Are you daunted by the thought of weaning your baby? It can be hard to shift your little one from breastfeeding to liquid or semi-solid foods. Yet, it's an important and necessary change that marks a new stage of their life and development. And since nutrition is crucial to a baby's healthy growth, it's important to take it seriously. Check out this guide on weaning your bundle of joy.
Like all other continents, North America has its share of dangerous insects. When humans cross their path, it often leads to disastrous consequences, sometimes even fatal. Learning to identify and avoid dangerous insects is important when you live in areas where they inhabit. Here are eight insects that you must[.....]
Vitamin B6 plays a vital role in protein, fat, and carbohydrate metabolism. It helps synthesize several neurotransmitters and produce immune cells and hemoglobin. Deficiency is rare, yet children, elders, and women of reproductive age tend to be at risk. This condition may hamper immunity, increase the risk of certain cancers, and cause cognitive decline. Grains, poultry, eggs, meat, fish, potatoes, and milk are rich sources of vitamin B6.
We all treasure our children’s artwork from a young age. But these remarkable paintings were made by babies before they were even born. In Belgium, a charity campaign called Unborn Artists was held to raise money for unborn children in Africa. The catch here is, pregnant women between their 32[.....]
The men and women of our armed forces make sacrifices every day to defend the freedoms we hold so dear. When deployed overseas, many of them go months or even years without seeing their families. For new fathers, this time away can be especially tough. Their emotional reunions are simply[.....]
In the Yogic tradition, a great deal of emphasis is placed on the position and movement of hands during asana and meditation practice. These hand gestures are known as mudras. The word mudra is derived from the Sanskrit word “mudh” which means lock or seal. The deliberate positioning of fingers[.....]
Everyone is familiar with the morning rush. Get things ready for the office, wake up kids, prepare meals for them, get them dressed, drop them at school, and finally, drive to your office. Wait, did you forget something? Your breakfast. When you are in a hurry to reach office on time, it[.....]
The American Cancer Society debunks the claim that wearing a bra while you sleep might increase your risk of breast cancer. Neither can a bra constrict your chest and cut off circulation – unless it's really tight and ill-fitting. Wearing a bra may actually be beneficial after you've had breast surgery or a biopsy, or if you experience any kind of breast pain. Otherwise, it boils down to a question of comfort and choice and not health!
Preferring a more natural birthing experience, Gerri Wolfe, 41, said was “devastated” after discovering a complication during her 36th week of pregnancy that left her with no choice but to have a caesarean. Refusing to settle, Gerri researched her options online and instead opted to give birth via maternal assisted[.....]
Starting your day off gulping down a glass of milk might seem like a quick and nutritious start to your day, but milk being heavy in digestion can leave you prone to stomach aches and heartburn as well. In accordance with ayurveda, milk may be better saved as an end of day drink to help you wind down and crank up the sleep inducing hormones in your body.
Getting some sleep is the hardest thing during pregnancy. Your hips ache, you sweat more than usual and your heartburns only get worse. You spend most nights twisting and turning constantly to find a good position which is also safe for your baby. This gets 10 times harder for those[.....]
Post birth, many woman desire to return to their pre-pregnancy size weight. This infographic provides tips and information to enable young mothers to achieve their goal. Dieting is not really the way to do it but following these guidelines will certainly help. A combination of healthy diet plus some exercise[.....]
It’s normal to feel tired once in a while. Life can be get pretty crazy, after all. But if you’re always feeling bogged down, there might be something else going on. An underlying condition may be the blame, so it’s important to pay attention to other symptoms. 10 Possible Diseases[.....]
The author of this article, Leah Lefler, is the mother of two boys who were both born in the 39th week of pregnancy. In this well informed and well written article, Leah explains what a mother experiencing late pregnancy should expect based on facts and her own experiences. 39 Weeks:[.....]
There is an inevitable increase in chromosomal abnormalities as maternal age progresses. The risks matched at 35, but then again, maternal age is a reflection of her health and not the baby.
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