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Taking care of your preggo wife

Taking care of your preggo wife 0

The role of a father during pregnancy cannot be underrated. A good father should be around the mother to give her support and care during the period. Unfortunately, first-time fathers will always find themselves at a crossroads. So, they will be tempted to step aside and wait for clues from the mother on what they should do and what they should not do. This post focuses on three things a man should do to help his pregnant woman.

Remain Positive

Staying positive as you attend to your pregnant woman is the best thing any caring man should do. Doing anything short of that will only scare your wife and may give her sleepless nights. This is not good for her health and that of the developing fetus. 

 Help In Massaging Her

Women who are in their third trimester need a lot of help. Their bodies ache, their joints pain and the punches and kicks she receives from the baby may make life unbearable. You can help her cope by offering massage before she sleeps. Leg and back massage can make her relax and enjoy her sleep.

Read and Learn More about Pregnancy

This is critical since it will help you understand what she is going through. It will help you provide solutions to whatever problems she may be facing. Understanding the emotional and physical changes she will be going through is critical and can help you become more sympathetic when she cries over small things or experiences mood swings. It will also help you understand when labor starts and you will know what to do at the right time. 

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Managing weight gain during pregnancy

Managing weight gain during pregnancy 0

If you are pregnant and your body mass index is between 25 and 29.9 you are considered obese. As a result, it is necessary that you work on the weight to avoid developing gestational diabetes.  Unfortunately, during pregnancy is not the right time to go on a weight loss diet because restricting your food intake is hazardous to the developing fetus. Of course, we are aware that some women will lose weight in the first trimester because of morning sickness. The diminishing appetite caused by nausea and vomiting is enough to help them miss a few calories and lose weight. Here are the recommended methods to help you stay on track with weight if you are obese.

Ladies that are trying to conceive should check their weight and work on it before they become pregnant. This way, they reduce the need to engage in weight losing activities and will help them concentrate on carrying and taking care of the pregnancy.

Eating healthy – this is the most important thing you should do if you want to stay on track and avoid gestational diabetes and preeclampsia. Just ensure that you follow the seven principles of pregnancy and eat a balanced diet including drinking plenty of water every day.

Exercising- If you have not been exercising, you can start with pregnancy exercises for beginners. Low impact exercises such as swimming and walking are recommended. You may also engage in Low- impact aerobics at the advice of your healthcare provider. Ensure that you adhere and follow all the rules of exercising while pregnant.

 Lastly, women who suffer from diabetic conditions must seek medical support throughout pregnancy.

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Toddlers and germs

Toddlers and germs 0

Toddlers are quite mobile and will often come in contact with germs as they move around. Also, they are drippy and will happily put almost everything they find on their way into their mouth. Exposure to good germs will help improve their immune system. However, they sometimes get exposed to harmful germs and bacteria which can be dangerous to them. This post gives insight into some of the things you can do to help keep your child free from germs.

The Kitchen

It is one area that is full of germs. Care should be taken to ensure that the hygiene standards in the kitchen are high. It reduces the possibility of children contacting germs and bacteria like salmonella, corynebacteria which can get them sick. Notice that children get dehydrated fast when they fall sick because their immune system is not yet developed. Take extra care during food preparation and clean up. Use disinfected towels and sponge to wipe the chairs and ensure that you spray disinfectants after the clean-up.

Play Toys

When you bath the toys, the chances are that you will leave some water trapped inside them. It creates a perfect breeding ground for germs and bacteria. So, ensure that you squeeze them and place them out in the sun to dry before you allow the children to start playing with them. Give them a bleach bath once a month.

Potty Training

 Ensure that you teach your child always to wash the hands after the business. Teach them to use soap and warm water to wash the hands. Teach the child to shut the lid before flashing. 

These are just a few of the precautions you can take to keep your child free from germs.

 

 

 

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Eating right while trying to conceive 0

If you are trying to conceive, it is important that you pay attention to your diet. Among the things that you should do is to eat sufficient folic acids, take prenatal vitamins, maintain a healthy weight and exercise moderately.

Paying Attention to the Diet

A couple that is trying to conceive should stick to the balanced diet. Research shows that food and fertility are linked so eating a balanced diet is important and will make it easier for a couple to conceive.

What the Couple Should Eat

The couple should eat whole grains, vegetables, and fruits. They should also consider eating calcium-rich foods such as milk, yogurt, and cheese. This is necessary because if a woman who is trying to conceive does not eat enough nutrients, it may interfere with the menstruation cycle and make it difficult for them to predict when they will ovulate. Also, vitamin C and zinc are essential nutrients and play a vital role in making the sperms healthy.

Some of the Top Foods to Add To Your Menu

Protein and Omega 3

Fish is a nutritional source of omega 3 and low-fat protein that helps to the fetus mental development. However, care should be taken to avoid foods that are high in mercury. When mercury accumulates and lingers in the body, it interferes with ovulation and causes defects to the yet to be born baby. Low mercury fish such as tuna and salmon could be consumed once or twice per week.

Vitamins

Taking vitamins during your prenatal stages ensures that the body gets enough folic acid and essential elements that boost chances of conceiving.  Consuming multivitamins is crucial since it gives the body the nutrients required to enhance the development of the fetus.

Lastly, a well-balanced diet ensures that you maintain the right weight which is essential for women trying to conceive. Being underweight and overweight makes it difficult for you to conceive and increases birth complications.

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The first brush

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When children reach the age of 2 to 3 years, it is necessary that they get introduced to brushing their teeth. However, at this stage, it is vital that you brush their teeth for them until they stabilize their level of coordination and attention.

The first thing you need to do is to teach them how to hold the brush. Ensure that you choose a good-sized brush that is designed to fit in the child’s hand. Use a pea-sized paste and tell the child what you want them to do. Start by brushing the inside of the teeth, but angle the bristle at 45 degrees towards the gum line. Brush two teeth at a time. This should be done gently and in a circular motion. 

Ensure that you clean the outside surface of the teeth before you move to the inside part of the teeth. Once you are through, you should turn your attention to the tongue. The surface of the tongue should also be brushed.

If you have the time, this should be done at least twice per day. It helps to inculcate teeth brushing habit in the kids.  Ensure that the toothbrush used is soft and small headed and should fit in the kid’s mouth comfortably and should remove all the food particles. Lastly, rinse the mouth with clean water.

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Summer wear for mama-to-be

Summer wear for mama-to-be 0

Feeling fabulous and comfortable during summer is critical to all expectant mothers. This is why you should go out of your way even if it means spending some money on summer wear to help you stay comfortable.

So what options are available for expectant mothers?

Seraphine Maternity Dress

This is an affordable brand (if brought pre-loved or pricey new) often won by celebrities because of its good quality. It comes in fantastic fit and will accentuate your body as it changes its shape. It is woven from light material and will keep you cool. It comes with hems that sit just above the knee and the dress can be combined with low heeled shoes and a jacket for ladies who spent most of their time in an office environment.

Nia Maternity dress

Other than emphasizing your shape, this dress is flattering and can help you avoid awkward shapes as you quickly put on weight. It is a soft jersey that fits well on the upper arms and makes you look and feel good. If you spend most of your time in an office environment, it can be combined with a jacket as well. The dress has a lot of room for growth and makes walking easier.

Flower Tea dress

This is an impressive summer attire that is affordable and comes in beautiful floral patterns. It is a gorgeous dress designed to highlight the baby bump but does not show the rolls and lumps associated with pregnancy and comes in different patterns and colors that are perfect for the hot summer weather.

 

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