Managing Pregnancy Pain

Having you have a baby it’s the most beautiful and wonderful experience a woman can have. It shouldn’t be marred by the pain that pregnancy and childbirth causes, but it’s an unfortunate reality.

There are several ways you can manage pain while pregnant or having a baby – some are medical in nature and others are alternative, non-medicated treatments. You have to choose what’s right for you and your baby.

Pregnancy lasts 9 months, and during that time, you’ll go through a range of pains such as sharp little stabbing pains that worry you, aching feet and back pains, and more.

Labor pains are even worse. Some people joke about “labor” living up to its name – but there’s no reason why you should have to suffer for 10-24 hours or more on what should be one of the happiest days of your life.

Let’s investigate some pain management strategies so that you feel more empowered about your choices through pregnancy and then into the labor and delivery process. Continue reading “Managing Pregnancy Pain” »

Fast Food vs The Healthy Heart

Many of us eat on the go in today’s fast-paced world. And, while eating at home is much healthier than eating out, you can make wise choices when you’re forced to eat fast food. There are a few guidelines you should follow when you’re browsing the fast food menu.

Many fast food chains are aware of the bad reputation that fast food has for clogging the arteries, so they have made menu selections that are healthier. For example, most fast food chains offer salads on the menu. However, watch out for the saturated fat in dressings. Salads that have fried meat on top are less heart healthy than those that have grilled meat on them.

When it comes to sandwiches, you should look for grilled chicken sandwiches over fried. And it’s always a good idea to ask for as many vegetables as possible to be added to your sandwich. Choose dressings such as mustard and ketchup over mayonnaise that’s high in saturated fat. Continue reading “Fast Food vs The Healthy Heart” »