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Pregnancy distress and birth outcomes: the findings of a recent study

Mental wellbeing is important during every pregnancy and during the entire period of pregnancy. Pregnant women should be given information on how to overcome stress during the perinatal period A recent study published in the International Journal of Reproductive Biomedicine (IJRM) highlights the effects of pregnancy-specific stress on birth outcomes. (1) Researchers from Iran conducted this study on 100 low-risk women. They evaluated the level of stress by using Prenatal Distress Questionnaire. They found that stress during late pregnancy was more significant than mid-pregnancy in causing poor pregnancy and birth outcomes, such as lowe birth weight, height and head circumference...

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PREGNANCY: WHERE THE UNIVERSAL POWER MEETS YOU IN THE WOMB

We are delighted to publish this article written by Dr Sonali Mukherjee from India. She completed her MD (Ayurveda Medicine) in 2015. She also has qualification in Counselling and Psychotherapy and Yoga. PLEASE READ THE DISCLAIMER The period of nine months is a roller coaster ride in every woman's life to achieve the eternal feeling of holding the child onto the hands. Since ancient times prenatal care, antenatal care and post-delivery care have been measured in inches to provide utmost care and relieve to the expectant mother. The scientific explanation of dietary habits have been mentioned by Acharyas in Vedic...

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How Sleep Changes During Pregnancy

We are delighted to publish the blog written by Stacey L. Nash. Stacey is a Seattle area writer for Tuck.com whose insomnia led her to research all aspects of sleep. With a degree in communications from the University of Puget Sound, she helps put sleep into the forefront of the health and wellness conversation. When not researching and writing about sleep, she spends time with her husband and four children on their heavily-wooded, twelve-acre piece of heaven.     How Sleep Changes During Pregnancy The physical and emotional changes of pregnancy make it a special but trying time for many women,...

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5 Essential Tips for Your Best Sleep While Pregnant: Advice from a Sleep Expert

We are delighted to publish this article written by Amanda Lasater, who is a team member and Sleep Expert at the MA Sleep Institute, an organization dedicated to helping people get their best sleep.  Insomnia is a common problem during pregnancy. Amanda describes 5 essential tips to overcome sleep disturbances during pregnancy.     It’s not uncommon during pregnancy to find yourself tossing and turning to find a position that’s comfortable for sleeping. This is especially true in the third trimester, when the weight of your baby has increased and begins to press on your bladder, spine, and other joints.  ...

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Evolving minds through music and arts

We are grateful to Geetanjali Academy Of Fine Arts (GAOFAL) for organising a unique musical evening in support of the work of International Forum for Wellbeing In Pregnancy (IFWIP).   'Raags & Tagore' 4th May (Saturday) 6 pm onwards Wemborough Rd, Stanmore HA7 2EQ   TICKETS: CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS   Please come and support this great initiative to raise awareness of mental wellbeing during pregnancy from a global perspective. The Show During the musical evening, GAOFL will present Indian classical and semiclassical renditions with instrumental Jugalbandi of Sarangi and Harmonium presentation by senior stalwarts Ustad Surjeet Singh and Sunil...

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Keys to successful breastfeeding

We are delighted to publish this article written by Dr. Payel Biswas Soo, from India. She is a renowned childbirth educator & CAPPA certified Lactation specialist.     Hello to all the new mums and would be mums….! A warm welcome to the world of motherhood, where you often start to prioritizing your child and family more than yourself. 😊 I would like to share with you all my experiences and perspective on “What are the keys to successful breastfeeding”. After giving birth to my daughter almost 8 years back, I was asked to feed my baby.   Even though...

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Skin…….because what goes ON goes IN!

We are delighted to publish this article written by Julie Mann. Julie is an EFT Practitioner and a Life coach with an 8 yrs of experience in working with skincare, cosmetics, and nutrition. This article highlights the importance of checking the ingredients of personal care products as they may contain chemicals harmful to our health and wellbeing.   Skin…….because what goes ON goes IN! We all know the importance of being healthy during pregnancy. Women often avoid cigarettes, shellfish, essential oils, sunshine, alcohol and even certain pressure points used during massage, but something that the majority of women don’t do is...

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Hypnobirthing

We are delighted to publish this article written by Avani Fernandes-Niriella. Avani is the founder of The Birth Mindset. She is based in Reading, UK. She enjoys imparting wisdom and teaching methods towards calm birth preparedness, believing that every woman should have a happy and stress-free pregnancy, labour and early parenting experience.   What is Hypnobirthing? It traces its beginnings in the ground-breaking work and timeless book by Dr Grantly Dick Read, Childbirth Without Fear, published in 1942.  Hypnobirthing is the term coined by early followers of his philosophy including Marie Mongan who founded her own pioneering brand ‘The Mongan Method’...

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Prevention of Perinatal Depression

In this blog, we bring you some recent news published in different websites. Please let us know your comments. 1. Prevention of Perinatal depression Link: JAMA Network US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recently published its report on how to prevent perinatal depression. They have recommended that women at risk of developing perinatal depression should be offered counselling interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy.     2. Use of beauty products in pregnancy Link: www.mamamia.com.au Pregnant women often struggle to get information on the safe use of beauty products during pregnancy and perinatal period. We certainly need more research...

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