Posts Tagged: health

First Aid and Health Themed Gift Basket

Here I will give you tips for putting together a First Aid and Health Themed Gift Basket, and everything in it will be absolutely useful! The Container: You can go with a traditional bag or one of these containers, and that would be fine.  But if you want to really make your gift stand out,

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Fasting During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding

Tomorrow (February 13, 2013) marks the first day of lent for many religious people, a time where people are encouraged to fast and repent.  There are various other religions and cultures that practice ritualistic fasting.  But is it a good idea for pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding to participate in fasting? I scoured

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Product Review: Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream

Rating: 5 out of 10 Description: Ointment used to treat sore, dry, cracked nipples of nursing mothers Pros: I haven’t actually used this as a nipple cream, but I did use it on dry, cracked skin.  It basically has the same effect as vaseline and seals the cracked skin.  Based on what I’ve heard from

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What to Expect… After the Delivery (If you had a C-Section)

I gave birth via a planned c-section because my son was breech.  So, keep that in mind when you read this blog.  Some of the information comes from my personal experience, some of it from research and what friends told me about their experiences. 1.) You Will Bleed… A LOT No matter whether you gave

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Clearing Up Cradle Cap

So, my son got a mild case of cradle cap following a really bad case of dry scalp that cracked and bled.  I cleared that up with the help of some vaseline (click here to read about that).  But nothing seemed to make those nasty yellow scaly patches go away.  Then I was reading in

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Strangely, this makes me so sad…

If I had seen this in the crazy two weeks after giving birth when I couldn’t stop crying and my hormones were out of whack, I would have cried my eyes out. Those two first weeks of postpartum are crazy people.  Seriously.  Baby blues can hit you hard.  You’ll think you’ll never be yourself again,

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What to Expect… During a Planned C-Section Delivery

You may be wondering what having a c-section is all about.  Below I share with you my experience having a planned c-section (my baby was breech).  Please don’t let it scare you.  My experience was pretty awful.  Yours will most likely go better, and I hope for your sake that it does.  But below is

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Product Review: Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula For Stretch Marks Lotion

Rating: 4 out of 10 Pros: The cocoa smell is heavenly. Cons: Greasy- my shirt felt like it was plastered to my stomach Does not do much in the way of minimizing stretch marks AFTER you get them.  I read some reviews by people who used this while they were pregnant and BEFORE they got stretch mark.

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Safe Sleep Practices for Baby

I saw this comic… on the Parenting Fails of Fail Blog, and though I found it funny, it brings up a great point:  DO NOT ALLOW YOUR INFANT TO SLEEP IN BED WITH YOU.  Apparently, some parents need reminding that the parents’ bed is not a safe place for baby to sleep.  So, what’s the

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