Maternal and paternal health before conception is vital to the health of your future baby. It’s important to optimize your health before conception in order to reduce the risk of health complications for both the mother and the child. The following guidelines can help you and your partner maximize your ability to conceive as well as identify any potential health risks before becoming pregnant.
Manage Pre-existing Chronic Health Conditions
If you are managing a chronic condition, such as diabetes or … Keep Reading!!!
There is one thing that new parents don’t always think of: Your baby doesn’t remain so small all his or her life. He or she will grow into a child and then become a teenager. And teenagers are renowned to be difficult in the best of circumstances. There is a very good biological reason for it: During the teenage years, the brain doesn’t function in the same way than an adult brain. It doesn’t react to the same chemicals, for … Keep Reading!!!
When a husband and wife love backpacking the world together what do they do when expanding their family? Karen Edwards and Shaun Bayes brought their baby with them. 10 weeks after welcoming their daughter Esmé into the world they embarked on a world tour, despite everyone telling them they were nuts. They packed everything the 3 of them would need into one backpack and headed off to Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Karen said the … Keep Reading!!!
You and your family suffer seasonal allergies every year. But you don’t want to resort to taking lots of medications to sort out your allergy symptoms. Instead, focusing on your interior environment and the quality of your indoor air will help you eliminate allergy sources that get tracked into the house. Then, you and your family won’t be breathing in your allergens even when you’re not outdoors, helping alleviate your symptoms.
Keep the Outdoors Out
Pollen clings to coats, … Keep Reading!!!
What did you imagine that parenthood would be like before you had children?
Chances are you focused on the endlessly good parts. The parts where your child would look up at you adoringly, as if you were the only thing in the world that matters. The parts where they come home with a good report card, glowing with their own achievement as you praise them to the hills. The hugs, the kisses, the companionship, the sharing your life lessons … Keep Reading!!!
If you asked a cross-section of parents what they want for their kids’ future, you’ll get a range of different replies, probably citing specific careers or achievements. However, one thing that’s certain to come up again and again is the simple wish for their kids to be happy. With all the advice out there on how to raise smart or successful kids, it can be easy to forget about the most important thing you can provide for them: emotional wellbeing. … Keep Reading!!!
If you are among those hopeful moms, then you must be wondering about the most accurate test for detecting if you have conceived or not. Though many of them find out that they have conceived by the time of four weeks, but in medical science it is not soon enough for women who are on their ways of welcoming a new baby into the world.
Hormones Play a Vital Role in Detecting Pregnancy
In order to detect whether a woman … Keep Reading!!!
Everyone has problems in their teenage years, but some are bigger than others. If your teenage son or daughter finds themselves in a mess, you need to know how to assist them. As a parent, this is something that is not always easy to do. Getting the right balance is tricky, and many parents get it pretty badly wrong. To make sure that this doesn’t happen to you and your child, here are some things to keep in mind.
If you are reading this before taking your first trip with a baby, then the title is spot on.
It is a survival guide.
While we can’t give you money to get first class tickets on a plane or make your nervous toddler fall asleep or interested in the roadside scenery, what we can do is give you some tactics and pointers on how to play defense in this ruthless sport you’re new to.
The “opponent” is cute, but has … Keep Reading!!!
Getting a driver’s license is a landmark for teenagers that is much anticipated. With a driver’s license comes a modicum of freedom. However, with great freedom comes great responsibility. The thing is, parents of new drivers also have their share of that responsibility. What do you think you might need to know when your teen is about to have that extra bit of freedom? Here are just a few things to consider.
One critical factor that you need to … Keep Reading!!!
Particularly during the winter, it can be hard to keep your hair in good condition. First and foremost, it’s important to make sure that you get it trimmed regularly – it isn’t just your hairdresser trying to make extra money when they recommend that you go back every two months! Cutting the ends off and getting it restyled will keep your hair looking sleek and full of body and devoid of split … Keep Reading!!!
Now Christmas is behind us and the holidays are over, it’s back to making packed lunches, busy day jobs and the school run. If you feel frazzled just thinking about it, resolve to make this year different. With a little bit of forward planning and a little creativity, you can get organized, reduce stress, and have some free time for yourself.
Weekly planning sessions are invaluable. Spend half an hour or … Keep Reading!!!