Hot Maternity How-Tos

How To: Have sex while breastfeeding

Most new mothers are concerned about having sex while breastfeeding. Learn all about the affects of breastfeeding and sex as well as tips on how to prevent leaky breasts during sex. All you have to do is watch this maternity how to video.

How To: Wrap & wear your baby in a long scarf

This video tutorial shows you how to use a long wrap product to dress yourself while creating a secure carrier for your baby. The long wrap is brought forward from back to front and round your belly button, criss-crossed over your back and brought forward and criss-crossed once more, then tied. The two criss-crosses (in the shape of an X) help hold the babies legs, as the pass through the criss-crosses and support the baby. You should then try to bring the fabric down as far as possible to su...

How To: Use a nursing cover for breastfeeding

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a nursing cover to breastfeed a baby. This process is very easy, fast and simple to do. It allows the mother to have more privacy when feeding her baby, without having to wear any special nursing clothes or go to somewhere private. The nursing cover simply goes over the mother's head like a apron. People everywhere will not be able to see the mothers nursing, but she can still see everything as she looks down. This video will benefit those view...

How To: Give a good foot massage during pregnancy

A pregnant woman's feet tend to be one thing you can always count on to ache. In this video, learn how to give a great foot massage to a woman who's pregnant with help from licensed massage therapist, Willow Hajicek. When giving a foot massage during pregnancy, one should use some reflexology, as well as lymphatic, techniques to loosen up the muscles and reduce the swelling that occurs during a soon to be mother's second and third trimesters. Learn in this video how to administer a great food...

How To: Breastfeed

In this video, we learn the basics of breastfeeding and how to do it. Breastfeeding is natural and it helps connect the mom to her baby and give proper nutrition to the baby during the most critical months of their life. You will first need to start a technique of hot to breastfeed the baby and what works best for you. You may need to have a midwife help guide you or a counselor to help you learn how to breastfeed properly. You want to position your baby so their head properly hits the right ...

How To: Massage a baby's teething gums

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.

How To: Tighten and firm loose skin after pregnancy

Pregnancy can take a typically fit body and throw it for a loop. Your body will change so dramatically during those nine months that you may be left with stretch marks, extra fat and sagging skin. So, after you've had that beautiful baby, why not check out this tutorial? In it, you will get tips from expert physical trainer, Kathy Kaehler. Kathy has three children and knows everything there is to know about toning a post-pregnancy body. Kathy is also an author and celebrity personal trainer, ...

How To: Do pilates exercises for C-section moms

Pilates is a great way to start exercising after a C-section and to regain your core strength back. First lay on your back and do a pelvic tilt. Start off with five to ten of these pelvic tilts but be sure to make your way up to twenty. Make sure your belly button is pulled into your spine. The second exercise is the pelvic tilt that goes up into a bridge. Press into your heals to lift your pelvis off of the ground. Do the same amount of reps. The third exercise is the modified crunch. Place ...

How To: Eat right for a healthy pregnancy

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!

How To: Store breast milk after pumping

Breastfeeding is beneficial both for the mother and child. Properly storing your breast milk can make all the difference in how nutritious and health-boosting it is for your child. This maternity how-to video explains the best ways to pump and store breast milk.

How To: Workout postpregnancy with Joel Harper

In this video, we learn how to workout post pregnancy with Joel Harper. To do this, you will need a yoga mat and hand weights. Start out doing basic breathing, then start to do basic stretches. Continue on to do different exercises with your hand weights. Some of these exercises include getting on all fours while lifting the weights and raising your legs in the air while you are doing crunches. After several minutes of the cardio exercises, start to cool off by doing additional stretching exe...

How To: Donate sperm to a sperm bank

In this clip, Nathan will tell you all about donating sperm. If you would like to give the gift of a child to a woman in need and would like to learn how to donate, check out this tutorial. You will get a rundown of what the process is like as well as how often you can donate and what the compensation and timing is like.

How To: Do standing abdominal exercises while pregnant

Want to maintain strong abs during your pregnancy? You've come to the right place. This free maternity fitness guide demonstrates a simple standing exercise routine that will strengthen your abdominal muscles without putting pressure on your vena cava. Learn how to keep your abs strong during pregnancy with this video exercise lessson.

How To: Nurse in your sakura bloom ring sling

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...

How To: Do sitting abdominal exercises while pregnant

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 ...

How To: Exercise & work-out during pregnancy

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...

How To: Manage nausea and vomiting of pregnancy clinically

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...

How To: Breastfeed

Breastfeeding is usually the best way to feed your new baby and is also a great way for mother and baby to bond. Learn how to breastfeed your baby with tips from a lactation educator in this free parenting video series.

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