Effects of Caffeine on the Human Body Caffeine is a mild stimulant of the central nervous system (1). It may help prevent sleepiness in some people (1). It may slightly increase the effect of analgesics, such as aspirin or acetaminophen (43). It slightly widens vessels, which may help in migraine, so it is added to certain migraine … [Read more...] about Caffeine During Pregnancy
Losing Weight During Pregnancy: Is It Safe? You may have been trying to lose weight and then suddenly discover that you’re pregnant. If you have a lot of weight to lose, you might wonder whether it’s safe to continue losing weight while you’re pregnant. Plus, some women panic thinking that if they gain too much weight, it’ll be impossible to take off. In response, they cut … [Read more...] about Losing Weight During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?
Premature infants or preemies are babies born before their due dates. For some, this may be just a few weeks early without much effect on your baby’s health or size. For others, a premature infant may be weighed in terms of grams, not pounds. Regardless of the circumstances, breastfeeding and providing your child with breast milk is still a wonderful way to help your preemie … [Read more...] about Navigating the World of Breastfeeding Preemies
A proper diet goes a long way in lowering blood glucose levels for managing any type of diabetes. Following a diabetic diet becomes more of a challenge for pregnant women with diabetes as they also have to get enough nutrition for proper growth of their baby at the same time . A healthy diet can even help to prevent diabetes in some high risk cases. Women with diabetes … [Read more...] about Gestational Diabetes Diet
The list of foods to avoid when pregnant can be quite long when you don’t want to take the slightest risk with the health of your baby. It is essential to understand the importance of a healthy diet, as well as the risks associated with certain foods and drinks. What are the common foods to avoid during pregnancy Dairy Products Unpasteurized milk: Although milk … [Read more...] about What Not to Eat When Pregnant