Pregnancy is a miraculous thing because it allows you to bring a new life into the world. While you most likely already understand how this new life can affect your emotions, the pregnancy will also affect your body and physical well-being. Whether you are currently pregnant or hoping to conceive soon, understanding the changes in your body is imperative. Here are a few fascinating facts about your pregnant body.
Your Uterus Will Grow (and Grow and Grow)
Infants need stimulation, exercise, and play time too. Without this sensory and extra play, you could be hindering your infants' growth. Sure, babies don't exactly do too much, but this play can help with fine and gross motor skills. Read on for some sensory play and other play time ideas for your infant.
Tummy time is important for your growing infant; tt helps prevent flat spots on the head, as well as increases the muscles in the neck, spine and other areas of the body.
You may currently have a doctor that isn't very close to your home. You may have already found that this isn't very convenient and if you haven't figured this out yet, then there is a good chance that you will as soon as you run into certain issues. Once you have a clear understanding of why it can be so good to have a good doctor that is actually close to you, it may lead you to want to find one that is nearer to your home.
Have you ever caught a whiff of something "down there" while you were working out? What about while sitting at the office? Realizing that you might have an abnormal vaginal smell can be embarrassing, even though everybody smells differently. Still, you might be right to have some concerns.
Think you have something to worry about? Pay attention to these types of smells. You might be able to stop it.
Children who are born with either just one ventricle or a ventricle that is underdeveloped will have to undergo a type of open heart surgery called the Fontan. What exactly are single ventricle defects and why do those who have the Fontan procedure need to be concerned about liver disease?
Single Ventricle Defects
One out of every 100 babies is born with a congenital heart defect (CHD), making it the most common birth defect in the United States.