Pain Control in Childbirth – Pain Control Methods and Techniques

The closer the delivery date the greater the excitement. Pregnancy is an unique experience but every pregnant woman is looking forward of the day she will be able to hold her baby in her hands. The day of childbirth is by many considered as the best day in their lives but many women are terrified of the pain during labor. […]

Benefits of Adequate Physical Activity During Pregnancy

It is probably not necessarily to mention that you should avoid lifting and carrying heavy objects and give up extreme sports during pregnancy. However, that does not mean you just have to rest and sit around all 9 months. On the contrary, light to moderate exercise is recommended for general health and well-being of both the pregnant woman and the […]

Nutrients Required for Healthy Growth and Development of Your Baby

Pregnancy is one of the most natural processes and billions of women throughout the world gave birth to healthy babies without any special prenatal care and often even without medical assistance. Healthy growth and development of the baby does not require any drastic changes of your diet if you normally eat diversified, healthy and nutrient-rich foods. However, since every pregnant […]

How to Weight Control During Pregnancy

Weight gain during pregnancy is completely normal and is inevitable. Developing baby requires increased caloric intake but that does not mean you have to eat for two. On the contrary, pregnant women should eat normally and prevent excessive pregnancy weight gain which might be a great problem after childbirth. There is virtually no time for weight loss when the baby […]

Causes, Complications and Relief of Morning Sickness

Morning sickness characterized by nausea and vomiting affects more than one half of all pregnant women. It is one of the most common signs of early pregnancy and typically starts in about 6th week most commonly in the morning hours. Fortunately, morning sickness lasts only to about 12th week which is not particularly comforting if being in 7th week. The […]

Less Pleasant Experiences During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an unique experience which might not be always pleasant. You might experience different unpleasant or perhaps even painful physiological changes which can be avoided or reduced if following a healthy pregnancy guide. Lets see which are the most common pregnancy complaints. Excessive weight gain is one of the most common pregnancy complaints and often represents a serious problem […]

How to Take Home Pregnancy Tests

Missing period is the most obvious sign of pregnancy and it crosses every woman’s mind when “being late”. Early pregnancy is often accompanied with other symptoms which are very unspecific and are not unique to pregnancy. Even missing period does not necessarily mean you are pregnant. However, if you are missing period and if there is a chance you might […]

Most Common Symptoms of Early Pregnancy

Is your period late and you suspect or hope you might be pregnant? There are several symptoms (in addition to missed period) which might occur in early pregnancy although a pregnancy test is the best way to make sure whether you are pregnant or not. The most common signs of early pregnancy are swollen and tender breasts and fatigue. Other […]

Herbs and Spices: Use in Your Favor

Increasingly present in the kitchens, herbs and spices can give a special flavor to the simplest recipe, besides having excellent properties that can contribute significantly to your health. And the best: they have low calorie and most are relatively inexpensive. Among the benefits is the amount of antioxidants present in these plants, substances that fight free radicals that contribute to […]

Benefits of Physical Activity

We all know that regular physical activity brings enormous benefits to our health. But, you know what are they? Well, are all that is difficult to list. Physical activity may improve sleep in adults and elderly people who have insomnia. The mechanism is simple. With 30 to 40 minutes of walking or low impact exercises at least 3 times a […]

Ways to Improve Digestion and Prevent Constipation

It is always better to prevent than to cure and that counts for constipation as well. Normal bowel movement rates vary from three times per day to three times per week, while one bowel movement per day is widely considered as optimal bowel movement rate and as a sign of healthy digestion. Prevention of constipation includes similar measures like the […]

Types of Laxatives, Use and Potential Side Effects

Laxative are used to treat constipation when change of lifestyle and diet are not effective. There are several types of laxatives which induce bowel movements or loosen the stool and are used according to age, medical condition, functional status and some other factors such as pregnancy. Laxatives provide relatively fast constipation relief but like other medications which are available over-the-counter […]

Symptoms of Constipation and Health Risks

Millions of people suffer from constipation, while the researches have shown that it affects women more frequently than men. Constipation is a very common gastrointestinal condition, usually only temporary and does not represent any serious health risks. However, chronic constipation – persistent constipation which last more than three month can cause certain complications and can be a symptom of serious […]

Constipation Treatment – Successful Treatment of Constipation

Constipation is only temporary and does not represent any health risks in the majority of cases but if not treated constipation can cause headache, bad breath, tiredness and skin problems. In severer cases can also occur certain complications including hemorrhoids, fecal impaction and rectal prolapse. Like other diseases and disorders, successful constipation treatment requires treatment of its causes. Health care […]

Effective Home Remedies for Constipation

Many people who suffer from constipation are convinced they must use a laxative. However, there are many home remedies which provide constipation relief on a natural way. Laxatives, like all other medications can cause several more or less severe side effects and eventually lead to dependence. For that reason you are highly recommended to try natural and completely safe constipation […]