15 strategies for an easier labour: What’s the most challenging thing you’ve ever done? Many mothers will say it was giving birth. Knowing that, you’ll want to prepare in every way you can to make your baby’s birth a little easier.
"You made it through all the ups and downs of three trimesters of pregnancy as well as the crazy, amazing experience of childbirth. If it seems like this postpartum stage is just an extension of the tiring, emotional rollercoaster of pregnancy, you’re not alone. Welcome to the 4th trimester."
Over-The-Counter Medications You Can Take While Pregnant
Accoring to the BUMP website, many over-the-counter medications are safe to use in pregnancy, but there are a few surprising drugs that can lead to problems for baby. Always speak with your doctor prior to taking any medication (prescription, over-the-counter or herbal/homeopathic) and always follow the dosage instructions on the package.
Green tea is made from the same plant as regular black tea and isn’t considered an herbal tea. It contains caffeine just like coffee, but in smaller amounts. This means you can enjoy green tea occasionally without harming your baby. But like coffee, it’s probably wise to limit your intake to just a cup or two a day.
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Healthy Breastfeeding Snacks for New Moms
Whether you are breastfeeding or not, caring for a newborn requires lots of energy. Tot lactation expert Rebecca Agi MS, IBCLC shares 25 healthy snack ideas to help keep parents nourished and fueled for those long days and sleepless nights.
The caregivers at Enloe’s Nettleton Mother & Baby Care Center are ready for any maternity urgent care needs that come up during labor. Pediatric providers are also on call at all times.
The actual embryo or fetal age (also known as conceptual age) is the time elapsed from fertilization of the egg near the time of ovulation . However, because most women do not know when ovulation occurred, but do know when their last period began, the time elapsed since the first day of the last normal menstrual period , the menstrual age, is used to determine the age of a pregnancy. The menstrual age is also known as the gestational age. Gestational age is conventionally expressed as completed weeks. Therefore, a 36 week, 6 day fetus is considered to be a 36 week fetus. TO LEARN MORE CLICK THIS LINK
While seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are detected year-round in the United States, flu viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May.
The figure below shows peak flu activity in the United States by month for the 1982-1983 through 2017-2018 flu seasons. The “peak month of flu activity” is the month with the highest percentage of respiratory specimens testing positive for influenza virus infection during that influenza season. During this 36-year period, flu activity most often peaked in February (15 seasons), followed by December (7 seasons), January (6 seasons) and March (6 seasons).