Happy Mother’s Day to the wonderful moms everywhere! It’s not an easy job, but it’s the most important and rewarding job you’ll ever have! Enjoy these special quotes about mothers from QuoteGarden. Woman in the home has not yet lost her dignity, in spite of Mother’s Day, with its offensive implication that our love needs… [Continue Reading]
The new TIME cover, featuring a beautiful blond woman standing upright and breastfeeding her almost-4-year-old son, is creating waves already. Personally, I’m tired of the whole conversation already. And not interested in reading the actual article. And a great fan of Dr. Sears and attachment parenting, for the record. What I did enjoy, however, are… [Continue Reading]
A healthy diet is important for everyone, but even more crucial during pregnancy. Fish is a great choice, and here’s another good reason to add it to your menu: Eating two servings of salmon a week during pregnancy is beneficial both for the mother and child, according to University of Granada researchers (Medical News Today).… [Continue Reading]
From when I was a kid until now, one of my favorite activities is looking through old family photo albums. Seeing the familiar faces of family and friends, remembering the good times we shared, and laughing over the silly photos we couldn’t bear to throw away (remember a time before digital cameras?!)… it’s a surefire… [Continue Reading]
It’s a fact that stress is bad for people. It’s doubly harmful for pregnant women, since it affects the growth of the baby as well as the mother. So if you’re feeling stressed, anxious, or even depressed, listening to soothing music could very possibly help.
Kaohsiung Medical University in Taiwan did a recent study featuring music therapy and pregnany women. According to StaffNurse.com, a group of women listened to music for 30 minute a day, that included Brahms’ Lullaby and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, and composers like Beethoven and Debussy. After two weeks, these women showed a significant drop on the “Perceived Stress Scale” and the “State-Trait Anxiety Inventory,” as well as a drop in depression ratings.
Researcher Professor Chung-Hey Chen said: “Pregnancy is a unique and stressful period for many expectant mothers and they suffer anxiety and depression because of the long time period involved… Our study shows that listening to suitable music provides a simple, cost-effective and non-invasive way of reducing stress, anxiety and depression during pregnancy.”