Choosing your baby’s sex

Choosing your baby’s sex

In a planned pregnancy, a married couple can determine the sex of the baby by knowing the technique and how to get it.  The technique offered by Shettles is more about the introduction of changes and signs during menstruation such as changes in cervical mucus. The desire to have children with certain sex is natural. When you have a lot of boys, usually parents tend to crave the presence of having baby girls, and vice versa. To fulfill that desire, many couples do various ways. Some ways to succeed. Continue reading “Choosing your baby’s sex”

Leg cramps in the during pregnancy

Leg cramps in the during pregnancy

Generally, leg cramps can be caused by many factors, such as from injury during exercise, lack of certain nutrient intake, and exposure to cold temperatures. Cramps themselves can take several seconds to several minutes to be relieved. Striking the legs is common. Continue reading “Leg cramps in the during pregnancy”

Four stages of labor

Four stages of labor

If the pregnancy is considered normal and healthy, it is likely that the mother will give birth normally or spontaneously. It’s good to recognize the stages of labor:

  1. Stage I

This stage indicates the normal labor process has begun. In partu (start parturition) is characterized by the discharge of mucus mixed with blood because the cervix begins to ripen and the opening process of the cervix (cervix) to widen to 10 cm to exit the fetus. Blood originates from the rupture of capillary arteries around the cervical canal. In general, this stage lasts between 8-12 hours. Continue reading “Four stages of labor”

Overview of the Postpartum Period

Overview of the Postpartum Period

The postpartum is a period that begins after the placenta is born and it will end when the uterine organs return to normal condition. The postpartum period lasts about 6 weeks. As long as the recovery period takes place, the mother will experience many changes n her body, both physically and psychologically. If there is no assistance or medical care, it will be potential to cause pathological conditions. Continue reading “Overview of the Postpartum Period”

All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)

All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)

Striae Gravidarum (SG) or mostly known as a stretch mark is commonly featured lines on the stomach’s pregnant skin. Striae or wrinkle comes to almost 90% pregnant women. Striae Gravidarum happens on the stomach skin as a result of stretching skin because the intense grown of the uterus and abdominal wall. This wrinkle comes in the surface of the skin which is likely in the form of curved lines and looks as pale white. This lines, however, lead to the itchy feeling around the stretch. In this case, pregnant women sometimes sigh about the appeared Striae Gravidarum (SG) while pregnancy. Although these cannot be totally removed, this condition can be minimalized by caring skin on early stages. Continue reading “All about Striae Gravidarum (SG)”

Thermoregulation for neonates

Thermoregulation System

Thermoregulation is defined as the ability to maintain a balance between heat controlling and heat loss to maintain the body temperature normal. However, newborns cannot regulate their body temperature so they will experience stress due to changes in the environment. When the baby is born, it enters a colder external environment. This cold temperature causes the amniotic fluid to evaporate through the skin, so it cools the baby’s blood. In a cold environment, the formation of temperature without a shivering mechanism is the main effort of a cold baby to regain body heat. This is the result of using chocolate fat throughout the body, and they can increase body heat to 100%. Continue reading “Thermoregulation for neonates”

Children developmental delay

Children developmental delay

Child growth is indeed interesting to observe. Sometimes the child can outperform the growth of his age, but there is a delay on the other side. The physical development of each baby is different. There are children with fast-growing (normally), but on the other hand, there are those who experience a slight delay. Mothers still need to be aware of the signs of the baby’ s development. Mothers also need to trust their instincts to see something strange or not with their growth and development. Continue reading “Children developmental delay”