13th Oct2012

Week by Week Pregnancy and Natural Home Remedies During Pregnancy

by Joe and Christi

Week by Week Pregnancy and Natural Home Remedies During PregnancyWeek by Week Pregnancy and Natural Home Remedies during Pregnancy

Not everyone can plan their pregnancy well in advance, and many women have a perfectly healthy pregnancy with no special preparations at all.

However, if you and your partner have the luxury of time to get in the peak of health and fitness before you conceive, you will improve your chances of conception and also have a greater chance of a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby.


Welcome to pregnancy week by week. We are here to help you figure out what you should expect from your pregnancy week after week.

When you are confirmed that you are pregnant, you might be worried about morning sickness, your weight, body shape and whatever else lies ahead such as what type of food you have to take, what type of tests you have to do and many more questions arise in your mind.

Pregnancy also brings on food cravings in some women. Most often, giving into your cravings isn't harmful. It only causes problems when you eat too much of one thing and abandon the rest of your diet.

As you become more pregnant, your body changes to adjust to your growing baby. As a result, some women can suffer from body-image issues.

Be sure to consult your doctor or get counseling to help you deal with these issues. Pregnancy is not a time to diet or worry about losing weight.

Why Pregnant Women Get Back Pain

If you take a look at a pregnant woman, it is pretty obvious to see why they are dealing with back pain. They definitely need back pain muscle relief, but first you need to understand the details on why they get back pain.

For one, their body proportions are thrown off because now they have this huge load in their front, and so their spine is having all this weight put on it in order to balance out the body.

Home Remedies during Pregnancy

1. Avoid foods and odors that make you feel nausea.
2. Drink plenty of carbonated beverages, without caffeine.
3. To relax, put a few drops of lavender oil in the bathtub and enjoy the immersion.
4. Another good home remedy for pregnancy is taking ½ to 1 tsp of Wild yam root every day. This will help you deal your morning sickness.
5. Light exercise is very important during pregnancy, but you must not become too tired. Housework is beneficial, but avoids lifting heavy things.
6. You must choose those foods that will keep your baby well.
7. Your diet should be rich in minerals and vitamins. Milk and other dairy products will help to keep you in good condition. These foods provide calcium for the baby.
8. Iron is most essential element needed during pregnancy to prevent anemia. Foods rich in iron are eggs, whole wheat, wheat germ, bran, barley, oatmeal, cereals, and dried apricots.
9. Smoking and alcohol should be avoided during pregnancy.
10. Take your daily bath. A shower or a sponge bath is equally good.

Read more on Pregnancy Week By Week and Childbirth Graphics and please read more on Dr. Lee Mikal's Health Articles


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