Missing your period is a scary thought for some mothers who believe their childbearing days are over. However, not all missed periods are due to pregnancy. Before you freak out, you must know that there are many reasons why women miss their periods. The most common reasons for a missed period are related to stress, physical illness, excessive exercise, and eating … [Read more...] about I’m Not Pregnant – Why Did I Miss My Period?
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Menstruation or your monthly period, is a normal, natural part of womanhood. Most young American women get their first period when they are about 12. Women who do not experience their first period by the time they reach 16 years are said to have primary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea refers to the condition of women who have had a menstrual period, but whose periods have … [Read more...] about No Period But Not Pregnant
In my last blog I explained how my child with autism now prefers to get ready for finals. Luckily, he accepted my suggested approach to start early and spread out the work. How does his high school organize finals? His high school divides finals up by periods. The school works on a regular six period schedule. Last year, the finals were divided by periods one and two … [Read more...] about Autism and Organizing for Finals – Part Two
“There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” - Ralph Waldo EmersonI thought I had it down. Both my babies had been such perfect textbook sleepers, Harvey Karp would have been proud. Swaddle and soothe worked like a charm, as if Sleeping Beauty herself watched over their dreams. But now it’s payback. My children … [Read more...] about Help! My Sleepless Toddler Is Breaking Me!
Pregnancy and childbirth exact an enormous toll on a woman’s body. It is transforming and beautiful, but when a mother does not get the physical and emotional support she needs, the effects can be devastating. I am a new mother, three times over. Each time after I have given birth, I have benefited enormously from physical therapy afterwards. I could not stand … [Read more...] about 4 Reasons New Moms Need Physical Therapy