Health Tips

General Tips
  • Exercise is a must – 30 minutes of brisk walk or equivalent every day is good enough
  • Eat Healthy – have at least 5 portions of green vegetable and fruits in your diet
  • Avoid Stress to the extent possible
  • Have at least 3 yearly pap smears/cervical smears to prevent cervical cancer
  • HPV Vaccine is not enough. After the age of 35 years have regular mammograms to prevent Breast Cancer
Getting Prepared for Pregnancy

Female fertility decreases with age and it is always advisable to take precautions for couples who are planning to become pregnant. Some of the major precautions that should be taken are:

  • Women who are planning for pregnancy should avoid liquor Avoid smoking
  • Get into shape and achieve desired body mass index
  • Take healthy diet (low carbohydrates, high proteins and minerals)
  • Drink plenty of water (up to 2-3 litres)

Before attempting pregnancy it is advisable to ensure that you have:

  • Antibodies against Rubella
  • Blood sugar and thyroid levels are under control
  • Checks done to ensure that you are not a carrier of Thallasemia
  • You don’t have any untreated medical illness like heart diseases or hypertension
Foods to be avoided in pregnancy
  • Those who suffer from constipation, gas or bloating must avoid peas and other ‘heavy to digest’ cereals.
    They must take green gram as it is easy to digest and gives protein
  • Butter, milk, honey, and sweets made from jaggery rather that white sugar to be taken in small quantity
  • Avoid fried snacks, spicy foods and fizzy drinks
  • Should refrain from smoking tobacco and taking betel nut, pan-masala or alcohol
  • Tea, coffee and ice-cream can be taken in small quantity
Food with Low Cholesterol
  • Skinned milk
  • Dilated Butter Milk
  • Almond 5-6 per day
  • Walnuts 2-3 per day
  • Flax seed
  • Whole wheat products
  • Salad, sprouts, whole pulses, green leafy vegetables, clear Soup
Back care after delivery
  • Feeding Posture: Take a pillow support in your lower back and two pillow supports in your lap. Take the baby on the pillow so that baby’s mouth is at the level of nipple
  • Nappy changing posture: Try to take a high table so that your back is always straight while changing posture
  • Getting out of the bed: Turn to your side, take your lower legs down, with hand support take your trunk up. Sit for a while than stand and walk