Child's foot development. How do the child's feet change?

Child's foot development. How do the child's feet change?



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When is sport forbidden?

Sport during pregnancy is extremely beneficial and can ensure the evolution of a pregnancy without problems. With supervision, instructor or not, there are medical conditions and certain signs that completely forbid you any physical activity throughout the pregnancy.

There are certain medical conditions that you may be suffering from during pregnancy that could put you in the path of your desire to play sports. The prohibition of the movement is adopted with the role of protecting the health of the mother, the baby or both.

Always, before you decide to practice a workout, you must have the doctor's opinion. Here are some of the conditions:

  • heart diseases;

  • lung disease;

  • cerclage (cervical insufficiency);

  • multiple pregnancy (especially if you are at risk of preterm birth);

  • vaginal bleeding (especially in the 2nd or 3rd trimester);

  • placenta previa (after 26 weeks);

  • risk of preterm birth;

  • chronic hypertension;

  • severe anemia.

In some cases the restriction is higher than in others, but it is best to talk to your doctor. In some situations, you could do a certain type of sport with strict rules. Even so, your doctor might suggest a few simple moves you could benefit from to keep yourself fit.

What exercises are prohibited during pregnancy?

There are certain types of physical movements that you should avoid during pregnancy. One of these is using the bike to move, which could cause you to lose balance. Also, do not venture into programs and trainings where there is a risk of injury because you put both your health and the health of your baby.

Avoid activities such as:

  • horse riding;

  • scuba diving;

  • skiing;

  • walking with rollers or skates (when the task is advanced).

Signs that indicate pregnancy problems when playing sports

If, however, your doctor has given you an opinion for some types of physical activity and specific indications, despite some conditions, but you notice some of the following symptoms when you are in the middle of training or after, you should urgently go to the doctor:

  • vaginal bleeding;

  • dyspnoea;

  • dizziness;

  • headache;

  • chest pains;

  • muscle weakness;

  • leg pain or swelling;

  • uterine contractions;

  • back or pelvic pain;

  • decreased fetal movements;

  • palpitations;

  • irregular pulse.

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How strong is the baby kicking?

How strong is the baby kicking?

It is impossible to explain the sensation of fetal movement and kicking to someone who has not been pregnant (especially for a male!), But due to the results of a new research, we can say how strong these can be.

A study published in the Journal of the Royal Society published British MRI scans and numerical modeling to help determine how much a baby can stroke at 30 pounds. The 20-week-old fetuses will have an approx. At 29 Newton, they are capable of talking, but by the thirtieth week this may be 47 Newton. Comparatively, the power of an average tennis player is approx. 25 Newton.They are able to kick fetuses with surprising power The researchers also found out that kicking plays an important role in the proper development of fetal bones and boneYou don't have to be frightened when you feel the fetal spring becoming weaker towards the end of your pregnancy: the baby will not have enough space to move, rotate, swing (spring). You may also be interested in:
  • WHY ARE FETS KILLED?
  • There's a party in the tummy!
  • When can Fetal Movement Be Feeled First?

I have found so many, many sources covering topics related to Down syndrome to be skewed. Many address topics of difficulty along with corresponding solutions, while others scream "Hey, everyone! Look at us! Our family is perfect and normal even with a child who has Down syndrome. No problems over here – whatsoever."

And, they are both wrong. Because raising a child with Down syndrome is both of these things at once.

Growing up I had (and still have) a cousin who was (is) severely handicapped. I remember when he and I were around eight I became insanely curious about him. He was not potty trained, had very little muscle tone and could hardly move on his own, and was non-verbal.

He would lie on my Grandma’s fluffy white living room carpet and watch all of us kids running around and respond by grunting and screaming. I am only assuming this was his way of interacting with us.

Looking back, I wish I had the courage to ask about him. I wanted to know what was going on with him and how we could possibly include him, but I was scared. No one ever talked about Brett's condition, so I thought it was rude to ask.

We all just tiptoed around him, pretending he wasn’t there like a huge, yet incredibly tiny, elephant in the room.

After a couple-few decades of life, I have learned that it is impossible to love someone without first understanding them. I regret not interacting with Brett and learning to understand him. I wonder if our understanding of each other would have resulted in love, enriching both of our lives.

And now, as a special-needs mom, I want more for Daniel. I don’t want people to shy away from him. I want him (and others like him) to be loved, so I over-share.

I share the things that are hard and frustrating so they are familiar and not-so shocking. But, I also share the things that are impossibly incredibly, beautiful, wonderful, and only ours – because we are a special-needs family.

I share too much (sometimes to the dismay of my family and myself), not because I like to, but because I feel it is important to paint an accurate picture.

I share so that special-needs children (like Daniel) will be understood, and in turn loved.

A few years ago, as I scrolled through Facebook I found myself stopping on an article written by a mom who had just learned her baby would be born with Down syndrome. She reached out to parents asking what to expect.

I remember doing this same exact thing after learning Daniel’s diagnosis. Through Google I found our site Community’s Down syndrome group, and thus began my our site obsession. I asked dozens of questions. I wanted to know about NICU stays, therapies, potty training (I was a bit premature with that), and having babies after having a child with Down syndrome. The list was endless.

Hopefully sharing some of our lives will put another family at ease after a difficult diagnosis. While some days I hate Down syndrome, most days are painfully normal. Being the mother of a child with Down syndrome can be summed up in about five words: rewarding, challenging, time consuming, humbling, and AWESOME.

Here is some of what it’s really like to raise a child with Down syndrome:

I was born into this crazy world, just like everybody.

I have a mom and a dad who love me more than ANYTHING in the whole world.

I like to take selfies with Mom and nap with Dad.

And pretend to nap with Dad.

I had a first time at the pool, a first haircut, and a first love.

I go to school and have LOTS of friends.

I can do chores…

And pick out my own Christmas presents.

And while I may not say much and get feisty at times, I can still understand and learn, and, perhaps most importantly can love and be loved.

Photos by Whitney Barthel, check out some of my other posts related to Down syndrome here.

This post was originally published October 24, 2014.

Opinions expressed by parent contributors are their own.

OCD in a 3 year old

Cozonac with dried fruits

The traditional cake of the Romans, the cake does not need too many presentations, but this time we combine it with dried fruits. Here is what comes out!

Photo: recipe.com

Preparation time

90 minutes

Difficulty

environment

Ingredients

1.5 kg flour

1 l milk

300 g dried fruits (raisins, cherries, dried plums etc)

500 g old

250 ml of oil

50 g butter

1 lemon

a yeast cube

3 eggs

salt

2 envelopes vanilla sugar

Method of preparation

Heat the butter with the milk, mix the yeast with a little warm milk and then pour over the flour and butter milk. Fragrant incorporating oil, sugar, lemon peel, 3 eggs, a little salt.

Leave the dough at a warm place, covered with a towel. After it has grown (about 30 min.) Spread the sheet and sprinkle over the dried fruits, cut into small pieces.

Run the bun, put it in the pan and let it rise for about 20 minutes. Then grease it and cook it in the oven, about 40 minutes.

The type of kitchen

Romanian

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Lack of appetite for preschoolers

Lack of appetite for preschoolers

Lack of appetite can be a normal physiological state in preschoolers. By this age the growth of the little ones is accelerated.

Starting with the preschool stage, they no longer have such a great advantage in growth and development, so that sometimes they may manifest an increased appetite, while in others they face loss of appetite.

Find out when appetite reduction or inadequacy is a problem for preschoolers!

The growth of the child is directly proportional to the quality and quantity of the nutrition that is given to it, as well as to the way of care and the lifestyle it leads. But in this process children also have periods of stagnation or inadequacy that have no pathological causes. Appetite varies depending on the nutritional needs of a certain period.

What can be the causes of decreased appetite?

The sudden drop in appetite can have several causes. Most of the times, inaction is a symptom of a disease. Children do not want or cannot eat when they have a beginning of respiratory infection and suffer from sore throats, have a fever, have a bad condition, it hurts something etc. If you notice any signs that indicate the presence of a disease, go to the doctor with your baby.

Other causes may be:

  • the fact that he always nibbles something between meals (especially sweets spoil the appetite);
  • drink juices and other sweetened liquids between the main tables;
  • leads a sedentary life (does not make physical movement);
  • are subjected to emotional stress;
  • go through emotional or physical trauma;
  • He wants to capture your attention.

What should you do?

The first thing you need to do is take the baby by the hand and go to the pediatrician. He will conduct further investigations to find out if there is a medical cause underlying the lack of appetite. He will try to figure out if the baby is suffering from malnutrition or not. If this condition is suspected, the doctor uses laboratory tests to discover possible diseases associated with malnutrition: anemia, rickets, avitaminosis, etc.

Other common conditions responsible for the lack of appetite are colds and flu, but also metabolic disorders, psychosocial deficiencies (pollution, cold, parental leave, divorce, etc.).

Depending on the medical cause underlying the inability, the doctor may prescribe an appropriate treatment. It will also provide you with a recipe for dietary supplements to supplement nutritional deficiencies.

How do you help stimulate the appetite of the preschool child?

If the lack of appetite is not associated with any disease, then you can try a few tricks to get the little one to eat more:

  • spend more time with the little one and pay the necessary attention (sometimes the child refuses to eat when he feels neglected);
  • do not give the child to eat sweets and very caloric snacks between the main meals;
  • give him the opportunity to choose what he can eat at a meal (at the preschool age the need for independence and autonomy is manifested);
  • do not force the child to eat if he does not want or say that the food does not like it;
  • arranges the food from the plate in an attractive way for him;
  • offer him small portions of food and let him ask for more if he wants (the child can refuse the food and if he sees a huge portion that he has to pop).

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