Common hair problems:
- Hair loss
- Premature graying
Homemade masks are a great way to pamper your hair. Mix olive oil with almond oil
or castor oil and gently massage your hair with it. To wash off your hair use a
mild herbal shampoo and do not forget to apply a herbal conditioner. If possible
stay away from harsh chemicals and go for natural products that are safe for the
you must ensure that you consume a balanced diet and drink plenty of water. During
pregnancy the body requires more protein and if you do not consume enough of proteins
your hair will be denied of its share. So eat according to your doctor’s suggestions
and keep taking the prenatal vitamins. They will ensure that your hair remains strong
and shines with health.
Common Dental Problems:
Taking care of your oral health is crucial during your pregnancy. All that progesterone
and oestrogen swimming around your body can cause gums to soften and bleed leaving
you more susceptible to gum disease, sensitivity and other tooth problems. During
pregnancy your blood flow increases by 30-50%, which explains those radiant rosy
cheeks but also explains the increased blood flow to your gums that can cause gum
- Bleeding gums
- Tooth decay
- Discoloration of teeth
It is more important than ever to brush and floss your teeth effectively during
your pregnancy. Brush regularly and thoroughly (though not too vigorously) after
meals or sugary snacks, at least twice a day. Try not to give in to too many sugary
cravings and stick to a healthy, well balanced diet packed with nutrient-rich fruit
Streach Mark care:
From around the beginning of the third month of pregnancy it is advisable to start
using oils infused with herbs which check the development of streachmark.
From the beginning of pregnancy, the breasts are evolvingFrom the beginning of pregnancy,
the breasts are evolving and preparing for the arrival of the baby. Pregnancy hormones
play a vital role and cause a number of changes in the breasts:
- Growth and enlargement – due to the increased blood flow in the breasts, they may
feel swollen, sore and tingly.
- Tenderness of the breasts – it usually occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy.
- Darkening of nipples and areolas (the skin around the nipples), due to hormones
that affect pigmentation of the skin.
- Darkened veins along the breasts due to increased blood supply to the breasts.
- The breasts may start leaking a yellowish, thick substance known as colostrum.
- Protruding nipples and the areolas and nipples will grow larger
- A well-fitting support bra should be worn at all times. This will provide good support
for the enlarging breasts.
- The breasts should be washed daily (without soap) to remove dried colostrum and
to prevent irritation to the nipples
- Massage your breast lightly with herbal oil for 5 to 10 minutes every day. After
the first trimester this can be done twice or thrice a week during whole pregnancy.
This helps reduce sagging of the breast after the baby has been weaned.