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Archive for May, 2009

Finding A Good Pregnancy And Parenting Resource

Saturday, May 23rd, 2009

Pregnancy can be difficult the first few months for all women. Things happen with your body that you have no control over. It can seem like everything is falling apart, but have faith, everything will be fine. Here is a list of some of the most common pregnancy problems you may encounter. Hopefully this will help you feel a lot better and know that you’re not alone in your feelings.

Morning sickness is without a doubt the most common of the pregnancy problems. It can come at any time of the day, not just in the morning. To help prevent that sick feeling in the morning, wake up slowly. Try eating some plain crackers or dry cereal before getting up. Avoid warm places; heat can increase nauseas feelings. Keep fresh air flowing by opening windows, or turning on exhaust fans. Cooking things in the microwave will emit fewer odors than cooking in the oven or stovetop. Eat something salty before meals, avoid greasy or spicy foods, and try not to drink fluids with your meals. Spread your meals out throughout the day, into about 6 smaller meals. Try taking your prenatals later in the day, and ask your doctor about vitamin B6 and ginger supplements.

Abdominal Pain or Cramps

With all of the stress and strain that is being put on your body it is only normal to experience abdominal pains or cramps at various times. To help in relieving these pains, try using a warm heating pad. You may also want to do some exercises in order to strengthen your abdominal muscles. Talk to your doctor to find out which kinds of exercises are best for you.

Swelling

Swelling is also something you are likely to experience during pregnancy. Wearing support hose can help to control your weight gain in your legs and ankles. You should avoid standing for long periods of time or wear tight fitting shoes. Avoid diuretics, as these will lead to increased swelling. Stay off your feet as much as possible, and elevate your legs when sitting. Lying down is even better than sitting.

Constipation

This one can sometimes be difficult to control, but if you will drink water and eat foods high in fiber, you should help fight against it. Foods like fruits and vegetables, and whole grain cereals and breads are the best in fighting off constipation.

Fatigue

Fatigue is quite common during pregnancy. The most effective method for dealing with fatigue is to get plenty of rest. Try to several naps during the day. Eat a well balanced diet, including about an extra 300 calories per day. Iron deficiency is a leading cause of fatigue, so be sure to get enough. Although it may seem counter-productive, fatigue can often be relieved by exercising. Exercise will be refreshing and will leave you feeling energized.

Bladder Problems

Bladder problems can be the worst part of pregnancy. You feel like you have to go to the bathroom constantly. But, you can also experience other bladder problems. It is important to drink plenty of water and avoid junk food, refined starches, coffee, sugar, tea, and foods high in acidic content. Avoid using soap on your genitals. Be sure to empty your bladder and wash with water after intercourse. Wipe from front to back after using the bathroom. Try to include cabbage, leeks, and garlic in your diet, drink 3 glasses of cranberry juice every day, and take a vitamin C supplement.

Being pregnant should be one of the happiest times of your life with all the expectations and dreams for the future. Pregnancy makes a woman enter into a new life, and this journey to a newborn baby is not so easy. Some women move towards a healthy pregnancy, whereas others do not find themselves so lucky. They have to undergo several problems during pregnancy leading to a not-so healthy time being a pregnant woman.

So, to help such pregnant women, Gurgle is here to help you with every parenting query you encounter, from feeling your baby kick for the first time, to deciding on the right childcare. Gurgle is also to help you meet other parents who share similar experiences to you, but also for you to share your parenting expertise with them.

On a basic level you can use Gurgle as a source of information on all aspects of parenting. Gurgle provides you with related articles, videos, groups, answers, chat and kit for you to peruse through. You can also use Gurgle in a much more personal way. Register free and each week Gurgle will be able to show you all the videos, articles and expert advice most relevant to you so you can keep track of your baby’s development. Gurgle will also connect you to other members going through the same experiences as you are and you’ll be able to build your own network of Gurgle friends.

Gurgle is still a baby and has lots of growing to do. Gurgle hopes that you come to see this website as more than just another baby guide, rather as an experienced older sister who can solve your baby-themed problems.

Buying Books for Children

Tuesday, May 5th, 2009

Reading books is a good habit for all. Especially children must cultivate the habit of reading books. The most worst thing in the society is ignorance. To survive in this competitive world, everyone should get knowledge on all issues. So, children must be aware of all the realities in life. Naturally, children like to play. They don’t show much interest in reading books. But, in this modern world so many books are especially written for children to entertain and create interest in them. These books are mainly focus on two important things such as entertainment and education. They play an eminent role in entertaining and guiding the children into a right path.

Children prefer the most interesting and interactive stories. While reading these books they do not loose their interest in the middle of the story. So, by considering and keeping this point in the mind books are written to attract the children. These books are classified into various categories such as traditional books, story books and fiction books.

During their development stage children have various imaginations and lot of questions in their mind. Parents and teachers should guide and create an interest of reading books in the children. So, children books are very helpful and useful for kids to get knowledge about this amazing world. Among all the books children like fairy tales and adventurous story books. To attract the children these stories are described with animated pictures. Children prefer the books which were written in simple language.

Nowadays the parents have many choices of buying books for their children. Various online books stores are present on the internet with which one can get the books on various genres and topics for children of all ages. If you want to look for a book contaning literature and educated content for your children, The Legend of Albion is a perfect choice. This is a story told in poetic form by the American poet and photographer Joseph Randell Sherman.

Intellectually charged with twelve full-color illustrations, authored by PA based artist Gianetta Ellis, this epic poem is a journey of mythic proportions. Hailed as one of the most ingenious and bold literary undertaking in a generation, he shares a splendid narrative of how Great Britain was formed. A young Prince Albion becomes a king when he is but a babe in the arms of a knight forced to rescue him. This same knight helps him on the road of life and in the ways of becoming a leader. Readers follow King Albion through his life – as he matches wits with a wizard, receives his tutelage and tames a dragon until he falls in love and has a son of his own. The road of a king is long and winding. In this case, a king of great legion founds a homeland – a small great nation; indeed, a legend is born.

“The Legend of Albion” is Joseph Randell Sherman’s first epic poem for children. He uses also the pen names of Joseph Randell and Joseph* ~ OneLight*®, is an American ex-pat living in Portugal. As a poet and photographer, his earlier work has been included in six anthologies and been distinguished by a number of international awards. He is the author of “Songs of Love”, a collection of romantic poems, and “Echoes from Within”, a book of haiku. Another creation, “Universes Beyond the Visible ~ Elements of Dream”, is a book of photography with bilingual texts (English and Portuguese) of poetry and poetic prose coauthored with Alexandra Oliveira, his partner.

You can buy “The Legend of Albion” and his other works at the bookstores online. Online bookstores are the most reliable place to search for your child’s favourite books. The best aspect is that you can avail these books easily right from your home. All you need to do is, select the book and order it online.