FOR THE FAMILY

Prepare to manage your family’s lifestyle such that their risk of chronic diseases such as high BP, cholesterol, diabetes etc. are minimized
Also, give the children, mothers to be, nursing mothers the special
care that they need Read about this and more!

Pregnancy care: warning signs and worrisome conditions

During pregnancy many changes are happening in your body! This can put you at a constant stress and while your doctor will try to assuage your stress, they usually do not have enough time.

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Pregnancy: how your baby grows and your body changes

Pregnancy is a time of wonder and awe, when you are host to one of nature’s most prized phenomenons. If you are expecting, it is natural that you would want to know about whats going to happen to your body and how the baby will grow inside you.

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Pregnancy symptoms: how soon can I know if I am pregnant?

If you have been planning to get pregnant, you probably want to know as soon as possible! But, even people who are not planning to have a baby, may find themselves waiting anxiously to find out at the earliest

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Don’t forget contraception while breastfeeding to avoid getting pregnant again

It is common wisdom that breastfeeding your newborn gives you protection from getting pregnant again for a few months. Hence one may not think too much about contraception while breastfeeding your baby in the first 3-4 months.

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Adequate diet while breastfeeding

Mother’s milk is the best food for the newborn, and as the sole producer of this quality food, you want to do everything possible to keep up the production!

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Exercise during pregnancy

Indian women seldom keep up their exercise while expecting a baby. But total lack of exercise not only increases your chances of gaining too much weight  but also hampers your preparedness for childbirth

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Healthy range of weight gain for Indian women during pregnancy

The common wisdom that a pregnant woman needs to eat for two, is often taken by pregnant women and their families too far! This results in excess weight gain during pregnancy.

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How to ensure a balanced diet while pregnant?

A healthy diet during pregnancy should be designed for giving your baby all that she needs to grow well inside you, however the old wisdom of eating for two is not strictly true!

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Weight loss after baby: how to go about it?

When you have had a baby, all your attention is focused on doing everything right for newborn and a lot of advice is available, often not so accurate.

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Exercise for kids: benefits and recommendations

Most Indian parents keep a regular tab on the studies of their children, but when it comes to exercise, we think the evening play time with friends and sorts period at school are enough

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Ensure wellness for your children: get a FHI health check done

Indian children get regular check-up by medical personnel till they are receiving their vaccines, which is up till two years of age, after which a health check up is rarely part of considerations in our care for kids and they even formal growth monitoring is not done, unless the child is sick and land up at a doctor’s clinic.

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Supplements during breastfeeding for deficiencies in the mother

You already know that the best diet for a child up to six months of age is breast milk. Children should be given only breast milk and no other drink (barring drugs) till they are six months of age

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Healthy weaning of infants: how to increase food other than breast milk

After six months of age, breast milk alone is not able to provide enough nutrients to the infant, especially calories, iron, vitamin A, B12 and protein. Therefore, your pediatrician will advise you to start weaning your child from the age of six month.

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Make sure your child gets enough nutrition but also focus on good food habits

We all know that malnutrition in children is a big problem in India , but we tend to think of malnutrition as a poor people’s problem. That is not actually true! Indian children, even those from affluent families, have high rate of Iron , vitamin D,  calcium deficiency, vitamin A and protein deficiency

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Managing your family’s health and lifestyle

Families share hereditary factors, environmental factors and lifestyle risks, all of the three major factors which impact health of an individual.

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Indian food and diet patterns: pros and cons

India is a big and diverse country, therefore the term ‘Indian Diet Patterns’ may seem like an unfair generalization. Also the two sides of India the relatively underprivileged ‘Bharat’ and the affluent ‘India’ behave quite differently, in lifestyle and food choices

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For Healthy India Diet choices for young and old Indians

Indian food habits and Indian cooking styles are different from the western world, therefore international diet or menu plans meant for healthy adults and children as well as for people with diabetes, heart risks such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol etc. are often difficult for Indians to follow

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Diet and nutrition: what makes a healthy diet

‘Diet’ is a much abused term, which has come to mean ‘eating less to lose weight’, but the real definition of diet would be the food that you eat every day.

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