Know When You Are Fertile?
The notion that your fertile time is between days 10 and 17 may
not be reliable. A study conducted by researchers at the National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences showed that late ovulation
was common and that women can be fertile on almost any given day
of the menstrual cycle. This is important to know when you're trying
to avoid pregnancy. And when you're trying to become pregnant, it's
worth giving any day a try.
Source: British Medical Journal, November 2000.
Bundling Up Your Little Bundle in the Car
It's cold in the car at first, and then when you get going it
can be hot. How do you make sure your baby is warm enough, but doesn't
- Put a pad on the car seat so it's not cold when you first put
the baby in.
- Strap the baby into the seat, and then put a blanket on top.
That way, if it starts to get hot, you don't have to struggle
with the seat buckle to remove the blanket.
- You can keep the coat or jacket on for the entire ride, unless
you really crank the heat while you're driving.
Prepare Your Nipples
Nipples can become quite tender when you first begin to breastfeed.
To make them less sensitive, during your pregnancy try rubbing them
briskly with a towel when you get out of the bath or shower.
Source: N Wesson. Natural Mothering. Healing
Arts Press, 1997.