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Monday, July 19, 2010

Healthy Cognitive Development of Prenatal & Nursing Babies

Prenatal Omega-3 provides the research recommended dose of DHA and EPA for prenatal cognitive health. Since a mothers body does not create these nutrients on its own, they are obtained through diet or supplementation. Omega-3s also provide nutritional components for a babys developing brain and eyes.

Prenatal Omega-3 provides fatty acids from fish oil to help support the healthy cognitive development of prenatal or nursing babies.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

The Benefits Of Prenatal Omega-3 Vitamins

Prenatal Omega-3—90 softgels

What Makes It Different?

There are a number of prenatal omega-3 supplements one the market, but many of them are very costly or just a repackaging of existing heart-health supplements. The two Omega-3s most important to brain and eye development are DHA and EPA. Recent studies have found that the ideal ingredient balance appears to be twice as much DHA as EPA. Prenatal Omega-3 delivers these critical nutrients in the proper ingredient balance.*

Why Is That Important?

Primary brain development begins in the womb and continues through the first year of life. However, the average pregnant woman consumes only 14% of the recommended levels of DHA and EPA to support her developing child’s brain and eyes. And many prenatal vitamins do not include omega-3s. The DHA and EPA found in Prenatal Omega-3 support proper brain and eye development.*

It Works Because…

Prenatal Omega-3 is the first and only natural prenatal supplement that includes the recommended source of omega-3s (70% pure cold water fish oils) in the right balance (2:1 DHA:EPA) and at the right amount (1,400 mg) to support baby’s brain and eye development.* As an added convenience, Prenatal Omega-3 also has a natural lemon flavor to help mask the aftertaste some pregnant women experience. It is scientifically tested to be free of mercury, PCBs, and other contaminants. And it’s only available from Melaleuca.

What does it take to get the proper level of Omega-3s?

To get the DHA and EPA (1,000 mg DHA) from fish you would have to consume one of the following types and amounts of fish daily:†

*23 ounces of cod

*15 ounces of haddock

*20 ounces of catfish

*11 ounces of shrimp

*42.5 ounces of lobster

*3 ounces of sardines

*4.5 ounces of salmon

*2 ounces of oysters

*17.5 ounces of trout

*12.5 ounces of clams

*17.5 ounces of scallops

†USDA data nutrient data lab

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pregnancy Video- Healthy Pregnancy Diet

Your Healthy Diet During Pregnancy

It's important to eat smart and make healthy food choices to support your baby's growth during pregnancy. Try to eat foods from each of the five food groups every day. They provide important nutrients that you and your baby need...

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pregnancy And Massage Therapy

When you are pregnant, your body is under tremendous pressure. Everything hurts, everything aches. But how can you get relief from this tension and stress. Massage after all is out of the question, isn't it? Well maybe not. Many massage therapists today specialize in Prenatal Massages.

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You may wonder how a prenatal massage differs from traditional massage. Well, your therapists will use a variety of different massage techniques. The techniques they use will concentrate on a woman's, neck, back and pelvic regions. These are of course the areas most often affected by a pregnancy. If you are modest, don't worry, your therapist will be able to customize the massage for you while respecting your personal limits. Another big difference in a prenatal massage is your position. Since you cannot and should not lay on your stomach, you will most often be laid on your side with pillows for support. While there are special tables designed to allow room for a pregnant belly, most therapists will prefer to have you rest on your side.

The benefits of massage during pregnancy are numerous. When you are under stress, your body produces stress hormones. Stress hormones that you produce will be felt by not only you, but also your baby. By reducing your stress, through massage, you can increase the safety of your baby. It can also ease your muscular aches and pains as it releives tension.

Finding a therapist who specializes in prenatal massage might take you a little effort. Do not assume that any massage therapists can accommodate you. Some might not have the experience and some might not feel comfortable accepting you as a patient at all. Ask your potential masseuse or masseur if they have experience dealing with pregnant clients. If they do not, they will probably at least be able to point you in the right direction.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Pregnancy Video- Alcohol and Pregnancy

Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause a wide range of physical and mental birth defects. The term “fetal alcohol spectrum disorders” (FASDs) is used to describe the many problems associated with exposure to alcohol before birth. Each year in the United States, up to 40,000 babies are born with FASDs...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Enjoying Your Second Trimester

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Congratulations! You’re in the second trimester of your pregnancy. By weeks 13 through 27, your morning sickness has faded away gradually and you should be feeling better than your first trimester.

You’ll feel energetic and full of vitality. You can do a lot more than when you were in the first three months.

However, this does not mean that you can do anything you want. You still need to be cautious about what you do and avoid doing too many activities. Stay focused on your diet intake and your health and exercise.

The following guide will assist you in preparing for your second trimester:

1. Control your appetite. Compared to the previous trimester, it’s improving now. Try not to overeat and watch out for getting overweight. Get balanced nutritious food instead of fast food.

2. Handle leg cramps by straightening and lifting up your legs for several minutes. If you get cramp, move your toes upward and hold for a few seconds.

3. Carry out ‘low impact’ exercise. Getting pregnant does not mean you do not need to exercise. Swimming and walking are good exercises for pregnant women. Ask your hubby or friends to join you.

4. Perform Kegels to strengthen pelvic floor muscles. Simply squeeze the muscles for a few seconds and let them relax just like when you stop and start urine flow. Do it several times a day as trained muscles can make labor easier.

Besides you’ll be enjoying this second trimester, another incredible thing is coming up. In the 22nd week of your pregnancy, the tiny little life inside your womb is about to start making little moves. Wow! You won’t believe it’s true ‘til you feel it by yourself. That is the miracle of life.

Enjoy the second trimester of your pregnancy and may God bless you!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Overcome The Symptoms In The First Trimester Of Your Pregnancy

Surprised with the outcome, you abruptly told your husband about this news soon after having a home pregnancy test early one morning. Afterward, both of you were so contented that you hugged each other for minutes while tears were dropping on your cheek. You have so many emotions running through you, but none can compare to the joy you feel of carrying a precious little life inside of you.

Now you should prepare yourself for the next huge things. The upcoming nine months will be more thrilling than before. You'll experience unexpected, remarkable changes in every area of your life; physical, emotional and spiritual. In general, pregnancy is divided into three trimesters. Each one has its own nature.

Take a look at the general symptoms you may have in the first trimester of your pregnancy - a crucial time when you should be careful with your fetus.

The following tips will hopefully help you go through this wonderful journey. 

1. Morning Sickness - Nausea and vomiting are two common symptoms of early pregnancy. Hot drinks, crackers, and fresh fruits and ginger are great choices for relieving them.

2. Frequent Urination - The growing of your uterus causes some pressure on your bladder. You'll be making more frequent visits to the bathroom.

3. Tender Breasts - The increasing hormone lets your breasts become more sensitive, fuller and heavier than usual. You may need to replace your bra during this time and get a size that is more comfort fitting.

4. Uncommon Exhaustion - Don't push yourself by working too hard. Try to get some rests whenever you feel fatigue. Your body knows its limit, listen to it and get plenty of rest.

5. Increased Craving - Acquire nutritious and balanced food intake. Make sure you and your baby are well nourished.

6. Mood Swings - The change of hormones in your body causes your moods to switch as well. Prayer, soft music, relaxation and mild exercises can help your moods. Moreover, just think that it's a preliminary change and challenge you'll have before and after your baby arrives.

Some of you may not recognize that you're pregnant until it reaches five to six weeks from your last period. But soon when you find it out, it's best to think which health care provider you'll go to for a routine check-up.

Ask your pregnancy condition to your OB-GYN. Some of the congenital abnormalities may be observed at the end of the third month of pregnancy by a USG examination. Consult with him when unexpected things occur.

Read also lots of information about pregnancy. Knowing what happens in your uterus - and your pregnancy in general - will make you feel safe and comfy.

Most of all enjoy your bigger size. It's an amazing experience you'll always remember and cherish.