2)
When pregnant women travel with car, this is necessary thing that they have to do. The suitable position of belt can be under belly, above thigh, not on belly where pressure can be dangerous to fetus if accident takes place.
30 Tips To Help Fetus Be Healthy (Part 1)
In pregnancy, pregnant women should sunbathe in the early morning. At this time, sunlight helps mothers absorb magnesium to improve the development of muscles of fetus.
How To Help Fetus Become Strong Child
When your mother knows that you are pregnant, she advises you many things about diets with enough nutrients so that you can bear a strong baby.
When Does Fetus Turn Its Head?
From the 36th week onwards, the fetus usually curls up in the womb and the pregnancy is stable with the head turning down and the face closing to the mother's womb. However, in some cases, the position of the baby can still change: sitting or horizontal lying.
Does Morning Sickness Make Fetus Hungry?
Morning sickness makes you feel bad because not only you do not have nutrients but your baby is also stunted, sickly. Fortunately, that's what most pregnant women have to go through, and no matter what, your body will provide enough nutrients and protect baby. Moreover, morning sickness doesn’t last too long.
Pregnancy Can Affect Your Partner (part 2) - Help Dad Bond with Baby
Most couples are concerned about sexual activity during pregnancy; however, men are more often concerned with this aspect of a relationship. It’s an important topic, so discuss it with your healthcare provider.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 6) - Cancer during Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a happy time for most women. Occasionally, however, serious problems can occur. Cancer during pregnancy is one serious complication that occurs rarely.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 5) - Immunizations and Vaccinations during Pregnancy
Immunizations and vaccinations protect you from diseases. A vaccine is given to provide you with protection against infection and is usually given by injection or taken orally.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 3) - Nonprescription Medications
Many people, not just pregnant women, hold the false belief that medications they can buy without a prescription (over-the-counter medicine) are harmless. Nothing could be further from the truth. Carelessness with over-the-counter preparations could harm you and your developing baby.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Your Current Medical Condition and Medications (part 1) - Medication Effects on Fetal Development
Some medications can affect fetal development; they are called teratogens. The study of abnormal fetal development caused by teratogens is called teratology. When a birth defect occurs, we want to know why it happened. This can be frustrating because in many instances we are unable to determine a cause.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Exercise during and after Pregnancy (part 3) - Benefìcial Exercises during Pregnam
Keep in mind a few general precautions about exercising during pregnancy that apply to most pregnant women. Your healthcare provider may want to discuss additional precautions that apply specifically to you.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 4) - Down Syndrome
Nearly every pregnant woman receives information on Down syndrome. When you’re older, you may be offered various tests to determine whether your fetus is affected by the condition.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 3) - Chromosomal Abnormalities
Chromosomal abnormalities can occur in any cell, and they can occur as an abnormal chromosome number or as an abnormality in the structure of the chromosome itself. With Down syndrome, an individual has 47 chromosomes instead of the normal 46.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 2) - Your Reproductive and Family Medical History
When a genetic counselor asks questions about your reproductive history, he or she seeks information on any type of pregnancy loss, miscarriage, stillbirth or perinatal death (death of the baby at the end of pregnancy or after birth).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Age Affects Your Pregnancy (part 1) - Some Pregnancy Problems in Older Women, Genetic Counseling
Problems healthcare providers see more often in older pregnant women include gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, placental problems, more miscarriages, more Cesarean births and a slightly higher risk of giving birth to a baby with genetic or chromosomal abnormalities.
The Healthy Home : Let’s Get Cooking (part 4) - Our Plastic Kitchen - Handle with Care
Despite the well-known durability of most plastic products, they will always have a small quantity of chemicals that are free to leach out under the right conditions. This is a problem because many of the building blocks used in plastics are highly toxic.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 5) - Delivering More Than One Baby
Multiple fetuses are often delivered early. How babies are delivered often depends on how they are lying in the uterus. All possible combinations of fetal positions can occur.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 3) - Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome
Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), also called chronic intertwin transfusion syndrome, occurs only in identical twins who share the same placenta. The condition can range from mild to severe and can occur at any point during pregnancy, even at birth.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 2) - Increased Risks Associated with a Multiple Pregnancy
If a woman is pregnant with more than one baby, her risk of problems during pregnancy increases. You can minimize your risks, and possibly avoid them, with good prenatal care and careful attention to your health.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : More Than One Baby (part 1) - How a Multiple Pregnancy Occurs
A multiple pregnancy occurs when a single egg divides after fertilization or when more than one egg is fertilized. It also happens with fertility treatments, when more than one fertilized egg is placed in the uterus.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 10) - Tests for the Woman Expecting Multiples
If you are carrying more than one baby, the number of tests you receive, and when you receive them, will be different. Some researchers recommend if you are at least 32 years old and your healthcare provider determines you’re carrying more than one baby, you should have chromosome testing, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 9) - Pap Smear
Often on your first prenatal visit, you will have a Pap smear if it’s been a year or more since your last test. If you’ve had a normal Pap smear in the last few months, you won’t need another one.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 8) - Cystic Fibrosis Screening Tests, Jewish Genetic Disorders
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disorder that causes digestive and breathing problems. It causes the body to produce sticky mucus that builds up in the lungs, pancreas and other organs, which can lead to respiratory and digestive problems. Those with the disorder are usually diagnosed early in life.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 7) - Tests for Blood-Sugar Levels, Nuchal Translucency Screening , Fetal MRI , Instant Risk Assessment
Many doctors test every pregnant woman for diabetes, usually around the end of the second trimester. Testing is particularly important if you have a family history of diabetes. Blood tests used to diagnose diabetes are a fasting blood-sugar and glucose-tolerance test (GTT).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 6) - Chorionic Villus Sampling,Fetoscopy, Fetal Fibronectin , Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) analyzes chorionic villus cells, which eventually become the placenta. The test detects genetic abnormalities; sampling is done early in pregnancy. The advantage of CVS is that a healthcare provider can diagnose a problem earlier in pregnancy.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 5) - Alpha-Fetoprotein Testing, Multiple-Marker Tests
The alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test is a blood test done on the mother-to-be. As your baby grows inside you, it produces alpha-fetoprotein in its liver. Some alpha-fetoprotein crosses fetal membranes and enters your circulation.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 4) - Amniocentesis
Amniocentesis is a test done on fetal cells and is often offered to women over 35 or women whose screening-tests results are abnormal. Most women who have amniocentesis are being screened for chromosomal defects, such as Down syndrome, Turner’s syndrome or neural-tube defects (spina bifida).
Your Pregnancy After 35 : Tests for You and Your Baby (part 3) - Specialized Tests You May Have
An ultrasound exam may be one of the most exciting tests you have during pregnancy! You and your partner can actually see your growing baby. The test is a valuable tool for your healthcare provider because it enables him or her to check for many details of fetal development. (Ultrasound, sonogram and sonography refer to the same test.)
Ways To Treat Osteoporosis During Pregnancy
Osteoporosis is a bone disease which includes a decrease in bone mass and the fragility of bone. It can be caused by vitamin or mineral deficiencies; pregnancy is also a cause.
Why Do Pregnant Women Have Mood Swings?
One of the most noticeable symptoms of pregnancy is mood swings. With all the changes taking place in the women’s body, there’s no surprise that mood swings is a companion of these changes. According to an association, the physical changes, fatigue and hormone changes can have a part in mood changes.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 5) - Hydrocephalus, Cordocentesis, Fetal Surgery
Hydrocephalus causes an enlargement of the fetus’s head. It occurs in about 1 in 2000 babies and is responsible for about 12% of all severe fetal malformations found at birth.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 4) - Intrauterine-Growth Restriction
Intrauterine-growth restriction (IUGR) indicates a fetus is small for its gestational age. Weight is below the tenth percentile (in the lowest 10%) for the baby’s gestational age. This means 9 out of 10 babies of normal growth are larger.
Ways To Keep Your Natural Beauty Throughout Pregnancy
Pregnancy doesn’t make a woman feel unsafe; it makes her feel splendid and beautiful. While being pregnant can highlight the natural glow of the skin, the glimmer shine of the hair and make you energetic, it also comes with some small problems.
Your Pregnancy After 35 : How Your Baby Grows and Develops (part 2) - The Umbilical Cord, The Amniotic Sac
The umbilical cord is the connection between your baby and the placenta. It is usually about 24 inches (60cm) long. The cord is gray or white, coiled or lumpy, and contains two arteries to carry baby’s blood to the placenta, where it absorbs oxygen and nutrients. A vein in the umbilical cord carries blood and nutrients back to the baby.
 
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