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: Reduce the risk of your baby having spina bifida

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.

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: 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: Conceive after your tubes have been tied

Women get their tubes tied (Tubal Ligation) because they don't want any more children, but what if you change your mind and want to conceive? Learn how Tubal Ligation Reversal can help you successfully become pregnant after getting your tubes tied with this maternity how-to video.

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: Use lavender oil to get rid of baby eye mucus

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...

How To: Use a fertility microscope to determine ovulation

Another way to track your ovulation cycle is with a fertility microscope. A fertility microscope allows women to identify their most fertile days by testing and viewing the visual changes that take place in saliva throughout the monthly cycle. This method is reliable and effective, and can greatly increase your chances of getting pregnant. All this requires is saliva, so it is not invasive and doesn't use needles. So, check out this tutorial for advice and instructions on how to use one of th...

How To: Put on a Baboosh with Brooke Burke

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to put on a Baboosh. Baboosh is a wrap that is made out of nylon and neoprene, which promotes intense sweating to help lose fat quickly from the waist. It is typically for women who have been pregnant. Make sure that the wrap is against your skin and never over your clothes. You want to make it low as possible. Line up the seams against your back. Stretch it and make it fit comfortably. This video will benefit those viewers who have a Baboosh product ...

How To: Tandem breastfeed twins

To feed twins, you are going to need a couch (loveseat preferred), a breastfeeding pillow, and two towels. Take baby one and put them against the arm of the couch with their head against the back of the couch. Next, take the other baby and do the same but on the opposite side. Now wrap your pillow around your waist and fasten it if it has straps. Pick up the first baby and place them on the top of the pillow on one of the sides with their head under one of the breasts. Wedge them in by using ...

How To: Workout during your second trimister with Joel Harper

In this tutorial, Joel Harper teaches us how to work out during your second trimester. You will need a couple of hand weights and a sturdy chair to do this work out. Start off by marching with the weights and then lift your arms into the air with 15 counts each. Do a slight lunge while you are doing these arm raises. Next, sit in the chair and list the weights up in the front and on the side. Now, move your chair and place your feet apart, then look behind you as you open your chest up. To fi...

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: 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: Lose your pregnancy weight

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.

How To: Tell your parents you're pregnant if you're a teenager

If you are one of thousands of teens that gets pregnant, you will need to find a way to break the news to your parents. Telling your parents your pregnant when your a teenager is one of the hardest parts of a teenage pregnancy. This maternity how-to video gives you a few tips on ways to handle the announcement to your parents.

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: Take a home pregnancy test

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.

How To: Pick the right sperm donor for you

Just getting the pretty boy genes shouldn't be the only thing you go for. When going for artificial insemination, there's also plenty of rules that you may not be aware of. In this video you'll learn about how the process works to a degree, and what sort of legal actions you should take in the process.

How To: Increase the chances of conception & pregnancy

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 ...

How To: Breastfeed your new born baby

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...

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