If you are planning to have a baby, getting ready begins even before you become pregnant! By following the suggestions provided in this article before you conceive, you can help to ensure a healthy pregnancy and a healthy, happy baby.
Parents with infants and small children are particularly vulnerable to back pain due to the fact that interacting with their children involves a lot of bending, reaching and lifting. Such movements, if performed incorrectly day after day, can put great stress on the spinal structures and could possibly lead to injuries such as ligament strain, muscle tears or disk problems.
Fortunately, new parents can protect themselves from such injuries by adhering to proper body mechanics. Find out more in this informative article!
Stability ball training is found in almost all gyms and health clubs. This “Birth Ball Workout” article was the FIRST of its kind published in the February 2004 issue of ePregnancy Magazine. The article highlights a safe and effective stability ball program for pregnant clients and includes photos of actual exercises throughout the article. We were proud to be the industry leader in introducing this program for this very special population. Years later, these exercises are still the foundation of prenatal programs that emphasize the core.
The popularity of jogging strollers among parents has increased dramatically in recent years. They can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes and prices to match almost anyone’s needs. This article provides tips on what features to look for when purchasing a jogging stroller as well as important safety issues to consider.
We highly recommend the following organizations and web sites:
|American Academy of Pediatrics
141 Northwest Point Blvd.
PO Box 927
Elk Grove Village, IL 60009-0927
1200 19th St. NW, Suite 300
Washington, DC 20036-4579
|American College of Nurse-Midwives
818 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20006
|March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
1275 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
|American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th St., SW
Washington, DC 20006
|Maternity Center Association (Teaching Aids)
281 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10010
|Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN)
2000 L. St., NW, Suite 740
Washington, DC 20036-4907
|National Organization of Mothers of Twins Clubs, Inc.
PO Box 23188
Albuquerque, NM 87192-1188
|Fit Maternity and Beyond
|The Bradley Method (American Academy of Husband Coached Childbirth)
PO Box 5224
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413
(latest health news)
A Division of WRS Group
PO Box 21207
Waco, TX 76702-1207
|Depression After Delivery
PO Box 128
Morrisville, PA 19067
|Pampers Parenting Institute
|Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies National Office
121 N. Washington St. , Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
|Storknet Online Pregnancy and Parenting Community
|International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA)
1500 Sunday Drive, Ste. 102
Raleigh, NC 27607
|Title 9 Women’s Athletic Apparel
(sports bras for nursing moms)
|International Lactation Consultants Association (ILCA)
201 Brown Ave.
Evanston, IL 60202
|La Leche League International
1400 N. Meacham Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173-4048