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Women today take pregnancy in their stride and continue to work and enjoy everyday activities.

Pregnancy does not mean termination of all work and play. If you plan carefully you can enjoy all activities throughout the pregnancy and travel for work and pleasure without experiencing any difficulties.
Travel Tips in Pregnancy

Noiw as the Work from Home or Remote work is a trend since the onset of Pregnancy.

Here are a few tips for Comfortable Traveling During Pregnancy

• Avoid stress by leaving quite early for the airport. To alleviate rushing across terminals or parking lots have a friend drop you at the airport. Find out whether the travel agent or airline has pick-ups and drops for special passengers. Travel light and only pack what you really need. Use a bag with wheels or buy a fold-up luggage rack

.• Keep your sense of humor and wits with you at all times. Eat a light meal before leaving for the airport and listen to music or read a book you love. A full stomach and happy frame of mind will ensure that you view all hassles like long queues, uncomfortable chairs, and tedious walks as a part of life. Avoid coffee and other caffeine-filled beverages, these will just stretch your nerves and make things difficult.

• Plan your schedule well such that you avoid depletion of energy. Give yourself time to eat on time, catch forty winks, and to put your feet up. Quite times are crucial to pregnant women so weave in time for a long bath, reading on the beach, a leisurely walk in the garden, or a slow swim. Things that relax and energize you.

• Eat well and balanced meals. Never ignore hunger pangs. Carry in your bag plenty of portable snacks, dried fruits, nuts, crackers, cereal bars, and small bottles of juice or water, fresh fruit, and so on. To prevent dehydration when flying drink plenty of fluids this will prevent swollen feet and ankles. Eat 4-6 small meals a day. Ask your doctor whether you need vitamin and mineral supplements. Eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. When you eat light meals you will prevent uneasiness and heartburn. Suck a mint or boiled sweet this will quell queasiness.

• Make time to visit the toilet. Go before you board the plane and also after you deplane. If the flight is short then this will alleviate the need to use the toilet on the plane. If you are flying a long haul choose a flight that has a stopover or break the journey such that you get a breather. Ask for an aisle seat so that you can visit the toilet or stretch your cramped legs without being a nuisance to others.

• Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Keep the blood circulation going by walking down the aisle and doing simple stretch exercises while seated. Rotate your ankles and stretch your feet as well as wriggle your toes. Shoes must be supportive, use flat ones or trainers. Use blister pads to increase comfort. Slip-on shoes is the best as you can remove them when seated.

• Do a few breathing exercises and try and meditate every day. This will keep you calm and collected and ensure that plenty of oxygen reaches all the cells of your body.

Traveling when pregnant can be eased by taking sensible steps. It is safe to fly when pregnant Just carry your medical records, medicines, and first aid kit with you. Wear beautifully styled yet comfortable clothes and avoid carrying heavy luggage. Talk to your doctor before taking a trip; do ask about immunizations as well as medications you should carry. Make comfortable arrangements and you will enjoy your pregnancy.
Some pregnant mums have it easy. Yet others have to go through many hours of labor.

But one thing’s for sure. After the delivery process, many are just plain tired. In addition, having to breastfeed and nurse a newborn several times a night can be exhausting.

Massage- therapy after Pregnancy
The new mum today does not have much time to rest and relax during her confinement period at home. She needs to get back to work pretty quickly and that means, facing added pressure to lose weight so that she can fit back into her office wear.

Post-natal massage may just be the solution to her needs.

Here are 6 top benefits of Post-natal massage therapy:

  1. Relaxation
  2. Stress Relief
  3. Relieves aches on shoulders or neck
  4. Hasten the reduction of fluid retention.
  5. Help uterus to shrink to the original size
  6. Reduce cellulite and help to tone up the body.
In many parts of Asia, many women before delivery would, in fact, pre-book sessions with an Indonesian massage therapist for post-natal massage. The treatment is a traditional one that has been handed down several generations and even practiced today.

 This treatment involves the use of a massage oil applied to the stomach and a tummy wrap, essentially a cotton cloth of several meters. 

The cloth is used to wrap the body so as to push up the uterus, clear water retention, wind, spasm, shrink the tummy, and helps to reduce weight. Post-natal massage is usually done in the privacy of one’s own home.

For a mother that has delivered her baby naturally, it is generally pretty safe to go for a post-natal massage. For those that delivered by a caesarian, be sure to consult your professional massage therapist or your doctor first. Most, in fact, would recommend that you wait a few more weeks before proceeding with a post-natal massage.

Post-natal massage provides a sense of continuing comfort for the new mother.

 The aim of this massage is to give nurturing and emotional support as well as alleviate the muscle strain of labor and childbirth. Some post-natal massage therapies also come with a detoxification ritual that rids the midriff of post-birth bagginess.

In some instances, post-natal massage can also bring about a much shapelier silhouette, compared to the one just before pregnancy!

Someone that has not been pregnant will never understand the discomfort it sometimes brings. Because of the extra weight your body is carrying and the disproportionate manner it is situated, areas of your back, hips, legs, and feet often feel incredible pain and discomfort.

However, pregnancy pillows can be used to ease the pain and support the extra weight.

Pregnancy pillows can be used to sleep with or during the day to provide extra comfort needed.

Basically, pregnancy pillows are specially designed to fit on certain parts of your body and add support.

There are several different types made to fit on your lower back, between your knees or thighs, on your neck, or on your stomach.

As you progress through the stages of pregnancy, it will be more and more difficult to get comfortable.

It will likely get to the point that you have a hard time sleeping because every way you lay causes discomfort. As your stomach gets bigger, sleeping on your back will make you feel as though you can not breathe, and, of course, sleeping on your stomach does not work.

For these reasons, you will most likely end up on your side.

Using Back Pillows to avoid Pain

However, the extra weight makes your hips hurt and you are not able to reposition very well. Luckily, pregnancy pillows provide relief!

The ideal position is lying on your side with a pregnancy pillow between your knees/thighs and another behind your back.

The pillow between your legs offers support and relieves some of the pressure on your hips, while the pillow behind your back allows you to lie back slightly when you want to reposition.

This gives you a range of motion and also gives your back a break.

This way, you have the option to lie at almost any angle on each side, instead of being restricted.

Sitting for long periods of time also makes your joints ache when you are pregnant.

A pregnancy pillow behind the back will also help this, as well as propping the feet up periodically.

Some women feel relief from placing a pillow in their laps to support the extra weight of their stomachs.

These techniques can also be used when driving to prevent stiffness and discomfort.

There are many models of pregnancy pillows available. Some are made of regular pillow materials, such as cotton or down, and other, more expensive models, are made of memory foam.

Take your time and try out the different kinds to pick the most comfortable for you.
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. 


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.