As an expectant mother, you may find the idea of a natural birth appealing but, at the same time, wish to experience the safety and convenience of a hospital birth rather than giving birth at home. Luckily, these days it has become easier to incorporate aspects of natural childbirth into a hospital delivery. Here are five ways to have a more natural childbirth in a hospital setting: Create a Birth Plan
While back pain can be caused by age, trauma, and repetitive motions, there may also be things you are doing in your life that are adding to the pain you experience every day with your back. If you recognize these habits and can change them, you might be able to naturally decrease the amount of pain you are experiencing. After making the necessary changes in these three areas, you may notice a difference in the amount of pain you feel each day of your life.
The progressive dementia associated with Alzheimer's disease is traumatic for patients and their loved ones alike. If you have a family member or other loved one suffering from this condition, your home can provide a nurturing, safe environment up to the point that full-time memory care or other professional assistance is required. Here are some things you can do optimize your home for your special resident. Easier Bathroom Navigation Trips to the bathroom may be challenging even in the early stages of the disease, especially at night when light levels are low.
Osteoarthritis of the knee can be debilitating as it causes the cartilage in your joints to wear down, making it difficult to walk or stand. If diagnostic tests such as digital imaging and x-rays show you have osteoarthritis, your rheumatologist has ways to ease your pain and prevent further cartilage damage. The use of anti-inflammatory medications, physical therapy or joint replacement surgery may improve your quality of life, so it's wise to speak with your rheumatologist for rheumatology treatment options.
Your child should first see a dentist for the first time by the age of one year, and then at least once a year thereafter. But as your child ages, you'll find that they tend to be much more interested in having fun than in taking care of their teeth. So it's important to instill proper dental care habits at home, and encourage the extension of those habits when they're spending time at a friend's house, at camp, or at an extended family's place.