Articles from: February 2017

How To Control Heartburn During Pregnancy

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Heartburn during pregnancy is one of the most common and harmless complaints. Between 40 and 80 percent of women suffer from heartburn during pregnancy – some already in the first weeks of pregnancy, other women the heartburn occurs only in the last weeks of pregnancy.

Because of the altered hormonal balance, the sphincter between the esophagus and stomach is weakened. When for example, the pressure from stooping or bending over can cause the acidic stomach contents to get up into the esophagus which leads to an unpleasant burning pain below the sternum. The thicker the belly gets, the more the child can press on the stomach, which can lead to heartburn as well.

The high production of progesterone and estrogen (yes, again hormones) is to blame for the unpleasant heartburn during the second half of pregnancy

As it happens, hormones relax the muscles of the digestive tract, including the muscular ring between the esophagus and stomach, allowing stomach acid and digested food from refluxing into the esophagus causing a burning or stinging sensation. This general relaxation also causes slow digestion and bloating.

It’s not only the acidity during pregnancy, there are causes that have nothing to do with pregnancy hormones, such as stomach acid to irritate the sensitive esophageal mucosa. But that is another matter.

There are many ways to make a positive impact when heartburn increases during pregnancy. This should first be tried before drug therapy is even thought of.

The doctor may prescribe a drug for heartburn when it is very painful and annoying. He will do this, but only after a careful cost-benefit analysis. He will always try to avoid any medications during pregnancy.

Heartburn is more common in the third quarter because as the uterus grows it is pressing on your stomach. But there are cases where the acidity appears from the beginning of pregnancy:

Try one of these acid reflux home remedies and tips to prevent heartburn during pregnancy.

Some tips for dealing with Acid Reflux

* Eat several small portions a day rather than three large meals.
* Don’t Lie down after eating.
* Avoid greasy foods.These stimulate the production of stomach acid.
* The last meal should be at least 3 hours before bedtime.
* Raise the headboard of your bed a few inches.

* Eat small amounts several times a day and chew slowly.
* Avoid citrus fruits, raw leafy vegetables, sweets and fried foods.
* avoid yogurts, tea and caffeinated products
* eat cooked vegetables
* a glass of cold milk if you feel heartburn
* drink plenty of fluids, cold and in between.
* avoid sodas and alcohol

Try it almonds or hazelnuts. Chew two or three almonds or hazelnuts and mix it well with saliva. The mixture frequently neutralizes the stomach acid.

If despite these precautions, the heartburn persists, contact your doctor to get some allowed antacid.

Balloon Decoration Ideas for Mothers Day

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Mother’s Day gives an amazing opportunity to show love to our sweet mom in the most innovative manner. If you are planning for a perfect party on mother’s day then plan out for some pioneering decoration well in advance. Mother’s Day party Decoration could prepare a vibrant mood for the party. Decorations for mother’s day speak out your internal feelings and generate a grand aura of worship and affection. Decoration on Mother’s Day should be in taste of your much-loved mother. Keep it simple but in turn most expressive. It requires having a feel of the stunning relation between a mother and her child.

We all know how much our mother love us. In turn our mothers should also know how much their children love and care for them. So you need to be different this Mothers day Sunday and send your mom a Mothers day balloon. There have several designs for Mother’s Day Balloon; some are nice and bright and just say “Happy Mother’s Day”. Buy balloons together with super Balloon Shapes which are character balloons designed to celebrate any occasion.

Mothers Day Decoration Tips

Given below are some procedures that would help you plan a special Mothers Day party decoration.

Clean your house thoroughly. A mother desires all to be neat and properly set.

Decoration of the place should be compatible to the theme of the party. Theme of the party itself gives you many decoration ideas of how to beautify the home.

Display some of the photographs of your mom with you in the party. This gives a sense to the celebration of mother’s day. A colorful bright banner saying, Mum, you are the best in this world” or bring colorful Happy Mothers Day Balloon” would surely fill tears in your mom’s eyes.

You could make a manual card with some beautiful mother love quotes written inside and stick them on the wall.

The party room could be fully filled with Happy Mother’s Day Balloon imprinted. This is an exclusive idea.

Streamers as well add variety to Mothers Day party decoration.

Lights are the most striking part of any party decoration. Lights make mood for the party celebration.

A Pregnancy Diet Plan For A Healthy Pregnancy

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Diet plans for pregnant women are important in order for them to ensure the health of their Unborn babies. And a healthy pregnancy diet plan means pregnant women have to follow a highly nutritious diet. A pregnant woman needs to have at least four servings of dairy products in order to provide the baby with vitamin D and calcium to promote bone growth. Pregnant women also need to eat lean meat, chicken and fish as proteins, DHA and EFA from these food items will support muscle and brain development. And in order for both mommy and baby to develop strong immune systems, a pregnant woman needs to top off her diet plan with loads of fresh fruits and vegetables in order to get the vitamins and nutrients they both need.

But apart from considering the healthy food a pregnant woman needs to eat, she also needs to know what things she should avoid in order to maintain this healthy diet plan. To begin with, you have to learn quickly a pregnant woman’s diet plan is not the same diet plan a woman who is looking at how to lose stomach fat fast follows. While you should never deprive yourself of food or skip meals, you should try not to eat too much either. This is because it is going to be very difficult for you to give birth if you gain too much weight. This is why it is very important for you to always check with your doctor to make sure you are keeping at your ideal pregnancy weight. It is also important to avoid not getting enough sleep or rest while you are pregnant. These few considerations will make a difference in your information as they relate to the pregnancy diet plan. Of course we strongly suggest you learn more about them.

Another thing is just because you are pregnant this already means you can eat whatever you want. In fact, among the first things you need to find out as soon as you learn you are pregnant is what to eat when pregnant. Ask your doctor for a list of the foods that you can and cannot eat and make sure you follow it to the letter. Although there is no problem in indulging in a bowl of chili or a plateful of tacos, for example you need to make sure you will only do this occasionally; you need to remember everything you are eating is also being ingested by the fetus inside you. A part of a pregnant woman’s healthy diet plan is to always do regular exercises. These exercises actually need not be very extensive. You’ll be surprised at how much regular short walks can help when the time comes to deliver baby.

Study Later School Start Time Lowers Teen Crash Rate

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The logic of it makes perfect sense: teens don’t function at high levels early in the morning. So the results of a study from the Eastern Virginia Medical school aren’t too shocking: when high schools start too early, teens are more likely to crash their cars on the way there.

The study compared teen accident rates between Virginia Beach and Chesapeake counties, two adjacent Virginia counties with differing school start times.

Robert Vorona, a sleep doctor at the school, compiled data on drivers between 16 and 18 in the two counties. In Virginia Beach, the high schools start at 7:20 a.m., and in Chesapeake, 8:40 a.m.

While the time difference was seemingly minimal, the crash data was drastically different.

Among students who started school very early in Virginia Beach, there were 65.4 car crashes for every 1,000 teen drivers. In Chesapeake County, there were just 46.2 crashes per 1,000 teen drivers.

That is a 40% crash rate increase for schools starting a little over an hour earlier.

While this particular study didn’t account for the time of day of the crashes, this is not the first time school start times have been linked to the crash rate.

A 2008 study in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine showed a 16% decrease in accidents when a Kentucky school pushed start times back.

Falling asleep at the wheel is obviously dangerous, but for a new driver, merely being tired can have just as poor an effect on their driving.

To anyone who has ever lived with a teenager, this need for sleep isnt news. The average teen needs 9.25 hours of sleep and typically cant fall asleep until 11, so its no wonder that later start times help.

Several lobbyist groups are already pressuring schools to adopt earlier start times. If you don’t have time to get involved, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your teens are getting enough sleep.

Try turning off cell phones, computers, etc an hour or two before your teen needs to go to sleep so they can start winding down.

Avoid too many caffeinated beveragesand avoid caffeine entirely after 4 p.m.

Consider going over your teens daily schedule with them. When alarms start to go off at 6 a.m., and extracurricular activities last until 6 or 7 p.m., it can be hard to find time to juggle homework and a social life. Learning time management strategies from a young age ensures they can make time for sleep well into their adult life as well.

If your teen still didnt get the necessary amount of sleep, dont let them bike or drive to school. They may hate you for it, but at least they wont be a hazard to themselves or others on the road.

Copyright (c) 2010 James Parrish

Kangaroo Mother Care And Post Natal Depression What Are World Leading Experts And Parents Saying

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World leading experts in both pregnancy and postpartum depression have been looking very seriously at the cause and effect of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) on the depressive illness known as PND for some years. By all accounts it would appear that the general consensus from the experts is that the technique can be extremely effective in reducing the onset of PND in new moms.

Arising from the way that Kangaroos care for their new born Joey for around four months after birth, in a pouch positioned just below the mother’s chest, KMC is about skin-to-skin contact between mother and new born baby. This same technique used immediately after childbirth for women, is having a resounding effect on both Mothers and their newborn babys. In relation to PND, The increased hormone known as Oxytocin is thought to be at least partially responsible for the reduction in symptoms associated with PND.

Looking at the various studies that have been conducted over the years, it would be safe to say that the concept of KMC is working wonders in reducing and eliminating the stress and anxiety often experienced by new mom’s. It does not matter if Kangaroo Mother Care is done intermittently or continuously, the benefits are amazing. This of course, in turn reduces the number of women, men and families suffering, as a result of postnatal depression.

There is no disputing from experts or mom’s alike, that KMC definitely helps the bonding process between mother and baby, and this bonding process starts the very moment that a baby is conceived. It is also being shown and accepted that Kangaroo Mother Care reduces the symptoms often associated with PND, as much as KMC enhances the physiological stability in the baby. Interestingly, through KMC a Mothers growing awareness of her newborn babys cues contributes to the possibility of sustained breastfeeding.

Studies have shown that there are no unwanted side effects from the implementation of KMC. Furthermore, KMC enhances bonding as well as reducing the symptoms of PND. These are just a few of the reasons why and the benefits of the introduction of KMC as soon as possible after birth. The great thing about introducing KMC immediately is that it does not interfere with further procedures that may be necessary after giving birth and should in most situations be the priority. Most procedures can be carried out unhampered by baby being skin-to-skin with mom. Kangaroo Mother Care should not only be introduced as soon as possible and there is also room for dad and other siblings to get involved in this process.

Study and research has been carried out around the world and in various demographics. People from both ends of the economic spectrum have been involved in Kangaroo Mother Care research, and there seems to be no apparent discrepancy in the benefits discovered. So, Kangaroo Mother Care is for every baby and every parent regardless of your location in the world.

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Many Donors Now Opting For Child Sponsorship

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No matter how poor some families are in the UK, their plight pales by comparison with that of so many in under-developed countries where even basics like food, water and healthcare cannot be taken for granted. This is why so many people are moved to donate a little of what they have to try and alleviate the situation. It is easy to just give up and ask yourself what difference you can make to such a massive problem but, by combining your efforts with those of millions of like-minded donors around the world, you are steadily helping to win the war on poverty and extreme deprivation.

Of course, there are still millions living in dire conditions but the number is falling all the time as the relentless work of charities based in the developed world gradually begins to bear fruit. Increasingly it looks as though many people are turning to the idea of child sponsorship as the most effective and mutually fulfilling way of contributing to this effort. Putting money into collecting tins on flag days is not a very personal way of going about things and there is always that doubt as to how much actually finds its way to the coal face.

The great benefit of supporting one of the child sponsorship charities is that you will be actually able to see the difference your support makes at first hand. Sponsorship allows you to connect with a specific child in need and make a profound difference to that child’s life, family and community. Your sponsored child will know your name, write to you and receive benefits like clean water, nutritious food, healthcare and educational opportunities. Just as important is the boost a child receives knowing that he or she has a sponsor from another country who really cares. As the years go by, donors will see from photographs and regular correspondence exactly how they have, quite simply, made a childs life so much better.

Sponsored children tend to keep and treasure the cards and letters they have received from their sponsors. Many of them relate how they often pray for their sponsors and thank God for the blessings their families have received because of this generosity from a foreign land.

Experienced child sponsorship charities have found that, by and large, while each child is individually sponsored, it is better that actual donations are pooled with those of other sponsors to achieve something that provides sustainable benefits to the whole community. That way, no-one feels left out and there is no resentment. The underlying aim of the whole child sponsorship movement is to help children in poorer countries stand on their own two feet so that they, in turn, will one day be sufficiently skilled to provide their own assistance to the community.

Happy Parents Day

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Parents, who wouldnt know who they are, Parents are the loveliest, sweetest and most beautiful people of our lives. A person who loves her child the most a Mother and the strongest and hardworking man which helps us taking our first step a Father These two completes the worlds most beautiful relationship on the face of the earth known to be parents. Biologically speaking, without parents we cannot imagine coming to life and realistically speaking, without their presence we cannot imagine our survival.

When we were child our parents woke up all night to help us sleep, they work hard to bring us all the necessities of life. Our parents hold our fingers to help us walk. We brought up under the supervision of our parents, our parents help us grow into this rough world, and they help us being represent able person in this competitive world. They made us what we are now, they complete us. They complete the family and made us a part of it.

If we look our selves where do we rank us in giving back what our parents gave to us all their life? They ruin their resting nights for our rest, have we done it even single night when one of our parents were not feeling well, I am sure most of us would say no to it. Do we realize that our parents are equally responsible for success we have today? They helped us in every step we took in our childhood; do we help our parents to take few comforting steps when they need a supporting shoulder in last part of their life? We cannot give back our parents what they have been giving us all their lives, but if we try to help our parents for what they need, what they want and if we respect them and honoured them for what they have been to us, I am sure that will bring happiness to their faces and we will become favourite child of our parents.

Lets make promise with our selves to respect them, honour them, be kind to them and help them taking last steps before they leave us alone for rest of our lives. Take care of your parents before you spent your life regretting all your life. Wish happy parents day and bring happiness to their beautiful faces.

Benefits Of Studying With A Study Partner

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One of the biggest challenges for a student are understanding and finishing up the projects and homework. But not every person thinks in the same way and therefore some people understand concepts easily while others have to work harder. However if students discuss and ask questions together understanding difficult concepts become somewhat easy. Collaborative work yields better results. Thats the benefit of studying with study partner.
When you are studying with a partner there are actually two minds tackling the same problem. Each person looks at the problem from a different perspective and with discussion can share thoughts and ideas which makes solving the problem easier. Another benefit of study partner is that you can learn more that you didn’t already know from your partner. If your partner has been studying a specific subject for longer period or has better exposure to the subject then he/she might know more than you. This study partner then can give you his/her knowledge and helps you learn more
Studying with a partner not only helps you learn more but it can make the whole process more fun and entertaining. When you have been focusing on a problem for a long time your mind gets tired and you want to get away from it. But with a study partner, you can take breaks or talk about some other topic besides studies to keep your self entertained. This helps you keep your mind and body going since you are not overwhelmed with the stress. If the your study partner is also your friend then there are so many things you can talk and chat about with them. As a result of this the studying experience become much more fun and entertaining.
But the key issue is always where to find study partner. Unfortunately there is no right or wrong way to find a good study partner, you just have to find somebody that is interesting and matches your personality. The most obvious way of finding a study partner is your classmates from school or college. These are the people that are studying the same subject and you will be seeing the most often through out the school. Simply talk in class and see else is looking for a study partner and buddy up.
However to find a study partner you aren’t only confined to your classmates, you can also post a request for study partner on online classifieds or social networks and could partner up with someone from same school or neighborhood.
Regardless of where you find your study partner you will definitely reap the benefits of having one by learning more and having fun.

Tips To Decide On The Appropriate Childrens Clothes

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Shopping for childrens clothes can be fun but at the same time time-consuming because of the availability of many types of options in the stores. The other fact is that children grow up very fast making it more difficult to find the most appropriate clothing for them. The following tips will act as a guideline to the parents and guardians when it comes to selecting various types of clothing for their kids.

Because the kids play a lot it is important that when selecting everyday clothes, the buyers should select clothes that can be easily worn. They should come with the right type of structure to make it easy to put on or remove as desired. The buyers should also ensure that they stay away from those clothes that stick to the body as this will make it hard to wear and at the same time limit the freedom of the child when they are playing.

The other important thing is to determine the comfort of the child. This means that the consumers should ensure that the type of fabric that makes the child very comfortable. There are various types of fabrics from lace to satin but not all of them are safe for the young ones and therefore the consumers are advised to opt for the soft cottons that are recommended for summer because of their comfort. They are also advised to select fleece or woolen for winter to keep the child not only comfortable but also warm. To ensure safety, it is recommended that the buyers opt for those that have zippers and not buttons when it comes to buying infants or toddlers clothes. Kids usually swallow the buttons and this has a lot of consequences. They are also asked to avoid the ones that are designed with ties as they increase the risks of strangling.

The size of the children clothing is also very important. Choosing larger clothes will increases the chances of the child tripping over them thus causing accidents. Selecting those that are smaller will only work to restrict the childs activities as well as interfere with their breathing- something that is not healthy. The advantage is that many stores have wide variety of clothing sizes for the kids and the buyers will have an easier time in choosing them. The other option is to go to the stores with the child and make him or her try as many clothes as possible in order to find the right one for them.

The increasing number of manufacturers and stores for children clothing has cause a wide range of prices for them. This provides many buyers a chance to select the ones that are within their budgets. The users have the option of selecting brick and mortar stores or online stores for all their shopping needs as they will get assorted clothes at different price tags. They can compare a variety order to find the ones that fit their budget

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