Most new mothers know that they will not get much sleep due to the needs of a newborn, but sleep problems can start even before the baby is born. Pregnant woman may have a hard time getting comfortable at night, or may need to get up to use the bathroom several times in one evening. Many expectant mothers also suffer from night sweats during the duration of their pregnancies.
Just as no two women are alike, not every mother-to-be exhibits the same signs or experiences the same symptoms of pregnancy. Even during subsequent pregnancies, the changes a woman undergoes can be altogether different. While some women will feel differently as early as one week following conception, there are others who might go months before feeling its effects. Incredibly, some women are unaffected by pregnancy altogether.
Frequent urination may involve output of either large or small volumes of urine each time a toddler goes to the potty. Bladder infections are a common cause of frequent urination, particularly among little girls. Children who are potty trained who suddenly have several accidents may be experiencing an underlying medical cause. In fact, urinary tract infection is one of the most common infections that occur in children.
Fresh, light and oh so tasty! Fruit salad is one of my family’s favorites! To make the perfect mix, start with the freshest fruit available.For crunch and a more savory flavor add your favorite nuts. (If there are nut allergies in the family, or to be on the safe side, use sesame seeds instead.) Then add a sweet dressing and you’re done! Here are five recipes for your next springtime picnic or impromptu brunch with the neighborhood moms – all made with just a few basic fruits: Berry-licious Fruit Salad
Kombucha is a drink with an age-old recipe originating in the far east. The Chinese referred to it as the "Immortal Health Elixir." In recent years, Kombucha has become popular with the health conscious looking for an alternative to fizzy drinks packed with artificial sweeteners and red dye whatever! At first glance, you might just…
Though it’s a fairly common symptom of pregnancy, having pain in your abdomen after finding out you are pregnant can be upsetting and worrisome. There are several causes for normal abdominal discomfort during the first trimester, and a few key warning signs that can tell you when it’s time to talk to your doctor.
Some babies are born with luscious locks, while others are born without much hair, if any. Many mothers of bald babies long for the day when they can pick up a brush rather than plunk a hat on their baby’s head. They may have to wait quite a while — some babies remain relatively thin on top until well into their toddler months.
Hair dye has revolutionized personal style for women around the globe. Blondes can transform into ravishing redheads, and brunettes can become platinum with just a little time and effort. Occasionally, dye is stronger than what might have been desired, making the need to quickly fade the color extremely important. Fading hair color is not a difficult process, although it can be time consuming to complete properly.
Giving your baby a pacifier is a personal decision. Most experts agree that pacifiers can be helpful during the first six months of life as it satisfies your baby’s natural instinct to suck. However, there are no definite guidelines about when to give a pacifier or take one away. Sometimes, it is best to just use your mothering instinct to decide if a pacifier is right for your baby, regardless of his age.
Those who are pregnant with twins have an increased risk of pregnancy complications, so it’s essential to know as early as possible whether you are carrying more than one baby. Certain signs may point to twins — or more — but the only sure way to tell is through an ultrasound. Still, it’s fun to play the guessing game by looking for common signs.