Presentation on theme: " Puts both mother and baby under stress Reduces blood flow to the uterus, lowering the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the baby. Remains in the pregnant."— Presentation transcript:
Puts both mother and baby under stress Reduces blood flow to the uterus, lowering the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the baby. Remains in the pregnant mother and baby’s system longer Limit the amount to no more than 400mg per day from all sources ( cola, coffee, tea)
Large amounts of coffee ( more than 3 cups) may increase the chances of miscarriage, premature labour, and low birth weight. Also be aware of Herbal teas! Only some are considered safe for pregnancy.
Toxoplasmosis is caused by a small parasite which can infect humans and animals. Sources of infection include: 1) Raw and undercooked meat 2) Cat feces 3) Garden soil
Wash hands before and after eating and after gardening Wash hands well after handling raw meat Avoid eating undercooked meats Have someone else change kitty litter Use gloves when gardening, handling raw meat or changing litter.
Helps prevent unnecessary weight gain It may help control blood-sugar and high blood pressure in pregnancy Active women report fewer physical symptoms of pregnancy such as nausea, heartburn, leg cramps, varicose veins, swelling, insomnia Decreases recovery time from delivery It can help with labour and delivery
May reduce the incidence of depression and anxiety and increases self-esteem Don’t forget your Kegels!!
Smoking and being around second hand smoke during pregnancy can have dangerous consequences for your baby If you smoke the placenta does not work as well as it should, which causes the baby to get less food and oxygen It can increase the chance of premature labour and birth
Babies of women who smoke do not grow as well as they should Smoking in pregnancy has also been linked to miscarriages, low birth weight, birth defects and even impaired mental development.
1) Amount of alcohol consumed by the mother 2) Gestational timing of consumption of alcohol 3) Mother’s ability to break down alcohol in her own body 4) Individual response by the baby to alcohol
Effects of tobacco smoke 1) Increases the risk of bronchitis by 46% 2) raises the risk of asthma by 43% 3) Increased risk of low birth weight 4) Increased risk of stillbirths 5) Increases risk of lung cancer and heart disease by 30% each 6) Increases the risk of tonsillectomies by 60-100% 7) Raises the risk of ear infections by 19%