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Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Pregnancy Over 40, Success Comes With A Gag Order

I do recall when I finally conceived my daughter. I was extremely nauseated the entire first trimester (to the point that I couldn't leave the house).
 But I couldn't complain because I finally had achieved my dream of becoming pregnant without miscarrying. In retrospect, I realize people who finally do conceive after infertility have the right to feel bad and get support, but you don't feel entitled because you been handed the winning lottery ticket.   I recall when I ran an infertility support group, one of the members was apalled that her pregnant friend (who had also suffered from infertility and subsequently got pregnant) was complaining about some of her pregnancy symptoms.  This article sums it up:


From the article:

You're in your first trimester, and you're nauseous 24/7. You dare not complain to a soul, however, for fear that you'll hear:

I told you so!
And you wanted to be pregnant sooo badly...
Can you believe you went through all of that to feel like this?
Or perhaps you're in your last trimester, and the only shoes that will go on your swollen feet are shower sandals, while your sciatica gives you such pain that the slightest movement brings tears to your eyes. After seven or more months, you've probably learned by now that not only do folks tire of hearing pregnant women complain, any kvetching on your part will probably be heard with even less understanding. After all, didn't you say that you'd never complain if you could only conceive? 

excerpted from:

Thursday, June 25, 2015


Pregnancy Over 40, Severe Nausea and Vomiting

I think most women experience some type of nausea in pregnancy...even if it's just a little.
As a matter of fact, you will probably hear that nausea and vomiting is considered a sign of strong hormones and a healthy pregnancy - even though it doesn't feel like it!  I had fairly severe nausea (I was practically bedridden the first trimester), however the vomiting was not as bad.

Some women, however have debilitating nausea and vomiting in pregnancy.  It's something you should get checked out because even though nausea may be seen as a sign of a healthy pregnancy, it may lead to dehydration and if it is severe, it could be an indicator of an underlying problem.

I didn't realize that excessive vomiting in pregnancy could actually be some type of allergic process. This article explains how a woman with hyperemesis gravidarum got through her pregnancy:


From the article:

'It was like flicking a switch,' she said.

Andrea was given steroids to limit the damage as specialists feared she would need a feeding tube because of the constant vomiting. She was also taking anti-sickness tablets prescribed to chemotherapy patients.

But despite the constant struggle, Andrea got through it with the support of husband Kevin and family and friends.

Kevin, a gas man, said: 'I put on a brave face for Andrea, we had to keep her spirits up. We all had fears but no one wanted to say it out loud.

'I was worried about so many things, I wasn't sure if I was going to lose both of them or one of them.'

Andrea added: 'I didn't once get excited about being pregnant because I didn't know if it would end in a baby.

'But now I just feel normal. Hyperemesis changes your whole personality. I just feel relieved.'

Andrea and Kevin lost a baby four years ago, at around 20 weeks, because of the condition.

She is urging pregnant women to make sure they seek medical help as soon as they think they could have HG as catching it early helped save Kurt.

from: www.dailymail.co.uk

Saturday, June 13, 2015


Pregnancy Over 40 and Stress

Most of us already know that stress may contribute to infertility and possibly miscarriage.
However , stress during pregnancy may also affect your baby. Read More:

"Researchers at the University of Trier, Germany, say that stressful or traumatic events experienced during pregnancy can have long-lasting effects on the fetus, and these effects may not become apparent until many years later. They cite fibromyalgia as one example, claiming that girls born of stressful pregnancies may be at a greater risk for developing the painful muscle condition as adults.


Little is known about the causes of fibromyalgia, a condition affecting mostly women and characterized by extreme fatigue and widespread muscle pain. In the new study, led by Dirk Hellhammer, the researchers found that "prenatal programming" likely plays a role in the later development of fibromyalgia. Hellhammer says that stress experienced during pregnancy can affect the development of the fetus's adrenal gland, permanently limiting its capacity for producing adequate amounts of the hormone cortisol."
excerpted from: aphroditewomenshealth.com

Tuesday, June 09, 2015


It has been reported that women should avoid eating peanuts during pregnancy due to the possibility that this could trigger nut allergies in children. It seems like more and more people are experiencing life threatening allergies to nuts and schools now are equipped with "peanut free" tables in their lunch rooms. I ate peanut butter all through my pregnancy because it is a quick and easy snack and because of my rather severe nausea, I needed to eat at regular intervals. Interestingly, my daughter has many allergies, but luckily, peanuts are not one of them which is wonderful since peanut butter seems to be a staple of her diet.

So, should pregnant women eat peanuts, peanut butter or other nuts during pregnancy? According to the UK NHS,

"You may have heard that peanuts should be avoided during pregnancy. This is because the government previously advised women to avoid eating peanuts if there was a history of allergy (such as asthma, eczema, hay fever and food allergy) in their child's immediate family.

This advice has now been changed, because the latest research has shown no clear evidence that eating peanuts during pregnancy affects the chances of your baby developing a peanut allergy"


Friday, June 05, 2015


Chubby babies are so cute...but, this may be a sign that trouble is on the way. According to this article, this may predispose the baby to heart disease and obesity later in life.  Some of this may be due to the mother's weight and diet in pregnancy, read more:


Obese baby girls are at increased risk of developing heart disease and diabetes when they grow up, new research suggests.

The study of 1,053 17-year-old girls also shows that they may also be more likely to suffer problems with their metabolism if they were overweight as a baby.

Scientists from the University of Western Australia tracked the research participants on eight occasions between the ages of one and 17 years of age.

Measurements including weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), blood pressure and cholesterol levels were taken, reports the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.


Wednesday, June 03, 2015


Your Pet And The New Arrival

Guest Post By Fran Gratton

A new baby disrupts and turns life upside down for everyone in the household including the pets in the house. The unused, untidy storage rooms, or the office is scouted out to decide which room is going to be rearranged to make space for the new arrival. The hustle, and bustle begins early on in the pregnancy. The house gets purged. There are many adjustments to be made. How do you let the pet in on what's going on? He's watching you and maybe he already knows as he picks up one of his stuffed animals and begins to shake it vigorously until the stuffing comes out. He may be showing us just what he thinks of the news and the changes it has precipitated. With all that goes on even a well trained pet may react negatively to the change in attention and focus. Remember he was your "first baby" How will he greet the "new baby" in town? Get you vets advice for what you can do to get Fido ready for babies impending arrival. Positive reinforcements of training techniques should be used consistently before baby arrives. Not being allowed in rooms the pet has spent time in, new smells and most importantly new sounds are things to prepare the pet for. It has also been suggested that you bring an item belonging to the baby home and allow the pet to smell it. Limit the dog and or cat from the chosen baby room before the baby arrives to give them time to make the necessary adjustments in their environment. Set up routines such as the times you will walk your dog and when he eats etc. Plan areas for play away from the babies room. This is the time to try new training techniques to correct problem behavior, use words and sounds in your training that the dog responds to best.Give lots of praise. Be sure that at all times you are in control of your pet.
Hopefully as time goes by your pet will respect your baby as a "new leader" in the family and bond well with your growing child.

SEE ALSO: PREGNANCY OVER 40 (getpregnantover40.com) 

Steps for Helping Your Pet Adjust to a New Baby
Before the Baby is Born
  • Make sure your pet health needs and vaccinations are up to date. A healthy pet is a happier pet. Make sure your pet has had a physical exam and that no underlying health concerns exist.
  • Take care that your pet is well groomed. Keep your pets nails clipped. Long nails may accidentally scratch your baby.
  • If you haven done so, consider having your pet spayed or neutered. Doing so now will help decrease the jealous feelings that may cause both dogs and cats to mark their scent around the house.
  • Consider obedience training for your dog. Every dog should understand the commands of come and sit. There are many books to help you teach your dog these basic commands, as well as many dog obedience courses for you to consider. Contact your local pet supply store or veterinarian for information about dog obedience classes in your area.
  • Address any serious behavior problems. If you have problems disciplining your pet or your pet has anxiety, seek the help of a specialist before the arrival of your baby and be sure to get the specialist opinions of how your pet will react once the new baby arrives.
  • Consider behaviors you will want to change after baby arrives and begin working to change them now. If you allowed your pet to jump freely into your lap before, now is the time to teach your pet not to do so. Block access to areas that will be "off limits" for several months before the baby arrives, for example, no longer allow your pet to enter the room that will be the nursery when the baby arrives. Consider laying double stick tape onto furniture to discourage your pet from jumping on it.
  • Begin to spend less time with your pet. Attempt to set a schedule that will mimic the one you will have after the baby arrives. This will prepare your pet for the decreased amount of attention it will receive.
  • Invite friends with babies over for visits. This interaction will allow your pet to get accustomed to the look, smell, and sounds of a baby.
  • Start "playing house". Carry a baby doll around with you and take care of the doll as if it were a real baby. Change its diaper, pretend like you are giving it a bottle, and rock it to sleep.
After Baby has Arrived
  • Allow your pet to sniff the baby's belongings before bringing home baby. After the baby is born, bring home a towel or blanket that has the baby's scent on it and allow your pet to become accustomed to the new baby smell. Do this before bringing home baby from the hospital but after the baby is born.
  • Don't scold your pet for being curious about the baby. This is natural. Allow your pet to sniff the baby's feet - a little lick won't hurt the baby and a positive introduction will go a long way towards a healthy relationship between baby and pet. Brushing your dog or cat away each time your pet comes near your new baby may cause feelings of resentment.
  • Consider having someone else introduce the baby to your pet so that Mom can show the anxious pet needed attention at this time.
  • A gradual process of introducing the pet to the new baby is often recommended. Some experts suggest isolating the pet from the new baby for a few days so it can get used to the idea of Mom and baby together in the environment.
  • If you are contemplating a new puppy or a kitten for your new baby first playmate, you may want to reconsider. Puppies and kittens also have demands that must be met. Consider carefully whether you want to spend time training a puppy or a kitten or if you would rather spend that time with your new baby.

And Most Importantly
  • Do not leave your newborn unattended with a pet.
  • Never leave a dog and a young child unsupervised.

*** This article is for educational purposes only. None of the above information replaces the advice of your OB/GYN Doctor or your Veterinarian. Please contact your doctors for questions, concerns and professional advice.****
Your doctors experience, education and knowledge supersedes all information provided here.
Written by Fran Gratton a baby lover, dog lover and a believer in the help "The Sounds Of Baby" Cd can provide. Music For Dogs [http://www.rubmybellytoo.com/]
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Fran_Gratton

Monday, June 01, 2015


Electric and Magnetic Fields (EMF’s)

Electric and magnetic fields come from power lines, appliances, electrical wiring, equipment, computers among other things.  A number of studies have been done on the effects of prolonged exposure to high electric and magnetic fields.  I should say that there is conflicting information about the hazard EMF’s pose to pregnant women.   In terms of fertility and miscarriage, some sources claim that there is an increased incidence of infertility, miscarriage, birth defects and even some cancers in babies when the mother was exposed to high EMF’s.  Almost anything that is plugged in gives off an electric field.  To give off a magnetic field, the item must be plugged in and operating. 


There is quite a bit of variability in the EMF’s given off from different appliances or electronic devices.  Here are some things to avoid to the greatest degree possible:
·        Electric heating pads, humidifiers, heated waterbeds
·        Prolonged computer use (about 20 or more hrs. per week)
·        Electric blankets have been associated with a higher miscarriage rate.   
·        Don’t sit too close to the television, microwave or other electronic devices when in use as the further away you are from an appliance or electronic device, the less exposure you will have to it’s EMF (although some EMF’s can penetrate through walls.)
·        Limit use of wireless devices like smartphones (and wireless landline phones) and tablets – these are thought to have a negative effect on the fetus. Try to keep them away from your belly when using them.

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