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Sometimes during labour and birth things don’t go according to ‘plan’ and there may be a need for some kind of assisted birth. This may be because baby is getting tired and distressed and needs to be born quickly, or sometimes no matter how hard mum is working and pushing, she may need some extra help. There can also be circumstances that require baby to born more quickly. Here are some of the most common birth interventions used during labour and birth.
During most of pregnancy, there is enough room in the uterus for the baby (foetus) to change position. By 36 weeks of pregnancy, most babies turn into a head-down position. This is the normal and safest foetal position for birth. But in about 4 out of 100 births, the baby doesn't naturally turn head-down. Instead, the baby is in a breech position. You probably won't be able to feel whether your baby is breech. But if you are 36 or more weeks pregnant and think you feel the baby’s head pressing high up in your belly or you feel kicking in your lower belly, see your doctor for an exam.
Pregnancy can really zap your energy stores – particularly in the first and fourth trimester. No great surprise seeing as you’re growing a human and all. To sustain your energy all day and get through the next 40 weeks or so, a well-rested, well-fed and hydrated body is key. Nourishing your body with healthy wholesome foods during pregnancy will not only support the growth of the little being inside you, it will also see you better equipped to care for said ‘little being’, after they are born. Here are 12 essential pregnancy super foods to add to your diet now!
As with most things, healthy diet and lifestyle practices will make a big difference to your general wellbeing, and never is this more apparent than during pregnancy. Nonetheless, even with good eating and good living, you may find yourself suffering one or more pregnancy-related ailments. As ‘common’ as things such as morning sickness and fatigue are, they don’t have to be debilitating and can often be improved significantly with seemingly simple measures. Here are our top tips for managing some of the most common pregnancy side effects.