How to Bathe an Infant

Baby care is not always common sense.

New parents rightly want to be extremely careful when taking care of their new infant.

One task that often eludes new parents is how to bathe a newborn or baby.

It is therefore essential that the parents be aware of how to clean their newborn.

While this is something many people take for granted, there is a right way and a wrong way to do it.

How to Bathe an Infant

Here’s how:

Warm or cold water

Infants should be bathed daily.

The idea is to keep them clean at all times and not to give bacteria and germs an opportunity to accumulate.

In order to achieve this, warm water has to be used.

Most parents prefer to bathe their newborns in the evening.

This is is perfectly okay.

Some parents use slightly cold water with the view of making the newborn become accustomed to their environment.

Very cold water is not recommended.

All in all, regular warm baths are a sure guard against disease-causing bacteria and germs.

While warm water is recommended in the initial days of the newborn, it is okay to lower the temperature after a few months have elapsed and the child is more acclimatized.

It is however good to still continue using sponge baths.

Some parents even let the child take warm baths inside a mini-tub especially in the summers when the weather permits.

Bathes should be well monitored and regulated.

It is prohibited to leave a newborn in a cold water tub for extended periods.

The newborn’s skin

Care should be taken to wash the newborn’s skin with the right shower apparatus.

Soft sponges are ideal as well as towels and clothes which are approved for showers.

Hard and gritty sponges are forbidden as these can be rough on a newborn’s delicate skin.

Some newborns have a lot of fatty tissue and some parents attempt to get to the dirt that is lodged inside the folds.

Care should be taken when doing this.

When bathing a newborn, special care should be exercised especially when washing such sensitive areas as the eyes, armpits and genitals.

Soap should not be allowed inside a newborn’s eyes and caution should be exercised when scrubbing the groin area.

Gels, soaps and shampoos

Sometimes because of economic hardship, parents may use their own shower gels and shampoos with a newborn.

While no research has been able to prove that this in itself is harmful, it is recommended that you gels and shampoos that are approved for newborns.

If you bath your baby more frequent, it will only cause rashes and damages to her skin.

Remember also that as long as the leftover of the umbilical cord remains intact, you should only bath your newborn with sponge.

When should you bath your baby?

Well, basically you can do it any time of the day, but if you want her to sleep better, you might want to bath your newborn just before bedtime.

You don’t want to rush for those items in the middle of the bathing process!

This is vital, because you must not leave your baby neglected even for a glance.

You should always at least one hand on your newborn.

When is your baby ready for a tub bath?

Well, after sponge baths (that means after the umbilical cord leftover is healed), you can bath your baby in a sink, or a plastic tub lined with a clean towel.

If your newborn’s been circumcised, then you should wait until it heals, then a tub bath is OK for her.

When you first get over that initial scare of bathing your infant you will find that it can be fun and enjoyable for the both of you.

There are some arguments over how fast you should give the baby a full bath after it is born.

Having had children overseas where this belief is not followed you know that it is perfectly fine to give your child a full bath from the very beginning and that the cord is nothing to worry about when it comes to giving your baby a bath.

The decision on how to give your baby its first few baths is completely up to you and what you feel the most comfortable doing.

In order to make it easier for you, getting a small baby tub may be a good idea since many of these tubs can be placed in the kitchen sink, on the counter or on a table.

This way you don’t have to lie on your knees next to your bathtub plus it gives you a little more secure position to handle the baby.

Many of the infant tubs also provide some sort of back support and are not very deep.

Regardless of where you give your baby a bath you should not have too much water in the tub. Maximum 3 inches is recommended.

Before putting the baby in the tub make sure the water is not to hot and whatever you do fill the water in the tub before placing baby in it.
If there are sudden changes in the water temperature it can easily leave burn marks on a little baby.

If you find that your baby cries every time you give him a bath don’t be alarmed.
it can take months before your baby actually starts to enjoy the water and having a bath.

Prior to giving your baby a bath, be sure to have everything you need at hand, things such as soap, shampoo, sponge, washcloths and towels.

For no reason should you have to take your child out of the tub to go and grab something you forgot.

You probably don’t like to get out of the tub until you are done either?

It goes without saying that you never take both hands of your baby as long as he is in the water.

It does not take much water for a baby to drown.

Crucial Tips to Remember

Finally, here are some extra points you should consider during your baby shower:

  • Make sure the room where you bath your newborn is free from wind breeze.
  • Make sure the bath water is warm. Not too hot, nor too cold.
  • Feel the water first with the inside of your wrist.
  • Wrap your baby in a towel instantly after pulling her out of the water, so she won’t slip from you.

When all of this is said, get over your worries and just enjoy the bath time with your baby and when you feel comfortable enough you can even take a bath together with your baby.

Have a merry baby shower!

The Ultimate Guide on How to Take Care of a Baby

First and foremost, congratulations on your baby!

You have brought a new life on this planet who we’re sure is already the centre of your world.

Every new parent or a parent-to-be search for a guide that can help them understand their baby’s wants.

Sometimes you may feel lost and not know what to do, but that’s okay!

Parenting is serious business and you need to know everything there is.

After all, it is the duty of the folks to ensure that their little bundle of joy stays healthy, happy and safe.

Now, get ready for the ride of your life!

Knowledge 101

The hospitals have doctors, nurses and lactation consultants to answer each and every query of yours regarding baby care.

Nurses are really helpful and teach you a lot of things – how to hold, how to feed, how to burp, etc.

They can really help you understand the correct manner of handling and caring for babies.

When you return home, you can opt for in-home help too.

It’ll give you an extra set of hands until you get a better grasp on things, as they can betedious at first.

You will have family members giving you advice and even if you don’t agree with what they tellyou, don’t dismiss them.

They talk from experience.

Feeding 101

Babies need milk every 2- 3 hours.

Yes, that is very frequent but you have to ensure that your baby is well fed, usually every 4 hours.

Crying, putting fingers in their mouth and sucking, etc., are all indicative of the fact that your baby’s tummy needs to be filled.

If you’re breastfeeding, then it should take around 15-18 minutes at each breast.

If using formula, 2-3 ounces should be enough for your baby.

Set up a meeting with your doctorif you need to wake your baby every time before a feed as it isn’t a good indication.

Monitoring whether your baby is eating sufficiently is tricky when you’re breastfeeding.

If he/ she is sleeping well, producing 5-6 wet diapers and several stools, consistently gaining weight, is overall a happy baby and your breasts feel lighter after feeding the baby, then you can relax.

After every feed, making them burp is mandatory otherwise there’ll vomit whatever they’ve consumed.

Lay your baby down on your lap, face- first.

Hold your baby’s head a little higher than his/ her chest and give gentle pats on the back.

You can also hold your baby upright, placing his head on your shoulder supporting it with one hand.

Use the other hand to give gentle pats on this back.

These steps will help release air by making the baby burp.

Holding 101

Newborns are fragile little humans and need to be handled with utmost care which can be a little intimidating at first.

They have a weak immune system and as such it becomes even more important to protect them from germs.

Washing your hands or using a hand sanitizer can help solve this problem.

Avoid shaking or jiggling as it can cause trauma and can prove to be fatal for your baby.

Always support their head and neck when you’re carrying or cradling them.

This is a great way to keep them safe and steady.

There is a reason why car seats are important for your baby.

By fastening them securely, you can limit extra movement due to rough or bumpy roads.

Lastly, don’t indulge in rough play with your baby.

Wait for them to grow a little bigger which will give them the capacity to handle it.

Sleeping 101

Your baby should be asleep for at least 15 hours in an entire day.

Expecting them to remain asleep the entire night would be too much to ask for.

A baby usually sleeps at intervals of 2-3 hours, waking from which they’ll be charged and ready to play.

It’s important to always ensure that your baby sleeps on their back, as this will reduce the chances of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).

Avoid keeping blankets, stuffed tops, heavy clothing, etc., near the baby.

Keep alternating your baby’s head positions from night to night because this will help to prevent flat spots.

Many newborns can have their days and nights jumbled up.

They may sleep during the day, and remain awake during the night.

You can slowly change this habit by ensuring that the baby stays up longer during daytime and sleeps in the night due to exhaustion.

Keep in mind that different baby’s have different schedules, so it’s okay if your baby doesn’t adhere to standard rules.

Bathing 101

Sponging should be your go- to option until the umbilical cord falls off and the circumcision, if performed, heals.

Frequent bathing can dry your baby’s soft skin and as such you should limit the baths to three times a week.

When you’re bathing or giving sponge baths to your baby, take care that the water is warm but never hot.

Wipe your baby’s face with a soft wash- towel and use gentle, chemical free soap.

Gently lather your baby’s head using little shampoo and take care to thoroughly wash him/her with water.

When you’re placing him/her into the tub, ensure that its only 3 inches deep and always guide them feet-first into the water.

Never leaving your baby in the tub unattended is the most important rule and one you should never forget.

Diapering 101

You can use disposable diapers or cloth, whichever you prefer, but the former is a more hygienic option.

On an average, the baby should dirty his/her diaper ten times a day or around 65-70 times a week.

Lay the baby down on his/her back and remove the diaper.

Use a soft washcloth or wet tissues, to gently wipe the genital area and then fasten a new one.

In case of a girl, wipe her bottom from front to back as this can help prevent urinary tract infection.

Diaper rashes are quite common, can occur due to the skin becoming irritated, making it really uncomfortable for the little life.

Applying ointment on the irritated area and frequent changing of the diaper can help heal and prevent these red bumps.

Also, let the baby be diaper- free for some part of the day in order to help the skin breath.

Ready, Set, Go

Now, we trust you know everything there is to take the best care of your baby.

Initially it’ll be hard and all-consuming, but you’ll slowly develop a routine and everything will become easy for you.

Bond and enjoy with your child, this time is precious and will never come back.

The bond between a child and the parent is natural, you’ll see that in the end, everything will work out.

Check out the CDC’s guides on infant care for more info.

How to Change a Baby’s Diaper Properly

If you are a first-time parent, or you are expecting a baby soon then you may be in for a big shock.

Babies need to be changed about ten times per day, and in the lifetime of your child, you will need to change their diaper about 2500 times.

If you want to change a diaper then you should start learning now. It comes to more than just learning the proper technique. Diaper changes are a very ugly business.

Even if your baby is one of the most co-operative babies on the planet, it is still going to be gross. A diaper change also has the ability to get very messy, very fast.

The first thing you need to consider is your babies safety, even though they are just little, they are still flexible and like to squirm.

Make sure you have a safe place to change your baby, and never take your eyes off of them, in fact never take a handoff of them.

This is a good way to ensure the baby will stay on the table at all times and not fall to the ground.

Here are important considerations for perfectly changing baby diaper.

Location

You need to have a good location for your diaper. Without a good location, the whole thing could go south very quickly. You should also consider getting a charging station like the BEBE Designer ‘Cosmopolitan’ portable diaper changing the station. This will make it easier to use any changing station you find and is very easy to transport as well. If you don’t have any option, you can even use the changing station on the floor as a last resort. Is it much better than letting your baby stay with a soiled diaper right?

Prepared

It is very important for you to always be prepared when it comes to diaper changes. You need to ensure you have everything that you need within reach and in one place. You can’t stop mid-way during a diaper change and start looking for the talcum powder now, can you?

Being prepared doesn’t just mean having everything ready to go through. It means packing up everything correctly in case you need to use it again before you get home. You never know what can happen. It’s always better to be prepared than to be caught unaware.

Distractions

The easiest way to make a diaper change go smoothly is by distracting your kid while you do your business. Instead of wrestling with your kid while trying to pull off their dirty diaper, it makes much more sense for you to distract them with a few of their favorite toys. Diverting their attention is the easiest way of ensuring they make your job easier. Once you are done with the change, make sure you disinfect any toy that you gave them. You wouldn’t want the germs to spread all over now, would you?

Double checking

Once you are done with a change, it is essential that you double check everything to ensure it has all gone smoothly. Your baby may have put their hand in the poop by mistake. They may have even rubbed it on their clothes. What about their feet? Make sure you double check every single thing so that there is nothing which you have skipped during the changing. You wouldn’t want to find any nasty surprises, later on, would you?

Steps to follow when changing baby diaper.

Now that you know what you need to consider, here are the steps to follow or which order to do them so this is a helpful little guide.

  1. Make sure you have everything you need close by. I recommend buying a diaper caddy that you can take from room to room in your home and it holds all your supplies like diapers, wipes, baby powder, Neosporin for circumcision, diaper rash cream and so forth.
  2. Gently lay your baby down on their back on the changing table. Use the straps for safety because babies tend to be a little squirmy when they get their diaper changed.
  3. Undo the sides of the diapers and look to see what it inside. If your baby has had a bowel movement you can use the top of the diaper to help wipe excess but always remember to wipe from front to back when cleaning your baby especially if you have a little girl.
  4. If your child has had a really messy diaper it can take 4-6 wipes to properly clean them. Put the soiled wipes inside the dirty diaper.
  5. Fold up the dirty diaper including the wipes and use the sides to hold the diaper closed. Put it in a diaper pail or the trash.
  6. Next, lay a new diaper flat underneath your baby and slowly lower them down on to it.
  7. Lift the front of the diaper and fasten it at the waist with the tabs. Make sure that it isn’t too tight around the waist and also make sure that the legs are done properly so you don’t have extra leaks.
  8. You can now put clean clothing on your child.
  9. If you need to clean up the changing table make sure you place your baby safely in the crib, bassinet or on the floor so they do not run the risk of falling while you put items away.
  10. Thoroughly wash your hands and enjoy your baby until the next change. Note: Avoid over-tightening diapers – too-tight diapers prevent airflow into the diaper area, creating a damp environment that makes skin susceptible to rashes. Over-tight diapers also rub against your baby’s waist and thighs which irritate his skin.
  11. If you can keep these simple tips in mind, you will find your entire diaper changing experience going off a lot smoother. There is nothing easier than changing a baby’s diaper if you know how to do it right. So if you are sick and tired of breaking your head trying to get things done without making a mess, keep the above tips in mind and see how effortlessly your next diaper change goes.

How to Get Your Wife Pregnant and Perform in Bed

There are many couples today that are having a lot of trouble to have children.

What most of these couples do not know is that most of the reasons why they are not getting children can be controlled with ease.

Some of these reasons may be having sex at the wrong time, low sperm count and even the sex positions.

In addition, there are hose coupes that wish to have children at a certain time of the year for various reasons.

It is also very easy to control some of the factors involved to the couple’s advantage.

The guide below will give you the most effective tips to get your wife pregnant:

How to get Your Wife Pregnant

There are many guides in the internet today that claim to have the Holy Grail on conception.

Some of these guides have exaggerated information and most of them do not even work.

However, the guide below has been tested and proven to work when you want to get your wife pregnant fast.

Visit the doctor or midwife.

This is a very important step that every couple should do when they want to get a baby.

This is because they are able to lay the groundwork in preparation for the baby.

The health of the mother is carefully examined to ensure that it will be safe for her to carry the pregnancy until the baby is ready to be born.

There may be existing health conditions that cannot be dealt with immediately.

However, the doctor or the midwife will be aware of the problems and therefore maneuver their way through so that the pregnancy is healthy throughout.

Get to know when your wife is ovulating

This is another very important thing to consider when you want to get your wife pregnant.

Ovulation happens one every month in each of the menstrual cycles.

In simple terms, ovulation can be described as the process where the egg is released from the ovary into the fallopian tube.

The chances of getting your wife pregnant are more when you have sex with the knowledge of her ovulation period.

In order to know the ovulation dates in the menstrual cycle, you can make use of the many charts in the internet on menstrual cycles.

However, when your wife has irregular periods, then you may have to consult with the doctor or midwife to know her ovulation dates.

Make the necessary changes in lifestyle

When you are trying to conceive, you may want to start taking folic acid for a period of at least 30 days before you start the necessary steps to ensure you conceive.

Folic acid has been found to have nutrients that are responsible for the reduction of birth defects.

You may also want to refrain from tobacco, drug and substance abuse, alcohol and even reduce the intake of caffeine.

These, in addition to losing excess body weight are lifestyle changes you should make to ensure you conceive easily and have a healthy pregnancy.

You can also consult the doctor on other lifestyle changes you can make to ensure that the pregnancy is healthy.

Improve your fertility and sperm boost

When the sperms are healthy and strong, then there is a higher chance that they will successfully fertilize the egg.

Some of the things that can be done to give the sperms a boost include refraining from tobacco and alcohol.

Intake of folic acid, zinc and Vitamin C, staying away from saunas and tubs and also getting rid of excess weight are also some of the tips to give the sperms a boost.

Here are also a bunch of great foods for penis health.

Since the sperms take a while to mature, it is important that these steps be taken at least 3 months prior to the period you start trying to make your wife pregnant.

How to perform in bed

You may also be having a difficult time getting your wife pregnant because your sex life is not that great.

This is normal and it happens to many couples at some stage in their relationship.

However, it is not a cause for worry because it can be easily rectified.

Here are some of the steps to perform in bed and boost your sex life.

Shave

There are many guys out there today that do not shave.

While this may appear sexy, it also feels like sand paper at the same time.

This can be a major turn off during sex and therefore the reason for the poor sex life.

It is important that men shave regularly using a multi blade.

This is because it will help you to reduce the razor burns and also help your woman to get less whisker burns.

Learn her

Take note of the things she wants, the things she says and those that she doesn’t say.

This is a very important thing because it will help you to guess from an informed position.

When things have to be spelled out, the mood may end up being ruined and therefore leading to boring sex.

Also take not of how her body reacts and behaves in different situation, this will also help you to make informed judgements.

Complement her

There are many women that may feel uncomfortable due to their scars or other defects’’ that they feel they have.

In order to get rid of this feeling, you can kiss her on these areas so that she feels confident and warm up to you.

Also, try foreplay before the actual sex so that she warms up to you.

Conclusion

When you are looking to get your wife pregnant, there are several things you need to carefully consider.

In addition to visiting and consulting the doctor, making a lifestyle change and even getting a sperm boost, it is also important to boost the sex life.

These are just but the main and most effective things to do to ensure that you get your wife pregnant fast.

There are other tips to help you get your wife pregnant like the sex positions that you can also implement to ensure that the conception is successful.

Whatever method you chose, it is important to consult with the doctor so that they can guarantee that it is safe and it will work.

How to Increase the Chances of Child Conception

Basically, or rather generally, the healthier both you and your partner are, the more the chances of getting pregnant.

When both of you have made that decision of becoming a dad, or a mom, there are a couple of changes that must be done to your lifestyle in order to increase the chances of child conception.

These changes will also ensure that your pregnancy is healthy.

You also need to keep in mind that some medical complications such as asthma, diabetes, obesity among several others are capable of affecting your pregnancy.

Statistics have it that almost 84% of partners in the overall population do get pregnant within the first year of regular sex without using contraceptives.

About half of those who don’t get pregnant within the first year do so during the next one.

After making that final decision to get pregnant, a lot of women do all they can for child conception to occur during the succeeding cycle.

The most important thing that you need to remember is that getting pregnant is a process, and like any other, it needs enough time and planning.

Child Conception Basics

Now, the majority of us usually have a certain perception that you can just get pregnant by having unprotected sex.

However, the truth is that the process is more complicated than it sounds.

As you know, menstrual cycles do vary from one woman to another.

The key to getting pregnant is to have sexual intercourse pre and during the ovulation period.

This ensures that there are sperm cells present in the fallopian tube at the moment the egg is released.

The eases the fertilization process. Remember that sperm cells can survive and stay active in the female system for a period of over 96 hours.

Ensure proper timing

The surest way to guarantee pregnancy if both parties are healthy enough is by ensuring that you make love with your partner at a precise time during your menstrual cycle.

If your cycles are regular, that means that you will ovulate precisely a fortnight before. What this implies is that your fertility window will be a week before your ovulation.

On the other end, if your cycles are irregular, predicting your ovulation or fertility window can prove difficult.

There are other several techniques that you can also use to pinpoint your precise fertile window including:

Ovulation predictor kit.

It keeps track of your basal body temperature.

Use it to observe changes concerning the cervical mucus.

Professional or Follicular monitoring.

You need to find the right time and way to make love.

There are several myths about fertility, sex and also pregnancy in general.

Some of these myths have it that trying different positions or having your hips elevated for a while post-sex should help you get pregnant.

Others claim that orgasms can help the conception process.

Unfortunately, there are no studies or any kind of proof to back them up.

There are other products used during sex that do reduce sperm motility significantly one of them being your lubricant.

These products also decrease sperm viability.

When trying to get pregnant, you should consider avoiding all these sex enhancing products.

Among the products that you should avoid include the following:

  • Olive oil
  • K-Y Jelly
  • Saliva among others

If you still insist on using a lubricant, try mineral oil, pre-seed or even canola oil. These products cannot interfere with the process.

Eat Healthily

This is another very important factor that should be considered when trying to get pregnant.

Before attempting to get pregnant, you should ensure that you are as healthy as you can possibly get.

As a matter of fact, most doctors advise their patients to consult an obstetrician pre-pregnancy.

This will ensure that you are thoroughly screened in order to identify any complication that can cause problems during conception.

These will include any existing health complication or any genetic diseases.

It will also give you a chance to address any other health complication that you might be having.

There are a number of lifestyle changes that need to be adopted and employed in order to increase your chances of conception.

The most common among all include the following:

  • Ensuring a healthy weight.
  • Improving your exercise habits.
  • Improve your meals and try to eat a well-balanced diet during each meal.
  • Eliminate cigarettes and alcohol.
  • Cut back on the amount of caffeine you consume.

If you are fond of drinking a lot of soda or coffee, it is time you begin cutting back your consumption of such.

For increased chances of conception, the recommended intake of caffeine in your system should stay below 210 mg each and every single day which is approximately a 12-ounce coffee cup.

You should also begin consuming the recommended amounts of prenatal vitamins and folic acid on a daily basis soon after you make that decision to begin trying conception.

This will significantly cut back the risk of any birth defects.

So, when is the right time to seek more professional advice?

Basically, a healthy couple should get pregnant within the first year of trying.

Now, if you don’t conceive within that first year of actively trying, yet you are below thirty-five years old, then you need to consult your doctor.

If you happen to be over 35 years old, then you should only wait for six months of active trying before consulting your medical practitioner.

Also, if you have had multiple miscarriages before, then it’s probably the right time to see a fertility specialist.

Conclusion

After deciding to try and get pregnant, the waiting window can get to your nerves.

At times this can make you become very frustrated.

However, you need to understand that child conception it is a biological process. What this means is that it takes time.

You have to be patient. Keep in mind that this delay window is something normal and it doesn’t necessarily mean that you will never get pregnant.

Ensure that you keep the baby-making process fun and also adventurous.

The most important thing when trying to get pregnant is to practice staying calm.

Staying calm and relaxed will also increase your chances of achieving your dream.

How to Facilitate a Pregnancy Cycle Properly

For a lady who is expecting, the condition their bodies are dealing with, they should be aware of some facts that can make the pregnancy free of complications. Some of the pregnant ladies are unaware of the pregnancy-related facts and make an invitation to the complications which make the journey really tiresome for them. When a woman is given sufficient prenatal care during pregnancy the risk gets minimal.

Carrying an offspring is one of the thrilling periods that come in a woman’s life. Having swollen feet, raging hormones and a feeling of uneasiness are the discomforts she is going to face throughout the process. pregnant women care has been recognized to be very essential and the call for obligatory steps to be followed is always stressed. Generally, pregnant women care should commence before a woman conceives though this is something that is not possible. The care for a lady who is expecting can be better handled by experts’ hand. With the help of gynecologist, labor and delivery is easy and can even ease with the high-risk pregnancy.

High-risk pregnancy cases can be:

  • Having heart or diabetes problems
  • The woman who is more than 35 years
  • A woman at higher risk of preterm labor
  • Woman with more than one fetus

The expectant period affects the lifestyle of a woman and causes mood swings. Having a mood swing is very common and a reason for experiencing different feelings. Besides changes in a mood, changes in hormones, metabolism, tiredness, and stress are also likely to happen to a woman. The female hormones that are liable for the mood swings are estrogen and progesterone that also control the reproductive cycle.

Know the pregnancy tips from the experts that can relax you from the mood swings. The pregnancy tips state that a woman should think optimist during this time and take adequate rest & sleep. Taking balancing diet and doing some exercise during pregnancy is the key to a healthy expecting period. During summers before going to sleep take the light bath that can enable you to have a sound sleep.

At this time a woman goes through a lot of stress so it is advisable that a woman should exercise during pregnancy and listen to some soothing music that acts as a de-stressor. Wearing comfortable attires can also boost up your confidence by making you relaxed. Women should participate in religious activities that can be beneficial both to you and your baby.

Pregnancy Diet Plan Tips For Women

To support they’re having a baby there are plenty of food items and also beverages which might be obtained by the mother. Away from these many food products and beverages may be preferred as the desire of pregnant women diet regime. Orange juice is sort of a good gift when pregnant women consuming fruit juice on a daily basis in the course of 9 months regarding periods then it cannot be dangerous, nevertheless, it will be better if you take a suitable prescribed amount. The time it has been seen, lots of nutrients are taking out from the fruit juice.

A single glass of fruit juice some time approved by the physician. However, if any of pregnant women experience the abdominal condition, physicians are never assistance for orange liquid in a daily regimen. It might be dangerous for your abdominal. It is suggested to be often. Fruit juices take sometimes but only homemade, you should avoid packaged fruit juice. It will be a smart idea to avoid all the chemical packaged material in pregnancy because it will be dangerous for both mothers and also developing fetus. Mommy also keeps in mind, she is not merely liable for herself, also for her uterus youngster.

If you want to grow and also develop a healthy youngster then take healthful pregnancy diet which usually must be rich with all the nutrients. There is no exclusive diet regime intended for expectant women! Diet must be packed with iron, folic acid b vitamin in addition to foodstuff loaded with calcium mineral within the very first trimester of being pregnant. It’s a wise decision to encouraged and gaze after your healthy having a baby.

200-300 extra calories are usually the daily requirement for the particular pregnant women. Why it is crucial to keep maintain vitamins and minerals in her diet due to the fact during pregnancy woman must supply the best vitamins and minerals for herself and also baby inside. Every one of the substances which are using by the woman actually reaches the growing youngster through the umbilical cord. Therefore it is the responsibility of mommy to follow her pregnancy diet program. Your diet affecting the little one grows because it soaks in more nutrients from food, which can be you eating about pregnancy.

Following Tips Can Be Beneficial to You And Your Baby

Pregnancy is the time when you need to really change the eating habits and switch on to a healthy diet that can help you and your baby grow in the healthiest way. Food that can cause constipation should be avoided by a pregnant lady. Having milk with saffron is beneficial to the newborn. Heavy to digest food is also a complete no during the expecting period.

The woman needs to maintain a high-quality diet in order to have a healthy and safe pregnancy. Fasting during this time is also not good for health and the doctors’ pregnancy advice can help you to know the perfect food for pregnant women. The leftover and frozen food should not be included in the pregnancy diet chart. The going to be mothers should involve nuts in their pregnancy diet as it will lessen the chance of an allergy to develop in the offspring. They are a good source of fiber, minerals, fatty acids, protein, etc. The pregnancy diet can be best suggested by the doctor who will compromise your diet with every such nutrition that is vital for the body.

Couples who are not able to bear the child too can be benefited from the pregnancy diet chart which will make you aware of the fertility booster foods. Sex during the conception period is also safe and seeking pregnancy advice can help you know which positions to have sex so that no harm is done both to the mother and her baby. Some women experience an enhanced sex drive while some others feel numb during the expecting mother. So the partner needs to be watchful and try to know what actually her lady desires during this time. The husband needs to give more time to her wife during this time and should not ignore her feelings and emotions.

Eating healthy is most crucial and women should stop dieting during this time as it will be damaging to the both of you. Fill yourself with positive thoughts and do not keep yourself in stress during this phase. The demand for food for pregnant women keeps on changing from trimester to trimester. Paying attention to the nutrition that your body wants requires a watchful care. The woman should also buy maternity products which are the must-have products that might be required at any time. So, before time make a list of every essential thing that would be required pre and post delivery.

Penis Exercise | How to Train Your Penis (for Men)

For a very long time, the focus on fertility has often been on the mother.

But it’s up to men to deliver with their penis.

Researchers indicate that when couples have difficulty with conception, 50 percent of the causes come from the female while the other percent from the man.

That’s why we recommend that all men do penis exercises.

In fact, male factors, majorly sperm production and quality due to lack of penis exercise represents almost 40 percent of the reason why some couples have difficulty conceiving.

Here are some penis exercise techniques by Dr. Jeff Ferrara, MD, an accomplished Andrologist and male health expert.

Poor penis performance results when a man has very minimal chances of making his female partner pregnant and doesn’t do his penis exercise routine everyday.

This condition can be caused by various factors and may depend on a person’s general health, genetics, fitness, and diseases.

While infertility is not always treatable, the condition can be improved by doing penis exercises.

With that, here are 10 ways on how to do penis exercises to promote a healthy penis and increase your chances of getting your wife pregnant.

1. Penis Exercise Tip #1: Clean Up Your Diet & Lifestyle

The healthier your diet and lifestyle is, the more your sperm count and the optimum your fertility will be.

Inflammation in your body that results from eating processed fast foods can affect fertility and sperm health.

When you are not eating a whole food, your body will end up using the stored nutrients to process it since it doesn’t recognize it.

This ends up taking away the nutrients that your body could have used to produce more and healthy sperms.

2. Penis Exercise Tip #2: Work out regularly

In order for your body to make sperms, it needs to have the proper penis training.

However, the presence of fat tissue can easily make exercise difficult.

In addition, penis exercise tends to raise your testosterone levels which help you make sperm.

For improved sperm health, you should pair healthy eating with regular penis workouts.

However, restrain from overtraining which can the deplete vitamins and stored hormones in your body.

Working out your body is important, but also consider doing some penis exercises to target your penis health.

3. Penis Exercise Tip #3: Stay Cool

To maintain a healthy sperm count, you should try as much as possible to avoid overheating the testicles.

According to research, squashing the testes for extended period of time can harm it’s nerves, temporarily impede the flow of blood, and affect your sperm health.

Therefore, if your job involves sitting for much extended periods, always try to get up and walk around for some time to cool things down a little bit.

Instead do penis exercises to keep warm.

You should also consider avoiding spas and saunas.

4. Penis Exercise Tip #4: Take Enough Zinc

Zinc is one of the most essential minerals when it comes to penis health.

According to studies, a low amount of Zinc in the body is associated with higher risk of male infertility, low testosterone levels, and poor penis performance.

Animal foods such as fish, meat, and eggs, and nuts such as Almonds, walnuts, and Brazil nuts are filled with zinc.

Eat these foods after you do your penis exercises to help it recover.

5. Penis Exercise Tip #5: Eat Maca Root

Traditionally used to enhance penis enlargement training, Maca root has been one of the most popular plant foods since ancient times.

Several studies have shown that taking about 1.5 up to 3 grams of dried maca root every day for about three months after doing penis exercises greatly improved self-reported sexual libido and increase sperm count in men.

6. Penis Exercise Tip #6: Take amino acids

Amino acids are the basic building blocks of the protein in our bodies and can reverse infertility due to doing penis exercises wrong.

This is because protein is needed for you to have a healthy penis.

The two most commonly used amino acids in conjunction with penis exercises are L-arginine and l-carnitine.

Apart from being available in many food sources, they can also be bought in capsule form.

7. Penis Exercise Tip #7: Plastic is not your friend

Plastics have been shown to a very negative impact on your penis.

Men who have been exposed to phthalates, a group of chemicals that are found in plastic containers, took about 20 percent longer to get their female partners pregnant.

This happened in the absense of routine penis exercise.

This is because Plastics cause a hormonal imbalance in the body thus exerting an oestrogenic effect on your penis.

This in turn reduces your body’s ability to produce testosterone leading to a decrease in sperm count.

Not even penis exercise can combat this ailment.

Therefore, avoid using plastic items as much as possible.

Penis Exercise example
Example of penis exercise done on a a fake penis.

8. Penis Exercise Tip #8: Watch where you put electronic gadgets

Your penis is very sensitive to any type of radiation.

In fact, they will suffer when exposed to radiation of any type.

In order to improve your sperm healthy and optimize your fertility, you should avoid all types of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, especially while doing penis exercises.

The best way to do this is ensuring that there is no any electric equipment in your bedroom while doing penis exercises.

9. Penis Exercise Tip #9: Stop smoking

Smoking cigarettes can cause oxidative stress which can cause damage to your penis.

In fact, a recent study done by the journal Human Reproduction indicates that smoking tobacco changes the size and shape of your sperms as well.

When the DNA of your sperm is changed, it puts you at risk of infertility.

No amount of penis exercise will allow you to recover.

Thankfully, these damages are reversible and can be inverted when one quits smoking.

10. Penis Exercise Tip #10: Relax and Minimize Stress

Stress can reduce your sexual desire and impair your fertility.

Penis exercises are not supposed to cause stress, but instead, relax the penis.

When you are constantly stressed out, your adrenal glands can be put under pressure which will in turn affect your sperm production.

Researchers explain that the hormone cortisol is responsible for these adverse effects of penis exercise stress.

When you have high levels of stress, the level of cortisol rises in your body also rises.

A high level of cortisol in the body has a very negative effect on your ability to deliver testosterone when doing penis exercises.

When your cortisol level goes up, your testosterone levels tend to go down and vice versa.

You can reduce stress by taking a walk, meditating, or doing more penis exercising.

Conclusion

The key to improve your your penis is to do penis exercises.

This also involves avoiding things like heat, oxidation, and toxic environmental exposure which are the greatest enemy to penis health.

By following these penis exercises and making better changes to your lifestyle, you will be able to greatly improve your penis health.

The Causes of Morning Sickness and How to Cope with It

For a majority of pregnant women, the toughest part about the first phase of pregnancy is bouts with morning sickness.

Morning sickness refers to those symptoms that pregnant women experience such as vomiting and nausea.

The symptoms affect approximately 75 percent of pregnant women.

What Is Morning Sickness?

Morning sickness is a symptom that is difficult to understand.

This is because there are plenty of other signs that are related to the symptoms.

But the problem here is when the woman may not be pregnant.

For example, there are plenty of factors other than pregnancy that can cause nausea and vomiting.

Moreover, the bouts with the symptoms may not necessarily occur during the morning.

Some women experience the vomiting and nausea at night or in other parts of the day.

How Can Morning Sickness Be Treated?

Because the signs of morning sickness are similar to those that will be felt during ordinary days, a pregnant woman may be tempted to take in her regular medication to relieve the symptoms.

Doing this is a very dangerous decision because it may entail risks during pregnancy, which may even imperil the health of the mother or child or both.

That is why treatment of morning sickness commonly considers the application of home treatment.
Home treatment is better than medicines because they are cheaper and has no harmful effects during pregnancy.

Home treatment methods include the following:

  1. Avoiding foods and smell that makes a woman sick
  2. Preparing a ginger tea by lightly pounding ginger and then set to boil. Drinking the tea will help reduce the symptoms of morning sickness.
  3. Changing the patterns of eating, what one eats and the quantity of the food taken.
  4. The occurrence of Morning Sickness during Pregnancy

Morning sickness usually starts during the sixth week of pregnancy.

The condition persists up to around the twelfth week of pregnancy.

In rare cases, the signs may even persist up to the end of pregnancy.

Despite the length of time that a pregnant woman will experience morning sickness, there are no known harmful effects of the condition on the health of either the child or the mother.

In this case, it is best to keep the condition as it is, keeping in mind that all of it is part of the natural process of pregnancy.

When one should decide to take medications, make sure that the doctor has prescribed them.

What Is the Best Way to Handle Morning Sickness?

The best way to handle morning sickness is to take food only in moderation.

Doing so will diminish the chances of vomiting, which is partly caused by a full stomach.

Another thing to consider is that a small intake of food will allow the stomach enough time for better digestion.

This will, in turn, assure the body of better consumption of the needed nutrients.

In other cases, it can be because a woman is susceptible to certain things enhanced by pregnancy.

One common morning sickness cause originates with women who previously had problems conceiving.

Women in this group more than likely went through some sort of hormone therapy which has been linked to causing morning nausea.

The direct cause of this ailment, besides pregnancy, is not known.

Nor is there a single cure for everyone. Many ideas have been presented.

Some believe that it may have a genetic concomitant, others that it is related to certain hormones released during pregnancy.

No one is certain.

But what causes morning sickness, although of interest to researchers and medical professionals, isn’t as important to the immediate well being of the sufferer as much as finding a cure to morning sickness or at least making it minimal.

And this can be done.

Morning sickness symptoms frequently detract from the happiness of pregnancy.

Fatigue, nausea and vomiting bouts in early pregnancy are perfectly normal pregnancy symptoms that you may have expected.

Since these symptoms are often the first indications of pregnancy, you may even have felt some excitement the first couple of times you experienced nausea.

This initial elation wears off very rapidly.

The reality of living with morning sickness on a daily basis is often a huge burden, for the mother-to-be as well as for the whole family.

Although nausea and morning sickness is a natural part of being pregnant, it’s a part that most women would give anything not to have to endure.

If your symptoms are anywhere from mild to moderate, then acupressure might be right for you.

Of course, there are varying degrees between mild to moderate, so you may need to decide from that point by trying it to see if it brings you morning sickness relief.

Sometimes trying a treatment is the only way to know if it will work for you.

There is much debate about what is the best morning sickness treatment out there, and the truth is that it is going to be different for each person.

Morning sickness can range from moderate to severe and can last only a few months to the whole pregnancy.
It can also be just in the morning, as the name implies, or it can last all day long.

Some women only experience nausea while others vomit.

With such a wide range of symptoms, there is no way that one treatment can be prescribed for this problem.

Acupressure is another ancient remedy that is gaining increasing attention as a treatment for nausea.

Based on the Chinese acupuncture points, acupressure involves applying pressure to a precise location known as the P6 point or Nei Guan found between the two tendons in the middle of the wrist, three finger-widths below the crease between the wrist and the palm.

Foods can help morning sickness or cause it.

Some foods do more harm than good.

These are foods that high in fat, or a particularly greasy.

Being watchful of what you consume is not simply an issue of avoiding morning nausea but also to ensure a healthy pregnancy as well.

The above are the best methods one can try to treat and prevent morning sickness. so why wait? try them today to experience better morning.

The Detailed Guide to Infant Nutrition

During the first year of infants, proper nutrition plays an essential role in their development and growth.

When fed the proper amounts and types of food, they would obtain a sufficient amount of essential nutrients to promote their health significantly.

Therefore, it is crucial for a mother to have a good understanding of nutritional needs for infants to create the right diet for their babies.

In the next sections, we’ll show you all the information on the essential nutrients for infants, along with their functions, and food sources.

1. Energy

Infants require energy from foods for healthy development, growth, and daily activities.

Energy mainly comes from those sources containing fat, protein, or carbohydrate, and can be measured in kilocalories or calories.

The caloric or energy requirement of an infant might depend on several factors, including body composition and size, metabolic rate, medical conditions, energy intake, genetic factors, sex, age, size at birth, physical activity, growth rate, and ambient temperature.

Infants are able to regulate their food intake and consume the necessary amount of calories.

Thus, moms or caregivers should watch for their infants’ satiety and hunger cues to make the right decisions about how much and when to feed.

2. Carbohydrates

Carbohydrates are the main source of energy to fuel most bodily activities while fat and protein are necessary for other functions in your baby’s body like repairing and building tissues.

This nutrient can be classified into 3 major types: monosaccharides or simple sugars (glucose, mannose, fructose, and galactose), disaccharides or double sugars (maltose, lactose, and sucrose), and polysaccharides or complex carbohydrates (glycogen, dextrins, starch, cellulose, gums, lignin, and pectin).

The major kind of carbohydrate often taken by developing babies is lactose, which can be found in cow’s milk and breast milk.

Lactose-free formulas like soy-based products provide carbs in the form of sucrose.

These formulas are often prescribed to those infants who could not metabolize galactose or lactose.
The recommended amount of carbohydrates is 60 grams per day for infants at 0 to 6 months, and 95 grams per day for infants at 7 to 12 months.

3. Fiber

Dietary fiber is available in most legumes, fruits, wholegrain foods, and veggies.

There is no dietary fiber breast milk, so infants basically do not consume this nutrient during the first 6 months of their life.

After the introduction of complementary foods to the diet, the intake of fiber will increase.

It is recommended that infant at the age of 6 to 12 months should be introduced gradually with 5 grams of dietary fiber each day.

4. Protein

Infants require an adequate amount of high-quality protein from complementary foods, infant formulas, and breast milk.

This nutrient plays an essential role in building, maintaining, and repairing new tissues of the eyes, skin, heart, muscles, brains, and lungs.

Also, protein manufactures important antibodies, hormones, and enzymes to ensure a good regulation of all process in the body.

Just like the energy needs, the needed amount of protein for growth each weight unit is basically high in the first stage and then gradually decreases with ages when the growth rate lowers.

If taken in necessary amounts to meet the energy needs, infant formulas and breast milk would provide adequate protein for your infant’s needs.

In later stages, you can provide this nutrient in other foods such as poultry, meat, egg yolks, fish, yogurt, cheese, cereals, grain products, and legumes.

The recommended amount of protein is 9.1 grams per day for infants at 0 to 6 months, and 11 grams per day for infants at 7 to 12 months.

5. Fatty acid and fats

Quality fats are necessary during the infancy to provide your children with the required amount of energy for their liver, heart, and brain, while fatty acids can facilitate in the building of immunity and cells as well as the absorption of essential nutrients.

Regular breastfed babies can consume the needed amount of fats easily during the first year, but those kids who are on formulas might need to take some essential fatty acids that contain omega-3.

This vital component supports the neurological development and visual acuity in young infants, and you should be offered about 1 to 2 grams per day.

In addition to infant formulas and breast milk, you can find fats and fatty acids in some common foods such as meats, egg yolks, yoghurt, milk, and other dairy products, ground flaxseeds, walnut halves, salmon, as well as halibut.

6. Vitamins

The last group of nutrients that should be included in the diet of your babies is vitamins.

In general, these micronutrients play an essential role in boosting your infant from bottom to top, enhancing nerve development and healthy brain, as well as proper functioning and growth of the immune system, skin, and eyes.

Even Gerber thinks that a lot of babies don’t get enough iron.

Vitamin A, which can be found in cow’s milk, infant formulas, breast milk, and other carotene-rich veggies and fruits such as broccoli, sweet potatoes, or carrots, allows for healthy skin and proper vision.

Vitamin B, including folic acid, promotes the nervous and immune system, regulates metabolism, enhances cell growth, and maintain muscle tone as well as healthy skin.

This component is high in whole grains such as brown rice and other foods like fish, poultry, meat, eggs, beans, and bananas.

Vitamin C helps to improve the absorption of iron and prevent scurvy and can be found in potatoes, cantaloupe, strawberries, tomatoes, and citrus.

Vitamin D is only available in several food sources, including fish, egg yolks, and cow’s milk.

This is the reason why many doctors recommend a daily intake for breastfed babies to meet the essential needs of vitamin D, which can increase calcium absorption and help with bone growth.

A recent study has shown that nearly 50% of toddlers and infants have a low level of vitamin D, which might weaken their bones.

Thus, make sure to have a talk with your pediatrician or expert about starting on a vitamin D supplement for your infant, especially when you are currently breastfeeding.

The antioxidant powers of Vitamin E make it an essential component to facilitate the growth of your baby nervous system as well as cell growth, while vitamin K can be helpful in blood clotting.

What Is A Miscarriage And How To Prevent It

The term miscarriage is used when a woman is unable to maintain her pregnancy and it is terminated at an early stage.

It may be intentional or accidental. For an intentional miscarriage, the term “abortion” is used.

The term “miscarriage” is used when a pregnancy is terminated without an intention of the mother.

Many women have miscarriages in their lives. Some experience this situation again and again. This can have many reasons. First, we will discuss the reasons for spontaneous abortion and then we will see how to prevent a miscarriage.

Reasons for Miscarriage:

Incompatibility of Blood/Opposite RH Factor:

The blood of the fetus does not match with that of the mother.

It is called “RH factor incompatibility”. In this case, RH factor of the fetus does not match with that of the mother. For example, the RH factor of the fetus may be positive whereas the RH factor of the mother is negative.

In this case, the immune system of the mother recognizes the fetus as a foreign body. The immune system of the mother throws the fetus out of the body. This factor is, however, rarely a cause of miscarriage due to the advancement in the health science.

Fallopian Tube Pregnancy:

The fertilized egg does not fit in the uterine cavity, a space specified for this purpose. Instead, it is embedded somewhere in the Fallopian tube.

The fertilized egg must be implanted in the proper place (uterine cavity) to maintain the pregnancy, otherwise, a miscarriage will occur. It is termed as “Fallopian tube pregnancy” or “tubal pregnancy”.

Injury To The Abdominal Area:

While pregnant, if a woman meets an accident and bears a jerk of a steering wheel on her belly, a miscarriage will occur.

Any severe pressure or blunt force to the abdominal area may cause a miscarriage. Sudden falling from the staircase may also cause miscarriage. Slipping and falling with a force may also cause miscarriage.

Consumption of Illegal Drugs:

If a pregnant woman takes recreational or illegal drugs, she may face a high risk of miscarriage.

The reason is that these drugs pass through the bloodstream of the mother into the bloodstream of the fetus.

At this developmental stage, the organs of the fetus are unable to filter the harmful contents present in these drugs. The harmful substances become toxic to the fetus.

When the toxic level is increased, the fetus may die. Some prescribed drugs may also play the same role, leading to a miscarriage.

Previous Miscarriages:

If a woman has a miscarriage in the past or she had gone through an abortion, the risk of miscarriages in her future pregnancies may be increased.

Abortions cause the cervix to become irritable or incompetent, and it results in the miscarriage.

Prevention of Miscarriage

Since most spontaneous abortions occur because of chromosomal abnormalities, not much can be done to prevent this.

But precautions or preventive measures can be taken to prevent a miscarriage. The following preventive measures are helpful to prevent spontaneous abortions.

  • Eat healthy foods and avoid dieting during this period.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Manage stress.
  • Keep your weight within the limits.
  • Keep your abdomen safe.
  • Avoid wearing high heel shoes.
  • Avoid smoking and try not be around smoke.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • Eliminate or limit caffeine.
  • Avoid taking over the counter medicine without your doctor’s consultancy.
  • Avoid hazards, like radiations, infectious diseases, and X-rays.

Coping with a Miscarriage

Dealing with a miscarriage is a personal experience that different women cope with differently.

After a miscarriage, the grief of a woman may be so overwhelming that some women even wonder if they could ever be happy again. Some of them never truly get over their loss.

Grief can be more manageable over time if only these women realize that the feelings that they feel are valid and accept that they need some time to work on it.

After a miscarriage, women may feel extremely sad and even depressed.

The body’s hormonal levels fall, magnifying the feelings and turning them into depression. But this can normally fade after a few weeks.

Some women also feel angry at themselves for losing the baby especially if they have wanted the baby for a long time. They can even feel guilty for what happened.

Life After the Miscarriage

After the incident, many women would feel jealous of other pregnant women and mothers with new babies.

These feelings are normal, but they will certainly not make grieving women feel better.

Women who have just experienced miscarriage need some time on their own; they need to grieve for their loss.

They will most likely undergo the five stages of grief, which are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Some families and friends may provide comfort.

Some of them may never relate to the feelings of the mother, especially those who have never experienced a loss and they can cause additional stress.

They may say some hurtful and unintentional things even if they just want to help.

The loss of a child can either bring couples together again, or it can cause a strain in the relationship.

Men and women react differently to this kind of loss.

Men talk less of their feelings even if they are feeling the same intensity of grief and they move past the emotional part more quickly than women.

Women often interpret this action as uncaring on the part of the men. Men often respond by believing that women dwell too much on the loss of their child.

Many couples need to share what they feel and support each other during the experience.

Men and women cope differently with a miscarriage, but here’s what they can do to help in this painful experience:

Honor your baby.

Keep a journal to write your feelings down.

Find a support group that has undergone the same experience

Take time off and get away for a while.

Pick up a new hobby as a distraction.

Seek professional help to help you get through the loss. It is advised to seek the help of a mental health professional so that the grief will not affect you in your daily routine and work.

Try to conceive again after the miscarriage. Many find it therapeutic to try again for a new pregnancy after the miscarriage, but you need to have medical clearance first. Once your physician informs you that you are physically able, try to have a baby again. If it is your first time losing a baby, follow what the doctor advised.