Yoga during pregnancy (prenatal yoga) is a yoga program specifically for pregnancy with techniques and intensities adapted to the physical and psychological needs of pregnant women and fetuses. This program emphasizes the techniques of yoga posture, breathing, relaxation, visualization techniques and use meditation as a self-help media. This program will provide comfort, tranquility and strengthen themselves during the pregnancy. In other words, it will help prepare prospective mothers physically, mentally, and spiritually to deal with labor.
Why is Yoga recommended for pregnant women?
As we know, exercising during pregnancy turns out to be able to help the labor process. Prenatal yoga is yoga for pregnancies adapted to the physical condition of pregnant women and carried out with a softer and slower intensity. It may be joined by pregnant women after four months of pregnancy or entering the second trimester of pregnancy. Continue reading “Yoga during pregnancy”
Piles or hemorrhoids are swelling or enlargement of the blood vessels in the latter part of the large intestine (rectum), as well as the rectum or anus. Hemorrhoid is a disease that can affect all ages. Sometimes people feel uncomfortable and itchy even bleeding of the rectum. Continue reading “The cause and effect of hemorrhoids”
Flatulence is defined as the condition of a person of feeling a full sensation in the abdomen. This, however, will make the sufferer feel uncomfortable. Someone who experiences flatulence will also feel belching or farting often, and the stomach looks enlarged. Flatulence appears generally as the impact of the amount of gas or air in the stomach. Eating too fast, often chewing gum, consuming soft drinks are some of the common causes of the amount of gas in the stomach. However, a follow-up examination is sometimes needed, since it can be a symptom of a dangerous disease.
The diagnosis of this flatulent condition can be made based on history and physical examination. The doctor will ask first about the symptoms experienced by the patient and then examine the patient’s stomach. But keep in your mind that flatulence is a condition and not a disease. This bloating often appears as a symptom of a gastrointestinal tract such as diarrhea, Celiac disease, Crohn’s disease. If you often feel bloated accompanied by pain in the stomach, it is better to immediately consult a doctor. It could be ulcer disease, gastric ulcer, or GERD. These three diseases do have similar symptoms. Continue reading “All about the Flatulence During Pregnancy”
The immune systems are cells and many other biological structures that are responsible for immunity. This functions as the defense of organisms to protect the body from external biological influences such as recognizing and killing pathogens.
The immune system forms a body defense system that later it against foreign substances such as microorganisms, potentially toxic molecules, or abnormal cells. This system attacks foreign substances or antigens and also gives a warning about that. Repeated exposure to the same material will give a faster and multilevel reply. The immune system will produce antibodies, white blood cells, and various substances. These are all can destroy foreign substances such as bacteria and viruses. Besides, the immune system also consists of: Continue reading “The Immune System in Pregnancy”
Hormones are chemicals substances produced by certain body organs of the endocrine glands functioning to stimulate the works of certain body organs. Hormones are produced by cells found in hormonal glands that are spread in body parts. The gland is called the endocrine gland, it can produce hormones. Hormone production carried out in the endocrine glands is regulated by the hypothalamus positioned the brain. Continue reading “Hormones During Pregnancy”
Anatomy Changes and Physiological Adaptation in Trimester I, II, and III Pregnant Women
Vulva and Vagina
In line with the influence of estrogen hormone, vulva and vagina have an increase in blood vessels so that it appears more red and bluish. The pregnancy hormone prepares the vagina for distention during labor. it is done by producing thick vaginal mucosa, tissue cells – vaginal cells that are rich in glycogen occur due to estrogen stimulation. The cells that live form a thick and white vaginal discharge called leukorrhea. During pregnancy, the pH of vaginal secretions becomes more acidic. Acidity changes from 4 to 6.5. Increased PH makes pregnant women more vulnerable to vaginal infections, especially fungi. Leukorrhea is a grayish mucoid discharge and sometimes smells bad. Continue reading “Anatomical and physiological changes in pregnancy”
One of the most pleasant things during pregnancy is to prepare various equipment for the baby. Here are several things mothers should know before preparing the baby’s gear, let us list the baby equipment that must be prepared. Continue reading “Tips when shopping for baby gear”
Physiological adaptation to pregnancy – Digestive system
The gastrointestinal system is affected in several ways in pregnancy. The height of progesterone levels interfere with body fluid balance, increase blood cholesterol, and slow contraction of smooth muscles. Secretion of saliva becomes more and more acidic. Later, stomach acid decreases. Enlargement of the uterus suppresses the diaphragm, stomach, and intestine. In early pregnancy, some women experience nausea and vomiting. As pregnancy continues, they will get decreased stomach acid, slower stomach emptying and bloating. Continue reading “Physiological adaptation to pregnancy – Digestive system”
Physiological cardiovascular adaptation in pregnancy
The cardiovascular system adapts during pregnancy towards the occurrence of changes. Although changes in the cardiovascular system are seen early in the first trimester, progress to the second and third trimesters of cardiac output increases by approximately 40% than in non-pregnant women. Cardiac output increased from the fifth week of pregnancy and reached the maximum level around the 32nd week of pregnancy. Continue reading “Physiological cardiovascular adaptation in pregnancy”