What with my first baby, Noah, turning 7 yesterday, I thought it would be good to write down some helpful tips for new Mums out there. Having your first child is a very scary and exhilarating time. There is so much information out there to help you get through it, and your mother and other family members to help you and give you advice. The most important thing you need to remember is that you are not alone, and that help available – all you need to do is ask. Knowing about what you need to do to prepare for your first baby can help you in terms of stress and getting ready for your little one’s birth:
There is no occasion more beautiful than celebrating the blessing of a baby. Whether it’s your own baby shower or that of a loved one, toasting the bub and mummy-to-be is the first of many treasured memories the two will share. Now tailoring a baby shower worthy of nine months of discomfort – that’s the task at hand!
You are now past the nerve-wracking trimester of your pregnancy, hence planning for some fun and recreational activities won’t be a wrong move. The first-trimester, I can understand, how nauseatic it can be and getting down to plan something sportive might turn ugly for you. But the good news is, it’s over now and you are living the golden months of a woman’s life. So, pamper yourself as much as possible and bask in around.
The spread of the Zika virus from different regions in Africa to US cities and other locations across the globe is raising serious concerns. The virus is deemed extremely dangerous and can cause fatality when immediate treatment is not administered to the infected. Top universities such as the University of Arizona are preparing their students studying a masters in public health online to deal with an outbreak.
Giving birth to a child is a wonderful blessing, however it does take a toll on your body. For 9 months, your hormones fluctuate, your eating habits change and your exercise routine falls by the wayside in order to prioritise the health of your baby. After giving birth, many women want to get back their pre-pregnancy body, however motivation and priorities tend to take their toll. Despite the challenges after the birth of your child, you can get back to the same or even better body that you had before your pregnancy. Exercise equipment specialists Little Bloke Fitness share the following stories of women that defied the odds and got a beach body not too long after their pregnancy.
As our health care system develops and evolves, the focus is centered around improving patient care and satisfaction, improving the health of the population, and reducing costs of health cares. Due to this, more hospitals are increasing the number of labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum (LDRP) rooms which provide continuity of care and increased patient satisfaction. These rooms are just one of the ways in which digital technology has improved care for women in all stages of childbirth, designed to provide a comfortable, home-from-home atmosphere which is large enough to accommodate all medical and technological needs compared to the traditional labor and delivery room.
Being pregnant should be one of the happiest times of your life. You are expecting a new baby, whether the first or the fifth, it is still an exciting time and as the weeks and months go by you can feel that tiny life moving inside you. Unfortunately, there are just some pregnancies that carry greater risks to the mother and/or the child growing within her. This can be a stressful time, one that is hard to cope with due to worry over the health and safety of both mother and baby. If you are categorized as being in a high-risk pregnancy, there are some things you can do to help you cope.
With all the newbornness around me, I have been daydreaming back to when I was pregnant. I loved my baby bump so much. I miss it, incredibly. It’s such a special time, for those nine months you get to feed, feel, hear and watch grow (from the outside anyway). So when George at Asda asked me what my #MaternityMemories are, I jumped at the chance.
After pregnancy, it is entirely natural for a new mother’s attention to be consumed by the care of her new born baby. It is, however, just as important for women to monitor their own health in the time that follows childbirth, with evidence supporting that some factors related to pregnancy may increase the risk of certain types of breast and gynaecologic cancers.
It’s hard being a woman sometimes. Yes, you get to experience the wonder of carrying your unborn child, a bond that is irreplaceable, but you also have the hardship of pregnancy. This blog has previously looked at what they don’t tell you about pregnancy, from the constipation to lack of concentration. So we thought we would teach you new mums-to-be how you can prevent and hopefully avoid some common symptoms that accompany this phase in life in order to maintain a happy and healthy pregnancy. Hopefully this helps!