Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Fresh Pineapple

Some pregnant women feel nauseated, especially during the first trimester. They try the usual crackers before getting out of bed. One thing to try would be fresh pineapple. I heard it has helped many because of the bromalane enzymes found in them. I think it is worth a try. Any other solutions out there?

Friday, June 03, 2005

Pregnancy Discomforts

One part of my childbirth class talks about all the discomforts a pregnant woman may encounter and complain about. Boy are they many! Many women have a combination of a several discomforts while others breeze through their pregnancy with a complaint. Too bad there not too many though of these lucky women. I often start with this topic in my first session so that the couples know that what they are feeling are normal and it happens to other pregnant ladies. It's not the end of the world and it too will pass. We discuss the way they handle the discomforts, what may cause it and how to prevent it... Surprisingly, some first time moms don't sometimes know these discomforts are normal. To those who experience them, these seem abnormal and strange. They struggle with it throughout pregnancy and try to find answers from their doctors, friends, family...

One thing I'd like to share that not many know, are the weired dreams that some women get. And believe it or not, their partners may have them too. This is caused by anxiety and concerns about the baby, pregnancy, etc...Boy the dreams that they sometimes share! Some don't like sharing them because they are afraid that it might come true.

Another condition that seems to be abnormal are the partners of these pregnant women who actually feel nauseated. Some men actually experience morning sickness and don't understand what is going on! Because they over empathize, if there is such a thing as over, they actually feel the discomfort weather or not his wife feels it.

Some wives have noticed with their husbands eating habit have increased. They actually eat as often as their wives. So much so that they gain weight through out the pregnancy. They end up complaining about their new rounded fatherly look.

More next time...