The most common myths about pregnancy and the pill

There are truths unfounded, but very common, both in pregnancy myths and on the birth-control pill, which is often given as true and which are a source of confusion for many women. It is therefore necessary to demystify.

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Instead of ignoring the claims of a family member or friend, it is always best to consult a gynecologist if in doubt about pregnancy.

Then list a series of misconceptions on both subjects of pregnancy and the pill to help remove uncertainty for expectant mothers or women who want to protect themselves with hormonal methods.

Weight and pregnancy: Update on 10 Myth

There are many false truths circulating on weight gain during pregnancy. Difficult to distinguish between true and false: “Take a pound a month,” “No need to pay attention,” “we must eat for two”, “no, it depends on the size”: The result is a bit of panic!

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Once past the first month in which the weight is usually well controlled … Comes to the fullness that sometimes goes to some carelessness food. So where do we remain vigilant and where can we make concessions to a nutritional point of view?

1 month of pregnancy: You and baby at 1 month of pregnancy

You have signs of early pregnancy but it is not seen yet from the outside. However, during the first months, many changes are taking place and you will have to be careful in many ways.
Priority: confirm your pregnancy
The pregnancy test is 99% reliable. Its big advantage is that it gives you immediate results. Take this test about 10 days after fertilization or suspected within days of the alleged return of the rules (at least three days), it will confirm your pregnancy.

Ask your gynecologist to prescribe a blood test, only 100% reliable evidence … but we must wait to know the result!

The development of your baby at 1 month of pregnancy
The egg has implanted in the uterine lining.
At four weeks, your baby has a heart; a stomach is the beginning of the organogenesis, i.e. the creation of its principal organs. Members do not really stand out: one speaks of pallet members. The nervous system is developed.
The sense organs begin to develop. There is talk of embryo even though it has yet no eyes or mouth.
At this stage, baby floats in the amniotic cavity connected to the outside of the egg through the umbilical cord training.

Does weight affect fertility?

Get pregnant is a process that for many women is easy, but there is another group that presents several difficulties in conceiving. One of the reasons that fertility may be affected is overweight or decreases it drastically; hence, you will see the importance of keeping your weight under control to become pregnant. If you actually try the weight it does affect fertility.

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Studies have been published which indicate that indeed the weight can interfere with fertility, although it is true that there are women with extra kilos that have become pregnant, it is also true that doctors recommend to maintain proper weight to avoid complications.

Leading cause of infertility

The vast majority of couples with infertility does not know the cause of the problem and are subjected to treatments that are doomed to fail.

The most common cause of infertility is the failure to timely diagnose the disease or diseases that originate, which is very common when there is vaginal discharge.

Large number of couples suffering from infertility for years does not really know what prevents you from getting pregnant.

And all have been subjected to all sorts of expensive laboratory tests.
And they have also suffered from costly and dangerous interventions, such as laparoscopy, and more importantly, to no avail.

Infertility is an increasingly common problem for the occurrence of cases that did not exist. Some examples are:
1. New contraceptive methods accepted despite its serious consequences, such as the contraceptive implant or deposit type.
2. The use of contraceptives without proper precautions, which is very frequent, p. eg. the device is excellent, safe and economical, but that is usually placed carelessly and without proper controls, facilitating the production of ectopic pregnancy and pelvic infections that impede fertility.
3. The radical use of contraception as vasectomy and tubal ligation.
4. The use of toxic substances that harm both men and women at the time of attempting pregnancy.
5. The use of hormones for livestock used for food later.
6. The emerging metabolic diseases caused by the new eating habits.
7. Hormonal and metabolic deficiencies caused by harmful diets currently fashionable social standards to meet unrealistic.
8. Possible affects not yet studied and that could come from contamination of any kind caused by the excessive use of hazardous energy sources.

Pilates exercises for pregnant women

pilate exercise for pregnant women The purpose of the exercises of Pilates are improving posture and strengthen and tone muscles without using weights. The secret is the combination of strength, flexibility, breathing and relaxation. You exercise Pilates for pregnant women that are very beneficial for this period of life of women.

The exercises of Pilates can be done in special machines or on the floor, and are very good because given the nature of the exercises in a few repetitions concentrated movements of the muscles of abdomen and pelvis.

The exercises of Pilates for pregnant women are very beneficial in the prevention of urinary incontinence and to work directly on the muscles of the pelvis and abdomen.

Furthermore, these exercises are very beneficial to eliminate back pain that is very common in the advancement of pregnancy and working the legs and improves circulation while reducing pain caused by lack of circulation. Before you start doing exercises of Pilates is advisable to consult on the conduct of exercises in pregnancy. And if you have pain to do Pilates exercises back to consult.

What to eat while breastfeeding

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During the period of breastfeeding is very important to follow a correct and balanced diet and to ensure appropriate composition of milk ingested by the child, and for the increased energy demands of the mother. However, we must specify that only part of the maternal nutrition affects the health of the infant, as the latter, fortunately, however, has metabolic and hormonal mechanisms able to cope with possible ingestion of harmful components.
The diet is suggested to the mother under these conditions differs slightly from that recommended generally: a Mediterranean diet that is rich in fruits and vegetables to ensure an adequate intake of nutrients. What is to be considered, however, is the increased energy demands of the mother, who must also take into account the energy used to produce milk (about 90 Kcal per 100 g of milk). On a day to get a new mother can also consume 800 kcal to produce milk. These calories need to be replenished adequately.
Simple sugars should be avoided as much as possible as they provide only a surplus of calories without benefits for the production of milk, contrary to the carbohydrate complex (bread, pasta, cereals ..) can be taken regularly. The protein affects only the quantity of milk produced, not the quality and, therefore, should slightly increase their consumption. Very important is to ensure a regular intake of olive oil , as it ensures the presence of fatty acids essential for the lipid component of milk. Even the fish that provide omega-3 is better during lactation.

Nutritional advice during Pregnancy

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Pregnancy is the period between egg fertilization until birth, which lasts about 9 months. From that moment begins a new life, and changes in the mother’s body are very important.

Both ovulation and menstruation are inhibited. The uterus, to accommodate the fetus, also progressively increases in size, being 50 gr., Normal state, can weigh a kilo in the last months of pregnancy.

The breasts increase in size, appear vomiting, and nausea, increased urination as well as the desire for sleep.

Given these and other changes experienced by women during pregnancy, should be answered through an adequate nutrient intake. This does not mean eating for two, and in an exaggerated manner, but must be nurtured to ensure both the nutrition of the baby as his own.

The fundamental change is the formation of new tissues of both women, placenta and fetus. Moreover, given the weight gain is experienced, it should also increase caloric intake, to maintain all vital functions.

This requires a diet or a balanced diet, varied and correct. The role of food will ensure both the health of the baby and mother. Therefore, feeding during these 9 months should not be subject to fads or topics almost always misunderstandings that can lead to considerable danger for both.

Tips to consider:

1. It is always best to choose fresh foods, avoid canned, cooked, frozen or ready to eat.
2. With regard to ways of cooking, the best are grilled, steamed, boiled or baked.
3. Do not take fried, chipped, sautéed and breaded daily, consuming only very occasionally.
4. Avoid high fat meats, sausages and meats.

Tips for Pregnant Women

Pregnancy means some changes in you, not only physical but also emotional, but these changes do not have to be negative. For this to be so, we offer a few tips that will help make your pregnancy more enjoyable and that after the do not feel any negative change.


1. Pregnancy is a unique and exciting experience, which has women and men share the experience. There is nothing pathological, at first, so enjoy the pregnancy.

2. From the moment you know you are pregnant, see your obstetrician for her pregnancy check.