Before pregnancy, most of the space in your abdomen is taken up by the large and small intestines. There is no real separation between the areas of your pelvis and abdomen.
All the way to
Your Body at 40 Weeks of Pregnancy
You can see that the round ligament is long and enlarged. It is also farther forward because of the twisting of the uterus. The enlarged uterosacral ligament is shown stretched taut by the enlarged uterus. Backaches in late pregnancy may be due to the stress of the weight of your uterus on the ligaments that connect it to your spine.
Imagine being at a funeral service and overhearing staff discussing their upcoming vacation or how much money they saved on car insurance.
Crazy, right? I'm not saying it never happens, but it's likely very rare.
Now imagine being at your birth and hearing the same kinds of conversations from your nursing staff, OB, midwife, surgical team, etc. while awaiting (and working really hard on) the birth of your baby.
Giving birth when you have other little ones at home is an exciting, though sometimes exhausting, venture. Depending on the kind of birth experience you're planning, you'll want to make plans early to have reliable child care in place long before the start of labour. The following tips provide a variety of details to consider when making childcare plans, and back-up childcare plans for your labour and birth.
Supplementary feeds or “top-ups” have derailed many a woman’s breastfeeding journey. Unfortunately, many healthcare providers still recommend – even insist on – unnecessary top-ups. And while there are some situations where a top-up is needed, the vast majority of top-ups that are given to babies are totally unnecessary and do far more harm than good. As a mom, you need to be aware of the dangers of inappropriate top-ups so that you don’t get caught in this trap. We’ll look at the situations in which you really don’t need to give a top-up, the risks and dangers of giving top-ups, and finally we’ll also look at those rare situations where a top-up may be needed and how you should handle it.
I recently searched the web looking for breastfeeding pictures for a workshop. I was particularly looking for a picture of a mother crying while breastfeeding. I found ONE!
All the other pictures were serene beautiful pictures of mothers smiling while cradling their calm baby. Most mothers were dressed, had make up on and some had beautifully manicured hair and hands. I’m afraid this is a bit of a fallacy.
Most men have either read, or have at least heard of Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of highly effective people”. It was originally published in 1989 and has since been an international bestseller – 15 million copies have been sold and the book has been translated into 38 languages. As the subtitle suggests (“powerful lessons in personal change”), Covey presents a “self-help” approach to being effective in attaining personal goals. But what if your personal goal is to be a good father to your children? Is this an attainable goal? To use Covey’s subtitle (slightly tongue-in-cheek!) Are there “powerful lessons in parental change”?
What follows are not “THE 7”, but 7 habits that I believe are hallmarks of dads who are “effective” in fathering their children: