Safe sleeping recommendations

Originally posted here by Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced new safe sleep recommendations to help protect against sleep-related infant deaths. Sudden death of an infant less that 1-year of age that cannot be explained, even after a thorough investigation, is referred to as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cause of SIDS is still unknown. We do know that SIDS is not choking, apnea or suffocation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States...

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5 Tips For Staying Physically Fit During Pregnancy

5 Tips For Staying Physically Fit During Pregnancy There are many female fitness enthusiasts out there who fear that once they are well into their pregnancy that they will have to give up their regular workout regimen. The truth is that while some adjustments to your exercise routine may have to be made to accommodate the changes to your body, you can continue to work out during the entirety of your pregnancy to stay in shape and keep your body healthy.   As it turns out, there are many benefits to exercising while pregnant. For instance, routine exercise can...

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Easy Way to Teach Your Kids How to Swim

Easy Way to Teach Your Kids How to Swim By: Diana Smith Swimming is one of the most useful exercises you can do. It works for every muscle group; it’s good for curing or preventing asthma; and it’s really fun. However, it can be tricky to get the kids to learn how to do it. Getting into the water can be scary and if the parents push them or don’t approach the training gently – fears can become phobias. Take your time, try to ease them into it and soon enough, the kids will love the pool. Get your...

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7 Clever Ways to Get Your Sweat on While Pregnant

Now that you’re working out for two, you have to get a little creative to be sure you experience all of the benefits of exercising without putting either one of you at risk. The further along you get in your pregnancy, the more challenging it may be to consistently exercise, but if you can keep it up, you will feel better and be more prepared for childbirth. These seven workouts will help you stay active and safe during your pregnancy. Join an Aerobics Class Participate in a low impact aerobics class designed for pregnant women. You’ll get to meet...

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