Archive for November, 2009

5 Surprises for Pregnant Mamas

November 30th, 2009


Many expectants mother actually find that their sex life is enhanced while pregnant. The changing in a pregnant mum’s body increase sexual pleasure. In addition, she also has an increased blood flow to the genital area and a general feeling that things are good. Of course, many expectant mothers also said that they have a decreased desire for sex as the due date approaches, due to exhaustion and physical discomfort.


Pregnant mums may experience a slight decrease in their memory capacity. When a pregnant mother says that she is feeling scatterbrained, it may not just be psychological. Based on study, it is found that there often is memory loss during pregnancy, and that it can last up to one year after the baby is born.


Not everyone enjoys their pregnancy. While most people assume that the pregnancy is supposed to be time of great joy and excitement, some expectant mums actually experience depression during this time. There are about 10 to 20 per cent of expectant mums experience depression during their pregnancy. This can be due to the physical changes in their bodies, to the psychological apprehension that they have as the due date approaches and to other factors. If you feel yourself slipping into depression during pregnancy, make sure to speak to your spouse and to your doctor.


Many pregnant mums experience haemorrhoids during the pregnancy, especially during the last trimester. Haemorrhoids are varicose veins that are in the rectal area. They can become quite bothersome and are usually due to straining during bowel movements, to extra weight you are carrying while pregnant, or by the pressure of sitting or standing for too long. While pregnant, you should make sure that you eat a balanced diet with enough fibre, to maintain a healthy weight gain and to exercise as much as possible.


People often say that pregnant mothers glow. While this might be true for some expectant mums, others find themselves left with strange brown or yellow patches on their faces during pregnancy. As much as 70 per cent of pregnant mothers have this condition called melasma. These patches happen because the increased hormones in a pregnant mum’s body cause the body to produce more melanin. You can try to prevent this problem by using sunscreen and by avoiding UV light. Even if you do find yourself with this condition, do not worry. It will usually fade within the first few months after giving birth. These  are a few of the strange pregnancy conditions that people do not discuss while pregnant.


How To shop For Brushes

November 30th, 2009


Cos your fingers shouldn’t do all your make-up for you.

  • You don’t have to get a matched set of brushes. Though they may look pretty on your dresser, unless you are a professional make-up artist, the likelihood of your using every single brush is slim.
  • The four key brushes you’ll need: powder brush, blush brush, and two eyeshadow brushes – one the size of your fingertip and another slightly smaller for blending.
  • Look out for brushes with a curved, dome-like shape as these apply make-up more effectively.
  • Fluffy brushes made with natural bristles are the best as they give you better precision without piling on too much product.
  • Make it a point to invest in good-quality brushes as they not only last longer, they make applying make-up a pleasurable experience.

Your Baby’s Development Week By Week

November 30th, 2009

Week 15

You are 15 weeks pregnant and your baby weigh around 2.47 ounces, or 70 grams. Baby’s tiny heart is now pumping about 25 quarts of blood a day. And the skin that has developed is so thin, one could see through it to the blood vessels inside! By birth, baby’s heart will be pumping around 300 quarts of blood a day!


And what about you? At this stage in your pregnancy, your heart pumps up to 20 per cent more blood than usual. This is because you must supply your baby with the blood he or she requires. Your clothes are probably becoming a biton the tight side so you might want to look into buying maternity clothes.

Many pregnant women have mixed feeling about this; they can be overjoyed, yet afraid of the changes that are happening to their body. These feelings are perfectly OK. Thanks to your hormones, life can be a bit of an emotional rollercoaster these days.


These are strange times and do not feel alone! Some of the most organised women confess that pregnancy makes them forgetful, very clumsy and, often, unable to concentrate. The best advice? Have plenty of rest, don’t try to take on too much, have a laugh and take these “mental lapses” in stride –  they’re just temporary.

15 weeks amazing moments of pregnancy

15 weeks amazing moments of pregnancy