Being pregnant for the first time

Last year, while holidaying in Europe, I conceived my first baby. I was not overjoyed, perhaps because both my husband and I, married for only six months, were not yet prepared to be mom and dad. The baby probably heard our thought, and in the eighth week of the pregnancy, I suffered a missed abortion…. [ Continue Reading ]

Pregnancy Diet Pyramid: What to eat when you are pregnant

It’s time you took a long hard look at your diet and told yourself that you need to change some of your eating habits. Now, eating is not just about filling your stomach, but feeding two people. Yes, you’re right – sounds like loads of food. And to some extent, it is. But you needn’t… [ Continue Reading ]

Exhaustion During Pregnancy

If you are expecting a child, you are bound to feel exhausted much sooner than you did earlier. This is a natural phenomenon, do not fight it. Weakness, lethargy and tiredness are normal symptoms in early pregnancy and are nature’s way of slowing down the pregnant woman to help in preserving the fetus. In other… [ Continue Reading ]

Worried about Stretch Marks from Pregnancy?

You are planning to have a baby. But you are worried that you will get marks on your stomach. Well, stretch marks are something that may be unavoidable. Nearly every pregnant woman gets them. Actually the number of marks you will have depends entirely on the pliability of the skin on your stomach. The skin… [ Continue Reading ]


Rubella or German measles is manifested in a mild, benign form among children. However, if a pregnant woman gets infected, it can cause some serious congenital defects in the child. Causative agent Rubella is caused by an RNA virus. The virus has been recovered from the nasopharynx, throat, blood, CSF and urine. Source of infection… [ Continue Reading ]