As Sarah Martin testifies to, breastfeeding can be difficult. Despite receiving lots of advice, after five unsuccessful days she decided she would not be able to breastfeed her son. Dr. Su Laurent suggests giving it two weeks before giving up on breastfeeding while making it clear that there is nothing wrong with bottle feeding. The breast bottle is introduced as a great alternative to mothers who want to breastfeed but cannot get the baby to latch. This bottle makes the baby work to get the ...
Nursing a baby in the bloom ring ring sling is very simple and comfortable. While the baby is sitting in the sling their bottom will be at stomach level for you with the fabric stopping around the baby's knees. Support the babies weight with your hand and gently slide the top ring to lower the sling so your baby will be sitting at your hip. with the baby in place you can lower your shirt so the baby can latch on and nurse. The sling is high enough for you to be able to nurse hands free and no...
This video lesson will show you how to breastfeed when you are just starting out. Breastfeeding offers babies and mothers remarkable health benefits that are lifelong. A new born baby is ready to breastfeed. But, it may not come naturally to all babies. A baby is born well fed, but, it is a good idea to bring the baby to the mother’s breast as soon as she is born. This will help the baby to connect with the taste and smell easily. A mother’s breast should be the first thing to reach a baby’s ...
So you've decided that it's the right time for a baby. In this video, Lisa Gibbons talks about how to increase your chances of conception. She explains that knowing your menstrual cycle is key to understanding when you might ovulate. You can also check your basil body temperature and she explains the steps to track this month to month. Ovulation prediction kits are also available over the counter and she explains how to use them to increase your chances. The last thing that she covers is how ...
All mothers are capable of breastfeeding exclusively for up to six months. Breast milk provides anti-bodies that help prevent against infection. Milk production will increase in up to three days after delivery, It is important that the baby is put to the breast within the first twelve hours, the suckling of the baby will help in the release of hormones which help with the lactation process. Correct positioning and attachment will prevent damage to the nipples. By following what your baby want...
In this video from modernmom we learn about doing abdominal exercises when pregnant. These exercises prevent lower back pain during pregnancy and when you're ready to push the baby out makes it a bit easier. On a mat, place sit balanced with your butt on the mat and place your hands behind you. Stick your leg straight out. Pull it in and crunch and lean back. 10-15 on each leg is good. This is all done sitting. Think about pulling your belly button in. Next is double leg pulls. This is a bit ...
This video details the use of lavender essential oil to help get rid of eye mucus and eyes and. Gently measure out a small measure of lavender oil into your hand and use your fingertips to gently apply the lavender oil to the cheeks and carefully to the edge of the eye socket and the bridge of the nose. The presenter cautions that you must never get the oil into the baby's eyes. According to the video if you use lavender oil in this manner it should get rid of the eye mucus from around the ba...
This video is about exercise during pregnancy. Pregnancy can be overwhelming, you are gaining weight and your body is changing in other ways, too. Your normal exercise routine may not feel as comfortable because of the changes and discomforts of pregnancy. During the first trimester exercise can be challenging because of fatigue, but there are ways to stay active. First you will want to ask your care provider if it is okay for you to exercise. Walking is a safe and low impact form of exercise...
If you work for a company you are probably entitled to maternity leave. Gather as much info as possible and then have an honest conversation with your employers. With tact and civility should be able to have time to recover with your baby and keep your job too.
This video teaches how to tell your kids that you are pregnant with another one. Tell your kid about the baby in a very comfortable place and let them know how special they are to you. Always say our baby when you are talking about them with your kids. Boost them up by saying our baby will be with us on special occasion like Thanksgiving, etc. Reading books along with them is a better way to start. Better tell them about the work like changing diapers when the baby is born and tell them to he...
How to massage a baby's teething gums in four easy steps. Use the pad of your fingers to rub in a circular motion all along the gum line. You can do this both inside and outside the mouth. When you do it inside the mouth, use the pad of your finger and just rub it all over the gum. Rub the baby's gum back and forth. Rub the bottom gum, front of the gum and the top of the gum. Just rub all around the gum and you might also feel if there's a teeth coming out.
Nervous about breast feeding in public? You shouldn't be. Breast feeding outside your home doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety. Create a calm and modest approach to nursing in public.
Is it that time? Time to wean your baby or toddler from the breast? In this tutorial, learn how to button your shirt for good with the help of these steps.
Looking to shed that baby weight? In this three part tutorial learn how Iris completely lost her baby weight in one year and got back to wearing her pre-pregnancy clothes before her baby's first birthday. In the three parts of this advice session, the following topics are touched on: details of Iris' weight gain & weight loss, how she did it, what routines she followed, and how she found her motivation.
Pregnancy indigestion is easily remedied through modifications in diet, eating routine, sleeping habits, and dress.
Increased blood supply and a growing belly contribute to pregnancy itch. Take these steps to reduce the itch and gain some calm.
Labor is probably the most feared of pregnancy’s "unknowns." Here's how to manage it. You Will Need
There are signs you're having a baby even before you miss a period. You Will Need: * A knowledge of physical symptoms
Approximately 4 percent of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy. Here's how to manage it.
Immortalize your pregnancy by making a cast of your belly. Watch this video to learn how to Make a pregnancy-belt cast.
If you're experiencing infertility, or having trouble getting pregnant, your doctor may prescribe infertility solutions like Clomid. You should know that there are also natural fertility boosters that can increase sperm count and improve your chances of conceiving.
Choosing a healthy pregnancy diet goes beyond just avoiding mercury and alcohol! It's critical to ensure that you get satisfactory pregnant nutrition - but the truth is that you're eating for baby at every meal. Watch this video for pregnancy diet tips!
The days of asking, "Am I Pregnant?" are over. The pregnancy test was positive. You're 1 month pregnant and you may even have some early pregnancy symptoms. Watch this video to see what your baby is up to in month one and your first trimester.
During month two, you'll see early signs of pregnancy. You're more than halfway through the first trimester and even if you haven't taken a pregnancy test, you may be experiencing morning sickness. This month, you'll also have your first ultrasound.
It's the end of your first trimester, so your baby has graduated to full-fledged fetus status. You still probably have early pregnancy symptoms like morning sickness, and you may have developed a baby bump. Learn about month 3 of pregnancy in this video!
There are different stages of pregnancy, and as you begin the second trimester, you'll notice some changes. You should be feeling more comfortable, and your baby's fetal development is progressing. Watch this video to learn more about pregnancy month 4!
During month 5 of your pregnancy, a sonogram can tell you if you're having a boy or girl! You may be eating everything in sight - but that's normal. You're now at the midpoint of your second trimester - 20 weeks pregnant!
Your second trimester is almost done by month 6, and big changes are taking place. Your baby has probably broken the one pound mark and you may also have started to notice some changes to your skin, like stretch marks. Watch this pregnancy video for more!
Pregnancy weeks 25 to 28 mark the end of the second trimester, and the beginning of the third trimester. During month 7, your baby will be able to hear sounds and may start dreaming, but you may experience discomfort from hemorrhoids or sciatica.
The third trimester is here! Pregnancy weeks 29 to 32 may bring heartburn, Braxton-Hicks contractions, and the return of morning sickness. Your baby now has all 5 senses, and each baby kick is stronger than the last one. Watch to learn about month 8!
Third trimester pregnancy symptoms like insomnia, heartburn, and frequent urination are in full swing. As you get ready for baby you may take a Lamaze class, buy a stroller, or finalize baby names. See what your baby is up to in month 9, in this video!
Just relax to get pregnant? Could it really be that easy? The truth is that your fertility suffers when you are stressed, so if you are trying to get pregnant a little bit of relaxation can help fend off infertility and speed your path to pregnancy.
If you are having trouble getting pregnant, and you're not sure about prescription infertility solutions like Clomid, then you might want to learn about a natural remedy for infertility that can improve your chances of pregnancy!
This medical presentation discusses the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy (NVP). Many women who have to cope with nausea and vomiting of pregnancy endure tremendous physical hardship. This suffering may have a profound impact on family, work, and social life. Therefore, it is important for health professionals to realize that pregnant women who complain about nausea or vomiting are coming for help. Follow along with this presentation as it looks into the various aspects of NVP an...
Spina bifida is a birth defect involving the neural tube, resulting in an incomplete formation of the spine. Spina bifida is one of the most common birth defects, it occurs within the first few weeks of pregnancy often before a woman knows she's pregnant. Get expert tips and advice on treating and understanding spina bifida or split spine in this video.
Some new mothers worry that their babies aren't getting enough breast milk. One of the biggest myths is that bigger breast produce more milk. Watch this maternity how to video to learn how to determine if your baby is getting enough breast milk and how to increase your milk supply.
Are you suspecting you may be pregnant? How can you know for sure? Well, a simple home pregnancy test can change your life as you know it. Watch this how to video to learn some of the symptoms of pregnancy and how to take a home pregnancy test.
You just found out you are pregnant and you are anxious to calculate your due date. Learn how to calculate your due date even before going to see your doctor by watching this maternity how-to video. Keep in mind that most pregnancies last about forty weeks.
During pregnancy it seems that we tend to forget even the simplest of things. Watch this maternity how to video to get tips on how to improve your memory and keep your mind in tip top shape during pregnancy.
Some mothers have hyperlactation meaning an overabundance of breast milk. This causes milk to spray or leak out of the breast during breastfeeding which causes some babies to choke or gag on the first spray of milk. This maternity how-to video gives a few tips on preventing this.