Monday, September 27, 2010
This article talks about some possible ways to reduce preeclampsia - especially if you know you are prone to the condition. It cites the research and, of course, tells you to consult you doctor. Read more:
From the article:
There is no sure way to prevent preeclampsia. But you may be able to lower your risk by:
* Taking a very small dose of aspirin every day during pregnancy, under strict supervision by your doctor
* Taking calcium pills every day (you may hear these called calcium supplements).
To learn more, see Treatments for preventing preeclampsia.
Always check with your doctor before you start taking anything new if you are pregnant. He or she can tell you if it is safe for you and your baby.
There is also no sure way for your doctor to tell if you will get preeclampsia again. That's why he or she needs to keep an eye on you with more frequent checkups.
from consumer reports
Thursday, September 23, 2010
So many women suffer from endometriosis. Some don't even know they have it, and others have excrutiating pain every month. Here is one woman's story about how she finally got the problem diagnosed and treated - this is a Yahoo video, scroll down to the video title "10 Year Horror Story" to watch it.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
I'm certainly not an advocate of drinking alcohol in pregnancy, but I found the following article interesting about how a little may not be a problem. Most doctors agree, however, that it's better to not drink during pregnancy.
The odd drink in pregnancy won't harm baby (www.newscientist.com)
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Like most moms, I try to limit the amount of TV my daughter is exposed to. A little is OK, but I must admit, it is enticing for kids. Here is an article about how young toddlers don't learn words from TV, but from other people:
Turn Off TV To Teach Toddlers New Words
Toddlers learn their first words better from people than from Teletubbies, according to new research at Wake Forest University.
From the article:
In the study, Krcmar evaluated the ability of children ages 15 - 24 months to learn new words when the words were presented as part of a "Teletubbies" program. She then evaluated their ability to learn the new words from an adult speaker in the same room with them.
Children younger than 22 months did not accurately identify an object when taught the new word by the television program, but they were readily able to connect the word with the object when the word was presented by an adult standing in front of them, she said.
Thursday, September 09, 2010
In retrospect, I wish I had exercised more while I was pregnant. I was so afraid I would miscarry that I missed the chance to stay fit and feel better. Here is a great site which shows actual demonstrations of safe exercises to do while pregnant:
Wall Squats with Ball (www.babfit.sparkpeople.com)
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