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Seafood-Rich Diet May Up Pregnancy Chances and Sexual Intimacy

If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests.

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If you are planning to have a baby then try including seafood to your diet as couples who eat seafood tend to be more sexually active and get pregnant faster than other couples trying to conceive, a new study suggests.

The study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that, among the participants, 92 per cent of couples who ate seafood more than twice a week were pregnant at the end of one year, compared to 79 per cent among couples consuming less seafood.

“Our study suggests seafood can have many reproductive benefits, including shorter time to pregnancy and more frequent sexual activity,” said co-author Audrey Gaskins from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston.

“Our study found that couples who consume more than two servings of seafood per week while trying to get pregnant, had a significantly higher frequency of sexual intercourse and shorter time to pregnancy,” Gaskins added.

For the study, the researchers examined 500 couples to determine the relationship between seafood intake and time to pregnancy.

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The participants recorded their seafood intake and sexual activity in daily journals.

The association between seafood and faster time to pregnancy was not completely explained by more frequent sexual activity, suggesting other biological factors were at play. These could include effects on semen quality, ovulation or embryo quality, the researcher said.

Seafood is an important source of protein and other nutrients for women who are or may become pregnant, but concerns about mercury have led some women to avoid fish when trying to conceive.

Also Read: Eating Fish Twice a Week Reduces the Risk of Heart Failure

Earlier, a study, published in journal Molecular Autism, found no evidence to support claims that mercury in fish is linked to the development of autism or autistic traits in newborns.

“Our results stress the importance of not only female but also male diet on time to pregnancy and suggest that both partners should be incorporating more seafood into their diets for the maximum fertility benefit,” Gaskins noted. (IANS)

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The Importance of a Good Mattress for Pregnant Mothers and Babies

Wakefit, one of the premier online mattress hub considers these parameters while manufacturing their mattresses.

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Congratulations all the expectant mothers!

You have entered a blissful period of your life when everything else goes on the backburner. Your topmost priority during your maternity period is taking care of yourselves and your little one. Your entire schedule changes so do your wardrobe and food supplements.

Your body goes through rapid changes affecting your body system and sleep cycle. For a healthy baby, a nutritious diet and peaceful sleep are mandatory factors along with a brisk walk and comfortable clothing. Although being pregnant is a wonderful experience, it comes with its own set of challenges both physically as well as emotionally.

Also, few parents realize that how important a child’s mattress is for its super brainpower and attention span. With a child’s hectic schedule – school, extramural activities, homework, play time, social and errands at home round the clock, they get exhausted by the end of the day. They require peaceful and uninterrupted sleep of 10-12 hours in order to recharge their replenished energies and brain cells.

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Wakefit, one of the premier online mattress hub considers these parameters while manufacturing their mattresses. Let’s dive deep into the importance of a good mattress for pregnant women and babies. Let’s understand how a good mattress can affect the health and immunity of expectant mothers and toddlers leading them to a stress-free and joyous life.

  • Thickness and Support

The mattresses which are thick are easier for children as well pregnant women to sit down or get up from the thinner or lower profile beds. The supportive mattresses can aid in aligning the spine and can alleviate aches and pains in the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and other sensitive areas.

  • Conforming

It refers to how closely a mattress contours to the sleeper’s profile and provides the same support and relief in pressure to all the areas of the body. In some mattresses, due to gaps or spaces in the surface, support is not provided which leads to a feeling of anxiety.

  • Firmness

Soft and fluffy mattresses are unsupportive to pregnant women as well as toddlers which result in discomfort. The mattresses are available with multiple firmness options which can be selected as per the needs and requirements.

  • Durability

The average life of a good mattress is six to seven years. However, it depends on the brand from which it is purchased. Some are prone to early sagging while some last for more than eight years without any hassle. Wakefit offers you mattresses of premium quality with longer durability in the form of higher foam density. Grab one today to solve the insomnia issues or any sleeping disorders.

  • Temperature Neutrality

Due to the increase in metabolic rate, pregnant women feel hot while sleeping. So they require a cooler surface to lie down which does not retain heat.

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  • Motion Isolation

One of the essential factors to enjoy sleep without any disruptions is to ask for a motion absorbent mattress. Whenever someone shifts its position in bed or gets up from or onto the mattress, it is termed to be motion transfer. It is hazardous for the pregnant woman or postpartum couples as they frequently wake up in the middle of the night resulting in disturbance for the partner. A mattress which is isolated to absorb or minimize transfer can prove to be beneficial.

  • Noise

The internal components of selected mattresses possess springs or electric air chambers which produce unwanted noise when they are bearing weight. So, while selecting a mattress for would-be mothers and little ones, opt for a memory foam mattress which are virtually silent to enjoy uninterrupted peaceful sleep. The efficient team of Wakefit, research and analyze each mattresses to offer the best to its customers.

  • Edge Support

With the strong edge support reinforced in the mattress, there are fewer chances of sinkage while sitting down or standing up. This is considered to be beneficial for expectant mothers as well as infants. The mattresses which lack reinforcements may begin to sink after a couple of years leading to discomfort and lack of sleep.