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Safety in pregnancy

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NO to caffeine.
Caffeine (found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate) readily enteres the baby’s bloodstream and accumulates in the brain.
When I knew that I was pregnant in my 1st pregnancy, I started to abstain from cofee, tea and soft drinks.

NO to alcohol. Beware of food with alcohol, e.g. tiramisu.

NO to chemicals.
Organic solvents used in dry cleaning can pass through placenta.
Pregnant women who are exposed to organic solvents at the workplace (e.g. laboratory technicians, factory workers, professionals artists / chemists) may also place their developing baby at a greater risk of developing birth defects.
Avoid chemical finishes e.g. stain repellents, flame retardants, paint / DIY products which emit fumes.
Avoid chemical air fresheners.
Avoid heavily scented cleaning products e.g. dishwashing liquids, floor cleaners, washing powders, pesticides.

NO to hair dyes / perms.
Remember that pregnant mothers are blooming beautifully, you do not need to change the color of your hair to feel beautiful.

NO to cigarette.
Avoid smokers. Exposure to as few as 2 hours a day of 2nd hnd smoke also significantly increases the risk of having a low-birth-weight baby.

NO to deep-tissue massage e.g. foot reflexology, Shiatsu.
No to sp treatments that raise pregnant mothers’ body temperature e.g. body wraps, sauna.

YES to exercise.
Walking is highly recommended for at least the 1st 2 trimesters.

When in doubt, always consult your doctor.

How to achieve pregnancy (Billings method) in the Dragon year?
Early signs of pregnancy
Challenges in pregnancy
Stay positive, be protective in pregnancy
Improve your lifestyle in pregnancy.
Checklist for week 20 scan during pregnancy.

Food for pregnancy:
soup of Beet root, Carrot, and Dates

Written by blueroselady

May 11, 2013 at 4:57 am

I decide not to go for any massage or facial anymore

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I received a promotion for massage fro my credit card company. I have been carrying the promotional card around everyday in case I will need it. Whenever I call the massage site, they say no slot. I called on 3 separate days spanning weeks. All these activities wasted my time. In the end, I throw the card and release the little burden.

I will not recommend signing up for package, even it may turn up cheaper per session. Disappointingly, some service providers give deteriorating values of $ once they receive a lump sum from customers.

A friend of mine PY, who kindly suggested volunteering to pain our door, appears slim to me and most people. However, she was enticed to sign up for a weight management program costing $3,000. In the end, she lost $1,000.

Therefore, in April 2012, I decide NO to spa / massage / facial. Why?

  1. I want to focus my efforts (time, energy) for my grand dream. For this, I am committed to clock 10,000 fruitful and fun hours.
  2. Some things in life are better to be experience for once than for multiple times. I had enjoyed the experience of (body, foot, Thai, Javanese) massage and facial. Honestly, I found them relaxing, except that I feel a bit dizzy after a foot massage and I dislike facial extraction. I brought my own extraction kit.
  3. I want to find relaxation from within, e.g. meditation, exercise, walking in the nature, self-massage (improvise using my soft-edged cross). I do not want to depend on external sources. I believe that I can rely less on external pleasures.
  4. I do not like to face hard selling to sign up for any package. This package is more like burden (in term of being tied to a particular service provider) than a relaxant (in term of reduced cost per session).

See also why I decide NO for manicure and pedicure.

Dear business owners, I am sorry for saying all these.
Fortunately, not all people think as what I think.
I believe that good service providers do have their loyal customers.

Written by blueroselady

May 24, 2012 at 8:34 am