Posts Tagged ‘pregnant’

Women on diet more often born girls

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Diet WomanWomen who diet during conception, or rarely snack more often born girls, show the results of a British study. This is the first scientific evidence that the amount of dietary intake of energy relevant to the sex of the child’s future, as more as it is, the greater the chances the child is male. According to scientists from the universities of Oxford and Exeter, this fact may explain why in most developed countries where more women are on a diet, number of births to girls surpasses that of boys tend to be increasing slowly – about 1 in 1000 for a period of 40 years. Experts explain this with the fact that they are likely to enter the body less calories, ie lower blood sugar levels, he “relies” this as a signal of lack of sufficient food and reacts according to the laws of evolution. Although the sex of children is determined by genes of the father of science is already known that high glucose levels in maternal him “encourage” the development of male fetus. The mechanism of this action, however, has not yet been established.

Anemia during pregnancy

Friday, July 24th, 2009

Pregnant WOmanThe anemia is a deficiency of red blood cells and / or hemoglobin in the blood. During pregnancy, your body needs enough oxygen to the baby. The hemoglobin needs tons more time to form, unlike the other components of blood. Making periodic inventories not wait until the baby is very important to monitor the level of hemoglobin and if reduced or is too low to take the necessary measures. Blood tests are made in the 12th, 28 and 34 weeks of pregnancy if run properly. In pathological or risk pregnancy is more common. If the hemoglobin is less than 115 have signs of anemia. Besides hemoglobin, there are other components in the blood that indicate the presence of anemia, but the hemoglobin is most enlightening. You probably feel attacks of weakness, nausea, dizziness, headache and subject language – all signs of anemia.

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