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The most challenging phase of a woman’s life is that of pregnancy. The nine-months period needs great attention and care. The woman also requires a considerable amount of energy, especially when the body starts giving up soon and needs ample rest. Still, the changes in the body make it difficult to find an apt position in the second and third trimesters, so having a pregnancy pillow at this time does make a significant amount of difference. The baby needs not only nourishment but also protection externally, so it is of utmost important to take care of the comfort and safety of the mother as well. Let us know, have a look and understand what a maternity pillow is, its benefits, the correct time to use, the types of pillow, their usages, and some good ones that can be brought.
What Is A Maternity Pillow?
A maternity pillow, also referred to as a pregnancy pillow, is designed for suiting the changing body of the pregnant woman. It offers adequate support in the different sleeping styles. Since they are made to provide support for the complete body, so they are generally longer than the other pillows. These pillows are much more comfortable and of great use....
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As a parent, it’s heart-wrenching to see your little one suffer every night. Countless visits to the hospital and emergency rooms is emotionally draining for the entire family. Ever wonder why your child often experiences issues like wheezing, sneezing, snoring and congestion? Do you feel helpless when you have to medicate your child and spend sleepless nights ensuring they are safe and healthy? Have you given it a thought that the Air that you breathe can be the culprit behind this? Development, Industrialization, and Urbanization have increased Air Pollution to never before alarming levels. There are many respiratory problems that affect children, especially those under 5 years of age. Many kids report at least 4 to 8 episodes of respiratory illnesses every year. This also results in school absenteeism and reduced outdoor play hours. The toxic smog that cloaked the Indian capital city of New Delhi this week was bad enough to send its air pollution levels off the charts. It prompted the officials and the government to declare this as a medical emergency and public health crisis. The air in your home is same as the air outside in the city. When we....
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Unlike women who undergo physical changes once they get pregnant and become mothers, the changes that men experience on becoming fathers are not seen outside. However, just like women, men’s physical chemistry also undergoes changes – majorly they experience a significant drop in their testosterone levels, and other hormones too change to make them more nurturing and caring for their family. And there is a plus to these hormonal changes – lower levels of testosterone are linked to a reduced risks of prostrate cancer and higher cholesterol. Father’s too become as involved as moms in their kids’, and in fact belong to a group of mammal species where fathers play a vital role in the upbringing of their children. And mind you, this group is mad up of less than 6% of mammals! Now that is something to be proud of, isn’t it?
10 Optimistic Changes In Men That Happen As They Become Fathers
Eagerly awaiting for that wonderful moment with your precious bundle will be put into your hands? Although you are quite prepared for the setbacks being first time parents may bring about, there are of course some lovely positive aspects of being....
6 months of paid maternity leave! Sounds yay, eh? Actually, it doesn’t. And I have good reasons to say so. Some of us women might have been elated at the announcement, but not me. Yes, I am not very happy with the new 6 months paid maternity leave law that has come to force a few weeks ago. Sounds totally gross? Well, I do have good reasons. I started off my corporate journey shortly after completing my education, slowly building my skills up and taking on the levels one by one. Every time I appeared for interviews, I was asked when I was getting married. Why, companies are not sure if a woman will continue working after getting married and no one wished to waste their resources on training someone who’d eventually quit the job to balance her personal life. After I was married, I was marred with yet another personal question -‘When do I plan to start a family?” It seemed everyone- from my current boss to the hopeful future one, from the HR department to my competitive co-workers- were more interested than me – as to when I am having a baby.
Bias Against Employing Women
Recruitment bias against married women is no new thing. The....
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Have you recently become a mother? Then you must be in need of a postpartum doula who helps you in several ways to cope up with various physical as well as mental needs as a new mom. You have a different world altogether and need lot of support from an expert like a doula. Here are few information about how can you:
What is a Postpartum Doula?
A postpartum doula is a professional who is appointed in order to support the new mother and her baby just after she gives birth and even after several months after that. She would help her to provide trained expertise on infant feeding, physical recovery from delivery especially cesarean, emotional health, developing bonding between mother and baby, and basic care that is needed by the newborn but unable to be provided by the recovering mother.
Difference between Doula and Midwife
Doula and midwife differ from the nature of work they provide to their clients. The latter happens to be a health care provider whereas the former is a coach for the new mother to take care of her baby. Midwives are....
A mother has the hardest job in the world: to take care of a new life inside her till it arrives into this wonderful world and beyond. It means that in order to do your job well, you have to take care of yourself first! As a pregnant woman, you have been advised to eat healthy and keep your skin moisturised. It is all for the well-being of the mother and child. But here is a different side to the story that may not be pleasant news for you. Did you know that an alarming amount of chemicals are found in the umbilical cord that links the mother to her child? Research shows that over 200 chemicals may be found in the umbilical cord that is passed down from the mother to the child! Whoa, that’s a lot of harmful substance for a newborn. But where did it come from when you have been extra careful about your diet? The hidden chemicals moms and moms-to-be should be aware of As an expectant mother, what you consume and what you apply on your skin will have an impact on the well-being of your little one who is now growing inside your womb. Have you checked the ingredients of your favourite body lotion and do you know how they are made? That sculpted bottle of a....