Deepshikha Punj, India

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Menstrual cup
I want to start using menstrual cups. Has anybody had an experience in it and if so, can you share any pointers on its use and which ones to buy?
It takes a time to adjust yourself with M-cups. But once you are comfortable , these are a saviour . There will be a hefty reduction in your expenditure as other alternatives(pads,tampons) are quite e
I used to use it but not my favorite because it can be a bit messy to wash. And sometimes I take it out the blood spills everywhere lol. You need to fold it correctly, insertion is a bit challenging a
First trimester pains
Has anybody experienced lower abdomen pain during their first trimester? If so, what was the diagnosis and/or how did you manage it? Please share.
little pain is normal, it could be due to gas so avoid eating food that cause it..n pls do consult with ur gynac
If is not sharp pain. Shld be normal. If you have any concerns is better to check with gynae
My feet have become quite swollen and an aunty told me that using coconut oil will help bring down the swelling. Is there any other easy remedy?
I'm not sure about any other remedy but ive done this myself so I know it works. I used coconut oil to massage my feet. It helped improve blood circulation and bring down swelling.
I am at the end of my first trimester and have had no cravings so far. Is this normal?
Yah don't worry it's normal 😀😄n enjoy your 2nd tm
Yes it is normal to have no cravings. Not everyone has cravings. Dont worry and enjoy the journey ahead. Its priceless :)
i went through two pregnancies and not a single craving! :(
End of my second trimester and still no cravings 😅 hubby seems to have more cravings than me!
Lol finally I find someone who didn't have cravings either :) I went through both my pregnancies without any craving and yes its absolutely normal..
Has any mum faced any complications after taking epidural? Could you pls share your experience?
I feel an epidural is the worst experience ever. I was given one for C section for my elder son. Though I faced no complications but till now face it's after effects...pain in the lower back. I never
Hi, My SIL took epidural for her delivery but thankfully she did not face any complication, rather everything went smooth and the process which could have taken longer hours was cut short. Nerve da
My haemoglobin levels are usually always low and around 10gm/dL. Will that affect my pregnancy? If so, is there any desi remedy to help with this problem? Pls suggest.
Yes. Low haemoglobin means an open invite to a lot of issues whether now or in future. Common ailments too can happen to those with low haemoglobin. So pls consult your gynac on what u need to do. U m
Hi, Haemoglobin to come down is quite normal in a pregnant woman but if left untreated it can cause serious complication and can also lead to preterm delivery. Normally doctors prescribe medicines to
Post pregnancy, I seem to have developed a severe bout of acne, especially around my chin area. Can you suggest any remedy?
you can definitely start applying tea tree oil as it can really work to reduce and remove acne. in my case, using simple Colgate white toothpaste on the acne also helped to dry them off and eventu
Hi I also have the same problem. I had glowing skin when I was pregnant. But after delivery with the hormones trying to balance themselves again and lack of sleep, my skin has occasional breakouts wit
See a skin specialist. Post pregnancy your hormones are going crazy. No home remedies will help. See a professional
one of the easiest and most effective thing you can try to fight off acne is to use your basic toothpaste. apply a dot of Colgate white toothpaste on the rash and leave it overnight. wash off in th
Can besan ke laddoo be consumed as confinement food? Is that helpful?
New mums require nutritious diet and body replenishing things to re-build the strength that one loses delivering a child. It is believed that rich foods and sweet like panjiri, laddoo's etc., aid in
I just read somewhere that Palak Paneer is actually not at all nutritious. Does anybody have a different opinion?
thanks for the question! in fact, i regularly make palak paneer at home which my kids devour, along with me. we all know that both spinach and paneer are really good for health, hence it does seem qui
Well! Never heard of something like this. I have been eating and now making palak paneer all my life. Your question made me go through a couple of articles to actually figure out what is the truth. An
Yes, there is a logic which says that absorption of iron (in palak) and calcium in (paneer) do not go well together as iron makes it difficult for calcium to absorb in the body. But, I think one shoul
Is it recommended for a newborn (4 weeks) to wear shoes?
Shoes are worn only when the baby is ready to walk. Till then you can make the baby wear pretty socks. A newborn is mostly swaddled all the time so it is senseless to make it wear shoes. It would also
I don't think it anyway matters whether you make a 4 week old wear shoes or not. We make them wear shoes so that they look cute and all dressed up. And if you are making your baby wear shoes, then mak