Kegal Exercises During PregnancyWritten by Beverley Brooke
You probably became familiar with Kegel exercises during your pregnancy. Kegel exercises are equally important after pregnancy to help restore tone and strength of your vaginal wall.
Kegel exercises help strengthen your pelvic muscles, which weaken during childbirth. Why would you want to strengthen these muscles? If they are weak, you could have bladder control problems. You may also find that intercourse is more fulfilling when you have control of your kegel muscles.
Not sure how to do your Kegelís? Pretend that you are trying to stop flow of urine next time you are sitting on toilet (or anywhere for that matter). Those are very muscles you need to contract in order to do your Kegels. You can also insert a finger into your vagina and try squeezing just like you are trying to stop flow of urine. If you feel tightness around your finger, you are performing exercise correctly.
Dietary Precautions During PregnancyWritten by Beverley Brooke
When you are pregnant, you should be sure to wash all raw vegetables prior to consumption. Raw vegetables have potential to carry toxoplasmosis, which is a parasite that is typically carried in feces of cats. It can sometimes get into soil and contaminate fruits or vegetables.
Many women are interested in trying natural alternatives to medications during pregnancy. Some turn to herbal remedies. It is important that you consult with your healthcare provider during pregnancy to ensure that an herb is safe before you take it. Some herbs can be harmful to you or your unborn fetus, and result in premature labor, miscarriage or even birth defects. Some of more commonly known herbs to avoid during pregnancy include: