You’re probably in your 2nd trimester and just felt your baby move, it almost feels like a gas bubble or a little flutter. The kicks will become stronger, and baby movement is a good thing during pregnancy, so how do we get the baby to move in utero if we get worried our kick count has decreased. Get ready to hear the 5 best ways to get your baby to move in the womb plus 5 ways to help your baby calm down and stop kicking you at night so you can get some great pregnancy sleep.
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Are you trying to conceive twins? Here are the best kept doctor’s secrets to making twins. From types of twins to interesting facts you probably didn’t know about twins, you’ll be fully entertained and I’m not “TWIN-ing” around.
This podcast is perfect for all women who are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and want answers for the best information about pregnancy that there is to date. Think of Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast as your answer to all things pregnant as told to you by your best friend who happens to be a doctor. And our podcast wouldn’t be complete without a few pregnancy puke stories that will give you the comical relief you need with tips to stop the up-chuckle. Comedy + Science + Edutainment = Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast Episode 71: How to make Twins!
Pre-eclampsia in Pregnancy
What is preeclampsia? Pre-eclampsia is a medical term for severe pregnancy high blood pressure, and you’re probably wondering what causes it. How far along in your pregnancy can you still be at risk, what does it mean for you if you have been diagnosed, and natural remedies that are backed by science for treatment? Let me, your favorite doctor, put the pressure on high, pregnancy blood pressure that is, to help you get the answers you need during these three trimesters.
This podcast is perfect for all women who are pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant and want answers for the best information about pregnancy that there is to date. Think of Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast as your answer to all things pregnant as told to you by your best friend who happens to be a doctor. And our podcast wouldn’t be complete without a few pregnancy puke stories that will give you the comical relief you need with tips to stop the up-chuckle. Comedy + Science + Edutainment = Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast Episode 70: What causes pre eclampsia!
Are airbags safe during pregnancy? A common concerned pregnant mom question who travels for work. Don’t worry this doctor will give you all the airbag safety statistics during pregnancy and comfortable adjustments you need to make especially during your third trimester.
Today you will learn the science behind why pregnant women throw up during delivery, what your body is trying to tell you, and natural anti-nausea remedies you can try that work in seconds. Spewing all the details in today’s Pregnancy Pukeology Podcast episode 68: Why do pregnant women throw up during childbirth?
Labor & delivery, the most magical time where you get to meet your beautiful baby but did anyone tell you about the most common side effect Nausea & Vomiting? Your favorite delivery doc is here to help determine if you will be part of the 8 in 10 women who do.
Why Do I Throw Up During Delivery?
You may already know that vomiting is a common symptom when pregnant, especially during the first three months of pregnancy. But should you throw up during delivery? What causes vomiting when in labor? How can you prevent vomiting when giving birth? Read on to get answers to your questions.
Causes of Vomiting During Delivery
If you threw up during labor, you are not alone. In fact, most women experience nausea and vomiting when the baby is almost “coming.” While vomiting during labor is an unpleasant experience, it is perfectly normal.
However, continuously vomiting during labor can have a negative impact on you and your baby. It can make you lose focus on “pushing,” making your labor process to become long. Vomiting can also cause dehydration making you weak to facilitate labor.
On the other hand, throwing up during labor may be a sign of transition, suggesting you are labor process is progressing well. It can also cause your water to break.
Here are reasons why you throw up during labor:
You might throw up during labor if you did not eat before the initial stages of labor started. Labor is an energy-demanding process, meaning your body may trigger ketosis if you eat less before going into labor—restricted eating making your body convert fats to energy resulting in more acid generation, which causes nausea.
However, you must eat light food before labor starts. This is because your digestive system stops when giving birth, and your stomach's food content can trigger vomiting. Eating foods such as peanut butter and juices can as well make you throw up during labor.
Having dehydration when giving birth can trigger nausea leading to dehydration.
During labor, you may take pain-relieving drugs to reduce pain when contractions come. One of the most common side effects of such medication is throwing up. Medication such as epidurals reduces may suddenly reduce your blood pressure which presents with nausea and vomiting. In addition, the pain you experience during labor can make you throw up.
During a C-section, a woman is normally given an anesthetic agent to relieve pain, relax the muscle and reduce sensations. One of the most common anesthesia methods used during the C section is spinal anesthesia. This method has been shown to cause vomiting.
Remedies for nausea and Vomiting
You must drink an adequate amount of fluids to stay hydrated during labor. It is recommended you take a minimum of 8 ounces of water hourly during labor. Alternatively, you can chew ice chips.
Staying hydrated during labor not only prevents vomiting but also reduces fatigue and makes the labor process fast.
Be sure to eat light food before going into labor. Eating prevents ketosis, which can lead to vomiting. In addition, eating prevents your body from converting fats to energy and reduced acid generation, which can trigger vomiting.
Remember to avoid eating when already in labor because your digestion stops during labor.
Studies show that taking ginger tincture can help prevent throwing when giving birth. Be sure to directly take ginger or take in drinks such as tea, soup, or water.
- NoMo Nausea Bands
NoMo Nausea Bands are essential oil infused acupressure wristbands that are used in L&D suites across the country to help pregnant women just like you not get sick during delivery.
They stop 80% of nausea or vomiting in seconds, all you have to do is place them on your wrist at the P6 point and then smell when you don’t feel good to help keep everything down. Place them on your registry at BuyBuy Baby or better yet just buy one on amazon and put in your hospital bag so you have one during delivery. It’s a $12 purchase that could keep your hospital gown smelling nice!
You may want to use medications if you continuously throw up during labor. Be sure to consult your doctor on which anti-emetics are safe for you.
It is normal to throw up during labor – in fact, throwing up is a sign of transition, meaning labor is progressing well. However, throwing up during labor is unpleasant and can lead to dehydration. Be sure to contact your doctor if you experience continuous throwing up during labor.
Pregnant women wonder if what they ate during pregnancy can cause their unborn baby to have food allergies. As a pregnancy doctor, I can’t wait to tell you the truth behind why babies get allergies, what are the 9 most common food allergens, and how to incorporate highly allergic foods slowly into your babies diet and when it’s the right time.
Doubting about whether you should wear high heels while pregnant or not? You are not alone. There are hundreds of women asking the same questions over and over again. Today you will learn all the details about wearing heels during pregnancy and how it can impact your body and baby.
Can I wear high heels while pregnant?
When you are pregnant, your growing baby becomes the center of your attention. You go to the extent of avoiding certain things that may compromise the health of your growing baby. One such thing is to avoid wearing high heels. At the end of this article, you will know why wearing high heels during pregnancy is not a good idea.
Why should you avoid wearing high heels during pregnancy?
Many women who are used to wearing high heels find it challenging to avoid them while pregnant. But if you care for your unborn baby and yourself, wearing high heels is something to do away with until you have your baby. Here are reasons why you let go of high heels while pregnant.
Pregnancy alters your body shape. The growing baby bump increases the weight of your body in your belly, causing pain. Wearing high heels makes the back pain even worse. They raise your center of gravity and shift your balance forward.
Besides, pregnancy hormones make your ligament in your lower back, pelvis and lower limbs loosen and weak. High heels exert more pressure on your back joints and pelvis, resulting in back pain, joint pain, and joint instability. Therefore, let go of high heels while pregnant can significantly help in reducing back pain.
Here are other home remedies for the back while pregnant.
- Wear low-heeled and sturdier shoes with better arch support.
- Learn to maintain good posture, such as standing up straight, holding your chest tight, and avoiding locking your knees.
- Practice sleeping on your side while bending one or both knees.
- Perform moderate regular physical exercises such as walking.
Pregnancy worsens calf muscle cramps when you regularly wear high heels alter the position of the calf muscle.
Pregnancy hormones and gaining extra weight while pregnant lower your ankles' strength, reducing the ability to maintain the balance of your body. Wearing heels increase your likelihood of losing balance and falling. This can make you and the unborn sustain injury.
Miscarriage is one of the most common things that every pregnant woman doesn’t wish to happen. Therefore, you should avoid anything that increases your chances of having a miscarriage, including wearing high heels.
High heels threaten your pregnancy by making reducing your balancing capacity leading to twisting and falls.
Wearing high heels while pregnant won’t be comfortable as before. They worsen swelling at your ankles, feet, and legs, which are common when pregnant. Accumulation of fluid and the swelling of your lower limb may cause pain.
Can you take advice while pregnant?
The best thing to do when pregnant is to avoid wearing high heels. But, if you can’t really let go of heels while pregnant, then take this advice;
- Wear low heels during the first trimester. During this period, pregnancy hormones are relatively low, and your muscles are less stretched.
- Practice wearing sturdier and low heels.
- Wear loose and comfortable shoes. This will reduce the swelling of your feet.
- Let go of stilettos or kitten heels. They are thin, thus reduce your capacity to maintain balance.
- Take breaks when you have to wear heels throughout the day. This allows your feet to relax before wearing heels again.
- Do not stand for long when wearing heels during pregnancy. Instead, sit around regularly.
- Try to replace high heels with flats during the day.
- Practice stretching exercises when you experience calf pain while wearing high heels. Massaging your calf muscles might also help.
While high heels may be fancy, wearing them while pregnant is not a good idea. Try being cautious if you have to wear high heels.
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