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Pregnancy Over Age 50


Pregnancy has always been considered a natural phenomenon to happen within a woman’s body that caused by the fertilization of women cells naturally – or via IVF. But women body’s egg cells are limited by nature, and so; they tend to reduce to nil by the age a woman reaches to 50. However, eggs reduction speed is quite different in every woman, and that’s why some women can conceive even after reaching their mid age. Besides eggs, modern fertilization techniques like IVF have also increased the chances for an old woman to get pregnant as she could have in her mid 20s or 30s. If, somehow, a woman gets pregnant after she has passed her menopause stage or stopped her regular maturational period, she still has almost similar chances for a successful pregnancy as a typical young woman. Apart from others, post 50 pregnancies have similar symptoms and signs as a regular pregnancy, yet there are certain risks associated with a pregnancy post 50, like miscarriage, high BP, or low birth rate among others. Read More

Denial of Pregnancy

Denial of Pregnancy

Denial of Pregnancy is a rare condition wherein a pregnant woman is unknown to his
pregnancy, perhaps, sometimes, she doesn’t aware about her pregnancy until she
starts her labor pain. This looks strange, but it happens rarely with almost
one in 500 pregnancy conditions. The reasons for such dissimilarity are yet
unknown but researchers consider some hormone imbalance within a woman’s body
that deprives her to feel any symptom of her pregnancy. It’s not uncommon
nowadays for anyone to unaware about her pregnancy until 20 weeks passed by,
coz women take it as the delayed menses while actually, they’re being pregnant.
Pregnancy denial can be classified into three categories: Affective Denial,
Pervasive Denial, and Psychotic Denial. Apart from these three forms, pregnancy
denial can have other biological or psychological disorders, which deprive her
feeling her pregnancy symptoms.
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Good and Bad of Gender Prediction

Gender Prediction

Search the net and ask your friends.  There are a lot of ways in which people claim to predict baby genders correctly while it’s still in the womb.  There are some that obviously are myths of old times, but some, surprising at it may seem, produce correct results. Read More

When to Start Teaching Your Baby

Teaching Your Baby

Teaching Your BabyWhile the baby is in the womb it starts to learn about its environment after about six months of pregnancy when it is capable of hearing external sounds. When it comes to external environment, you are in a position to have some influence even from the early stage of development. Music is proven stimulation to babies which stimulates their brain and senses. The volume of music if its loud then she can hear clear and react inside and mother feels the joy of pain. Later after the birth of the baby, when the same music is played she would be reacting to it as good as per the musical tastes.


The main aim we are telling here is that the babies should get familiar with the outside world environment… The other noise where babies can react is vacuum cleaner, Mixer grinder, etc Every minute, there are new brain cells being formed in the unborn child. And as the new brain cells are being formed, pathways or circuits are being formed along the lines that help assist communication for whatever the child the needs. For example, the child will obviously need to breathe, the child will need to move when he is born, the eyelids will need to open and close; so all these organs and all the nervous tissue that supply these organs has to start developing long before birth.


Tips to shape your child’s future:

1. Converse with your unborn baby one of the simplest ways for you to do that is to start communicating with your baby as if he or she is already present with you. Treat your baby as a conscious being. Begin talking, singing or even humming to your baby. This will help them get used to your voice and begin to recognize language formations.


2. Think about your baby. Although your baby is not physically present with you at this moment, you can still think about him now and about the time when you would meet soon. Your baby will be able to sense your loving thoughts and this will provide him with a sense of comfort, love and stability.


3. Use daily experiences to prepare your baby for life after birth The prenatal experience is all about preparing your baby for life after birth. So it is only fitting that you use normal, everyday experiences to share with your baby. It is all about showing your baby your lifestyle and the world that he will be born into. Make an experience out of the little activities in your daily life. Talk about your experiences to your baby no matter how mundane or ordinary it may seem to you.


Remember, what seems ordinary to you is certainly not ordinary for your baby


Giving your Partner some care and attention too…!

Partner attention

Partner attentionSure you’re the one who’s pregnant — but you’re both expecting. Be certain to give your pregnancy partner his share of attention, too.

True, he’s not actually carrying the baby but he can feel the pain and happiness with all the excitement of becoming a father. There’s plenty of effort to go around when it comes to pregnancy and plenty of sacrifices to be made on both sides.  You get sciatica (backache); he does more walking.  You turn green at the sight of uncooked food; he does the broiler. You crave watermelon in the middle of the night (and the middle of winter); he’s driving around trying to find an open market that sells fruit out of season. You get mood swings, he gets swung at.   You couldn’t do it without him, or you wouldn’t want to try.  

And while much is said about his responsibility to baby and you, don’t forget that he deserves some babying, too.  Just to acknowledge that you’re glad he’s along for with you and that there’s no one you’d rather share the ride with.  After all, you’re partners in pregnancy who are about to become partners in parenting as you make that life-changing transformation from twosome to threesome, nurturing the relationship you share as a couple has never been more important. Here are some tips for strengthening that bond during your 40 weeks:

1. Be thankful – Whatever his efforts and even if they don’t seem like much of an effort to you acknowledging them is the best way to keep them coming.  It’s called positive reinforcement, and not only does it work (and work a whole lot better than its negative counterpart, nagging), but it’ll make him feel appreciated.   So when he goes that extra mile (or even those extra ten feet to the hamper to drop in his dirty socks, instead of dropping them wherever he takes them off), let him know you’re grateful.  Give him a big hug when he folds the laundry (even when he folds your sweaters the wrong way).   Give him a friendly squeeze while he’s vacuuming (even if he’s clearly missing all that dog hair under the sofa).  And say “thank you” often.


2. Be patient when he gets it wrong  – Unless you’ve done this before, your partner has no idea what lies ahead, either.  So try not to explode when he can’t read your mind well enough to anticipate your every need.  If you’re crazy for honeydew in week nine, don’t melt down if your honey doesn’t remember to pick up your nightly melon on the way home from work…or if he surprises you with one in week 11.  You specifically told him that the smell of garlic makes you gag but he comes home smelling like he inhaled forty cloves?  Give the guy a break (and hand him a bottle of Listerine) it’s hard for him to commit your 12-page list of “don’ts” to memory, or not confuse it with your 20-page list of “dos.”  You’re racing to figure out every fluctuation you’re having (you’re up, you’re down, you’re hungry, you’re queasy, you’re in the mood, you’re not) how can you find fault in him if he can’t keep up?


3. Include him. You get the smiles from strangers, the cooing from coworkers, the showering of gifts, and all the attention. He gets the regular load at work plus the extra load at home. Don’t leave him on the outside looking in rather invite him to the pregnancy party.   Include him in your practitioner visits and not just at the side of the exam table — in your conversations with your practitioner, too.  Take him shopping for baby gear, and ask him to test-drive the stroller.  Even consider making him a guest of honor at your baby shower where should be part of the fun.   And most of all, take every opportunity to let him know that he’s as much a part of your pregnancy as you are. Try to encourage and make him feel to cuddle up or to touch your belly and start bonding with that amazing baby of yours.


4. Turn the tablesOffer him a massage, buy him a little something special when you’re out shopping for the layette, and cook a romantic dinner during your second trimester when you’re feeling up to it.  He’ll appreciate being indulged and you’ll both be reminded of the mutual love that got you here in the first place.


5. Make him a priority.  Sure, you’ve got baby on the brain and in your belly and a certain amount of preoccupation with that new life is expected, and important.  But as you make room for a baby, don’t forget that you’ll need to leave room for him too.  Keep this in mind in the months and years of parenting that lie ahead:  The single most significant relationship in your life is the one with your partner, even after the baby comes on the scene.  Fetuses grow into babies, who grow into children, who grow up and move away from home, but a spouse is yours with a little luck and a lot of hard work into old age.  Nurture your baby, but don’t forget to take the time and put the effort into nurturing your spouse as well.