Archive | December, 2008

5 Common Signs Of Early Pregnancy: How To Deal With The Changes

Posted on 30 December 2008 by

After conception, a woman’s body goes through a lot of changes. Some women may experience all of the common symptoms of pregnancy, while others may only have a missed period. Here are the most common signs of early pregnancy, and some suggestions on how you can deal with the changes: 1. A Missed Period A […]

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How To Have A Positive Self-Image During Pregnancy

Posted on 30 December 2008 by

Pregnancy can affect women differently. While some women embrace the changes that pregnancy brings, others may feel unhappy about it. For a woman who has a positive self-image before pregnancy, it may not be so hard to adjust to these changes. But for somebody who has negative perceptions, it may be harder to cope with […]

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First Aid: What To Do If Your Infant Or Child Chokes On Food

Posted on 29 December 2008 by

Babies and young children are at high risk of choking. Typically, they choke on foods they can not swallow, and it becomes stuck in their throats. Sometimes, choke foods enter the air passages, which is even worse because it can compromise breathing. Children are especially at high risk for choking accidents because they are usually […]

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Childbirth Education Classes: How To Effectively Prepare For Labor And Delivery

Posted on 29 December 2008 by

Pregnancy may last nine months, but for many expectant parents, this time frame can seem so short, especially with all the preparations that need to be done. Aside from all the important baby things, women also need to be prepared physically and emotionally for the eventual delivery of the baby. There are undoubtedly many resources, […]

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How To Help Your Teen Develop A Safe Approach To Weight Loss

Posted on 29 December 2008 by

A lot of individuals are pretty much aware that obesity can lead to very serious health problems later in life. However, the number of people becoming obese each year is still growing. For a teenager who has weight issues, it does not only affect his health, but it can also be damaging to his self-esteem. […]

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Top 3 Reasons Why Babies Need Extra Care In Hot Weather

Posted on 28 December 2008 by

Babies are more vulnerable to heat compared to adults. They can suffer from a number of heat exposure consequences at a faster rate, and more severe than what we usually expect. This is due to the fact that the baby’s unique anatomic components and physiologic coping mechanisms are not yet well-developed. Therefore, it is important […]

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Pregnancy After The Age Of 35: How To Increase Your Chances Of Having A Healthy Baby

Posted on 27 December 2008 by

Many women nowadays have chosen to delay pregnancy later in life. Although pregnancy at the age of 35 and beyond is very much possible, it can also mean greater risks for a woman, and her unborn child. A woman needs to understand the risks, so that she can better prepare for any complications during her […]

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How To Make The Most Of Your Maternity Leave

Posted on 26 December 2008 by

After the birth of your baby, you may find yourself with so little time to attend to other things. The first few weeks after the birth of your baby can be demanding, and you may find yourself wishing that your maternity leave will not end, so you can have more time to cope. When you […]

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How Your Baby Normally Appears After Birth

Posted on 25 December 2008 by

If your are an expectant mother who eventually have to undergo uncomplicated vaginal delivery, chances are high for you to be able to hold your baby within minutes after birth. Remember that when your get to see your baby for the first time, there may be some features that may make your newborn look strange, […]

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How To Help Your Child Prepare For Her First Menstrual Period

Posted on 23 December 2008 by

The changes brought about by puberty can be scary for a young girl. Before she may have her period, she may already know some things about menstruation, which she may have learned at school, or from other people. Since puberty brings about changes in the body, it can be stressful for your daughter, especially if […]

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How To Make The Best Use Of Your Time While On Bed Rest

Posted on 22 December 2008 by

Pregnancy may entail that a woman make sacrifices for her baby, but sometimes there are circumstances when a woman needs to do just that, even at the early part of her pregnancy. When you have a high-risk pregnancy, your doctor may prescribe bed rest to ensure that your pregnancy can go on safely. Women with […]

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