Category Archives: mother’s health

Is drinking coffee safe during pregnancy?

Pode tomar café na gravidez? Confira

The answer to the question above is something we should frequently use in life: excess is never a good thing. So, yes, expecting moms can have coffee – which is great news since pregnancy drowsiness is a killer, right? But there is a daily intake limit that should be respected, or there will be an […]

Is it true pregnant women can’t be in contact with cats?

Grávida pode ter contato com gato?

There is still a lot of uncertainty and misinformation about cats and pregnancy, but here is the truth: it’s very unlikely that having contact with cats will make you catch a disease that will result in bad consequences for your unborn child. You have a higher risk of getting toxoplasmosis by eating undercooked meat than […]

Cleaning during pregnancy: do’s and don’ts

Grávida pode limpar vidros e fazer faxina com alguns cuidados

So, you are tired of hearing, “pregnancy is not a disease.” Well, it really isn’t, but things work differently in the pregnant body. Some extra care in the housekeeping department must be allowed to ensure your health and the baby’s health is not put at risk. Suppose you’re experiencing a low-risk pregnancy. In that case, […]

Main complications that can affect the placenta during pregnancy

Alguns problemas na placenta durante a gravidez podem ser detectados pelo ultrassom

The placenta is the organ the pregnant body develops to make the blood connection between the mother and the baby. It provides oxygen and the nutrients necessary for the baby’s growth in the uterus through the umbilical cord.  It also produces and regulates some hormones during pregnancy, such as chorionic gonadotropin and progesterone. The placenta […]

Nervous or stressed? Give yourself a time-out

Mãe nervosa ou estressada? Veja dicas para relaxar

Many mothers, especially those who go back to their careers, experience a mix of emotions during this phase. With a sociable baby that interacts more and more, just thinking about going back to work and spending hours away from your child already makes your heart ache. On the other hand, after months of exclusively dedicating […]

Your relationship with your partner: get your sex life back without stress

Retomar a vida sexual pós parto

There aren’t too many couples who describe having not difficulties going back to their normal sex and affective lives. Fatigue, anxieties, full time dedication to the baby and even fear of feeling pain or getting hurt are just some of the reasons behind all this tension. With the right approach, however, you can face this […]

Time to get back to physical activities

Retorno à atividade física pós-parto

Relaxing exercises and light walks can be done after six weeks postpartum for normal births and after eight weeks for C-sections. However, it’s important to remember that each woman has their own recovery rhythm and their own way of dealing with the baby’s demands and daily tasks. So, if you still don’t feel ready to […]

Baby Blues x postpartum depression: Know the differences

Baby blues e depressão pós-parto

In a given moment, you’re smiling and happy as can be with your little bundle of joy in your arms. Next thing you know, you’re feeling anxious, fearful, nervous, and even a feel a weird sense of sadness. The opposite of how you expected to feel in this long-awaited time of bliss and joy you’ve […]

What to do if your pregnancy exceeds 40 weeks

For most women, the birth happens before the 42nd week. The 40th week marks the normal time needed for the baby to fully develop. However, if you got to this point and until now you haven’t felt anything, don’t worry. Many doctors wait up to 10 to 14 days after the expected birth date, zealously […]

Know which interventions can happen during birth

Intervenções durante o parto

To avoid putting the mother through intense pain – which can also cause suffering to the baby or even death – some extreme procedures have to be done during birth. The pregnant woman and her family, of course, will be oriented and briefed by the doctor, who, it’s worth noting, will only use these measures […]