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Importance Of Protein Supplements During Pregnancy

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While a woman is pregnant and right after, she is going to need higher levels of protein than at other times in her life. This is essential to making sure that the baby has proper growth in the cells.

If a women is having a pregnancy that is normal and there are no problems or concerns she is going to need on average about 60 grams of protein each day.

If a woman is having say twins then she is going to need more than this because there are two babies that need the protein. Protein is used by a baby during growth to ensure that the cells grow and that the physical development is right on track.

 

Most of the time a women will not be able to get the needed about of protein from her diet alone, this is why a pregnancy supplement that is for protein must usually be taken. Read the rest of this entry »

Benefits Of Using Floatation Therapy During Pregnancy

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Floatation therapy is a wonderful alternative technique to help you achieve deep relaxation. It involves lying in a lightproof, sound-insulated tank containing a shallow (ten inch deep) pool of warm water in which 700 lb of Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) are dissolved.

This forms a supersaturated solution of saline, which is kept at a constant skin temperature of 93.5 °F (34.5 °C). The floater is suspended on this bed of minerals, which, as it is more buoyant than the Dead Sea, neutralizes many of the effects of gravity.

This is important in helping you achieve relaxation as it is estimated that 90 per cent of all brain activity is concerned with the effects of gravitational pull on the body (e.g. correcting posture, main­taining balance, etc.).

The tank screens out light and sound so your brain is cut off from virtually all external stimulation. This induces a profoundly relaxed state in which you generate the special brainwaves—theta waves—associated with medi­tation, creative thought and feelings of serenity. Studies show that you also continue to produce large amounts of theta waves for up to three weeks after a float.

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Aromatherapy During Pregnancy

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Aromatherapy has been practiced for at least 4000 years and was popular in Ancient India, Greece, Rome and Egypt. Aro­matic essential oils are produced by special glands in the leaves, stems, bark, flowers, roots or seeds of certain plants.

These oils contain many active ingredients in a highly concen­trated and potent form that, because they are volatile, readily evaporate to release their powerful scent. The oils are collected in a variety of ways.

Those extracted by simple pressing (e.g. bergamot, lemon, orange) are known as ‘essences’, those extracted by distillation are known as ‘essential oils‘, while those obtained by enfleurage (pressing petals between glass sheets coated with animal fat) and solvent extraction are cor­rectly known as ‘absolutes’. The term ‘essential oil‘ is com­monly used to describe them all, however.

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Essential Vitamins And Minerals Supplements During Pregnancy

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During pregnancy your need for certain vitamins and minerals increases and over half the nutrients you eat are used by your growing baby—one of many reasons why you may feel tired even during the early months while your baby is still quite tiny.

Studies show that a good maternal diet around the time of conception and during pregnancy significantly reduces the risk of having a baby with a low birth weight, which is one of the commonest causes of serious health problems in the newborn.

Healthy diet is especially important when you have a multiple pregnancy as you have to nourish two or more infants rather than one.

At present, the only supplement univer­sally recommended when planning a baby and during preg­nancy is folic acid, which can reduce the risk of certain congenital problems (neural tube defects) such as spina bifida by 75 per cent. Read the rest of this entry »