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How to restore energy after childbirth

>> May 24, 2018


For many women, pregnancy and childbirth would fall into the category of the toughest things they have ever faced in life. This is because the process of birthing a new, precious life is not one to be taken trivially. Irrespective of the delivery mode – be it natural or caesarian section – the body of a woman goes through a lot of stress, change and pain. All births are unique and every baby is special.
Then comes the post-delivery period, the time when our bodies are supposed to regain themselves and get stronger after a live delivery or an operation. During this time, many women experience a lot of turbulence in their emotional states. This is normal due to the rise and fall of various hormones. Another thing a lot of women experience is tiredness. For those who might have had the chance to see a recording of a childbirth video, you would understand the magnitude of the stress involved in enduring the pain of just cervical dilatation. This is even before the more active stages of birth. It is therefore important for the new mom to get as much support as she needs.

THE AFTERMATH OF BIRTH

Every mother can relate to the first few days after giving birth: the erratic feeling of tiredness, frequent breastfeeding episodes and the rest of the brouhaha. It can get even more stressful for moms who tandem feed or have toddlers. During this period, women experience a lot of mood swings; some even get depressed and withdrawn due to the lack of sleep. This can further progress into a condition known as postpartum depression.

Every year PPD is responsible for the death of at least one in seven new mothers through suicide. PPD can present as increased irritability, sudden sobbing episodes, anxiety and withdrawn moods days after baby birth. The most important thing a new mom should do is work towards preventing such an occurrence. She can achieve this by doing some of the following:

1.   Know when to nap

It usually takes about three nights of uninterrupted sleep to make up for a week of sleepless nights. This is according to research studies, some of which can be found at "olatcc.com.br site para ajudar os alunos na pesquisa científica" or “the site that helps students with science research”. Either way, you should be wary of those times you can nap in between days and hours. One of such perfect timings arises after you must have fed your baby and put him to sleep. That is not the moment to start stressing; drop all your chores and nap with him. This will help you build up energy reserves, such that you don’t always feel too tired.

2.   Daddy, your turn
During the starting days of the postpartum period, a man must understand the basics of the stress his wife went through while giving birth. This is essential in order for him to understand the caliber of help she needs from him while she recuperates. Shared responsibilities at this stage are very helpful. Daddy gets to spend time and bond with baby while mommy can cook or, best of all, take a much-needed nap.

3.   That one “tidy spot’

This would be very handy for mothers who have to deal with a toddler and a new-born. If you have ever taken a Lamaze class while preparing for labor, you would recall the basics of the class. These basics focused on specific breathing patterns to help cope with the labor pangs. Now, we all know how active toddlers are. You would probably have toys flying everywhere. In times when you feel overwhelmed, look for the cleanest room in the house. Just linger there for a while, just breathing in the aura of the quiet, arranged surroundings. This promises to lift your spirits, and boost your sense of confidence. If you can keep a tidy room despite the stress, you can absolutely take on parenting. No wonder childbirth classes are that important.

4.   Plan your night episodes

It takes most women about six months after baby delivery to fully recharge their energy levels. One way to make this process less stressful is creating a feeding schedule for your munchkin, especially at night. Keep a few snacks and some water within range. Get baby’s bed closer to yours if needed. Set up a temporary reading table if the baby has a separate room. Organize yourself such that you would be able to give your child full attention while breastfeeding without feeling too fatigued.

Most importantly, give yourself time and eat right. Encourage yourself and enjoy the process. It might be hard at first, but it will even out eventually. You got this!

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The sooner you act in mold removal from air ducts of HVAC better it would be for family health


The system maintains a controlled level of humidity inside homes that gives maximum comfort during heating and cooling.  Although HVAC systems are equipped for both heating and cooling, its use for air conditioning is most popular. The system sucks in outside air that passes through the cooling arrangement and then blows in the cold air inside homes by displacing the hot air. The hot air escapes through the ducts and vents, and the cycle continues. The air ducts of HVAC system are most vulnerable to mold growth because of the environmental conditions.  The vents and air ducts are happy homes for molds due to the favorable environment of these places.  The ducts pass through places that are warm and have a high moisture content in the air. When cold air passes through the ducts, it can result in condensation of water particles in the ducts thereby inviting molds.
Mold at hvac vent-image:www.anytimehvac.com   
Air ducts invite molds
While the favorable climatic condition encourages mold growth, its survival within the ducts is also not at all difficult. Ducts are ideal places for the accumulation of pollen, animal dander, dust and dirt particles and dead skin, which are food for molds. Therefore, it is only natural that you would find a widespread infestation of mold in air ducts, which if not cleaned regularly could pose serious health hazards for the inhabitants.  Being on the watch out for mold growth in air ducts and vents would help to detect problems early and take corrective action to ensure healthy living.

Detecting molds by the smell
To detect if molds have accumulated in air ducts, you have to either inspect the ducts and vents, which is not always easy if you want to do by yourself or have to depend on some signs and symptoms that tell about the existence of molds.  The most telling sign of molds is its musty smell that is so typical that you become sure of its presence. The odor could spread throughout the house or localize at some rooms and adjoining areas. Moreover, if the place you live has a warm climate, there are high chances of mold growth in air ducts.

Other telling signs that molds are present
Any feeling of uneasiness the moment you enter into an air-conditioned room should make you suspicious about the presence of molds. If you experience irritation of the eyes, throat, and nose, it is a clear sign that molds are responsible for it.  Molds cause allergies that can manifest in the form of running nose, watering eyes, and rashes. These symptoms might show up immediately or may take some time but make no mistake that it is due to molds. Momentary headaches that one feels inside air-conditioned rooms that vanish as soon as stepping outside happen from molds. If your family members feel fatigue, nausea and dizziness inside the rooms do not waste time but arrange for cleaning molds that gather inside air ducts.

Do not wait for the situation to turn worse and act fast to clean air ducts to make it mold free for enjoying healthy living.

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My kids hit from baseball bat injuries to the head

>> May 23, 2018


Head injuries have drastically reduced over the last fifty years. Unfortunately, there are cases of injuries and statistics shows that in every two thousand games, there is a case of fatal head injury. These stats do not factor in injuries from practice and although there has been a reduction of these cases; there are some reasons to worry.  The question remains, why do these head injuries happen, how to prevent them, are their ways to educate the young baseball player on the importance of safety.
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Which potion is in the highest injury risk?

Head injuries contribute to about more than 10% of the overall injuries in baseball. These statistics are worrying if the young players’ well-being is a concern. Surprisingly, all the playing positions are at risks of having head injuries. However, batting position tops the list of the most prone position (with 38% chances) to head injuries if there is no helmet. The pitching position comes second with a 37% chances. These numbers show that any player can get a head injury and change playing positions is not a solution.

Why head injuries are still an issue in the modern game

With the introduction of helmet and improvement of baseball and bats, make hypothetical makes head injuries a non-issue in an ideal situation. Unfortunately, there are still cases of head injuries especially in the junior leagues in both softball and the baseball.

The following are some of the major contributors to this menace.

1.    Lack of wearing a helmet
Wearing a helmet is a basic rule in both softballs (fastpitch and slow-pitch) as well as in baseball. It is actually the first rule that is taught at the introduction of baseball. This rule is, however, one of the most undermined rules probably because cases of head injuries are not so common in baseball. The helmet is an ideal situation is supposed to save the player from unexpected bat hit or unexpected baseball hit. If the player is not with a helmet, the head is at risk of an unexpected hit on the head, which has a high chance of injuring the player’s head.

2.    Lack of adherence in baseball and softball rules
Baseball/softball has guidelines, which minimizes the physical contact of player of different teams. It is actually a fact that the two games have the lowest potential injuries because of unnecessary contact. The lack of honoring these rules can lead to players getting too much closer and as a result, create a scenario whereby an accident can happen and therefore leading to injuries especially head injury.

3.    Fights
Fights, although are very rare, can contribute to a higher number of head injuries. Fights have resulted to poor conflict management of the authorities or unfair decision during the game. 

How to minimize head injuries in the junior leagues

1.    Make helmets compulsory
The main aim of a helmet is to cover the head. Covering the head is important based on the fact that during the game, there can be unexpected stray baseballs or unexpected bat throw. Making helmets a compulsory therefore makes the young player protected from the above-named harms. The issue of making helmets a compulsory can be introduced in the early baseball life of young players.

2.    Install baseball principles as early as possible
Basic principles of the game that dictates the level of a contract between players can be installed in the early stages of training. By doing this noble task, there can be a huge reduction of these instances of unexpected contacts between different players. 

3.    Invest in conflict resolution channels
It is without a doubt that in young leagues, conflicts are unavoidable. Some young players in most cases can result in managing the situation by themselves and therefore use bats as weapons. This is not just a human rights issue but also a societal problem. Each team therefore must; invest in programs that promote better resolutions of conflicts.

4.    Proper training of coaches
Alternatively, head injuries can be a result of proper training, especially when using machines such as pitching machines. In this case, if the coach is not properly trained, they can expose the young player to potential danger and therefore lead to injuries.

What are some of the symptoms that the head injury needs medical attention?

1.    If a player develops a very sensitive sense to minimal noise after a hit or a collision, the situation demands a more advanced medical attention.
2.    After the accident, if the player starts having a blurred vision, it is an indication of a head injury that needs more than just a first aid attention.
3.    If the player starts having a severer headache, they should seek a quick medical attention for further examination.
4.    Some players after an experience or an accident can feel a change of the game mood. This can be a sign of a head injury.

The following piece is more of a guideline of head injuries that are prone to happen in a baseball setting. It is important for the parent to ensure always that the team or the clubs where their children play have an advanced technology to handle instances such as the ones discussed above. If there is not sports doctor, there should be a way of handling situations such as the ones discussed above. The head injuries when handled in the right way are manageable but if they are not contained in the early stages, the player’s life can be at risk.

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