One of the most exciting time as a mother is childbirth. You will finally meet your baby who has been growing inside your womb for the last nine months. Having a baby can be difficult to your body, especially when you had a cesarean section (C-section). More time is needed for a C-section recovery.
Here are five things new mothers should know about C-section recovery!
Your foot does a lot of work and they are usually the least pampered part of your body. A foot massage, even just a few minutes, will pamper your feet and keep them flexible and strong. It has been practiced by different cultures for many years to promote health, well-being and as a valuable part of alternative medicine.
Having the correct posture for back pain is an important way to keep the back and spine healthy. For the correction of a poor posture it is very important to determine what improvements are needed. People with back pain must work on changing their daily habits to correct those areas. This effort will improve your back and over time will help decrease back pain. Here are some tips on proper posture for back pain.
The most common cause of back pain for older people is spinal osteoarthritis (Other causes of back pain we have talked before, see our previous article.). The symptoms of osteoarthritis can be effectively managed by staying active and maintaining an ideal weight. Other known treatments, that we will discuss below, may also slow the progression of the disease and help reduce the back pain. Here are some facts about spinal osteoarthritis:
SIDS is a sudden or unexplained death of a less than a year old healthy baby. Most SIDS deaths are usually during sleep, which is why it is sometimes called “crib death”. SIDS has been the overall leading cause of death among infants and is one of the leading cause overall of infant mortality rate in the United States.
Having a new baby into the family can be very challenging, both physically and emotionally. New mothers may experience mood swings, feeling joyful in a minute and depressed the next. Feelings of this type often go away after having a baby. However, some new parents may experience this that may last much longer—and this is called postpartum depression.
Being a first-time mother is like the most exciting job in the world. Mothers can be thrilled in a moment and cry next due to lack of sleep. For first-time mothers or expecting their first child, we would like to say “Congratulations” to you. Below are some of the essential baby products during those first few days of being a first-time parent.
Most women eat well & take prenatal vitamins* during pregnancy as they know how important proper nutrition is for growing their baby’s brain & body. In a previous article, we talked about what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy, but pregnancy is like training for a marathon. You prepare and eat a healthy diet for months, but labor day is actually the day you are running that marathon. On the final day of pregnancy when preparing for labor you want to make sure you’re in optimal shape for the birth-giving process and for following postpartum recovery!
Ankle injuries are defined by the kind of tissue that is damaged, bone (fracture), ligament (sprain), or tendon (strain). We have covered sprains and fractures in previous articles, but when the tendons of the ankle are strained due to overuse or trauma, it may result in ankle tendinitis. More specifically ankle tendinitis (also referred to as tendonitis) is inflammation of the tendons that surround the ankle joints.
In late pregnancy, your body will begin to show signs that it is time for your baby to be born through labor and delivery. Even though every birth is unique, prenatal exercises and adequate preparation can help you feel more confident when you go into labor and help your birthing experience go as smoothly as possible. As you prepare for birth, you should consult a healthcare professional every step of the way and prepare as much as possible for the new addition to your family.
Are you at a higher risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome ? Have you ever suffered arthritis? Do you have high blood pressure or diabetes? Is your job involved repetitive wrist movement, include manufacturing, assembly line work, keyboarding occupations, and construction work? In this article we will talk about causes and treatments of carpal tunnel syndrome.
You probably already know that staying active while pregnant can have all kinds of great benefits for you and your baby. Besides pregnant stretches, prenatal yoga is a great way to get physically stronger and emotionally healthier during pregnancy. Even if you’ve never done yoga before, the modified moves taught in prenatal yoga are both safe and beneficial to expectant moms. Plus, women with difficult pregnancies may find comfort in yoga’s gentle motions and breathing.
Baby massage is a lovely way to soothe, calm your baby. It can boosts their immune systems, helps foster muscle development and reduces their stress. It’s a wonderful way to bond with your little one and create a relaxing environment for both of you. Here are some baby massage tips and techniques to help you prepare to safely and gently massage your baby, while making sure the moment means more.
Back pain takes various forms, sometimes it results from a sprain or arthritis, and sometimes it can be the result of trauma, such as a fall or a car accident. But most often back pain is the result of an everyday activity done incorrectly — activities as common as twisting to reach or lift an object, sitting at a computer in the same position for hours, bending over to vacuum, and carrying shopping bags. The good news is that it isn’t all that difficult to prevent back pain, simple self-help strategies such as these can be surprisingly effective to prevent back pain and keep it from returning.
During the early days of life with a newborn, you’re focused on what’s best for the baby, so sleepless nights seem like a small price to pay. Until about week six, that is, when waking up every few hours should start to get old. If your baby is 6 months or older and is still a night owl, it’s time to get some tips to get your baby to sleep, and consider a baby sleep training program. And even if you have a young infant, it’s never too early to teach smart sleep skills.
Ankle injuries are defined by the kind of tissue — bone, ligament, or tendon — that is damaged. The ankle is where three bones meet, the tibia and fibula of your lower leg with the talus of your foot. Bones are held together at the ankle joint by ligaments, strong elastic bands of connective tissue that keep the bones in place while allowing normal ankle motion. Tendons attach muscles to the bones to do the work of making the ankle and foot move, and help keep the joints stable. In the previous article we have detailed ankle sprain treatments and causes. In this article we will talk about ankle fracture!
Staying active while pregnant is extremely important both for you and for your baby. Many exercises such as stretching and yoga may be safely performed throughout all nine months. Pregnant stretches, preferably in the morning and evening can have a variety of benefits. Also it is important to discuss with your doctor before doing any pregnant stretches.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), lower back pain is the most frequent cause of disability on the job, and Americans collectively spend around $50 billion on treatments for this type of back pain annually. Fortunately, you can also treat your lower back pain without surgery or drugs. Try a few basic stretching and strengthening exercises for back pain to prevent and relieve your lower back pain and support muscles.
When your baby cries, it is a way of communicating something to you and or ensuring a response from you. It’s sometimes hard to work out why your baby cries and which need your baby wants you to take care of, but as your baby grows he’ll learn other ways of communicating with you. Here are some reasons why your baby cries, and what you can try to soothe him/her:
Losing belly fat after pregnancy, is a never-ended topic for new mums. In our previous article we have talked about getting back in shape after birth by postpartum exercises, and a postpartum belly wrap. Today we will talk about losing belly fat by a sensible postpartum diet, which can help you shed pounds gradually while giving you enough nutrients to keep your energy up. Let’s read on for easy postpartum diet tips!
Once the initial pain and swelling have receded after an ankle sprain, stretching and strengthening ankle exercises should be performed to help strengthen your ankle. Here, we will look at some stretching and strengthening ankle exercises which can be used to help treat and prevent ankle problems, to improve the mobility and movement around the ankle joint. It is also important to remember to be careful and go gradually. Every sprain is unique and you should also always follow your health care professional’s advice on this topic.
In this article we will talk about ankle sprain treatment and causes. Let’s start with some the basics of ankle injuries. Ankle injuries are defined by the kind of tissue — bone, ligament, or tendon — that is damaged. The ankle is where three bones meet, the tibia and fibula of your lower leg with the talus of your foot. Bones are held together at the ankle joint by ligaments, which are strong elastic bands of connective tissue that keep the bones in place while allowing normal ankle motion. Tendons attach muscles to the bones to do the work of making the ankle and foot move, and help keep the joints stable. Therefore, ankle injuries most commonly caused by: sprain (damage to a ligament), fracture and tendon strain.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends breastfeeding because your breast milk helps your baby grow healthy and strong. Benefits of breastfeeding extend well beyond basic nutrition. The cells, hormones, and antibodies in breast milk also protect your baby from illnesses. Scientific studies have shown that breastfeeding benefits you too.
If you are pregnant or are planning to get pregnant, you’ve probably wondered about what to eat and what not to eat during pregnancy. Eating a healthy diet during pregnancy means you’ll get all the nutrients you and your developing baby need. The basic principles of eating a healthy diet during pregnancy remain the same: get plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and healthy fats. Today’s variety of food and beverages is so huge that in order to make it easier for you to remember we’ve combined together what is believed to be the 5 of the most essential nutrients to eat and 5 foods to avoid during pregnancy:
The knee joint is particularly vulnerable to damage and pain because it takes the full weight of your body and any extra force when you run or jump. Knee pain can be caused by a sudden injury, an overuse injury, or by an underlying condition, such as arthritis. This article summarizes some home remedies and knee exercises for a quick rehabilitation.
This is the first of a series of articles to help you get back in shape after birth. Apart from using a postpartum belly wrap, you can approach this problem of losing belly fat from many different angles, a safe post natal exercise program or a healthy post partum diet just to name a few. In this article we will talk about postpartum exercises. However, before you think of any exercise routine or workout regimen do not forget to consult your doctor. Every doctor advises you to wait for at least six weeks before starting any postpartum exercises, especially if you have any medical complications or if you have undergone a C-section. But there are a couple of exercises that you can start a few days after birth, to help you start feeling better and regain strength.