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5 ways to reduce stress during pregnancy

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Most people are not aware of how much stress is dangerous to health, especially during pregnancy, when stress affects the condition of the baby as much as the health of the mother. If a pregnant woman is under stress, it secretes hormones that reduce the number of neurons in the brain of the fetus and prevents their formation, speeds up the heart of the fetus and so on.

When is cesarean birth necessary? Most common reasons for a cesarean section!

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A cesarean section is the delivery of a baby through a surgical incision in the abdomen and the uterus of the mother. In nearly all cases the mother is awake, but anesthetized from the chest down by spinal or epidural anesthesia. In some circumstances, a c section can be scheduled in advance, and in other cases it is done in response to an unforeseen complication.

Depression - unwanted pregnancy companion! How to deal with the bad mood and depression in pregnancy?

Postpartum depression is a phenomenon that is widely spread. But what if the depression occurs before birth? A recent research, conducted in the UK, presented the data that are somewhat surprising, and that is that pregnant women suffer from depression much more than anticipated. Even according to the final results, more women meet with depression before the birth than after it.

Edema during pregnancy! When to worry about it?

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Edema (swellings) are common and normal in pregnancy. The most common causes of swelling of the legs, hands and feet in this period are weight gain and excess water which is retained in the body. Except that occur as a result of weight gain, edema can sometimes cause a lack of protein in the blood, which can be determined by analyzing and corrects with diet.

Water birth. Common fears and doubts!

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In which way water reduces birth pains and why a large number of women in the world chooses exactly this type of birth, find out in this article. Birth of a child is the greatest event in the life of every woman. However, the inevitable companion of this joyful act is a pain. Thanks to advances in technology, more and more successful are results of modern medicine such as anesthesia application during delivery. However, a large number of women throughout the world is not a supporter of such "artificial" methods. They prefer natural ways to relieve pain, and one of them is giving birth in water.