Home Pregnancy parenting Prenatal Prenatal lekhaka-Devika bandyopadhya By Devika Bandyopadhya on September 15, 2018 It is a known fact that a mother's health has an overall impact on the health and well-being of the baby developing inside. Studies conducted have shown a deep link between the pregnant mother's immune system and the development of the baby's brain. Read on to know more about this study and its impact. How Does Maternal Health Affect The Baby In General? We have always been advised to remain stress free and happy when pregnant. A pregnant lady is advised rest and a well-balanced nutritional diet, and all this because it is highly important to take care of one's health, not just for a safe pregnancy but also because the baby's health is highly dependent on the maternal health. Inadequate healthcare when pregnant can lead to several complications in the baby which can be observed even in the later years of the child's development. For instance, high levels of … [Read more...] about How Does Mother’s Immune System Affect Baby’s Brain?
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Source: Pixabay Do you need eight hours of sleep to stabilize your body and mind? Can your traveling companion get by on four one night, nine another? Do you thrive on noisy, crowded restaurants, while your mate or buddy, given the chance, would select quiet, open places? Do you begin a trip with a list of goals and an order of achieving them, create a single target but then open yourself to what presents itself for discovering, or simply head out the door ready to engage with whatever comes? People tend to subscribe to one of three approached to making travel plans. Temperamental style may have hardened into strategies for vacationing, and when yours clashes with that of your companion, it can become a source of conflict rather than pleasure. Do you and your companion agree on a basic approach? Travelers generally prefer one of three styles, although familiarity with the destination can push them to more or less structure: 1. The Prepared Define your goals, fine-tune … [Read more...] about Does Your Companion Share Your Travel Style?
“Time heals all wounds.” It’s one of the most unhelpful clichés you can pull out when speaking with a grieving person, right up there with "It’s all part of God’s plan," "They’re in a better place now," or any sentence beginning with “At least…” Then again, there’s a bit of truth in plenty of unhelpful sayings—and research does attest to the healing nature of time. For most people, by 18 months post-loss, symptoms of acute grief — listlessness, pervasive sadness, lack of pleasure in life, anger, nightmares, insomnia, yearning, numbness, etc. — have generally greatly lessened in severity. Most people. And so, even though there’s some truth in the phrase, I disliked it when I was in the acute stage of grief — and I still dislike it today in my clinical work, but for different reasons. Here’s why: Source: Johan Larson/Shutterstock 1. Sometimes things actually get worse before they … [Read more...] about Does Time Really Heal All Wounds?
Source: © Tomas Castel/ Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 4.0 This guest post was written by Maryann Kwakwa and Andrea Peña-Vasquez. Both are doctoral candidates in Political Science at the University of Notre Dame. It is based on their recent paper in the peer-reviewed journal Politics, Groups, and Identities. Some believe that immigration is to blame for the nation’s social and economic ills. The president has applied this logic through a series of morally dubious public policies, such as the Travel Ban, the "zero tolerance" family separation policy, and, of course, the Wall. Will anti-immigrant policies aimed at creating a more homogenous society succeed in improving quality of life in the United States? Will America be happier if it is less diverse? Although Americans are feeling anxious, depressed, and dissatisfied with their lives more than ever before, directing this angst toward immigrants is misguided. The evidence from other … [Read more...] about Does Diversity Make Us Unhappy?
Source: Wavebreakmedia/Shutterstock “To attempt to love someone who cannot benefit from your love with spiritual growth is to waste your energy, to cast your seed on arid ground.” —M. Scott Peck, M.D., The Road Less Traveled. On the sometimes-painful road to self-compassion, there are many lessons to be learned along the way. Some of the most valuable often come in the form of relationships. If you struggle with self-worth, remaining in a romantic relationship in which you are not valued will only exacerbate the problem. While you cannot control another’s behavior, you can control your reaction and your choices. This includes the choice to stay in a relationship that no longer serves you or to walk away. As difficult and as painful as it may be, sometimes walking away may be the greatest gift of self-compassion you can offer yourself. Be your own best friend. Imagine that someone close to you, either a good friend or family member, is … [Read more...] about Does Your Partner Value You?