Most women want to lose weight after baby is born. But life is keeping them busy and there are certainly other priorities after you have given birth to a cute bundle of joy. There are also short days with not much sleep after the baby is born. After all – every 3-4 hours your baby wants to be fed. There is not much room for rest or sleep accordingly. Coffee is one of those “life savers” during those times that helps to stay awake and to make it through the long days somehow. [Read more...]
Driving and kids safety is a big issue. Unfortunately too many children get hurt or killed in car accidents. And too often the driver has not made sure that the child was strapped in properly or made a poor judgment when allowing kids to roam around free in the back of the car. Some statistics put the blame on female drivers while others see men as the main group of drivers involved in accidents where kids got hurt or killed. [Read more...]
Here are some concerning results of a new study: Adults that were originally born by a Cesarean section are more likely to become obese than those adults who were born vaginally. According to this study C-sections could be an additional factor in the obesity epidemic. [Read more...]
When you get pregnant one of the most important things to take care is proper hydration for Mom. Drinking enough fluids, especially water is critical to baby’s` health as she grows during your pregnancy. When I was pregnant the first thing hubby got me was a Camelbak water bottle – you know, one of those fancy ones with a bite valve. However, even though the bottles are labeled as BPA free I did not want to take a risk and decided to look for stainless steel water bottles instead. [Read more...]
Stretchmarks are the result of tearing of the elastic tissue of the skin caused by too much stretch. The weight gain during pregnancy is a major factor in the formation of stretch marks on the thighs, abdomen but also on the chest. The weight gain, coupled with a disruption of hormonal balance of the pregnant woman is the main cause of stretch marks.
The stretchmarks appear during the advanced stages of pregnancy and even after you regain your figure, they do not always disappear completely: in fact, some skins are less resilient than others and will remain forever marked. [Read more...]
Constipation is a common symptom of pregnancy and it may even be one of the first signals that will let you know you’ll have a baby, since it normally appears in the first weeks after conception. The hormones of pregnancy are in part responsible for constipation. At first, it can be bearable, but as the load increases, this may worsen constipation. If you are one of the expectant moms who suffer from constipation, you should follow some tips that will make it easier for you. [Read more...]
Obesity increases the risk of complications during pregnancy and in some cases, even moderate overweight seems to have a negative effect. It is needless to dramatize however, because the risk remains, in this case, modest.
It is better for a pregnant woman to be than obese. All studies confirm that obesity is negative for both the mother and child. It increases the risk of hypertension and diabetes during pregnancies, which are well known risk factors for premature delivery and neonatal complications. An obese woman is also more likely to have a new-born with high birth weight and cesarean delivery. [Read more...]