Friday, June 02, 2006
I saw an article that brought up the topic about worried expectant mothers. Some mothers are concerned to give birth on 06-06-06, because of the stigma that comes along with that satanic symbol. The number is associate with the devil according to Christians. So, if you were due this on 06-06-06, would you try to avoid giving birth on that day by inducing labor? If I was due to give birth on Tuesday, June 6, 2006, would I try to prevent it by inducing labor before then? Honestly, it wouldn't bother me that my baby would be born on a satanic symbol, such as 666. I just don't believe in things like that, but my husband does. So, I would take his concerns into consideration. He doesn't even get into a cab numbered 666! I am 25 weeks pregnant and am hoping to have as much as a normal pregnancy as possible. I am hoping not to have an induced labor or a C-Section; but you never know where my situation will be when that time comes. I might have a breech pregnancy. But my point is, unless their is a medical reason to induce labor or have a C-Section, I not doing it. No satanic number will change my pregnancy. How do other mothers feel? Would you induce labor to avoid the birth of your baby on "devil's day"? Or will you go along with it and even name your child after a character from a horror flick?
Thursday, June 01, 2006
They're the food items that are not on the menu when you're expecting. In our Healthy Living report the foods you should avoid during pregnancy. You might love sushi but it's not a good choice for pregnant women because of the risk of contamination from bacteria, toxoplasmosis and salmonella. Predator fish should also be avoided. “Swordfish, tile fish, mackerel, avoid these types of fish,” said Linda Alexander, CNM, OBGYN Associates. That's because they may contain high levels of mercury which can cause brain damage in developing fetuses. Cheese is healthy and contains calcium, but beware of certain varieties. “Main ones are your soft cheese that may be coming from Mexico,” said Alexander Also feta, brie and blue cheese because they could contain harmful bacteria. Other foods to avoid, Raw sprouts, Raw eggs that can be found in foods like Ceasar dressing, mayonnaise, Homemade ice cream or Hollandiase sauce. Experts say aside from a few exceptions, pregnant women should focus on eating plenty of fruits and vegetables, dairy and protein sources. Don't worry if your diet mainly consists of saltines during that first trimester when so many women feel nauseated. “The nutrition, although it's a wonderful goal in the first trimester, a better goal is any nutrition that is agreeing with mom,” said Alexander. Experts say pregnant women may also want to heat all deli meats before eating them. While the risk is low...they could contain Listeria, which can be harmful to unborn babies. Source: KTVU.com
Time magazine in its May 29 issue examined the issue of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and its effects on the fetus. According to a study published in the June issue of Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, infants born to women who drink during pregnancy have lower IQs. Jennifer Willford of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that one alcoholic beverage a day (12 oz. of beer or 4 oz. of wine) during the first three months' gestation is linked to a decrease of two points in overall IQ by the time the child is age 10. In a separate study published in the same issue of the journal, Raul Caetano of the University of Texas-Dallas School of Public Health found that younger women are more likely to become pregnant, because they are more fertile, and also are more likely to drink heavily than older women. Because about 45% of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned and at least one month might pass before a woman knows she is pregnant, "[i]f you want to drink and you are sexually active, the best thing to do is to use contraception," Caetano said (Gorman, Time, 5/29). Source: Kaisernetwork.org
Their have been rumors floating around that Anna Nicole is pregnant. Well, she finally confirmed it through her website annanicole.com. There is a video of her confirming her pregnancy; but if you would like to see the video, you would have to join Anna's website for a fee. In the video, she says, "Yes, I am pregnant. I'm happy. Very very happy about it. Everything's going really really good. I'll be checking in and out periodically on the web and I'll let you see me as I'm growing." She has not confirmed how far along she is or who the father is.
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Eating a well balanced diet gives you and your baby the important nutrients you both need to stay healthy. Expecting mothers and those trying to concieve should eat foods rich in calcuim, folic acid (folate), and iron. With very few mothers getting a well-balanced diet everyday, taking a good vitamin is vital throughout pregnancy. Here are some tips when considering prenatal vitamins:
- Prenatal vitamins should supplement not replace a healthy, well-balanced diet.
- With known deficiencies in prenatal vitamins (e.g. calcium), it is important to note the ingredients contained in the vitamins and how well they absorb into your body.
- Avoid large doeses of vitamins and mineral which could be harmful to your baby.
- Consult your doctor for the prenatal vitamin that's best for you.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
There are a lot of perks that come with being pregnant and having sex. Not many women realize this. Not only are your giant boobs a great perk, your sexual pleasure is at its peak. While nourishing the fetus, blood flow increases by 50 percent, and your blood vessels dilate more quickly and with less stimulation. Since the cells around the vagina are highly sensitive and when engorged with blood, they become very sensitive to vibration and pressure. When pregnant your uterus becomes stronger. Therefore, tightening more powerfully during pregnancy, causing more enjoyable sexual pleasure. These are 4 great ways to have prenatal SEX: Side by Side Best for high-intimacy sex when hormones wreak havoc on your emotions. Tip: Lie facing your partner on your left side ot avoid pressure on the vessels taking blood back to the heart, which doesn't hurt the baby but make your short of breath. Toss your right leg over his hip to give him access. As your midsection gets bigger, he can scoot his body down a fraction so his penis can get under your belly. Woman on Top Best for taking pressure off your abdomen. Tip: Have him support your belly with one hand, as you grind away, and use his other hand on your clitoris. Spooning Best for when you'd rather be sleeping Tip: Lie facing away from him on your left side- it will be easier to breathe. Place a pillow or two under your belly for extra support. Try adjusting your angle by leaning forward or back until his penis hits your G-spot. Edge of the Bed Best for when the sheer size of your belly makes your feel like you're having the wrong kind of threesome. Tip: You lean back on a pile of regular pillows or a wedge pillow and bend your knees so your feet rest on the edge of the bed. He kneels or stands in front of you. Try to block out the image of your feet in stirrups. NO No positions during pregnancy! Avoid: Flat on your back after the first trimester. The baby pushes your diaphragm and makes it hard for you to breathe.
In Malibu, California Reese Witherspoon was photographed on the beach wearing a maternity style bathing suite and what appears to be a little belly. This is very suspicious because this bathing suite is a little too roomy for her. Could she be pregnant? No official statement yet, so we're just awaiting word to see if she is pregnant with number three. Photos: Just Jared
Sunday, May 28, 2006
It has been confirmed that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had a girl, born May 27 in Namibia, Africa, where the couple and their two adopted children have been staying this past month. The baby girl is named Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt joins Maddox, 4 and Zahara, 1 to the popular celebrity couple. No other details regarding the birth or baby have been released. We at PregnancyWeekly want to congratulate the Jolie-Pitt family on their new arrival! Source: People