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Implantation Bleeding and How to Recognise It

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That was it. That was the moment you became pregnant, although you probably weren’t even aware of the monumental process going on in your body.
But as roughly 1.5 – 3.5 million sperm headed for your fallopian tubes one amazing little seed hit its target and your egg was fertilised.
This fertilised egg became a zygote which spent the next 7-10 days dividing and multiplying as it moved slowly into the uterus. When the little zygote was finally implanted it became known as a blastocyst and measured about 0.1 – 0.2 mm
It was while this minuscule blastocyct burrowed itself down into the wall of your uterus that you may have had a little bleeding or spotting. This is known as implantation bleeding.
Up to 30% of women experience some implantation bleeding and many of these women mistake it for a period. However implantation bleeding, sometimes called implantation spotting, doesn’t look like a regular menstrual period. There is much less of it and it is usually pink or brownish in colour, not like the red of a menstrual period bleed.
Implantation bleeding normally occurs a week to a few days before your period would normally start. If your spotting occurs … Read the rest

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How Acupuncture Could Help With Infertility

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There’s a lot of mystery surrounding acupuncture for infertility and its techniques. First, there’s the idea of the needles being put into your body. Just the thought alone can bring to mind ideas of all sorts of painful stings and pricks. But lately, it’s become an increasingly popular alternative to standard medical practice.
Using acupuncture to treat infertility is a great way to get your body into its regular ovulation cycle and improve your health. It’s been around for thousands of years. Commonly used in ancient Chinese medicine, its practice has been used to treat many kinds of illnesses. One in particular is infertility.
Although considered a safe way to treat illness, this might not be for everyone. But if you are looking for a way to treat your infertility with an alternative method that has amazing results, you may want to give acupuncture a try.
First it’s important to note that acupuncture treatment is considered safe practice according to the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization. The needles that are used are typically stainless steel and are sterile before treatment. They are usually disposed of once treatment is complete.
Acupuncture works by inserting a needle into … Read the rest

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Infertility Causes Reducing Baby Hopes

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Infertility is the biological inability of a man or a woman to actively participate in conception. Referring to the former, this can also entail the inability to successfully complete the pregnancy cycle, experiencing thus repeated miscarriages, which need to be coped with the right infertility treatment so as to increase chances of pregnancy. The causes of not getting pregnant can be numerous and also the factors influencing such cases, which can be either treated medically or via other means. The fertility period however for each woman is not identical, but normally takes place for a certain period before and during ovulation and being rather neutral the remaining days of the menstrual cycle.
One can speak of infertility, in simple terms, when a woman up to the age of 35 cannot get pregnant after 12 months of contraceptive-free intercourse. Post the age of 35, the aforementioned period is reduced to 6 months.
The causes or even better, health conditions, that can affect the pregnancy likelihood for a woman if getting pregnant, more or less intensely, are illustrated below:

Diabetes. It can have a negative effect to a certain portion of women, implying that for type 1 or 2 the menstrual cycle … Read the rest

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8 Tips to Handle Downsides of Pregnancy

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Every man knows and accepts that the only time a woman has a free ticket to “complain” is when she’s pregnant.
It’s a total mystery, how women are able to withstand the aches and pains and strange physical changes that occur when conception takes place.
I’d like to share possible tips to help you as you experience this bombardment of discomforts as this alien (that would be your baby) takes over.
Vaginal Discharge-: a vaginal discharge during pregnancy is normal, it should be white, mucous like and clear without odour. But when it turns white and pasty and itches, that would be an infection. Please see your doctor.
Painful Pee-: when it hurts to pee, if it burns and is excruciatingly slow, you might have an infection. So don’t pass go, don’t collect two hundred dollars, please go straight to your doctor.
Shooting pains in your vagina-: This can be more uncomfortable rather than painful. It shouldn’t last long, don’t be alarmed its pressure on your nerves, just walk it off.
Achy ribs-: from the 7th to the 9th month,women complain of aches around the uterus has enlarged by this stage, you see, and is touching your ribs. What you … Read the rest

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Safe Weight Loss After Pregnancy

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Losing weight after pregnancy is extremely essential and most women struggle to do so. A common complaint is that women struggle losing weight while pregnant and weight loss after pregnancy takes much more time than desired. Two quick facts to put some myths to rest – losing weight while pregnant is not essential or warranted and if it takes a while losing weight after pregnancy then you should not get anxious, it is only natural.
Now, here are some ways in which you can end up losing weight after pregnancy. In all likelihood, with these simple steps your weight loss after pregnancy goals will likely be pretty quick.
Do not Diet
Do not embark on a strict diet. Your body is not at a stage wherein you could starve yourself or deny yourself the necessary nutrients and calories. Post having a baby, many women suffer from medical problems owing to these efforts. Do not have any stringent diet and definitely don’t starve. Dieting would lead the body to cling on to the fat owing to the dearth in consumption of calories and nutrients.
Exercise
Mild exercises work wonders for weight loss after pregnancy. You may want to have a well … Read the rest