Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

  Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy     By Liji Thomas, MD Pregnancy is a time when many dramatic changes are known to occur in a woman’s body, both with respect to the anatomy and its function. it is also a time when a new life is being nourished within the woman’s body which includes the normal development of fetal organs. In every case, the nutrients for this enormous expenditure of energy and for the formation of one or more new individuals from scratch come solely from the mother. For these reasons, pregnant women must be taught and encouraged to have a balanced and palatable diet, with necessary supplementation of whichever… Read More

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Post-natal massages – All you need to know about it

Post-natal massages – All you need to know about it Rejuvenate post delivery with post natal massages Whether a woman is pregnant for the first time or an experienced mother, pregnancy can be stressful for women’s muscles and body. A woman’s body undergoes tremendous changes over the course of 42 weeks. It can also be confusing to most of the mothers who may not know what to expect of their body, more so when it is the first time being pregnant. However, natural therapy such as post-natal massage can soothe discomfort caused during labour and helps in rejuvenating mother’s energy levels. A therapeutic post-natal massage eases postpartum stress and provides… Read More

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Before the baby arrives

Before the baby arrives When to sign up for antenatal classes and tour hospitals? Experts share health tips and must do’s Eveline Gan WEEK 4: Take a folic acid supplement, and quit bad habits If you are not on folic acid, start now. Ideally, you should have built up your stores at least a month before trying to conceive. This B vitamin protects your newborn against neural tube defects such as spina bifida, said Dr Tan Wei Ching, a senior consultant at the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at Singapore General Hospital. Cut bad habits, such as smoking and excessive drinking, said Dr Law Wei Seng, a consultant obstetrician and gynaecologist… Read More

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The one part of new motherhood that’s most likely to trigger postnatal depression

The one part of new motherhood that’s most likely to trigger postnatal depression One in ten women experience depression within a year of giving birth. Becoming a mother is probably the biggest life change a woman can experience. With your life no longer being about you but rather keeping a small human alive, the sleepless nights, dramatic changes to your body and fluctuating hormones, it’s unsurprising that postnatal depression is a common repercussion of new motherhood. It’s so common, in fact, the NHS estimates 1 in every 10 women will experience postpartum depression within a year of giving birth. And research carried out by The Priory has identified one key part of motherhood that’s… Read More

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Baby care tip: The right massage oil for your baby

When I left the hospital with my newborn, the paediatrician advised me on all things medical like basic medication and vaccination and also told me how to feed, clean and bathe the baby. Dr. Bhupendra Avasthi, Surya Hospital, said that the baby can have a bath with a few cups of water till the belly button area heals and the umbilical cord stub falls off.  He asked me to take care of baby’s gentle skin and make sure that the baby is completely dry. After a week or 10 days he said I could use a mild soap and lukewarm water for the baby’s bath. What about a baby massage? I was… Read More

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Postnatal Depression Coping with Postnatal Depression

Postnatal Depression Coping with Postnatal Depression Depression affects about 10-15 % of women after childbirth. Postnatal depression is regarded seriously by medical health professionals and is upsetting not only to the women suffering from it but to their families as well. Many mothers may experience mild “postnatal blues” and tearfulness a few days after delivery. In cases where this lasts beyond two weeks, professional advice should be sought. Approximately 3-5 % of women experience a moderate-to-severe depression that require medical attention. Identifying the mothers that may be at higher risk of postnatal depression is an important first step. A past psychiatric history is a significant risk factor. Some studies have… Read More

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About Us

Rahayu Homespa brings massage therapy to you in the convenience of your home sweet home. No stress from trying to make it to your massage appointment through congested traffic! No need to find parking! We bring everything to you! Great for people who find it a struggle to get out of their homes because of physical restrictions, elderly parents in assisted living/nursing homes, or just for the simple convenience of having massage therapy brought to you. Improve office morale! Show employees they are appreciated! Have a day of massage in your office. Our clients run the gamut from professional athletes, cancer survivors, moms-to-be, to corporate and weekend warriors. Founder Rahayu… Read More

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