Are You Having A Baby? Here are Some Preparation Tips


My son Toby and I

When I found out I was pregnant many years back, I felt excited and anxious. Who will my baby look like? Will he or she like me? Will everything be okay? Will I be a good mom to him or her? Questions that can only bring fear and hope to a new mom like me. To help ease the uneasiness and the anxiety, I am sharing some of the preparation new moms-to-be can do.

Physical preparation. Go and get yourself checked by a trusted OB-GYNE. The doctor will perform a series of tests that can help you be sure that the pregnancy is going well and that the baby is growing and developing. Regular ultrasound procedures in Adelaide sonography can be scheduled to ensure that everything is well.

Mental preparation. Aside from the physical changes, you need  to be aware of the physiological changes that you will go through. Read pregnancy related books and talk to your mom friends to have an idea what to expect in the coming months. Each trimester of the pregnancy brings changes to the body of the mother. Parenting books will also help ease the worries of moms and dads as they begin to understand what sort of care they should give to their newborn child.

Financial preparation. In the Philippines, preparing for child birth is a must. Make sure that you save for the delivery of the baby and the arrival of the baby. The hospital costs are quite expensive and anticipating the needs of the baby can help you plan your finances.

Spiritual preparation. Caring for a new baby is not just a physical job but a spiritual one as well. It is important to learn that being a mom also means leading your child spiritually to God. You begin doing this as soon as your baby is born and it will be a whole lot easier if you start early.

Will Pineapple Help Increase IVF Success Rates?

Infertility is definitely an issue that is depressing. That is especially the case for the couple that has been trying for a really long time. Based on the problem that causes the infertility, treatment options are discussed and chosen. You can click here for a list of the different options that are available but one of the really popular options is IVF (in-vitro fertilization). This is a procedure in which the sperm and the eggs are combined in lab conditions. As the egg is fertilized, it would form an embryo that is then placed inside the woman’s womb for a normal pregnancy.
In-vitro fertilization is highly complicated and expensive. Success rate is not as high as we may want to think so it is quite obvious that women would do anything in order to increase possibilities. A trick that is recommended at the moment is increasing consumption of pineapple. It was mentioned that one pineapple that is eaten before and one that is eaten after the implantation will increase the chance of having a successful IVF cycle. Is that the case?

Pineapple Health Benefits
Pineapples contain bromelain, which is an enzyme that has various health benefits. Besides this, pineapple will be loaded with various vitamins and minerals like vitamin B1, B6, C and folate. Also, we have high dietary fibers. Pineapple is a delicious fruit and promotes proper health in various different ways. We have anti inflammatory and anti oxidant actions, offering a protection from various disease numbers. This does include heart disease. At the same time, pineapple will improve immunity and will enhance digestive function. You will want to seriously consider pineapple consumption because of various reasons.

Pineapple Consumption And IVF
Pineapple does have many health benefits, just as it was mentioned below. However, we do not have definite proof of how the fruit will increase IVF success rate. This is something that has to be considered. If you want to think about pineapple, you should be aware of the fact that bromelain presence is the reason why this may be the case. It was proven that bromelain has an effect like aspirin. It will act as a really good blood thinner and anticoagulant. That will increase uterus blood flow, just as with taking aspirin. In case you did not know, aspirin is prescribed to the woman that has recurrent miscarriages during the IVF cycle.

Bromelain’s anti inflammatory properties will favour embryo implantation and conception. If you want implantation to be successful, your body has to become stronger from an anti inflammatory point of view. Pineapple would increase IVF success rates because of this.

Although we can say that there is no proof that pineapple consumption will help during IVF cycles, it does not mean that you should not consider this possibility. There is basically nothing wrong with consuming pineapple. In fact, it is really important that you improve your nutrition because of the fact that this is going to have only associated health benefits. Do remember that!

Baby Shower Gifts

Pregnancy is an exciting time for mothers. It doesn’t matter if it is the first, second or fifth pregnancy, as every pregnancy is different and special. For nine months, moms are already experiencing a unique bond with the baby in their womb. As the delivery date nears, moms prepare all that they will need for the arrival of their bundle of joy.

Friends and family members often give baby shower parties to help moms get ready. Nowadays, it is quite easy to prepare as there are several online baby shower gifts shop to choose from. Just what gifts should one get? Here are some gifts you might want to consider:

  • bib and burp cloth set – a very useful gift set as baby can use the items for a number of months.
  • c15e88a1a8c3d9f4f13076c72e391056newborn baby gift box – it contains baby clothes that can be worn everyday.
  • newborn nappy cakes – instead of the usual cake, nappy cakes are cute and appropriate gifts for moms to cherish.Newborn_nappy_cake_Hoot_2_layer_unisex
  • personalized and embroidered towels – personalized gifts are special and unique.
  • bath time accessories – tubs, soaps and shampoo are great gifts which baby will use for quite some time.

Baby showers are a great way to welcome baby and to let mommy feel how special she is, just before the big day. She would be very happy to receive any of these gifts.

When to Visit the In-Vitro Fertilization Clinic

crghWhen Should You Go To An IVF Clinic?

Obviously, the moment when you start looking for infertility treatment is something that you decide but we often see women and men being afraid of this, which is definitely not what you should experience. Infertility is basically an inability to get pregnant. In order to say that you are infertile, the couple needs to have been trying to have a baby for over 1 year. The good news is that we are faced with various options that are available and conceiving is often possible when you undergo some treatments. Fertility treatment went a long way in the past few years and what was not possible in the past is now reality.

The treatment solution that is the best one for you depends on various factors ranging from medical history to infertility cause. The fertility doctor at a reputable IVF Clinic London is the only person that can decide this. Contrary to popular belief, in-vitro fertilization is not the only option available. In fact, it is the last option recommended, after other treatments fail. When you are faced with an official verdict that you need in-vitro fertilization, you have to start looking for a really good clinic.

The IVF procedure is one that sees eggs and sperm combined in lab environments in order to create embryos. Embryos are graded based on the success possibility and then the best ones will be transferred to the uterus of the woman through implantation in uterine lining. That embryo eventually develops into the fetus. In most situations the woman will need to take drugs to increase fertility so that egg production would be increased. However, there are situations in which this is not actually necessary. That is always great since side effects can be avoided. Always ask about those side effects before you decide to take the pills. Understanding side effects is highly important and a conscious decision is always necessary.

There are situations in which a couple cannot use IVF because one or both of the individuals are not good candidates for the procedure. As an example, the women that went through hysterectomies and do not have a uterus will not be considered for the procedure. If that is the case, other options will need to be taken into account like surrogacy or adoption.

The bottom line is that you should go to the fertility clinic as soon as you decide that you want to have a baby and you have tried to do this naturally for a number of months, without success, of course. It is really important that you choose a clinic with a really good success rate since the prices associated with the procedure are really high. This is the one thing that many worry about. Because of the fact that there are many couples that can only actually afford one IVF cycle, you need to do all that you can in order to increase the possibility of success. This includes choosing only reputable doctors and respecting all their indications to the letter.



Staying on the Go During Pregnancy

When I became pregnant to our etldest 10 years ago, I had a very difficult first trimester because of morning sickness. It was an all day sickness and my condition was severe that I was hospitalized for a few days due to excessive vomiting which caused dehydration. I wasn’t able to go to work for most of my first trimester. Sadly, aside from work, I also missed out on 2 weddings of my friends. I also didn’t go to worship services. It was a good thing that I had a very understanding boss and a very supportive husband but I was saddened that my once active life was sidetracked by my pregnancy.

During my second pregnancy, I no longer was working but I was a stay at home mom to a toddler. Thankfully, my first trimester wasn’t as bad as my first pregnancy but there were days that I just stayed in my bed and wasn’t able to take care of my daughter. My second and third trimesters weren’t as good as my first pregnancy. There were several days that I had to take bed rest to ensure that the baby is fine. In fact, I remember not having any photos taken during my second pregnancy because I just didn’t want to have my photo taken.

It is through my experiences that I learned that being healthy is the key to ensure that you will be able to have a safe and balanced pregnancy. If you are able to take care of your health, then you will be able to enjoy your pregnancy journey. Eating and drinking healthy is important.

I remember drinking Anmum Milk but I was not very fond of the flavor. I drank the milk because I wanted to ensure that I was getting the proper nutrients for my developing baby even if I had severe morning sickness. But sometimes, I did wish that there were other flavors available.


Thankfully, there is the new Anmum Vanilla Mango flavoured milk now. For moms who want to stay on the go during their pregnancy, and want to ensure that they are getting the proper nutrients for their baby, you have to try the new Anmum Vanilla Mango flavoured milk! It is a delicious source of nourishment for pregnant moms prone to nausea. It is the only one with clinically-tested Folate and it also contains DHA, GA, SA, Calcium, Iron and other essential nutrients that aid in the healthy growth and brain development of your baby. The refreshing mango flavour is also perfectly suited for the Filipina mom’s taste. Tests showed that 7 out of 10 pregnant moms enjoyed its delicious taste and 8 out of 10 pregnant moms enjoyed its natural mango flavour and said it didn’t make them uneasy even after a few glasses.

Do you want to try the new Anmum Vanilla Mango? Get a free sample and nurture the health and development of your precious one.

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