Congratulations! Pregnancy is both exciting and unique to each woman. It inspires expecting women to make healthier lifestyle choices. The first three months of pregnancy is called the “first trimester”; it’s a time when your baby is making a foundation for a sustainable life. It’s also a time when your body is making big changes to accommodate your baby’s birth. Here is information on the first trimester and what you can typically expect. What Is the First Trimester? A healthy pregnancy … [Read more...] about First Trimester Pregnancy Health Tips
Benefits of Drinking Water
The benefits of drinking water are amazing. Our bodies are just don’t function properly without it. If you have frequent symptoms of fatigue, headaches, hunger, and digestive problems, water may be what your body is searching for. Drinking water when we feel thirst isn’t enough. Hydration is an intentional act. Find a reusable water bottle and fill it up regularly throughout the day. Once you start this regimen, it will become second nature. How Our Body Uses Water It’s a known fact that … [Read more...] about Benefits of Drinking Water
Is It An Emergency If Someone Collapses?
A collapse—your legs suddenly give way and you fall to the ground—is called by many names: fainting, passing out, losing consciousness. The medical term for fainting is syncope (SINK-a-pee). Before you actually faint, you are likely to experience one or more signs that it’s about to happen: sweating, lightheadedness, or a sense that your surroundings are going dark are some of the signs that precede loss of consciousness. Fortunately, most episodes of fainting are over quickly and are no … [Read more...] about Is It An Emergency If Someone Collapses?
Mardi Gras Safety Tips
Mardi Gras is a celebration with a long history. It’s been celebrated globally for hundreds of years. The traditions migrated to the United states in 1872. In 1875, the Governor of Louisiana declared “Fat Tuesday” a legal holiday. Mardi Gras refers to events of the Carnival celebration, beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany (Three Kings Day) and concluding on the day before Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras is French for "Fat Tuesday", reflecting the practice of the last night of … [Read more...] about Mardi Gras Safety Tips