• February 21, 2019

We have already started talking here on the Blog Confirm about health during pregnancy. We discuss issues related to the first and second trimester of pregnancy. Now it’s time to think about the preparations for the arrival of the baby! Some parents are focused on the first baby care, buying the trousseau and setting up the little room. Others are analyzing what kind of birth they will do and participating in a course of preparation for it. Still, there are the dads who eternalize this moment with photos of the big belly and enjoy with the family the final stage of pregnancy. After all, in a few weeks, there will be a little child that will change everyone’s life.

The third trimester happens from the 27th week of gestation onwards and seems to be the longest, due to fatigue and the size of the pregnant woman’s belly. As this period tends to be tiring, food combinations are recommended that provide a true energy recharge. Unrefined carbohydrates, such as rice, cereals, and whole grain breads, ensure the energy Mom needs. On account of the larger belly, the digestion becomes more difficult and the swellings more apparent. Therefore, another indication is the ingestion of fibers and liquids, foods that avoid two common problems of this phase: constipation and bleeding. Keeping the body hydrated also helps control the bumps. Another tip to improve digestion at this stage is to avoid fried foods and fatty foods. The weight gain is greater than in the other stages due to the growth of the baby, so the indication is that several meals are made a day, but that one eats little. This is the period when the woman feels more hungry, but as soon as she eats, she feels satisfied. Thus, a nutritious diet is the highlight of menus in the third quarter. It is important for the woman to ingest calcium and iron, as the baby ends up absorbing these nutrients in large quantities for their growth. Calcium can be consumed by eating grains, dark green vegetables and dairy products. Foods rich in iron (red meats, poultry, fish, beans, spinach) should be consumed associated with vitamin C (orange, acerola, pineapple, strawberry, cabbage, cauliflower) for better absorption by the body.


In the last few articles, we are getting to know more about the second trimester of pregnancy. Have you checked the feeding tips and the tests that are done at this stage? After receiving the news of pregnancy and getting into the rhythm of that moment, the second trimester may be considered by many the quietest phase. Because of this, it’s a great time to shop, hang out with friends, invest in sex and even travel. Of course everything is revolving around the baby, but remember to take this quieter quarter to invest your time in personal activities or two. In a few months, a tiny baby will occupy your life and your heart completely, and it will be much more difficult to have some free time.

Think about calling your friends and arranging to go to a party, a show, a coffee or a movie. Take time to take a quiet stroll, take a look at the window displays and choose some clothes for pregnant women. Maybe when your belly grows more, you are not willing to go shopping and you do not have something that suits you. Choose comfortable clothing with elastic waistband and threaded cuts that can be adjusted. Also, enjoy your companion, time alone and romance. Invest in sex life, poiso second trimester is usually the phase of rebound of the libido. If possible, take a trip for two and take the opportunity to go to places with less structure, such as beaches and parks. Just be sure to avoid dangerous, high-impact activities unfit for pregnancy. To learn more about the second quarter, watch the video below and discover all the news that it brings. Keep up the pregnancy health series and stay informed!


In the last section, we start with the health tips in the second trimester of pregnancy. Have you checked which nutrients are important in the enhanced nutrition of this phase? In the second trimester, everybody wants to know how the baby is going: his growth, whether it be boy or girl, if he is healthy … There are many expectations! But even so Mama must forget to follow her own health. Among the many exams of this phase, some are specific to the pregnant woman. In the second trimester, which happens from the 14th to the 26th week of pregnancy, it is when the ultrasound is made morphological. In it, each organ of the baby is measured and analyzed, being the time to discover the sex of the baby. This longer ultrasound can take more than half an hour and is done around the 20th week. If the doctor is suspicious of any abnormality in the baby, he can ask the pregnant woman to perform another ultrasound: the 3 or 4-dimensional ultrasound. This exam has the most detailed picture and so the doctor can detect a number of problems through it. Still, if the question concerns the baby’s heart, he will ask for a fetal echocardiogram. The doctor may also ask for more specific tests, such as amniocentesis – an examination that detects chromosomal syndromes in the baby, such as Down’s syndrome. Still, it is likely that the pregnant woman will have blood tests, including the blood glucose test to check for possible gestational diabetes. Blood pressure will also be checked, as at the 20th week it is possible for gestational hypertension to appear. Stay tuned for the tests and take proper care if you develop any of these diseases. But both diabetes and gestational hypertension tend to resolve within weeks of delivery or check out ttc kit reviews. It is important that the pregnant woman does not miss any of the exams and make the most of the tummy that started to appear!


In the latest posts, we started addressing health issues in the first trimester of pregnancy. Have you given the main care with food and physical exercise at this stage? Talking more about the first 13 weeks of gestation, there is the importance of immunizing and preventing Mum from getting sick. You should wash fruits and vegetables very well and not eat raw meats to avoid toxoplasmosis. Also, immunization should be done against rubella and hepatitis B. Care for cytomegalovirus, zic virus and  H1N1 flu  should also be doubled. Pregnant diabetics, hypertensive, asthmatic, anemic, who have thyroid dysfunctions, vascular problems or tendencies to gain weight should take better care in this initial period. Pregnant women who use medication should regulate or replace doses of their medication. Diabetics, hypertensives and those with dysfunctions in the thyroid should be monitored closely, as these dysfunctions compromise the release of hormones essential for the growth of the embryo’s cells. If you are diabetic or anemic, your doctor will likely specifically advise you on your diet, and may refer you to a nutritionist. All these health care should be guided and followed by the doctor, always remembering the importance of prenatal care throughout pregnancy. The care in the first few months are many and for you to be well informed we separate a video. It deals with many aspects of the first quarter, including some tips presented here on the blog. Watch and continue to follow our pregnancy health series.

Ovulation Test – How to Do and Interpret?

An ally of the woman seeking pregnancy, the ovulation test came to help and a lot at the time of getting pregnant. Not long ago in the Brazilian market, but already well-known and used abroad, the ovulation test arrived to revolutionize the way to detect ovulation .

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The ovulation test is practically a craze among the tempting Americans . There in the United States or other European countries, they are much more common because they are as cheap and affordable as the pharmacy tests that detect pregnancy.

Best Way to Check Ovulation

Of course, we all know that the best way to know if you are ovulating is through mucus . So the more elastic the more fertile mucus the woman is. However, not all women can identify the ovulation mucus and then the ovulation test comes in and can sometimes make the mucus. It can give certainty or a prediction of the day that the woman will be ovulating.

But How Does the Ovulation Test Work?

The ovulation test works by detecting the peak of LH in the woman’s urine . The test is done in the same way as the pregnancy test . The woman picks the urine in a pot and introduces the test to the maximum mark. You can read in 5 minutes. The best time to take the ovulation test is between 15 and 19 hours, because the peak of LH occurs with greater intensity. LH appears in the urine after follicle maturation and before the release of the egg. Usually when the positive ovulation test takes 12 to 48 hours for ovulation, the test line darker than the control, shows us that ovulation is getting closer. happen .

How to Interpret the Ovulation Test

However, unlike the pregnancy test when any second line appears positive, in the ovulation test the two lines always appear , or at least almost always. So how is the ovulation test positive? The two lines have to be absolutely dark, or the test line darker than the control line.

Example of positive ovulation test in the video below.

Some women have LH the whole cycle in less quantity than at ovulation. Therefore, the light lines should be disregarded. To know when to do the ovulation test one should calculate when it would be the most fertile day and then begin to take the test 3 days before the probable date for ovulation. However, if you are the deregulated type, then it is best to follow your cycle with two other techniques that can help a lot, basal temperature and Billings method. These three techniques allied to each other can give absolute certainty of the time and day when you will ovulate. The problem for several women is exactly this, you know when to do it. But if you have a 28-day cycle it may make it easier, the test can start on the 10th day of the cycle and end as soon as the test clears the test line. If you are the type that does not have an established cycle, it is important to remember that the test can be done through the signals that the body shows, but should start to be done as soon as you suspect that the fertile period is beginning. It is also important to remember that even if the cycle is regular, the woman can have the fertile period at any point in the cycle. Carefully observe the signals to start the tester in a timely manner.

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