(Q) What can I do to ease my nausea?
(A) There are many tips to ease nausea, experiment and do what works best for you. Snack frequently – lot of pregnant women keep saltines on hand, 24/7. Drink lots of water. Avoid fatty foods and caffeine. Drink peppermint & ginger tea, lemonade, ginger ale. Suck on hard candies. Accupressure bracelets can be purchased at most drug stores. Ask your healthcare provider about taking Vitamin B6.
(Q) Is it true that pregnant women shouldn’t clean the cat’s litterbox?
(A) Yes. Cat feces can contain the bacteria Toxoplasma gondii, which can cause Taxoplasmosis. It can also be found in soil where cats may defecate, such as a garden.
(Q) Is it safe to clean my house while pregnant?
(A) Yes. Make sure you’re in a well ventilated area to avoid excess fumes. Always wear gloves (even when you’re not pregnant) to avoid any chemicals being absorbed into the bloodstream. Seek out natural based cleaning products to ensure safety.
(Q)How much weight should I gain when pregnant
(A) Weight gain varies. If your pre-pregnancy weight is normal, you should ideally gain 25 – 35 pounds. If you’re under-weight, you should gain 25 – 40 pounds. If you are overweight, you should only gain 15 – 25 pounds.
(Q)Is it safe to travel?
(A) According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the safest time to travel while pregnant is during the second trimester. This is the time she is least likely to [...]
(Q) Can I use a Q-Tip to remove the wax from my baby’s ears?
(A) No! You should never place a Q-Tip (or anything smaller then your elbow) in baby’s ears, or your ears for that matter! The ear drum can be easily punctured. There is no reason to remove the wax and it will eventually fall out on it’s own.
(Q) How can I ease my baby’s constipation?
(A) – While baby is lying on her back, gently bicycle her legs.
-If your baby is formula fed, ask your healthcare provider about switching formulas.
-Increase fluids. Juices such as prune or apple, may help older babies.
-Ask your healthcare provider about Glycerin Suppositories, or OTC Stool Softners.
-For older babies, cut back on constipating foods such as rice or bananas.
(Q) Help! My newborn has cradle cap!
(A) Rub vegetable or olive oil into baby’s scalp a few times a week – this will help remove the “scales”. After using the oil, wash baby’s hair with a gentle baby shampoo. Massage the shampoo into the scalp for as long as baby can stand it, up to 20 minutes. If the condition worsens, spreads or will not go away – consult your healthcare provider.
(Q)When will I feel the first movement?
(A) First movements are usually felt at about 18 weeks. First time Moms may not know what they are feeling are actually “kicks” from baby. Experienced Moms may feel movement earlier, as they know what they are feeling.
(Q) Finding the right way to introduce a child to WN ideas is always a very personal decision for any proud aryan parent, and for the time being I’ve just been careful not to have a TV and to screen all the picture books and other literature, but now that my young daughter is starting to get out of the house a bit more often, and I’m having difficulty with little things like trips to the park or the sandpit. It’s really the first time she’ll be encountering non-whites, and I certainly don’t want her mixing with them, playing together in the sandpit or in the playpark… I think it will make it harder to teach her that those simians are sub-human if she’s been fooled by her earlier encounters. But there aren’t enough WNs with kids in my area for her to socialize with. How can I get her to mix and play with some good pure white children her age, without having to expose her to all those dirty messy THINGS that the “ethnics” drag around with them? Or will she just have to be a bit lonely for the time being? Your help would really be appreciated Yours, Annie xxx
(A) Unfortunately – this is a very common experience most of us find ourselves facing as our children get older. Most of us don’t have others with our political beliefs living around us. My first suggestion would be to start up your own playgroup – that way [...]
I have tiny, red bumps (keratosis pilaris or something like that)…though being out in the sun this summer seems to have helped a lot, what else can I do? A
Keratosis pilaris is unsightly but completely harmless. It usually grows worse during the winter months or other times of low humidity when skin dries out, and may worsen during pregnancy or after childbirth. Although it can be left untreated, persistent use of an intensive moisturizer may get you satisfactory improvement. Try a cream like Acid mantle or Complex 15 after bathing, then re-apply several times throughout the day. If this does not help, change to a medicated cream containing urea (Curel, Carmol-20) or alpha-hydroxy acids (Aqua Glycolic, Lacticare) and apply twice daily. You may find them too irritating to use more often.
My best advice is….
The plugged pores can be removed by taking long, hot soaking tub baths and then rubbing the areas with a coarse washcloth, stiff brush, or ‘Buf-Puf’. Put some epsom salt in the tub.
I use a body scrub made of Epson and Sea Salts with olive oil or ANY oil. VERY Light on the oil as it can clog pores even more.
Prescription medicines that may help include antibiotics (Erythromycin, Bactrim) if the spots are very red and Tazorac Cream. Tazorac, a relative of vitamin A, may cause irritation in some people.