Saving Babies One Kick at a Time

Monitor your baby’s wellbeing in the third trimester by counting their kicks

Cheryl* had an inkling that she needed to monitor her baby’s movements. She had an anterior placenta, which can make it harder to feel your baby’s movement in the womb. When she asked her health care provider about monitoring her baby’s movement, her provider was not overly concerned, but thankfully, Cheryl’s mother’s intuition knew best.

As her pregnancy progressed, Cheryl noticed her daughter was moving less and less. As a trained OB-GYN nurse, she knew something was not right. After weeks of decreased movement and monitoring she reported at her 35-week appointment that she hadn’t felt her baby move all day. A failed stress test and an emergency C-section later, Cheryl’s daughter was born healthy.

Many other babies are not as lucky.

A Close Call

Cheryl’s baby was just 35 weeks gestation when she gave birth. Her placenta …

Advice For Successfully Improving Your Overall Fitness

Everyone desires to have a beach body, but not many people are dedicated enough to achieve it. There is no miracle pill or quick fix when it comes to getting fit. The only tried and true method to get fit is to be persistent, which this article will help you with.

Always be sure to stretch before any kind of work out or exercise routine. Stretching warms up your muscles and gets your body ready for a work out. Be sure to hold each stretch for ten to thirty seconds in order to get optimal results. Stretching also helps prevent injury.

Remember that your fitness needs change as you age, especially regarding flexibility. When you reach middle age, you need to devote even more time to stretching before and after your workout. This helps keep your muscles pliable and prevents cramping after workouts as well as helping reduce the risk …