9 Ways of Staying Healthy While Having a Young Baby

Many women want to go back to their pre-baby body after they give birth. Now, a woman's body may never be quite the same again, but that doesn't mean that she can't stay healthy and get close to her pre-baby body. Not only has the woman just gone through pregnancy, and all that comes with it such as baby showers (which typically involve lots of cupcakes), now that the little one has arrived can be especially hard to stay healthy when sleep-deprived from caring for a little on. Here are … [Read more...]

Celebrating a Boy! Catherine gave birth to future heir

The 'birth of an heir' in a family is enough to cause even the most mild mannered members to have their say and throw a hissy fit, imagine if the child is to be the third in line to the throne of the United Kingdom? This is where the hard work really starts, and we are wondering how will Kate fare as Royal Mother and not just Royal oven? Photo Credits: Alison Jackson Though William and Kate were hoping for their first born to be welcomed in a more “bourgeois” way, (Kate’s influence … [Read more...]

10 Baby Foods ‘not’ to make at home!

Making your own baby foods at home is neither as challenging nor as involved as it seems at first blush, and it allows you the opportunity to control each and every ingredient so that you know exactly what your baby is eating. In a world where genetically modified food and questionable agricultural practices make parents more concerned than ever about what they’re feeding their children, homemade baby food seems like the healthiest and most viable option. After all, the lack of transparency … [Read more...]

What Women Should know about the ‘Fourth Trimester’

In order to accommodate the shift that allows human women to walk upright, their bodies have undergone a gradual evolutionary change that leaves their pelvises roughly 30% smaller than those of their homo erectus ancestors. The size of infants brains and the heads that house them have, in that time, gotten larger, according to studies conducted by paleoanthropologists at the University of Indiana. The resulting shift means that, in order to walk upright, women’s bodies simply cannot … [Read more...]

Helping a New Mom Feel Confident in Her Caregiving Skills

How to Help a New Mom Feel Confident in Her Caregiving Skills Working as a nanny is a rewarding and exciting career choice, but it’s not just the children under your care that will need some assistance from time to time. Becoming a new parent for the first time is overwhelming for many women, especially those who are reassured that the mysteries of parenting will magically reveal themselves upon childbirth and a “mother’s instincts” will kick in to make the process as effortless as breathing. … [Read more...]

Why Breastfeeding Your Baby is Better, Amanda Carlson

Why Breastfeeding Your Baby is Better Breastfeeding your babies is something that many new mothers struggle with. Should you or shouldn’t you? Is formula better? How long should you breastfeed? Is it better for the baby or not? But why? What benefits does breastfeeding your child have? While breastfeeding your child is a personal choice that new mothers have to make based on their child’s needs, many experts agree that breastfeeding your baby is better for them. A … [Read more...]

MATERNAL POST NATAL CARE, IPHONE APPS (Free) – MOMS ON BED REST

Nothing frees up your time like being told you have to stay on bed rest for the remainder of your pregnancy, and if you don’t have enough distractions you can quickly find yourself bored out of your mind. Of course you can play your favorite games like Words with Friends or Wheel of Fortune, but after a while even those will lose their luster, and you’ll need something else to occupy your hours. Here are 10 iPhone applications that will help take up some time and answer any questions you may … [Read more...]

Parents and caregivers – 10 Facts About Febrile Seizures

It is estimated that 1 in every 25 children will have a febrile seizure, according to the National Institutes of Health. For parents whose child experiences a febrile seizure, the experience can be terrifying. Many parents are surprised to learn that young children can experience a seizure as a result of a fever. Fortunately, while febrile seizures are horrifying to watch, they are typically harmless and result in no long-term health risks or complications. Parents and caregivers should … [Read more...]

Lancet Series: 2.6 million babies stillborn

2.6 million babies stillborn in 2009 New global and country estimates published in Lancet Series 14 April 2011 | Geneva -Some 2.6 million stillbirths occurred worldwide in 2009, according to the first comprehensive set of estimates published today in a special series of The Lancet medical journal. LANCET: http://www.thelancetglobalhealthnetwork.com /   Every day more than 7200 babies are stillborn − a death just when parents expect to welcome a new life − and 98% of them occur in … [Read more...]

SHIRLEE HALL – Spiritual Healer, Poet, Author: MARCH WORKSHOPS

  PILLOW TALK     CIRCLE OF LIGHT GATHERING   Workshop  Sunday, March 6th, 1PM,   Naperville, IL Conscious Dreaming...II Class $25 Bring drum if you like   Luminous Blue Lotus Flower Meditation     WORKSHOP    March 18th, Friday, 7:00PM   Location:  Sohmar Massage School-Downers Grove Egyptian Sacred Breath ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~    Teaching - Initiation - Meditation- Traveling        CRACKIN THE SHELL   I pay close attention to my dreams. Do you? If we were to judge the disorder … [Read more...]

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