This article is about the benefits of massage therapy. In broad terms, massage means pressing or kneading muscles. When being done gently, massage can be soothing. When being done forcefully, massage can have a stimulating effect because it quickens the blood flow and lymph. Therefore, massage can be useful for both relieving the effects of tension and to tone muscles. Massage can also induce a feeling of well-being that can support weight control and fitness in general.
Massage is often used by therapist to relieve the pain of rheumatism, sciatica, neuralgia, sprains, and stiffness. It is also often used as a method to maintain muscle tone in cases like muscle wasting and paralysis. However, this kind of massage should be undertaken only by a doctor’s advice, and be done only by a professional masseur.Read More
Solid Scrub tops for women
Surprise! You’re in labor! While many of us know the approximate time period where we can expect to go into labor, but that’s rarely spot on and life loves to throw us curve balls. Well, what now? It’s time to go and you need to be ready at a moment’s notice. Here are my best tips for being ready at the drop of a hat.
Pack an overnight bag with the clothes you may need and any other necessities and leave it by the front door. You will most likely spend your entire stay in the hospital wearing scrubs, but it’s best to be prepared. With the bag ready and waiting to go you don’t need to scramble.
Forget about silly things like makeup. If our family wants pictures then they can wait until you are not decimated to get some snap shots. Your bag should include the essentials and nothing else. Socks, underwear, a night gown, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, flip flops or slippers, extra scrubs, etc. You may want to bring some form of simple entertainment like a book. You may not care about entertainment or even have the energy to read, but it’s better to be prepared.
When the due date is approaching, start wearing clothing you don’t care about. Not only will the breaking of your water be less than tidy, but you are going to want the doctors and nurses fiddling with you clothing as little as possible. Solid scrub tops for women are a good option along with a loose skirt with an elastic waistband or simple button fastener. If you are wearing a pair of pants and boots that are both complicated to remove, you may end up seeing both of them subjected to a pair of shears. Better to just put the scrubs on, look like a laze about and be well prepared.Read More
Medical negligence, of all the forms of professional negligence, can have catastrophic consequences for those who fall victim to it. Those working in the medical professions are dealing with the most sensitive areas of health and wellbeing, making any failure to meet the standards expected of them in order to protect their patients, particularly grievous. If you feel that you, a member of your family, or a dependant, has been the victim of negligent medical care then the first step you should take in addressing the issue is to contact the medical trust or authority with overall responsibility, in order to register a complain and provide details of your case, and they have an obligation to conduct a full investigation into these allegations before reporting their findings to you.
Although technically this is the first thing you should do, given the sensitive nature of cases involving medical negligence, it may be that you would prefer to take specialist legal advice before proceeding at all. This should be done as soon as possible, from the date that you first become conscious of a possible case of negligence, but most legal firms specialising in such cases have lawyers trained in offering support and guidance during what can be an extremely upsetting and stressful process. Furthermore they will undertake the process of contacting the NHS Trust or medical authority on your behalf, which can be a preferable option for many. Should matters not be satisfactorily resolved during this process they may advise you to consider medical negligence claims for compensation.
This will not be advised as a course of action until they have had all of the relevant documentation and other evidence relating to your case, thoroughly examined by a number of medical experts, as it can often be a difficult process to prove medical negligence. This is because it is requirement to prove, not only that there was negligence involved in the treatment received, but also that this played a contributory part in the condition which has led to the claim being made.Read More
Many brands of dried milk are available. They differ slightly in their formulas, but their nutritional value is very similar. Some are reputed to be a closer imitation of mother’s milk, but it is only by a matter of degree. However, there are differences in the chemistry of the ingredients. Some which have been sold widely are now known not to be suitable for babies (they are known technically as “low solute” milks). You should check with your doctor for up-to-date details. Milks also tend to differ a good deal in their taste. If you are having trouble getting your baby to accept his bottle, it may be that he does not like the brand you have chosen. Experiment with one or two others until you find one he enjoys. However, if you have to try more than two or three the problem may be a more general feeding difficulty, and you should consult your doctor.Read More
Most babies, given the opportunity, will regulate the amount of their feedings to their own needs. If you are bottle-feeding you can calculate your own baby’s individual needs, which you can do on the following basis: breast milk and properly made formula contain 20 calories per fluid ounce (3 kilojoules per milliliter). Up to five months old, a baby’s daily needs are 55 calories for each pound (500 kilojoules for each kilogram) of his weight. So a baby who weighs 7 lb 4 oz/ 3.29 kg requires 20 fl oz/568 ml a day, and a 10 lb/ 4.54 kg baby needs 27.5 fl oz/780 ml.
If you are anxious about your baby receiving sufficient nourishment, check his weight-gain each week. It is not necessary to weigh him before and after every feeding. By three months he should be getting his requirement with approximately ten minutes on each breast each feeding.Read More
Although many mothers are returning to breast-feeding, some just do not like it. Whatever the reason, whether you are shy, or whether you feel that modern living is not suited to such an elemental practice, if you do not sincerely want to breast-feed there is no need to force yourself.
If you have decided to bottle–feed from birth, do try to give your baby the benefit of the colostrums from your breasts for the first two or three days. In addition give him warm (body temperature) boiled water from the bottle, not made-up milk. Start him on milk on the third day. Offer a new baby about 1-2 fl oz/ 28-56 ml at a time, increasing this gradually until he is taking the full amount for his weight. Some larger babies may take up to 4 fl oz/ 112 ml each time right from the beginning. Throw away any milk that is left after each feeding.Read More