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Pregnancy Over Age 50

January 15, 13 by admin

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.

Contemporary Lifestyle

Today, women are more subjected to their career orientation, so, sometimes; they themselves prefer not to get pregnant till a specific age. Secondly, new IVF techniques have made it easier for an old age woman to get pregnant and have a healthy baby even after crossing 50s. While some argue against old aged pregnancies citing the chances of inferior well care of yet to come baby. Whatever is the reason, it’s always pleasant if someone gets her first pregnancy symptoms, even if she has crossed her half way mark. Traditional women’s lifestyles never grow the chances of later aged pregnancies as their bodies gradually fade away uterus ability to develop a baby after a specific age.

Extra Care

As told, post 50 pregnancies have a greater risk of miscarriages and an unhealthy baby, so they’re required to undergo sonography tests regularly that could elaborate the well being of the fetus. Due to age factors, too many hormones supplements are also not advisable; perhaps, doctors prescribe as much natural care as possible avoiding any chance for added supplements to reversibly affect the woman or her baby. Another important area of consideration is that these later age pregnancies have greater chances of being developed in fallopian tubes or somewhere else apart from uterus – called Ectopic pregnancy. So, a great care is advisable and any sign of abnormal abdominal cramping, pink gray vaginal discharge, unknown bleeding should immediately be brought into the doctor’s notice.

Denial of Pregnancy

August 30, 12 by admin

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.

 

Affective Denial

 

Affective Denial
is a stage when a woman doesn’t feel any maternal changes in her body, neither
she mentally feels anything like pregnancy. Perhaps, these women do not change
their lifestyle or apparent look to disguise them as pregnant. However, these
women are sometimes aware of their pregnancy but their internal body’s hormones
never let them express their pregnancy. This phenomenon usually finds in
working women who spend most of their time working, so their body gradually
develops these hormones.

 

Pervasive Denial

 

Pervasive Denial
of pregnancy is another pregnancy condition wherein a woman doesn’t not feel
any or little physical signs about her pregnancy, i.e., she doest not gain
weight, continues bleeding, doesn’t change her food habits, and, etc.
Responsible hormones, sometimes, do not change the physical appearance of a
pregnant woman. Though, it’s a rare condition yet it is rather common among
working women. Pervasive Denial is not a rare finding among those women who
used to physically active since their childhood, and so, their internal
hormones conceal their pregnancy symptoms without any adverse effect to their
pregnancy.

 

Psychotic Denial

 

Psychotic Denial
is something wherein pregnancy symptoms are misunderstood for something else,
like ulcer, clot, or other diseases that cause similar side effects. These
women, sometimes, never know about their pregnancy until their labor pain
starts. This is preferably happened with women of urban or rural areas where
medical science’s latest techniques are not accessible. In developed countries,
Psychotic Denial is very rare to find coz those women regularly use various
pregnancy test kits to find about their pregnancy.

Good and Bad of Gender Prediction

August 23, 08 by admin

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.

 

Are They Superstitions?

 

Gender prediction of unborn babies is one of the favorite parts of a mother conceiving.  It’s just so exciting to guess whether you will have a little baby boy or girl.  There is actually a Chinese calendar where you predict your baby’s gender by determining the Chinese age of the mother during a certain month.  Some guess according to whether you have a big belly, your hair and nails grows faster or slower than usual or if you like sweet or sour foods.  Some say you will have a boy if the baby’s heart rate is above 140 while a girl’s heart rate would fall below 140.  These all seem like superstitions.  The only definitive and objective way to determine the sex of your baby is to get an ultrasound at around 20 weeks age of gestation when the baby’s genitals are fully differentiated and recognized.  The debate is – should we know the baby’s gender before birth or not?

 

The Bad

 

Parents who decided not to know the gender of the baby say that knowing it is one of the most wonderful moments of being a parent.  They love to be in suspense, and the element of surprise is there.  It gets you to think about different possibilities with both genders.  You get to choose two different set of names and spend your pregnancy wondering which baby clothes and stuff you should buy.  They also like the guessing game that people and friends play all throughout the pregnancy.

 

The Good

 

Parents who decided to know the gender of their baby via ultrasound argue on practicality.  They say that it helps them plan ahead and ready themselves.  They can pick the color of the child’s room and things accordingly while saving themselves from the hassle of repainting and returning baby stuff for different colors.  It helps them decide on important issues like whether to circumcise the baby or not.  Most importantly, some parents say that knowing the baby’s gender right away makes them feel more bonded with their child.  They are able to pick out a name and call their baby its name even before he or she is born.  They also say that it gives them motivation during difficult labor that they are already going to meet little John.

 

It’s Up to You

 

Whether or not to know your baby’s gender is up to you.  There is no right or wrong answer.  It is based on the beliefs and opinions of the two most important people in the baby’s life.  Whether you keep it a surprise or not, the most important is, the baby is healthy and you take care of him/her the best you can.

When to Start Teaching Your Baby

July 19, 08 by admin

While 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…!

July 19, 08 by admin

Sure 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.

Sex during pregnancy

July 19, 08 by admin

Sex during pregnancy

Until the delivery, most pregnant women having a “normal” pregnancy can continue having sex which is safe. You need to modify positions for your own comfort as your belly gets bigger. Generally it is not advised to do sexual intercourse if it detects certain significant complications with your pregnancy, including:

  • a history or threat of miscarriage
  • a history of pre-term labor (you’ve previously delivered a baby before 37 weeks) or signs indicating the risk of pre-term labor (such as premature uterine contractions)
  • unexplained vaginal bleeding, discharge, or cramping
  • leakage of amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds the baby)
  • placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta (the blood-rich structure that nourishes the baby) is situated down so low that it covers the cervix (the opening of the uterus)
  • incompetent cervix, a condition in which the cervix is weakened and dilates (opens) prematurely, raising the risk for miscarriage or premature delivery
  • multiple fetuses (you’re having twins, triplets, etc.)

Due to large number of disease during pregnancies like STD’s etc doctors advise not to go further as it affects the mother and child and will have bigger complications later on

All in Perspective

 

During pregnancy many things we have to take care which is unsafe and trying not to spend too much time wondering and worrying. When in you have any kind of feeling or doubt, if it seems like a bad idea, doesn’t need to be done right now, or might be risky, at least have a conversation with your doctor about it. He or she can likely help ease your mind and may even give you license to do something you never expected to be able to do until after your special delivery.

 

 

Until the delivery, most pregnant women having a “normal” pregnancy can continue having sex which is safe. You need to modify positions for your own comfort as your belly gets bigger. Generally it is not advised to do sexual intercourse if it detects certain significant complications with your pregnancy, including:

  • a history or threat of miscarriage
  • a history of pre-term labor (you’ve previously delivered a baby before 37 weeks) or signs indicating the risk of pre-term labor (such as premature uterine contractions)
  • unexplained vaginal bleeding, discharge, or cramping
  • leakage of amniotic fluid (the fluid that surrounds the baby)
  • placenta previa, a condition in which the placenta (the blood-rich structure that nourishes the baby) is situated down so low that it covers the cervix (the opening of the uterus)
  • incompetent cervix, a condition in which the cervix is weakened and dilates (opens) prematurely, raising the risk for miscarriage or premature delivery
  • multiple fetuses (you’re having twins, triplets, etc.)

Due to large number of disease during pregnancies like STD’s etc doctors advise not to go further as it affects the mother and child and will have bigger complications later on

All in Perspective

 

During pregnancy many things we have to take care which is unsafe and trying not to spend too much time wondering and worrying. When in you have any kind of feeling or doubt, if it seems like a bad idea, doesn’t need to be done right now, or might be risky, at least have a conversation with your doctor about it. He or she can likely help ease your mind and may even give you license to do something you never expected to be able to do until after your special delivery.

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