A home pregnancy test should not be done earlier than 10 days after you ovulate; it is ideally taken after missing your period. Miscalculating your expected period. Many women miscalculate when their period is due and take a pregnancy test too soon. Charting your basal body temperature (BBT) and recording your menstrual cycle dates may help avoid any confusion. Urine is diluted.
This fluid is called colostrum and is usually a clear or yellowish fluid that is sweet to taste. This is the first nutrient your baby receives after birth, because you may not produce breastmilk until one or two days after the delivery of your baby. Some women experience leaking from their breasts during the first three to four weeks of pregnancy, when the breasts start to grow bigger. However, this is not that common. It is, however, more common for some women to show leaking breasts between the 12th to 14th weeks or by the end of this trimester.
Unfortunately, taking a break meant she lost her ability to breast feed completely. During this period, she was troubled by all of the elderly women in our extended family who demanded to know why she would not breastfeed, criticized her for her inability to produce milk, and failed to understand her reasoning. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be breastfed exclusively for the first six months of life and preferably up to twelve months or however long both the mother and baby are willing. Breast milk provides babies with protection against multiple diseases, healthier growth and digestion, and closer relationships; however, in some cases, breastfeeding is not an option for young mothers. Under such circumstances, women should be educated on infant formulas and alternative methods of feeding so they can make informed decisions for their babies.
Financially, breastfeeding can significantly reduce the burden of having a new child. Many mothers initiate breastfeeding in the hospital; however, the number of women who breastfeed until six months is very low (Guyer, Millward, & Berger, 2012). Breastfeeding is highly favored over bottle feeding. Yet, mothers still do not choose to continually breastfeed their infants. Do mothers who breastfeed during hospitalization have limitations or no desire to continue versus mothers who breastfeed for the recommended six months or longer at home?
The baby’s health is a main concern and in order to keep him or her healthy, mothers should breastfeed. Heather M. Kolinsky’s research proves that babies who are breastfed for at least the first six months of birth are “less likely to contract a wide range of infectious diseases.” The reason for this is because breast milk is made distinctly for the child. There are specific nutrients provided in breast milk
Benefits of breast feeding for the baby It upgrades the immune system of the baby It makes the baby bonny, yet restricts obesity Backs up the intelligence of the baby The baby becomes less prone to allergies It provides all the important nutrition to the baby in correct proportions It reduces the chances of necrotizing enterocolitis Benefits of breast feeding for the mother The hormones released during breast feeding, oxytocin and prolactin, relieves the mother from the post pregnancy physical problems. Oxytocin helps in the faster contraction of the uterus. It helps to reduce weight. The fat acquired during pregnancy is actually used to produce the nutritious breast milk. It acts as a natural contraceptive, as lactating women has irregular ovulation.
The main goal... ... middle of paper ... ...r their child’s risk of being overweight or obese, which is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. (NDEP, 2013) Breastfeeding also helps you lose the weight gained during pregnancy. Postpartum care of the patient diagnosed with gestational diabetes should also include glucose testing. Glucose should be tested at the six week appointment and then at least every three years thereafter. In subsequent pregnancies glucose should be checked early on in pregnancy because of increased risk of developing gestational diabetes.
It occurs due to changes of hormones during pregnancy. Gestational diabetes may seem normal to most women since no symptoms usually detected, but it could be dangerous to the fetus. It could causes macrosomia of the fetus which increase the chances of cesarean delivery and the risk of birth injuries. In order to prevent or decrease the risk of Gestational diabetes, all pregnant women have to test for gestational diabetes. If the result of the test is positive, the mother will need to change her diet, exercise, and use insulin to make the glucose level normal.
The biggest decision a new mother has to make is not what to name the baby nor is it which hospital to deliver at. The biggest decision to make is in fact whether she is going to breastfeed or formula feed. Many women choose to formula feed because they aren't very educated on breastfeeding or because they feel they can't due to the fact that they failed the first time or times that they tried to do so. If they were aware of all of the benefits of breastfeeding, I feel that more mothers would breastfeed rather than formula feed. Three benefits of breastfeeding are that it is healthy for both mom and baby, it builds a stronger bond, and it is more convenient.
Many people know that woman advised to give up smoking when they are pregnant or cut down on drinking because they don’t want the baby to come out looking mentally retarded. It would be better to cut out alcohol at the beginning of your pregnancy cause the faster you stop the better your baby wont come out mentally retarded. If you havent stopped smoking by the time you are six months pregnant there is no point and giving up. Pregnancy can be divided into threestages which the baby is growing in different ways. The first stage of pregnancy is that during the most stages you may not even have begun to suspect that you is pregnant untl you have missed your first period.