A nursing mother produces 23 to 27 ounces of milk per day, containing 330 milligrams of calcium per quart. This requires an extra energy expenditure of at least 500 calories per day. Good nutrition is therefore just as important for you as it is for your baby.
If you have experienced problems in becoming sexually excited, you can actually do a lot to help yourself to sexual arousal with the following program of action steps. If they do not help, it's a sign that you may need sex therapy with a professional to make sex work for both of you.
Does "having a baby" top your list of New Year's Resolutions? There's no time like the present to start preparing your body for pregnancy. Whether this is your first time or you're hoping to conceive your second or subsequent baby, there's plenty you and your partner can do to increase your odds of giving birth to a healthy baby.
Once you realize that getting pregnant and having babies isn't going to "come naturally" to you, fear can start creeping up your spine like a million spiders. Fear of failure, fear of a miscarriage...you have to be willing to risk it all, dive in headfirst and pray that in the end you will have a little bundle of joy to love and raise.
What is the purpose behind performing the vaginal exam in pregnancy? If it is patient led, meaning that the patient is the one requesting it, what would be her reasoning? On the other hand, if it is physician or midwife prompted, what are they looking for and why?
Some women are ready to plunge into another pregnancy while they still have one or more children in diapers, others don't even want to think about seeing the pregnancy test come back positive again until their youngest child hops on the school bus for kindergarten! Here are some factors to consider when you're trying to decide whether you're ready to have another baby.
A few safety tips can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating this Halloween. Purchase or make costumes that are light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists...
A rear facing car seat is used for the child under the age of one and it faces the back of the vehicle. Rear facing has been proven to be the safest position for any child as long as they are in the weight limit of the seat and their head is under the top of the seat by one inch or more.
A child who is one year and 22 lbs (10kg) can turn to a forward facing position. A convertible seat is the preferable seat at this time although you can use a combination seat for this purpose.
On September 18 I gave birth to my first daughter. For 9 days she graced us with her presence. This is our story...