You Should Know

Just. So. Tired.

Just. So. Tired.

It’s a common complaint during pregnancy – a lack of energy – especially during the first and third trimesters. In the beginning, it’s the hormonal changes and increased blood flow causing you to be tired. At the end, it’s that growing baby inside you that requires you to exert more energy to get things done. Your body is working hard! Give it rest. Take naps; go to bed early; sleep late when you can. Limit extra activities. Adjust your workout (but keep working out). Eat healthy. And try to reduce stress.

Hospital checklist

Hospital checklist

You don’t need a lot, but you don’t want to forget anything either. Here are things to pack in your bag for the big day - and the days after. To be on the safe side, pack your bag before 38 weeks, earlier for high risk pregnancies.

  • Photo ID
  • Insurance info
  • Birth plan
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Benefits of binge watching

Benefits of binge watching

Apparently watching TV together is not just relaxing and fun, it’s beneficial to a couple’s relationship. Researchers believe it’s because couples form mutual “friendships” with the characters on their shared shows. Humans are social creatures and couples who share social connections feel closer and more satisfied with their relationships. And it seems fictional connections are right up there with real ones. That’s especially good news for couples who lack real world mutual friends. Snuggling on the couch is not so bad either.

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Dyslexia

Dyslexia

Dyslexia is not a visual disorder; it’s a problem accessing the sound of spoken language. So while delayed speech or difficulty rhyming words can be signs of dyslexia in young children, reversing letters when learning to write is not. Remember, dyslexia affects people of all intelligence levels. In fact, students with dyslexia are usually fast and creative thinkers. Early screening and diagnosis along with early evidence based interventions and accommodations are critical to ensuring your child with dyslexia has a fulfilling future.

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