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The latest child safety recalls

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Nap Nanny recliners recalled by retailers after five infant deaths

Baby and children’s jeans

Hug N’ Tug toys

Expanding toys recalled for ingestion hazard

Baby Jogger strollers

Dream On Me bed rails

Dream On Me bath seats

Nap Nanny infant recliners

Children’s inflatable waterslides

Trampolines sold at Sports Authority

Riding toy recalled for fall hazard

Elephantito girls’ pajamas

Boden children’s pajamas

PeaPod child travel beds

Graco glider rockers

Britax car seats

Halloween mini projection lights

Double Dazzler Light Show toy

Eddie Bauer bassinet

ValcoBaby booster seats

Upholstered toddler chairs

Dream On Me highchairs

Dream On Me swings

Sweatshirts and T-shirts sold at Target

Graco highchairs

Denim girls shorts

Pirate toy gun

H&M children’s water bottles

Death prompts recall of window blinds

Girls and boys bikes

2 million Summer Infant baby bathers

Care Bears pacifier

Mini Micro scooter

Babylicious crib fringe

4 million Bumbo baby seats recalled after 21 skull fractures

Animal snap bracelets

Children’s nightgowns and pajamas

Kenta and Kenta Plus child carriers

Green Toys mini vehicles

Peg Perego strollers

Kolcraft tandem strollers

Children’s beach chairs

Children’s mini trampoline

Old Navy toddler aqua socks

Chicco Polly high chairs

Flexible Flyer swing sets

Discovery Kids animated marine and safari lamps

Ishtex cotton pajamas

PajamaGrams children’s pajamas

Evenflo highchair recalled due to fall hazard

Activity centers sold at Toys “R” Us

Safety 1st toilet latches and cabinet locks

Trampolines sold at Toys R Us

Bassinets recalled for fall hazard

Inflatable Banzai pool slide recalled after death, paralysis

Children’s letterman jacket sold at Dillard’s

YMI Jeanswear hooded sweatshirt

“Goddess” hooded sweatshirt

Walmart trampolines recalled after broken bones, back injuries

Girls’ winter jackets

M.M.M. jogging suits

O’Neill Pluto hooded flannel shirts

Onboard 35 and Comfy Carry infant car seats

Puma children’s jackets

Girls’ jackets sold at Ross

Whoozit Starry Time baby rattle

Sippy cups sold at Target

Drop-side cribs sold at JCPenney

Child bicycle seats recalled after fingers crushed, nearly amputated

Kelty single and double jogging strollers

Playground slides recalled after serious injuries

Indie single and double strollers

Ikea high chairs

Bugaboo Bee Strollers

Bugaboo car seat adapter

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High Risk Pregnancy

I just started teaching Pre-natal Yoga at a rehab center. I have known the director for a couple of years, even filled in to teach the regular yoga class to these ladies, so I felt like I knew what I was in for when I offered to teach Pre-natal Yoga at this facility. Let me also say that I have been teaching and training Pre-natal Yoga for several years so this is not my first rodeo.

I have been volunteering 2xs a week at an odd time during the day to teach these pregnant ladies relaxation skills, breath techniques and asana to improve or relieve pregnancy. When I found out that everybody in the program will be giving birth in the next 6 months, I felt a sense of urgency to start the practice ASAP and 2 days a week, the girls were on board  with this same sense of urgency.

One more thing… I am super cautious when I teach or train in Pre-natal Yoga. Life is short and very precious. Enough said!

I went to the facility Thursday to teach, signed in, went to the room where we have the class – alls good – until the director sticks her head in the door and says…” blah blah blah and these ladies are all high risk pregnancy” . What was I thinking? It’s rehab! Rehab from tic tacs? It never crossed my mind that these babies were in such a high risk situation, these ladies seem like most of the other ladies that I have taught Pre-natal Yoga to in the studio. It should not have shifted my teaching but it did – the shift was in what or rather how I teach to these ladies, more cautious. It saddened me to  think that this high risk could have been avoided. I can go two ways with this – 1. thank God that these ladies have taken the right step and are seeking treatment and continue to help and support  2. turn away and never look back.

Helping is what I choose for now and what they do in the future I can not control, I only have this moment to provide what little I have to offer these ladies. Yes, it still saddens me but sometimes we need to be the change.

Be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandi

Thought This Was Interesting

Is it safe to have a drink or two at dinner while I’m pregnant?
Christina Chambersepidemiologist

This is a controversial issue. Fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS) was first identified more than 30 years ago, and yet there are still many unanswered questions about the risks of drinking moderate amounts of alcohol during pregnancy, including how much it takes to cause birth defects and why some babies seem to be affected and others don’t.

We know that women who drink heavily during pregnancy have an increased risk of having a child with FAS. Babies with FAS have a constellation of severe lifelong problems: they’re born smaller, often continue to grow poorly, and have physical abnormalities and learning and behavior problems.

But full-blown FAS is only the extreme end of the spectrum of what can happen when you drink alcohol during pregnancy. A broader category known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) affects many children whose mothers drank while pregnant. These children don’t have all of the physical features of FAS but do have learning and behavior problems.

Right now we don’t know what amount of alcohol is safe to drink during pregnancy for every woman, so we say, as does the U.S. surgeon general, that it’s best to take the “better safe than sorry” approach and avoid alcohol entirely when you’re pregnant. And since most people don’t find out that they’re pregnant until several weeks into the first trimester, you should also avoid drinking if you think you could be pregnant.

Russell Turkobstetrician

Because it’s virtually impossible to prove that even a small amount of alcohol is safe, most physicians recommend avoiding alcohol altogether when trying to conceive and definitely during the first trimester when most of the fetus’s vital organs are developing. (However, many women report having had a drink or two before they realized they were pregnant and that their babies are okay.)

Although regular consumption of alcohol has been clearly associated with fetal alcohol syndrome — a disorder characterized by retardation, birth defects, and neurological impairment — many obstetricians feel comfortable with their patients having an occasional drink (a glass of wine or a beer every once in a while) in the second and third trimesters. Just remember that the safety of drinking alcohol during pregnancy hasn’t been clearly documented because the effects on a developing fetus may be so subtle or not yet identified.

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

The Tittibha Prenatal Teacher Training School, RYS is offering a Yoga Alliance approved pre and postnatal teacher training. This is currently the only Yoga Alliance approved Pre and Postnatal certification in North Carolina.

This program is designed to provide the participant with safe, informed and current methods for teaching prenatal yoga. You will leave feeling confident in your knowledge of bringing yoga as a form of health and wellness to your clients, both Pre and Postnatal.

Nancy Gilbert, E-RYT is a certified Pre and Postnatal instructor, RYPT. She brings not only her knowledge, but also integrity into her teaching. Nancy has been teaching Pre and Postnatal yoga for several years and her keen love of Prenatal yoga shines through in her kind attention towards her Mothers–to-be.

This 85-hour training in Pre and Postnatal follows the strict guidelines of Yoga Alliance. Though open to all interested, only YA certified teachers can apply for their certificate with Yoga Alliance after completion of training. Midwives and Doulas are invited to participate to deepen their practice. All participants must be currently registered within an approved organization. CEU’s are available with special arrangements prior to each weekend session.

Space is limited to 8 students to maintain an intimate and interactive experience.

Dates & Pricing for Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training

4 weekends to complete the training in 2013:

  • Febuary 8, 9, 10
  • February 22, 23, 24
  • March 8, 9, 10
  • April 12, 13, 14

Hours:

  • Friday: 5:30-9:00pm
  • Saturday: 9:00-6:00pm
  • Sunday: 9:00-4:00pm

Tuition:

  • $800

Required purchase of teaching manual: TBD

Required purchase of additional text: The Female Pelvis: Anatomy and Exercises. Author Blandine Calais-Germain. This book can be purchased online.

Refunds available with written notice until February 6, 2013, less $100 registration fee.

No refunds after February 7, 2013.

For more information: yogaconnectionnc@gmail.com

919-971-1431

PS if you are interested and are coming from out of town we may still have some rooms available to rent from a local resident inexpensive. Clean and quiet

Breast Feeding Benefit Revealed

 

 

I have always heard that if you can then breast feed but nobody has ever been able to give exact benefits and Duke University has discovered that “Human milk promotes the growth of biofilms of beneficial bacteria that line the intestinal tract of healthy babies, helping digestion and the development of the immune system and acting as a barrier to bad germs.” News & Observer Section B, August 28, 2021, page 1. You can read the rest of the article at nando.com/health.

 

Why Prenatal Yoga

Why is yoga good for pregnancy? Stress relief, improved sleep, mental clarity, prep for delivery through asasa are just some of the benefits of yoga.  Gentle physical exercises work on key muscles and joints to assist with general fitness and can also assist with labor, smooth pregnancy and a natural childbirth.  But more importantly, yoga does wonders on the physical and mental development of your growing baby. The following is a guide to some of the practices used during our classes, and how they can be of benefit to you.

Yoga Exercises (asana) these gently work on the pelvis to bring flexibility and a full healthy range of motion to the joints and muscles. At the subtle level, these ensure optimum supply of blood and nutrients to the developing fetus.  Assist to open the hips,Image strengthen the legs, and the upper body and also to become more aware of your body with breath and movement.

Breathing or Pranayama (breath control) – These powerful techniques ensure the abundant supply of oxygen and a better life force for you and your child. Learn simple pranayama techniques that you can use to revitalize and re-energize but with only a well qualified instructor.

Meditation As a therapeutic tool, meditation will help you resolve fears and conflicts, which are so common during pregnancy.  Meditation brings with it an incredible awareness which helps you connect with your child in a way that is impossible to explain. Breath and mediation techniques will also be given to manage the different levels of discomfort through out the delivery.

Yoga Nidra Yoga Nidra is a powerful technique to induce physical, mental and emotional relaxation.  Referred to as psychic sleep because it is as if you’re asleep but you remain aware on a conscious level.  Mostly Yoga Nidra is the systematic rotation of consciousness throughout different parts of the body.  It may also involve awareness of breath, feelings and also visualizations and is always guided by your Yoga Instructor.

Why we do not want a pregnant mother on her back…

I get asked this question so often in my Prenatal Teacher Training workshops.The reason is, the weight of the baby in the placenta can cause pressure on the vein, vena cava, and possibly restrict the flow to the baby.Remember in a yoga class we are using a thin  mat on a hard floor, but at home they might be fine on a bed since a mattress will absorb some of the weight.  This is a hot topic for debate among some, so to be on the safe side I just say lets stay off our backs.

There are so many exercises that you can do in prenatal yoga that do not involve getting on the back and yet have great results. A pregnant mother can benefit from such asana as warrior, tree, squats, lunges, seated floor work, hip rotations and even savasana. Modified savasana is one of my student’s favorite asana to practice. Most pregnant woman are stressed for various reasons and to be able to enjoy a guided meditation or just a body scan savasana, is worth gold to them. But, back to the active practice, as long as the pregnant moms are not inverted, unsupported or going beyond their normal range of motion they can find very valuable benefits from a Prenatal Yoga session.

Relaxin (and no that’s not slang for chillin’) is the hormone that penetrates the joints and ligaments so that there is a greater amount of flexibility during the birth. The hormone is produced about 6 weeks into the pregnancy and last after the birth for a few weeks. A new mom might get a little too zesty with her new found flexibility and cause stress or worse to her joints. I believe in keeping my students informed while teaching through gentle cues, “let’s remember to honor our bodies by staying in safe range of movement”. Just have fun and enjoy the ride!

So stay blessed, and stay moving!

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