Your relationship with your caregiver is the most important one you should develop during your pregnancy. It is important that your OB/GYN or midwife shares the same beliefs and views that you do. You have chosen this person to bring your precious bundle into the world and have entrusted them with not only your life, but the life of your unborn child – and your aftercare. It is important that you set up a time to meet with them before making your final decision; you can then determine if they are the right fit for you. You may be able to get recommendations from friends or even your family doctor if they do not deliver babies themselves. A lot depends on whether you want a natural birth in a birthing center, which is more personal and less clinical, or if you want to go the traditional route in the hospital. A lot will also depend on your medical condition during pregnancy. You may be limited. No matter which one you choose, it is important to make your views known. Continue reading »
Clothing and Bedding
All clothing you look for should feel soft and comfortable for your newborn. Look for clothing items that have wide or stretchy openings; avoid outfits with lots of buttons and closures, as these will just add to the time and trouble spent dressing your baby. Make sure you have on hand several outfits that are 100% cotton, in case your baby is irritated by synthetic fabrics. Stocking up on simple outfits means you will have less laundry to do in those first weeks of motherhood. Make sure to have outfits in bigger sizes so you won’t run out of clothes as your baby grows. Remember to buy special laundry detergent for baby clothing. Here is a list of the basics you will need:
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Modern women are aware of health issues and concerned about their wellbeing, but often don’t have room in their busy lives for dedicated exercise time or extra expense. These tips will improve health and reduce the risk of many diseases just by making small, easy and cheap lifestyle changes. Continue reading »
The number of In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedures performed each year is rising as 1 in 7 couples suffer from infertility. IVF can be a very stressful process, both mentally and physically, and can have a detrimental impact both on individuals and relationships. There are a number of steps that couples can take to ensure that they are fully prepared for IVF and also to increase the chance of success.
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You might think that you are only supposed to sweat when you are hot, but once you hit puberty, you also will sweat when you are nervous. Your sweat glands (which make sweat) become more active during the teen years, causing both more sweat and also some smell. You actually have 2 million to 4 million sweat glands all over the body. Most are on the soles of the feet, the palms, forehead, cheeks, and in the armpits. Don’t panic, though. Sweat and smell are normal parts of becoming an adult. Sweating also does an important job – it helps to cool your body down when you are hot.
How to help keep sweat from smelling badly:
- Shower or take a bath every day.
- Use a deodorant (covers smell) or an antiperspirant (decreases sweating), or a product that has both.
- Talk to your doctor if these things do not work or you are worried.
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