Archive | October, 2008

How To Prevent Varicose Veins

Posted on 31 October 2008 by

Pregnancy predisposes a woman to the formation of varicose veins. These tortuous leg veins develop because the growing uterus puts pressure on the veins, which carry blood from the lower extremities. This will result to the pooling of blood in the blood vessels, thereby causing engorgement, inflammation and even pain. Varicose veins are often found […]

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Danger Signs To Watch Out For In Pregnancy

Posted on 30 October 2008 by

Pregnancy is a time when you need to be very vigilant of your health. Aside from having frequent doctor visits, it is also important to watch out for signs that may endanger not only your life but as well as your unborn child. Make sure that you have your doctor’s phone number, and an alternative […]

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What To do If Your Child Is Having Febrile Seizure?

Posted on 30 October 2008 by

For any parent, witnessing a child in seizure is a nightmare. Just the sight of it can bring shivers down the spine, so to speak. When this happens at home, parents usually tremble with fear; and they usually forget to do the right thing during this situation. It is comforting for parents to know that […]

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Best Ways To Prevent Stretch Marks

Posted on 30 October 2008 by

A woman’s body goes through different changes during pregnancy. Expectant mothers take great joy in hearing their baby’s heart rate, or even feeling their slight movements inside the womb. Pregnancy after all, makes a woman rediscover herself as her body changes, to accommodate the growing baby. You marvel at how fast your baby is growing […]

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How to Potty Train Your Child: 7 Easy Steps

Posted on 29 October 2008 by

Potty training can be a challenge for both parents and child. Since toilet training is the most important task that a toddler must achieve, it is good to start it when the child has shown signs of readiness. Parents need to be wary of the physical and emotional readiness of a child because, they tend […]

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How Much Should I Eat To Maintain My Present Weight?

Posted on 29 October 2008 by

For weight to remain stable, energy intake must match energy output. This energy is derived from the foods that we eat. The value for food energy is expressed in food calories (sometimes abbreviated as “kcal”) or kilojoules (kJ). One kcal is equal to 4.1868 kJ. The average energy intake for American men is about 2800 […]

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Prenatal Vitamins: Should I Take It?

Posted on 29 October 2008 by

Have you ever wondered why doctors often stress the importance of taking prenatal vitamins? In this day and age, it is widely known that these supplements have very good health benefits. It is important because it mainly ensures adequate intake of vitamins and minerals during pregnancy. However, understanding simply that will not encourage a pregnant […]

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11 Safety Guidelines for Exercise During Pregnancy

Posted on 28 October 2008 by

Exercise generally improves overall well-being. It is particularly important for a pregnant woman because it may lessen the discomforts associated with pregnancy. It promotes good posture and it keeps your energy level up. It is also a very good way to prepare your body for labor and delivery, because it increases your resistance and muscle […]

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When Is My Baby Ready For Solid Food?

Posted on 28 October 2008 by

Most parents are eager to begin feeding their infants with solid foods. Physiologically speaking, an infant is ready for solid foods when he or she is taking more than 32 oz (960ml) of milk a day and does not seem to be satisfied. Usually, a normal full-term infant can thrive on an iron-fortified milk formula […]

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How To Identify True Labor Contractions

Posted on 28 October 2008 by

Am I really in labor? This is the most common question that expectant mothers usually ask themselves when they are nearing the term of their pregnancy. True and false labor pains usually cause a lot of confusion, especially among first time moms. False alarms are common scenarios in the emergency room, where after proper examination, […]

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Breast Self Exam Made Ridiculously Simple

Posted on 27 October 2008 by

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women of western industrialized countries. One in every 8 women will develop the disease. The causes of breast cancer point to heredity and other environmental factors that are yet to be explored. Thus, anybody can practically acquire breast cancer even without a strong hereditary background.  Unfortunately, most […]

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10 Ways On How To Manage Foot And Ankle Swelling During Pregnancy

Most women experience foot and ankle swelling during pregnancy. A woman may notice edema around the fifth month of her pregnancy, but it is most noticeable during her last trimester. Edema is common for pregnant women because a woman’s body retains more water during pregnancy. The growing uterus also puts pressure on the veins to […]

What Causes Leg Cramps In Pregnancy And What You Can Do About It?

My mother has been diabetic for 10 years now. Although her blood sugar has been controlled, it does not let her off the neuromuscular complications of diabetes. Oftentimes, she would get painful leg cramps that even made her cry and all I could do is comfort her. I never really had an idea how painful […]

Work and Pregnancy: Is It Possible To Have It All?

Women nowadays have become an indispensable asset in the workforce of many companies. Many women who choose to work during pregnancy may encounter challenges in the workplace. It is vital that a woman draw the line in making sure that her job does not jeopardize her pregnancy. Jobs that involve exposure to toxic substances, heavy […]

How To Prevent The 4 Common Causes of Anemia During Pregnancy

Throughout the life of a woman, her body is constantly confronted with so many challenges that demand complex physiological changes. Perhaps, the toughest physical challenge that a woman has to face in her lifetime is the task of procreation – pregnancy. Pregnancy induces a lot of physiological changes in the woman’s body and all of […]

How To Cope With Sleep Difficulties During Pregnancy

Pregnant women need an increased amount of sleep or rest during pregnancy, in order to build new body cells. However, hormonal changes and pregnancy discomforts, can affect a pregnant woman’s quality of sleep. As a woman goes through each trimester of pregnancy, she may also experience various discomforts that may affect her sleep pattern. During the […]

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