1 (1-pound) six-grain pizza crust
3 cups thinly sliced Fuji apple (about 8 ounces)
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled goat cheese
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
2 cups baby arugula
3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
1. Preheat oven to 450°.
2. Place pizza crust on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Arrange apple slices evenly over pizza crust; top with cheese. Sprinkle thyme evenly over cheese. Bake at 450° for 8 minutes or until cheese melts and begins to brown.
3. Combine oil and next 3 ingredients (through honey) in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add arugula; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle pecans evenly over pizza; top with arugula mixture. Cut pizza into 6 wedges.* Crumbled feta can be substituted for the goat cheese in this recipe.
Yield: Serves 6 (serving size: 1 wedge)
Calories per serving: 316 read more..
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
1 (1-pound) six-grain pizza crust
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Monday, 5 March 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dick Sandhaus, a healthy and fit 62-year old, says he never gave his Balance a thought until he lost it. A wicked sprained ankle was the result. Now he practices balancing for a few minutes each day and urges his fellow baby boomers to do the same. "Rocking toes to heels and quadriceps stretches are things anybody can do if they have a floor," said Sandhaus, a self-described ex-hippie who dispenses fitness tips on his website, BetterCheaperSlower. "If you put yourself in instability it gives you instant awareness of what balance is about," he explained. ... read more..
Sunday, 4 March 2012
SATURDAY, March 3 (Healthday News) -- A mother's exposure to tobacco smoke during the last three months of Pregnancy may increase the risk that her child will develop the allergic skin condition eczema during infancy, a new study suggests. read more..
Friday, 2 March 2012
FRIDAY, March 2 (Healthday News) -- When making decisions or counseling families on how to manage very premature deliveries, obstetricians are strongly influenced by parents' wishes, especially when the parents want everything done to save their baby's life, a new study finds. read more..
Thursday, 1 March 2012
The lives of almost a million Newborn Babies could be saved every year if simple, cheap and rapid tests for syphilis were offered to Pregnant Women in poorer countries, global health experts said on Thursday. read more..
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Teen pregnancy, abortion rates at record low
Birth and abortion rates among U.S. teens fell to record lows in 2008 as increased use of contraceptives sent the overall teen pregnancy rate to its lowest level since at least 1972, a study showed on Wednesday. read more..
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Health Tip: Wear Your Seat Belt During Pregnancy
Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
FRIDAY, Dec. 16 (Healthday News) -- Infants born to mothers who use inhaled glucocorticoids -- a class of steroids -- to treat asthma during Pregnancy may be at risk for endocrine and metabolic disorders, a new study indicates. read more..
Debate over who needs a thyroid check in pregnancy
Monday, 27 February 2012
Chemo During Pregnancy Doesn't Seem to Harm Baby
THURSDAY, Feb. 9 (Healthday News) -- A new study finds that the babies of women who had chemotherapy while pregnant aren't at higher risk for a variety of medical disorders, a sign that the treatment should be safe for the fetus in most instances. read more..
Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (Healthday News) -- A second company reports that it has developed a prenatal Blood Test to detect Down syndrome, potentially providing yet another option for Pregnant Women who want to know whether their unborn child has the condition. read more..
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Siemens has recalled 15 batches of clinical Pregnancy tests because some of them incorrectly showed a positive result, a spokesman for the company said on Friday. He said the recall affects several hundred hospitals around the world, which were told as early as mid-December to destroy pregnancy tests from the batches. Until the cause of the malfunction has been found, Siemens will not be supplying any such tests, he said. (Reporting by Jens Hack; Writing by Maria Sheahan; Editing by David Hulmes) read more..
If you decide to donate Umbilical Cord blood ,talk with your doctor about your decision. Firstly, you will find out where you want to donate the umbilical Cord Blood? If your hospital collects the umbilical cord blood for donation than you will confirm that your hospital is listed. If your hospital is listed than contact the public bank. If it will listed, public bank works with your hospital. The Cord Blood Bank will confirm that you will able to donate cord blood or not. If there is no problem they give you a consent form to complete. If any reason your hospital is not listed than you can see the Cord Blood FAQs. Cord Blood FAQs will give you the options how you may be able to donate the cord blood After accepted your Cord Blood Donation to be used as part of the NM DP's research study. After the research study on Cord Blood Transplantation it outcomes to help amend transplant results for patients. When you are in the hospital When you come to the hospital you tell the doctor or nurse that you are donating umbilical cord blood. After the baby birth the umbilical cord is clinched. The umbilical cord blood and placenta is collected into the infertile bag. Than the sample of your blood, not your baby, is tested that blood is safe, not any infectious disease. After your baby's birth, within two days the cord blood unit is delivered to the public cord blood bank. read more..
Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of powdered infant formula from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a newborn Missouri boy who was given the product died, the retailer said. read more..
Cocaine on 9 in 10 UK baby changing stations
Those baby changing stations found in public restrooms often look a little suspect when it comes to cleanliness - but we bet you didn't think it might be cocaine coating the surface. read more..
Several more national retailers have joined Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in pulling a batch of powdered infant formula from their shelves after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died of a rare bacterial infection, the companies said Friday. read more..
An Ohio man who made no sperm and his wife, who had few eggs, have become parents thanks to a first-ever Cleveland Clinic case in which a single sperm that was frozen and injected into an egg resulted in pregnancy. Here, Jason and Jennifer Schiraldi pose with Kenley,9 months. read more..
Sunday, 26 February 2012
Deaths from liver-destroying hepatitis C are on the rise, and new data shows baby boomers especially should take heed — they are most at risk. read more..
Great news! The Centretown CHC is celebrating its recent designation as a Baby-Friendly facility. The Baby-Friendly Initiative™ is a World Health Organization/UNICEF designation granted to health agencies that follow best practices defined by the baby friendly initiative.Baby-Friendly™ Initiative provides a framework for the implementation of best practice by health care facilities and practitioners, with the aim of ensuring that all patients are helped to make informed decisions about feeding their babies and that they are then supported in their chosen feeding method.Ottawa Public Health is currently working on obtaining its Baby-Friendly designation and we look forward to learning from Centretown’s experience during their journey to successful implementation of this global initiative. read more..
Umbilical Cord Blood is the blood that cadaver in the umbilical cord after the baby birth and the umbilical cord is cut. It carries red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma, like blood. In component, cord blood is a rich source of Stem Cells that may have possibly lifesaving welfare for your baby and family. Cord Blood Stem Cells have already been used in treating over 50,000 patients for a broad range of diseases, including types of leukemia and resistant system illnesses. Cord blood stem cell treatment is still considered experimental and scientists continue to research its uses in treating other diseases like cerebral palsy, stroke, and diabetes.. As further scientific discoveries are made, the latent for using cord blood stem cells to treat a variety of diseases and conditions may continue to increase. There are several choices for cord blood banking, reckoning private banking and donation. About 30% people who require a stem cell transplant do not receive one because they are not able to find a donor with more than 1 HLA (Human Leukocyte Antogen) match, it may be good to have your baby’s cord blood stem cells preserved and promptly acquirable, should a doctor determine that an individual’s stem cells can be used for transplant. In a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1997, the doctors analyzed 143 Cord Blood Transplant patients who accepted cord blood from either a related or unrelated donor, between October 1998 to December 1996, to ascertain endurance based on whether the donor and recipient were related or unrelated. The doctors concluded that using a cord blood stem cell unit from a family member results in patient endurance rates that are more than twice as high as a cord blood stem cell unit from an unrelated donor. Findings from an analysis of 143 patients who accepted cord blood transplants from 1988 to 1996 at 45 transplantation centers. 63% represents 49 out of 78 patients who accepted a transplant from a related donor. 29% represents, 19 out of 65 patients who received a transplant from an unrelated donor.If you are not interested in private bank for your baby's cord blood stem cells or family’s actual use, there is also the option of donating. By donating your baby’s cord blood stem cells, you may increase the probability of someone benefiting from a cord blood stem cell transplant from a registry. Please see “Cord Blood Banking Options” for more information. read more..
Avocado Aside from being the highest source of tryptophan, avocados are also one of the richest sources of protein, folate, and the heart-friendly omega-3 fatty acids.Sapote The flavor of the mamey sapote, also known as marmalade plum, is described by some as a combination of pumpkin, sweet potato and maraschino cherries with an avocado texture. Should you find some, make it into milkshakes or eat as is to help boost your mood and give your body the bone-fiendly calcium.GuavaGuavas are the perfect snack for pregnant women. It is packed with potassium which helps prevent leg cramps; folate which prevents neural tube problems for the developing and baby, and tryptophan to help prevent postpartum depression.Tamarinds Have you tried eating a nutritious candy? The tamarind is a very healthy fruit that can be consumed in dozens of ways including being made into candies. Enjoy their sweet and sour taste and provide your body not only with tryptophan but also with a rich amount of thiamine, magnesium, potassium, iron and calcium.Apricots Apricots are important fruits in Iran where they are called Zard-alu. Their scientific name Prunus armeniaca (Armenian plum) came from the belief that they are native in Armenia as they are known in the place during ancient times. Apricots are also excellent sources of vitamins A and C and a very good source of potassium and fiber.Kiwifruit The kiwifruit is the highest source of folate and vitamin K. In addition to tryptophan which aids restfulness, it also helps relax your nerves and muscles by loading up your body with magnesium.PlantainsPlaintains have higher tryptophan content than their non-cooking relatives, the sweet bananas. The same with their blood pressure slashing potassium.American Persimmons The American persimmon can provide the body with more than 100% of the DV of vitamin C, higher than the Japanese ones. It is also rich in iron, one of the nutrients which helps boosts your energy levels.Elderberries Looking for other natural sources of fiber? Elderberries are one of the fruits loaded with dietary fiber. Pop them into your mouth for additional supply of vitamins A, C, and B6.Soursop (Guyabano)The delicious flavor of the soursop alone can already lift your mood. What with a taste that has been described as a combination of strawberry and pineapple with sour citrus notes contrasting with an underlying rich flavor reminiscent of coconut or banana. Chill before eating! read more..
Today, Cord Blood stem cells have been used successfully in the treatment of nearly 70 diseases and over 700,000 families global have banking concern their cord blood. Mostly families, storing their baby's cord blood contents peace of mind that should there be a need, their family’s stem cells are promptly acquirable. It's also important to remember that transplants using cord blood from a family member are nearly twice as successful as transplants using cord blood from a non-relative.Of course, there are those who slope the cord blood because of family history or because there is an extant medical need for a Cord Blood Transplant. read more..
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Wednesday was in the process of killing 24,000 ducks in the hope of stemming an outbreak of bird flu that led to a ban on Australian exports of poultry products to Japan, along with some restrictions by some other Asian countries. The executive director of the Australian Chicken Foundation, Andreas Dubs, said the ducks were being destroyed after testing positive to a low pathogenic strain of the virus. ... read more..
Wal-Mart and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who consumed it apparently died from a rare infection. read more..
New Tests Find Enfamil Baby Formula Safe
New tests confirmed the safety of Enfamil infant formula today after the death of a 10-day-old Missouri infant caused major retailers to remove cans of the formula from their shelves. read more..
Saturday, 25 February 2012
TUESDAY, Feb. 7 (Healthday News) -- Allowing babies who are being weaned to feed themselves with finger foods rather than spoon-feeding the baby with pureed foods may reduce their risk for obesity later on, according to new research. read more..
One of the world's smallest surviving babies was discharged Friday from the hospital where she spent nearly five months in an incubator — but not before getting the Hollywood treatment. read more..
Are Baby Sasha's Parents Causing Him Harm?
COMMENTARY | Some parents are losing their minds regarding the development of their kids, using them as human guinea pigs by creating gender-bending living situations for them. These parents may be causing permanent harm. read more..
LONDON (Reuters) - The sound of babies crying is uniquely able to get adults to react at speed, British scientists said on Tuesday. A study by Oxford University researchers using the classic arcade game "whack-a-mole" found that adults' responses were swifter when they were listening to babies crying, compared to hearing sounds of adults in distress or twittering birds. "The improvements in speed and dexterity may reflect an evolved response that kicks in when an immediate reaction to a baby in distress is required. ... read more..
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids never got enough shuteye, even back in grandpa's day. That's according to a century's worth of expert advice and sleep studies, which a team of researchers has now distilled into a brief report in the journal Pediatrics. "There is a common belief that children are not getting enough sleep and that children's total sleep time has been declining," Lisa Anne Matricciani of the University of South Australia in Adelaide and colleagues write. ... read more..
FRIDAY. Feb. 3 (Healthday News) -- The babies of women who develop an epidural-related fever while in labor are at greater Risk of having problems right at birth, including poor muscle tone, breathing difficulties, low Apgar scores and seizures, a new study suggests. read more..
|If you’ve been taking the birth control pills that were recalled Wednesday, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself against an unwanted pregnancy.|
If you’ve been taking the birth control pills that were recalled Wednesday, there are some simple steps you can take to protect yourself against an unwanted pregnancy. read more..
THURSDAY, Feb. 23 (Healthday News) -- Hormonal contraceptives appear to thwart pregnancy just as well in overweight and obese women as those of normal weight despite markedly lower pregnancy-prevention hormone levels among heavier females, a group of reproductive experts said. read more..
|Unable to carry a baby, one woman turned to her sisters for help, and is now expecting a gift greater than she could have ever imagined.|
Unable to carry a baby, one woman turned to her sisters for help, and is now expecting a gift greater than she could have ever imagined. read more..
|Off the Bench: NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne launches a bizarre Twitter rant after seeing a woman breast feeding her baby in the supermarket.|
Off the Bench: NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne launches a bizarre Twitter rant after seeing a woman breast feeding her baby in the supermarket. read more..
Arline MacCormack first heard about DES from her mother when she was 17. Three decades later, MacCormack believes that the drug her mother took to prevent miscarriages caused her to develop breast cancer at age 44. read more..
If you could donate your baby’s Umbilical Cord Blood to a Public Bank at no cost to you. Umbilical cord blood is affluent with blood-forming Cells, cells are no longer required by your baby after the birth. But these cells may be required by someone else — someone with a life-grievous disease like leukemia or lymphoma who needs a transplant to survive. If you would like,you may be save any bodies life. If you could donate to the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) Network of Public Cord Blood banks, which is helping the patients in need every day. read more..
Birth control pills are known to be nearly 100 percent effective when taken properly, but a recall of the drugs could send a shudder through women of childbearing age. read more..
A 32-year-old pregnant woman from Massachusetts, known only as Mary Moe, is at the center of a heated battle over abortion and sterilization, in a case so complex you could use it to teach an entire course on bioethics. read more..
Stillbirth is often caused by pregnancy complications such as problems with the placenta or preterm labor, said US research published on Tuesday aiming to shed light on the causes and risks. read more..
Friday, 24 February 2012
THURSDAY, Jan. 19 (Healthday News) -- Slightly more than half of U.S. teenaged girls who had a child between 2004 and 2008 did not use Birth Control, and a third didn't think they could get pregnant at the time, a new government study finds. read more..
Age Doesn't Raise Complication Risk for Pregnancies With Donor Eggs
KABUL/HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An Afghan woman can expect to have an average 5.1 Babies in her lifetime, the highest fertility rate in Asia. That makes giving birth a common, and frequent experience -- but mothers say it is too often also hard, lonely and frightening. At the Ahmad Shah Baba hospital, which Medecins Sans Frontieres runs on the outskirts of Kabul, Bazbobo, 40 and seven months pregnant with her 13th child, says she has delivered most of her babies at home and alone, unable to get to hospital without a male relative to escort her. ... read more..
THURSDAY, Feb. 16 (Healthday News) -- An alarming increase in ectopic pregnancy-related deaths among Florida women is likely caused by illicit drug use and delays in seeking medical care, a U.S. report released Thursday says. read more..
TUESDAY, Dec. 13 (Healthday News) -- Stillbirth has long been a mysterious and devastating pregnancy complication. But two new studies are uncovering more about what causes stillbirth and the factors that may raise a woman's chances of having a stillbirth -- at least some of which are avoidable. read more..
KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan has the worst rate of maternal mortality in the world, the latest World Health Organization data shows, with a toxic mix of inaccessibility, poverty and cultural barriers to women's healthcare conspiring against expectant mothers. One Afghan woman in 11 will die of causes related to pregnancy and birth during her childbearing years, the WHO says. In neighboring Tajikistan, that figure is one in 430, while in Austria, it is one in 14,300. ... read more..
Hospital officials in northern Brazil say a woman have given birth to conjoined twin boys with one body and two heads. read more..
Mead Johnson says retesting shows Enfamil is safe
(Reuters) - Mead Johnson said on Sunday that a new round of testing of samples of its Enfamil baby formula, under investigation by Health Officials, showed that the product was safe. The company said in a statement that it had retested samples from a batch of Enfamil premium newborn powdered formula and found no presence of Cronobacter, a bacterium that has sometimes been linked to rare illnesses in newborns. Enfamil was pulled off shelves at WalMart last week after the death of an infant in Missouri, who had been fed the formula and tested positive for Cronobacter. ... read more..
HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - She was 15 years old, heavily pregnant and had travelled eight days on the back of a donkey to reach hospital. Suffering from seizures and high blood pressure, she died soon after at the Herat Maternity Hospital in western Afghanistan, one of the thousands of women who die in the country each year from causes linked to pregnancy and birth. "She came at a late stage and we couldn't help her," said Somayeh, a midwife at the hospital and herself just 21. "She was already in a coma. ... read more..
World's Tiniest 'Preemies' Growing Up Healthy: Report
Thursday, 23 February 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Acupuncture may help some women conceive through in-vitro fertilization (IVF), a new analysis of past research concludes. But the true benefit in the real world, if any, remains unclear. The technique has been used for millennia in traditional Chinese medicine, for a whole range of ills. Ten years ago, a study in Germany was the first clinical trial to report that acupuncture seemed to improve pregnancy rates in women undergoing IVF. But since then research has turned up mixed results. ... read more..
FRIDAY, Jan. 13 (Healthday News) -- Women with normal pregnancies that were misdiagnosed as ectopic who were treated with methotrexate in the first trimester either miscarried or gave birth to a severely deformed baby, the results of a small study suggest. read more..
Fitness gadgets are a hot trend at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas -- and French technology company Withings just launched its new health and wellness cloud platform that integrates data from not only Withings products but dozens of other fitness tracking apps and connected devices. read more..
Study finds no better odds using 3 embryos in IVF
A new study of fertility treatment found that women who get three or more embryos have no better odds of having a baby than those who get just two embryos. read more..
For years, the conventional wisdom was that babies learned how to talk by listening to their parents. But a new study shows they're using their eyes, too, and are actually pretty good lip readers. The finding could lead to earlier diagnosis and intervention for autism. read more..
At birth, Melinda Star Guido was so tiny she could fit into the palm of her doctor's hand. Weighing just 9 1/2 ounces, she is among the smallest babies ever born in the world. Most infants her size don't survive, but doctors are preparing to send her home by New Year's. read more..
The collection process is simple and easy, and does not hinder with the delivery or resultant care for your newborn babies. After the birth of your baby,the placenta is spake, your accoutre or nurse cleans a four- to eight- inch area of Umbilical Cord with antiseptic solvent and breaks the blood bag needle into the umbilical vein. The blood flows into the bag by sobriety until it stops, after which the collection is complete. The blood bag is clinched, sealed, and labeled. The collection typically takes two to four minutes. Three tubes of maternal blood are also haggard for testing. read more..
Cord blood Stem Cell Research Could Modify The Life Cord blood is an prospective source of Stem Cells. Cord blood Stem cell research is mutual upon this resource, which has the latent for treating disease, thereby increasing the life. Banking cord blood makes this primary resource acquirable for your future use. Cord blood research has the possible to save our lives. Cord Blood Research is an ample field that holds a great deal of promise for the future. Cord blood stems cells may be used to treat many different types of disease, some of them comparatively common. Diseases that can seem later in life and modification its quality, considering Alzheimer's, Heart Disease, and strokes, could be helped by stem cell research. Clinical trials are already in progress, testing the actual benefits and side effects of therapy using stem cells. Treatments for Disease by the research of cord blood: Alzheimer's Disease Heart Disease Breast Cancer Crohn's Disease Kidney Failure Diabetes Kidney Cancer (Renal Cell carcinoma) Liver Disease Multiple Sclerosis Parkinson's Disease Spinal Cord Injury Scleroderma Autism Systemic Lupus Erythematosis Glaucoma Strokes If you will store your baby's cord blood ,it may be save his or her life in future. read more..
After the birth of a baby, the Umbilical Cord and placenta are generally castoff. However, both of these are crammed with valuable Cord BloodStem Cells, which can be used in the treatment of a diverse variety of diseases. In short, saving cord blood stem cells could help to save our lives. Conventionally, Bone Marrow transplantation has been used to treat many of the conditions that can also be treated with cord blood stem cells. Though, with bone marrow it is necessary to find A Perfect Match between the donor and the recipient. This makes it far harder to find a suitable match and increases the chances of denial. Cord blood stem cells, however, are very young and adaptable cells, and these have a far greater chance of being accepted, as they do not have to be a perfect match. The other problem with bone marrow use is that before a transplant can be considered, a suitable donor has to be found. As this donor has to provide a perfect match, it can be a very difficult and laborious to find the right person. In many cases, a transplant is required instantly, and by the time a suitable donor is found it is often too late for the patient. Cord blood stem calls, still, can be piled and anytime available when patient required .The availability of cord blood stem cells, coupled with the increased chances of receiving, it means these cells could be save many lives. GVHD (Graft VS Host Disease) is a condition where the recipient’s is rejected by the transplanted stem cells or bone marrow. This is a common existence and sadly proves incurable for many. Cord blood stem cells, however, do not have to be a perfect match and therefore the risk of this elimination is intensely condensed. When we save the cord blood stem cells after the birth of yours baby it could not only help others, but could also prove dynamic to your own family in coming years. By funding these cord blood stem cells, you have the peace of mind that should any member of the family involved in a serious accident or bond with a condition that requires a stem cell transplant. read more..
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
At a time when high unemployment numbers constantly make the headlines, companies can be selective about whom they want to hire. Older Workers generally don't make the top of lists of potential job candidates for a variety of reasons, some real and some imagined. But with 10,000 baby boomers reaching the age of 65 each day for the next twenty years, hiring companies would do well to re-evaluate this untapped pool of labor, especially once our economy finally gets back on track. read more..
With lots of smarts and long lives, parrots were once favored by Baby Boomers, but more of the former pets are now wild, passed from owner to owner or ignored altogether in cramped cages without the feathered mates they crave, rescuers said. read more..
Saturday, 18 February 2012
Many parents feel anxious about talking to their kids about sex, yet, they are a major source of information about sexuality for their children. Don’t know where to start? Here are some tips to help guide during these very important talks: Start earlyTalking about sexuality at an early age will make it easier when talking about mroe complex issues when they become teenagers. If your child has not asked you “where babies come from” by age 6 or 7—bring it up. Take it slowly, building on topics you have already discussed. If your teen has not asked you about sex—bring it up with them. Do not expect that everything will be covered in one “talk” as it may take more than one conversation before you are both comfortable discussing the subject. What is most important is that your teen feels they can come to you with their questions and concerns. Make the most of teachable momentsCapitalize on opportunities that come up in everyday life. Talk about a relative’s pregnancy and ask them if they have reflected on the question—where do babies come from?Whether you just heard a news report about sexually transmitted infections, watching a love scene with a TV show, or even listening to provocative lyrics on the radio, these can be conversation starters with your teen. It does not matter how you bring it up—it just matters that you let your teen know that you are willing to talk about it. Use “real” wordsUse proper vocabulary when referring to body parts. Along with learning the correct terms, your child will learn that these are not “dirty” words and that it’s ok to ask questions. Clarify questionsWhen your child or teen comes to you with a question, clarify what it is they are asking. When a child asks where they came from, they might simply be asking in which city they were born. Keep in mind that many of their questions are really “am I normal?” in disguise.You don’t have to know all the answers, and it’s ok to say that you do not know. Suggest that you and your child find the answer together.Share your values—don’t lecture of preachListen and respect your child’s ideas. Ask them what they think about it. Share your experiences and thoughts about the subject at hand. Don’t impose your values; share them by putting them in context.For more information on talking about sexuality, contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 (TTY:613-580-6744) or visit our website, ottawa.ca/sexuality. You can also connect with OPH on Twitter (@ophsexhealth) for the latest public health information. read more..
Tuesday, 14 February 2012
“What if I can’t get pregnant at all?” And while it’s a passing thought for some, a new study reveals that a good chunk of young women, about 1 in 5, think they’re probably infertile. Read more: http://ow.ly/92oagYou're More Fertile Than You Thinkow.lyMost women still expect to give birth for the first time about 7 years older than when their mom first did read more..