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Pregnancy Hair Breakage and Tips for First Time Moms

Expecting a baby for the first time can bring both excitement and fear to any woman. There is the excitement of bringing a new life into the world mixed with the fear of the unknown. Many women wonder how badly labor and delivery will hurt and how they are going to take care of a tiny human if they have never done it before.

Stress and hormonal changes can significantly affect the condition of the hair. To strengthen your hair, vitamins help a great deal. Biotin is a great vitamin to promote hair and nail growth, prenatal vitamins also contribute. This website offers good treatments for women’s and men’s issues, including impotence, infertility, hair loss and others.

Adding honey to your conditioner and letting your hair sit for about 30 minutes. Avocado can also serve as a moisturiser. Definitely stay away from any heat (less is best), also try not to brush so much you want to treat your hair gently, so that means treating your scalp like the rest of the skin on your body.

Eating healthy and drinking lots of water keeps your body healthy and therefore strengthens hair. I’ve also heard that by increasing blood flow to your head you will grow out your hair, so getting scalp massages and hanging upside down a few seconds a day will help. Be mindful you probably wouldnt want to hang upside down pregnant.

Apart from your hair, there are a few other things you should know if you are a first time mom who is worried about the unknown.

The very best thing you can do for yourself and your baby is relax! When the end of pregnancy approaches, many women are ready to just get the baby out. As uncomfortable as you may be, know that your baby will come out when he or she is ready. You will know you are in labor when the unmistakable pain of contractions comes and goes every 3-5 minutes. If you are unsure if you are in labor, you most likely are not. False labor happens often and sends many women to the hospital because they believe they are in labor.

When you are finally in labor, the best way to relieve your painful contractions is to get an epidural. While there are some side effects such as headaches, they are rare. The relief you will feel will be wonderful! If your nurse asks if you want an enema, just take it unless defecating on the delivery table does not bother you. Some women become embarrassed and will not push effectively.

Once your beautiful baby is delivered, you will probably feel mixed emotions. You will be joyful and exhausted. If you are trying to breastfeed, you may be frustrated. Breastfeeding is not easy for mother or baby. Do not be embarrassed to get help and if breastfeeding is something that you really want to do, do not give up easily! Give it at least two weeks to get better before you quit. Because of the exhaustion of labor and delivery, it is a good idea to let the baby stay in the nursery at night so you can sleep. You will have many nights with your baby ahead.

Going home with your new baby is exciting and scary. The shift of hormones and sleep deprivation can often lead to crying spells. This is normal. Do not beat yourself up if you get frustrated with your baby at night. It may take a while to get used to getting up every few hours to care for your baby, but it will get better as you adjust to the new sleep schedule and your baby adjusts to life outside the womb.

Rest when you can, take help when it is offered, and enjoy your new baby!