Forty six per cent of USA births are carried out by Caesarean section and America also has the highest newborn death rate in the developed world. In the UK, (on average) 40% of hospital births are by C-section and it appears to be very much the norm these days. It is the wealthy countries in the western world, which seem to have indicators of high intervention during birth, but is this a help or a hindrance to the infant and mother ?
Seven out of every ten pregnant women in the United States are not getting enough Vitamin D according to a study published in the May 2010 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. While prenatal vitamins do raise Vitamin D levels during pregnancy, the study shows that higher doses may be needed for many women.
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the rewards of basic yoga outweigh the potential physical risks, as long as you take caution and perform the exercises in moderation, according to your individual flexibility level.
Obese women may face increased complications of pregnancy. Appropriate weight gain may lessen these risks for the baby, so we strongly encourage all obese women to receive nutrition and lifestyle counseling throughout their pregnancies.
A miscarriage, no matter where you are in the pregnancy, is really difficult to deal with. You need to be sure that you are ready physically, emotionally, and mentally before you try again, so spend some time taking care of yourself before you worry about getting pregnant after miscarriage.
If you are wanting to become pregnant and you smoke, you really must quit not only for your health, but the health of your unborn baby. Although it can be difficult to quit, there are several quit smoking aids available now. There are several risks of smoking when pregnant, as it can have an adverse effect on both the development of the fetus as well as future growth.
Overheating during pregnancy is definitely a factor you must consider every time you do your pregnancy workout or if you spend a lot of time in hot or humid conditions, but what most pregnant mums don't know is that a pregnant body has an increased capacity to dissipate heat.
Alternative therapies have been found to be extremely effective in correcting and restoring full reproductive function. Homeopathy, osteoptahy, reiki and changes in diet and lifestyle can all help.
Bowen therapy is often thought of as only a treatment for back pain, but this case study shows just how versatile it can be. This case study shows how both a husband and wife benefitted from the Bowen technique.
A homeopathic practitioners helps a client who suffers from sickness in pregnancy.
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