I was standing near the escalator and suddenly noticed a young mother who tried to force her daughter to stand on a moving stage. The child, who looked about four years, lagged behind, clinging to the railing and cried: “no, No, mom, I’m scared!” The mother, whose hands were full of parcels, continued to pull the child “don’t be such a baby, and she said to her – I’m embarrassed for you. There is nothing terrible”.
At this point, tall silver-haired man, who was waiting to get on the escalator, leaned over to the little girl and said, “You know what it is? This is the ladder for young rabbits. At night when the store is closed, they jump on the stairs. It’s their favorite game. But during the day the rabbits are scared of people and hide, allowing boys and girls to go on their stairs for the night.” The girl looked at him. Then with a serious expression trustingly took his hand and together they went up the escalator.
“How wonderful”, I thought to myself. Must this man has children and grandchildren, since he knows so well to distract the child. But something about this situation forced me to return again and again to her. Everything was so cute and yet something was wrong.
I realized this later on tonight. The trouble was that although the girl and persuaded to climb the escalator, no one told her that it is normal Continue reading
Recovering from childbirth is a difficult and long process. After childbirth – the strongest physical and psychological stress for women, even the past without features and give birth to healthy, long-awaited child. Therefore, a woman needs proper rest. For some time we got the hospital on the principle of “Mother and child” where the child from the first hours after birth, you’ll be near the mother.
The woman swells and enlarges Breasts, they produce colostrum, and then milk. The uterus continues to shrink, while a woman may feel light contractions, especially during breastfeeding, when the baby sucks intensively. During contraction the damaged surface on the wall of the uterus that arose after the rejection of the placenta, begins to drag on. With the wounds go postnatal discharge consisting of blood, tissue particles and blood secretion. Immediately after birth, the uterus weighs 1 kg. For the following six weeks she takes your normal weight – 50-60 gr. Spotting pass through the first two days. They can be quite active, more strong than in the first days of menstruation. After that, the discharge becomes less intense. Postnatal discharge, called lochia, last 5-6 weeks after giving birth to a full contractions of the uterus to its normal size. This period is called postpartum.
Congratulations, you are the mother! I don’t have to listen to “pregnant” feelings, trying to guess what your child. Here he is next to you, primative and smiles in his sleep.
Wise nature has taken care that a newborn has evolved in line with its needs. Usually, at birth, the boys weigh between 2.9 to 3.9 kg with height 48,0 – 51,8 cm, weight girls is 2.8 -3,7 kg with a height of 47.3 – 51,0 cm*. Children are born with a reserve of fluid in the body, so it is quite normal that in the first few days they lose 7-10% of the weight.
The first hours of life of a newborn out of mommy’s belly is an endless stream of rapidly changing sounds, feelings and images, most of which are completely unfamiliar to him. A newborn baby is not yet able to separate themselves from the outside world, which seems to him not very hospitable.
Baby reacts to mother’s voice, as he began to hear from the womb at 28 weeks of pregnancy. In a new unfamiliar surroundings, the baby calms down when mom speaks with a calm, gentle voice.
The eyes of a newborn baby is not yet able to see distant objects, but it can focus the eyes on her face, when it would be close enough. The baby sees approximately at a distance of 20-30 cm from the nipple to the eyes of the mother, if she is on hand). Continue reading