Archive for February, 2012
If you’ve been carrying your baby for more than 8 months now, you’re probably ready to get him or her out of there. By now, you’re tired, sore, and most likely very eager to get the birthing process over with. The baby will come when it comes, though, despite the expected date that doctors told you or what you feel yourself. You just need to wait it out and hope for the best.
There are some things that you can do, though, to keep yourself going during the last few weeks. Trying to induce birthing is almost never a good idea unless the alternative is somehow going to be harmful for the baby. So instead of trying to get it out too early, do some of the following things to inspire yourself and help you get through the final stretch.
When exercise is brought up, it’s not actual hardcore exercise. Things like walking, pelvic rotations, stretches, and other simple moves are usually recommended so that you can keep your body moving and the blood pumping despite your lack of mobility. An exercise ball can be a light and easy way to get some good moves going.
Simplify Your Life
In these last weeks, you don’t want to try to overachieve in any area of your life. Don’t expect to be able to continue working full time or getting the house chores done consistently. It will usually be all you can do just to walk around, so don’t try to overdo. Let your husband, friends, and family help you. Hire help if you need to. Take extra time to rest and spend time with those you love, because once the new baby comes, you won’t have time for anything but the newborn.
Have Fun with Baby Prep
Doing things like picking out baby names and looking over what supplies you have for when the baby comes can be fun and distracting. There’s really not much you can do but distract yourself and try to have a good time, and choosing baby names or deciding on room color schemes are both sometimes the best options. It’s all about mentally and physically relaxing, and things that reinforce the fact that there will be a new life born (rather than the fact that you’re going to have to carry it around for a little longer and then push it out) are positive and good for you. Those baby names aren’t going to choose among themselves, after all.
Give that baby when the fever rises? To meet the parents confused by sometimes divergent positions of physicians and reported by the media, the French Food Safety Agency of Health Products (AFSSAPS) issued recommendations in early 2005. A first in France.
Having a child with a fever is always a stressful event. But it is important not to panic because it is often sufficient for an appropriate care to get everything in order. Read the rest of this entry »
Expectant fathers, all those hours spent talking to your future child will not have been in vain … Provided, however, expected to have the eighth month of pregnancy and to speak loud enough. A Canadian study, the fetus begins to hear during the thirtieth week of gestation. But nothing yet to determine the influence of these sounds on its development.
This is the first time we succeeded in establishing the age at which the fetus begins to hear sounds from outside. A work of Barbara Kisilevsky of Queen’s University (Canada) consistent with the hypothesis that the auditory system of the fetus develops during the seventh month. Read the rest of this entry »
Adults and children appear unequal in food allergy. If only 3.5% of adults are subjects, almost 10% of children are concerned. How to recognize symptoms? What are the foods most commonly involved? What treatments favored? The point with Doctissimo.
Food allergies in children The gut has a very rich local immune system in the mucosa, supplemented by draining lymph node very important. This system protects the body from viral antigens, bacterial and parasitic by an effective immune response that seeks to eliminate them. The immune system must recognize the dietary protein to accept their passage through the mucosa. A food actually contains many proteins. Many of them turn out to be allergens. A food can contain forty different allergens
A predisposition to allergy
Natural tolerance to food proteins is a peculiarity foreign biologically quite original. In some children, there is a family plot called “atopic”. Atopy is a genetic predisposition to develop antibodies to the IgE class against the natural allergens (protein environment) contacting the body by natural means: skin and mucous membranes (respiratory, digestive). Read the rest of this entry »
The ideal position to ration adapted recipe an update to give the bottle well.
Hold the child’s head in the crook of your elbow, in semi-sitting position.
Position the baby face, stroking his face gently. For he opens his mouth, stroking him of lips with the nipple and insert it gently over the tongue. Read the rest of this entry »
The only criteria to suggest the inadequacy of milk supply are proving to be the weight curve and the number of wet diapers a day. Indeed, some babies seem content to undernourishment and show no disorder or sleep or bowel. Others, cons, sufficient food, screaming with energy after feeding and calling the “rab” …! Insufficient milk supply is experiencing multiple causes, the most important are putting in late, incomplete evacuation of the breasts, worry and fatigue of the mother often depressed, genetic factors etc. Read the rest of this entry »
Diversification is the transition from exclusively milk feeding (breast milk or infant) to a variety of foods (fruits, vegetables, dairy, meat …), which must be done gradually. This diversification will allow the infant to adopt a varied diet, approaching slowly and steadily from that of adults: it is both a taste of learning but also to cover nutritional needs changing. Up diversification (which should not begin before the 5th month), milk alone covers all nutritional needs of the child. Once the diversification started, make sure to maintain 500 ml of milk per day, to ensure a balanced diet.
Gradually, baby discover the varied tastes and textures, from smooth to mashed mixed textures, and then chopped to pieces: his digestive system and its ability to chew hone skills over time. Read the rest of this entry »
From the first day, you look out for his first smile. Do not be too impatient, it was not until the fifth week that your toddler will return your attention with a smile that he has the secret. Beyond the delight it affords, this expression is a language in itself.
The child of 3 or 4 weeks seems to listen with fascination his mother. He stares at her, open and close his mouth and looks interested in the conversation. He chatters and babbles when he heard his mother speak or sing. Read the rest of this entry »
Just come into the world, infants are sometimes abused. Angered by their tears, some adults shake the child to be quiet. This gesture of nervousness is far from insignificant, it can cause irreversible neurological damage and death of the baby in 10% of cases.
Figures that stir … 230 infants were recruited in four years at the Necker Hospital in Paris likely victims of “shaken baby syndrome”. Presented at a roundtable on the subject, these data have been advanced by Prof. Dominique Renier (Department of Neurosurgery – University Hospital Necker-Sick Children – Paris), who recognizes in his department to receive more and more babies who died of too violent a shock. Read the rest of this entry »
Out of motherhood, your child arrives in his furniture. Both emotionally and environmentally baby takes up space. That invest part of their parents’ room or he has a room of its own, baby already has a territory of its own.
Rethink your home based on the new arrival to avoid incidents and accidents. The ideal is to have a room for the child. Otherwise, you can create a corner in the insulation with a screen. Read the rest of this entry »