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There are a number of aches and pains that come with pregnancy. While back in the day many doctors just brushed them aside and said that is part of pregnancy, nowadays more and more doctors are recommending a well-balanced diet to help. Here are just a few pregnancy aliments that a good diet can help.

 
A common complaint during pregnancy is tooth and gum problems. To help keep your teeth healthy and your baby's teeth healthy, make sure you get enough calcium and vitamin C. Always keep some sugarless gum near you or chew on some nuts and cheese.

Tooth & Gum Problem in Pregnancy

 It is also not uncommon for many women to feel dizzy or lightheaded during pregnancy especially if they have gone too long without eating. This is why it is so important to eat throughout the day and snack also. Keep your snacks as healthy as you can and stay away from junk food whenever you can. These foods will give you a quick rush of energy but ultimately leave you feeling worse than you did before you ate them. Keep yourself hydrated also. Snacking and drinking will help boost your blood sugar and keep you hydrated which can help you fight dizziness.
Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water
 If you suffer from leg cramps you might find it helpful to drink a glass of milk or have a piece of cheese before you go to turn in to bed at night. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day to keep yourself hydrated also.

Staying away from salty foods and drinking extra water will help you keep the swelling to a bare minimum.

Pregnancy is also a time where your skin might take on the appearance of a teenager getting ready to hit puberty. Some women suffer from dry skin, which can be cured by making sure you drink plenty of fluids to increase moisture. If you have flakey skin, eat more omega-3 rich foods or seeds and nuts. There are some people who suffer from some skin discoloration and too much blotchiness could be a folic acid deficiency. This is another reason why it is so important to make sure you are taking your prenatal vitamin.


A balanced diet is more than simply increase how much you eat. You need to consider what to eat during pregnancy. Your body needs increased amounts of vitamins, protein, minerals and calories. It is important to eat a diet based on these increased needs to make sure you are getting the proper nutritional and daily recommendations from each food group. 

It is essential to follow these simple guidelines to ensure a healthy pregnancy. You are responsible for making healthy choices for both you and your baby. 

The following Food Guide Pyramid is the advice given by my practitioner. I present here to share with other mothers-to-be. Hope it may help you achieve healthy eating! 

Milk, Yogurt and Cheese (4 servings/day)

• 1 cup of milk
• 1 ounce of cheese
• 1 1/3 cups of cottage cheese
• 1 ½ cups of ice cream
• 1 cup of yogurt or custard

Dry Beans, and Nuts (2-3 servings)
Omega 3 Food with Nuts and Seeds are best for Pregnancy

• Cheese 1 slice
• Peanut Butter 2 Tbsp

Fruits (3-4 servings/day)

• 1 serving = 1 medium fruit
• ½ cup juice or fruit

Vegetables (4-5 servings/day)

• 1 serving = ½ cup cooked or 1 cup raw vegetables

Choose one good source of Vitamin C daily. Examples include: Broccoli, Grapefruit, Orange Juice, Cabbage, Greens, Strawberries, Cantaloupe, Oranges, and Tomatoes

Choose one good source of Vitamin A every other day. Examples include: Dark Green vegetables, orange vegetables, Apricots, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes, and Carrots

Bread, Cereals, Rice and Pasta (9-11servings/day, 1 serving = ½ cup or 1 slice)

• Bagels
• Breads
• Noodels
• Macaroni
• Cereals
• Rice
• Spaghetti

Fats & Oils

        • only small amounts of margarine, salad dressings and oils

The toughest bit of the 1st trimester of pregnancy is morning sickness and any woman who has gone through or is going through it knows the first signs usually develop during the month following the first missed menstrual period when hormone levels increase. It may range from mild, occasional nausea to severe, continuous, debilitating nausea with bouts of vomiting. In most cases, symptoms may be worse in the morning, albeit they can strike day or night.



Despite all advances in medicine, there is no way of predicting how long your morning sickness will last even if you have suffered it before. Generally, nausea and vomiting last till about 12 - 13 weeks of pregnancy. However, some women continue to feel ill beyond their 22nd week as well.

However, some studies show that mild to moderate sickness is a sign of a good pregnancy and less risk of miscarriage.

There is no simple treatment. The best course of action is home treatment. 

The following tips work wonders not only when you wake up feeling nauseous but also work when you get that queasy feeling during the day.

15 Tips & Home Treatments that Help you Manage Morning Sickness Easily during Pregnancy

  1. Changing what, when, and how much you eat coupled with certain changes to the way foods cooked helps.
  2. During a morning or for that matter all day sickness, you may find that eating five or six small meals, rather than the usual three large ones, is easier on the body. 
  3. Make sure each meal contains some protein and carbohydrate, like whole-wheat bread with grated cheese and a slice of tomato, rice, or wheat preparation with some easily digestible/light cereals, orange juice, and whole wheat biscuit.
  4. Be creative; choose low-fat health foods you know will tempt your appetite. Aversions to food because of nausea are perfectly normal and understandable.
  5. Try not to miss meals
  6. Eat small, dry snacks.
  7. Don’t jump up out of bed immediately. Lie quietly for a while and ask your, husband, to bring you a slice of fresh lemon or orange or a dry, bland biscuit.
  8. Avoid large drinks, have frequent small one between meals.
  9. Spicy, fried foods, and fatty foods like very rich sweets, are best avoided. 
  10. Avoid excessive consumption of pickles or chutney, which is rich in salt.
  11. Don’t spend much time in the kitchen and avoid the strong smell of certain foods when shopping.
  12. Prepare food when feeling least nauseous.
  13. Taking lemon or orange juice in the morning and before meals relieves nausea of early pregnancy.
  14. Suck an ice cube till nausea passes off.
  15. Sip on cool water.

It's rare that you hear of someone dying from food allergies, but when it happens, it usually reaches national news. 

Why? 

Because food is something we eat every day - several times a day - and everyone should be aware of the dangers of food allergies. Some foods such as peanuts contain very strong allergens that are in the food and released into the air as well. That's why someone with severe food allergies must be extremely careful where and how they dine out.
Allergic reaction of food

Food Allergy Situation in India.

As per recent paper Published by the LANCET, titled "The burden of allergic diseases in the Indian subcontinent: barriers and challenges " - it states An estimated 300 million people worldwide have asthma, with 37·9 million in India, equal to 55% of the total UK population.

Please see the Details article at the official website of the LANCET here.

Food Allergy Deaths:

There are approximately 150 deaths related to food allergies in the United States each year. Food allergies are responsible for more deaths than insect bites as well as reactions to medicines.

Some food allergy deaths could have been prevented if proper medical attention was given when the allergic reaction occurred. Unfortunately, someone who is dining out or eating at home alone can have an allergic reaction without anyone around who knows the cause. With severe reactions, the person may not be able to speak or move at all. When the paramedics arrive, they do not know how to treat the patient.

Non-deadly allergies can still cause unpleasant symptoms such as cramps, light-headedness, itching and rash, hives, headaches, swelling lips, tingling mouth, shortness of breath and wheezing. Even these symptoms can seem urgent when they're really not, so emergency personnel might attend to someone with these symptoms as well.

4 ways on How to manage Food Allergies

  1. Prevention is always best with food allergies, especially dangerous ones.
  2. When dining out, ask the waiter if the food you're about to order contains the ingredients that might cause an allergic reaction.
  3. Also, check food labels and labels on drinks and condiments while grocery shopping to be sure it's safe before eating.
  4. Keep a list of the foods you're allergic to with you in your wallet or purse as a reminder when dining out.
If you've already experienced a severe food allergy attack, ask your physician about a self-injecting epinephrine to keep with you for emergencies. This could save your life!

Another way to be prepared is to have all your medical emergency information with you in one place along with your identification. Keep this information in your purse or wallet so emergency workers will know how to diagnose and treat you when they arrive.

With a little preparation you'll have peace of mind when dining out or eating at a friend's house. Food allergies do not have to control your life!
Many people think popping a multi-vitamin supplement to get their nutrients is just as good as what comes from real foods. They don’t realize that it is far better to get vitamins and minerals from natural foods and juices.
Vitamins from Real Food

Our bodies utilize the vitamins and minerals from real foods more efficiently.

And most people find it much easier to select a variety of whole foods they enjoy eating instead of trying to make heads or tails of the entire selection of vitamin and mineral supplements that are available.

And any of us who’ve swallowed a multi-vitamin or a mineral supplement can say without a doubt that the taste leaves a lot to be desired

Supplements are also difficult for our bodies to break down and use, making it difficult to get the full punch from the vitamins and minerals they contain.

Conversely, by consuming plenty of nutrient-dense food to get the equivalent means the nutrients are going to be easier for the body to process and utilize, and less likely to be wasted.
multivitamin rich foods are better than supplements


We are also processing nutrients throughout the course of the day when we obtain them from food, instead of just getting them from the ‘one a day’ approach.

Many of the supplements available today use fillers and binders to hold them together, plus coatings on the tablets themselves.

These are products the body does not need and will not use. Some people find they are allergic to the dyes and fillers used in vitamin tablets.

However, the body uses the fiber that binds fruits and vegetables. Often the “skin” of a vegetable, like the potato, is the most nutritious part.
Cooked food with vitamins

In addition, sometimes the vitamin and mineral supplements can upset our stomachs, making taking them even more difficult the next day.

In many cases, combining supplements can counteract their effectiveness and can produce stomach upset when dealing with the taste and smell of some supplements. On the other hand, a variety of fruits and vegetables enhance the flavor of a nutritious meal and their fiber aids digestion.

If you’re looking to lose weight, eating fresh food is vital to a weight loss plan. Also, eating fresh fruits and vegetables help hair, skin and teeth stay attractive and healthy. And when you think about it, fruits and vegetables are the original ‘to go’ food. It’s simple to grab for an orange, apple, Mango, banana, grapes, or quickly toss a few vegetables together for a salad to take to work.

So when you’re looking for well-balanced, healthy, reliable nutrition, don’t reach for the bottle. Reach for the food!

Here in this Health Guide Video ,  Dr. Manoranjan Mahapatra of  Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre (AHRCC) Cuttack, Answered some of the Common Questions  that People Asked very often regarding Dermoid Cyst. 

What are the components of a Dermoid Cyst?

 The explanation is in ODIA language and given Answers to the Following Questions:

  • What are the components of a Dermoid Cyst?
  • What kind of cancer is a Dermoid ovarian cyst?
  • Where can you find a dermoid cyst on your face?
  • Why do you get dermoid cysts during pregnancy?
  • How serious is a dermoid cyst?
  • Is a dermoid cyst a tumor?
  • What are the symptoms of ovarian dermoid cyst?
  • How do you treat dermoid cysts?
What are the symptoms of ovarian dermoid cyst?
Please See the Complete Vide Below to get the Answer's to the above questions. 

Dr Manoranjan Mahapatra, Renowned Gynaecologst of Cuttack, Odisha elaborated in Details on Most Asked Questions on  Fibroid Uterus / Uterine Fibroids. This Video is made specially for the Odia Speaking People. 

Fibroid Uterus Pictures

This is a video in Odia Language intended for patients , common people, Doctors . Intention of video is to ventilate knowledge. 

The Detailed Video is very informative and made as a health Guide for Peoples who are asking following Questions on Fibroid uterus:

  • What is the best treatment for uterine fibroids?
  • What happens if fibroids go untreated?
  • What is the side effect of fibroid?
  • Which Size Of Fibroid Is Dangerous
  • Fibroids In Uterus Symptoms
  • What is Fibroids Pregnancy ?
  • Fibroid Uterus Pictures
  • Uterine Fibroids Pictures In Ultrasound
The Health Guide Video Speaks of  How Fibroids In Uterus is Diagnosed ?, Once Diagnosed what is the next step., What are the Symptoms and Complications arid out of Fibroid Tumors. 
Fibroids In Uterus Symptoms

As Dr. Mahapatra suggested that many people often consider it as cancerous , which is not correct, It is tumor and very  rarely it could leads to cancer. So without hesitation Ask your Doctor in details . 

Uterine Fibroids Pictures In Ultrasound

While describing about What is the Treatment for Fibroid Uterus, He explains in detail about various Treatment Methods :The treatment includes Medicines and Surgery , Depending on the Patients overall scenario. 
treatment for uterine fibroids by Medicine

The Surgical Management has two types i.e Hysteroctomy and Myomectomy. 

treatment for uterine fibroids by Medicine by Surgery

Dr. Mahapatra Keeps on educating in this Video , with the Surgery through Open Method or by Laproscopy . Both the Surgeries are Good ..

See the Complete Video Below on Fibroid Uterus - myths & facts (ORIYA) /# What is fibroid /# How fibroid is treated/# Myomectomy?

 Dr. Manoranjan Mahapatra at Mahapatra hospital , Cuttack ,Odisha - India, explained in details in the  awareness video intended for patient & common people . 

The Video is in Odia Language but one can understand with the Captions in English too.  The Topics cover includes 

  • Women & COVID Vaccine (Oriya ) /
  • Myths & Facts Of COVID Vaccine For Women

It will be helpful for family physician & other health related persons. Content of video is based on the knowledge retrieved from different online sources. 

 A Detail overview of Ectopic Pregnancy  by Dr. Manoranjan Mahapatra at Mahapatra hospital , Cuttack ,Odisha - India.

In the Detailed Video , Dr. Manoranjan Mahapatra explained What exactly is Ectopic Pregnancy, What are the Symptoms of it as well as How they are Diagnosed and what are the Types of Ectopic Pregnancies.

Please Watch and see the Video (Below ) to Understand all about Ectopic Pregnancy Which Includes :

  • When Ectopic Pregnancy Symptoms Start
  • Signs Of Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Causes
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Treatment
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Surgery
  • How To Prevent Ectopic Pregnancy
  • How To Detect Ectopic Pregnancy Early
  • Ectopic Pregnancy Meaning