Thursday, April 07, 2011 1:51 PM
There are pros and cons of being a stay home mum. But there is one thing for sure; it isn’t as easy as you would think. Yes, there are opportunities to relax and yes, not having someone constantly check whether you came back from lunch on time, or having to deal with peak hour traffic are great benefits to being a stay-home mum.
Kangaroo Mother Care and Reducing the Pain of Heel Pricks in Premature Babies
Thursday, April 07, 2011 1:32 PM
Studies have shown that through the practice of Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC), pain is reduced when heel pricks are done as a part of premature baby care. The benefits in reducing painful responses of a newborn baby are also shown to have benefits to full term baby’s when Kangaroo Mother Care is practiced.
Young Moms With Big Problems
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 10:54 AM
All too often we assume that because a young woman perhaps in her late teens or early twenties became pregnant, that she will automatically develop motherhood instincts. These young moms are basically expected to step into the role of Motherhood like they were made for it.
Winning Mother’s Day Gifts For Your Mother-In-Law
Wednesday, April 06, 2011 7:34 AM
Whether she is your best friend or someone who is best kept at an arm’s distance, there’s no getting around the fact that your mother-in-law is a part of your life. Whatever the status of your relationship with her, Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to bond big time with the mother of your spouse! Here are some winning gifts for mum-in-law.
Millennium Development Goal 4 – Countdown to 2015
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 3:05 PM
2015 is just around the corner and MDG 4 on reducing child infant mortality remains elusive. Though good progress has been made, much still remains to be done especially in the area of innovative interventions such as Kangaroo Mother Care.
How To Balance The Precarious World Between Being A Mother And An Artist
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 2:35 PM
One door reads motherhood and one door reads artist. That is what I formulated in my mind, I somehow decided that two rooms were important for self expression. When I walked through the artist door I had to be completely absorbed in that space without letting any other energy into that domain.
Kangaroo Mother Care: Addressing Data Gaps in Infant Mortality
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 1:06 PM
Gaps in recording infant mortality are a big impediment to finding appropriate interventions. Coupled with this are gaps in research which prevent new strategies and technologies, such as Kangaroo Mother Care, from getting to the people.
Confinement Complications – What to Do When Something Doesn’t Feel Right
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:49 AM
The confinement period is never a completely comfortable time of life for any woman, but for some women it can become a real nightmare. The process of bringing home a new baby is both exciting and scary and in some cases the scary quickly overwhelms the exciting elements. This happens when something just doesn’t feel right to the woman in confinement.
3 Tips to Get Through Confinement Healthy and Sane
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 8:43 AM
You may love having babies, but it’s difficult to love the first couple months of their lives. You are an emotional wreck and possibly depressed. The baby has so many needs you can hardly take the time to think about your own needs. You are desperate for a nap and would give anything to get rid of the weight gain (which is always a shock that doesn’t go away fast enough).
Mother of Five
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 6:44 AM
In response to an initial introduction and the typical inquiries of new acquaintances, I will generally begin by saying that I am married and have four children. In truth, I am a mother of five children. One has gone on before me.
Originally posted 2011-05-26 06:43:41.