Would you like to feel great during your pregnancy?

A massage is just the thing to help.

Massage prepares your body for delivery by helping increase elasticity and range of motion in the joints and muscles associated with childbirth.

And by helping blood flow in the legs, massage can reduce the chances of edema, varicose veins and blood clots.

(If you already suffer from these conditions, then special precautions must be taken and you should let your doctor know you’re planning on getting a massage).

Is pregnancy massage right for you?

Pregnancy massage is safe for most pregnant women. But if you have questions, we encourage you to read on for more information.

The APMA gathers information from the leading pregnancy research organizations and presents it to you so that you can make an informed decision about whether pregnancy massage is right for you.

How to Choose a Massage Therapist
When you’re choosing a pregnancy massage therapist, there are a few things you should look for:

The therapist maintains all appropriate licenses and permits for providing Massage Therapy in the jurisdiction in which he/she practices.

Therapists are happy to show you documentation if you ask for it, so don’t be shy.

The therapist has received training in, and passed all course requirements, in a Prenatal or Pregnancy Massage Training Program.

These are the two primary requirements for membership in the APMA, so if you see the APMA member logo on a massage therapist’s web site, then you know they meet the requirements.

Beyond these two requirements, the most important thing to look for is someone who you feel comfortable with—if you feel uncomfortable during your massage, you won’t get all the benefits.

Asking your friends who they recommend is a good first step toward finding someone you like. Are there any expectant mom blogs or forums in your area?

Visit them and ask for recommendations.

Massage Helps Post Partum Depression

It’s every new or expecting mom’s nightmare: postpartum depression.

The inability to be happy about your newborn. The uncontrolled crying and desire to stay in bed and do nothing. The worst part is the guilt.

When a woman is going through this she has a hard time taking care of her newborn.

She wants to be happy about her baby, she wants to take care of it, but her depression gets in the way.

The guilt then leads into a cycle of more depression.

Postpartum depression differs from just having the “blues” after your baby is born.

Many women will suffer from sadness or crying right after the baby is born and it may last up to a week.

Childbirth is a lot of work and signals a huge change in one’s life so it is natural to have emotions go a little awry. Depression however, lasts longer and the symptoms are more severe and interfere with your life.

Why does it happen?

Researchers are still trying to figure the triggers that cause depression.

They know that otherwise healthy woman can experience PPD and they think it has something to do with the rapid hormonal changes that occur, but they are still working on figuring out the exact nature of why it happens to some women and not others.

According to the National Women’s Health Information Center, about 13–14% of women will experience depression during or right after their pregnancy.

What they do know is that in people suffering from depression, their brain is not producing the neurotransmitters Dopamine and Serotonin in adequate amounts. (1) In addition to the brain chemistry being off, other factors can increase the likelihood of depression happening. These include:

Stressful life events (like a new child)
Lack of support during or after the pregnancy.
Personal or family history of depression.
Money or marriage problems
Feelings of anxiety about the pregnancy or motherhood
What can you do if you think you are suffering from PPD?

See your doctor. Don’t wait and hope it gets better on its own. Your doctor can do some tests to make sure your hormone levels are OK and guide you to some treatment options.

Join a new moms group. Support and acknowledgment of your situation is helpful in both preventing depression as well as treating it.

Force yourself to get up and spend some time doing something physical. Even a few minutes a day can help. Exercise and sunlight both naturally elevate your feel good hormones in the brain.

Reduce stress where you can. We often take on too much by ourselves.

Ask other to help you through this time. Simplify your life as much as possible so you don’t get overwhelmed. Depression often makes one feel overwhelmed, but often we simply are.

If you are trying to juggle a new baby, do all the housework, take the other kids to their extracurricular activities and be a great wife and mom all by yourself, then you are overwhelmed.

Get a massage! Research has shown that massage stimulates dopamine production and reduces the “stress hormones” running through your body. It’s amazing how much better you are able to deal with the challenges in life after you have had a massage.

Massage also helps the psyche.

As a new mom, you are doing so much for your family and new baby. All the focus is on your baby and your friends and family will often focus so much on the new baby, they forget about you. Taking the time to have someone focus on making you feel good goes a long way toward feeling better about yourself.

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Genital Herpes is essentially a sexually transmitted disease for which there is no proven cure. Contrary to what many people believe, having genital herpes does not signify a lack of personal hygiene, and neither does it signify a person has had a multitude of sexual partners.

The herpes virus, in any form, is notoriously contagious, particularly during times when the virus is active. During this phase, the virus causes skin irritation in and around the vagina in the case of women, while with men both the penis and scrotum can be affected. As the condition progresses, the red inflamed areas develop blisters contain a clear fluid. The blisters will then burst and a scab will form.

Once the scabs drop off, the virus usually goes back into hiding, and can remain dormant for several years at a time. Transmission of the virus from one person to another while it’s dormant is exceptionally rare, although not impossible. If however you have intercourse with an infected person when the virus is active, you will almost certainly contract the disease yourself.

It’s also worth noting that genital herpes can spread orally as well. If for example you have an active herpes outbreak and your partner perform oral sex on you, they will then end up with oral herpes. The same principle applies if you have oral herpes and you perform oral sex, your partner will then end up with genital herpes.

Many infected people only experience an outbreak every few years, while other carriers tend to have an outbreak regularly. The severity of an outbreak can also vary considerably from one person to the next.

For some, it nothing more than an annoying inconvenience, while for others it can be excruciatingly painful. In most such cases, the pain is accompanied by severe itching, and of course, if you scratch the area, you run the risk of tearing the scab off, and that in turn means you could potentially spread the virus via your fingers.

Regardless of what you may have heard, there is no cure for herpes. Once you have the virus, it will stay with you for the remainder of your life, although you may be fortunate enough to never experience any severe outbreaks. Doctors and scientists are working hard to produce an effective vaccine that would essentially give a person immunity, but as of yet, no such vaccine exists.

The important thing to remember, particularly if you have been infected, is that the condition can be treated in order to provide relief from the symptoms.

In cases where a person has a severe breakout, it’s important to seek medical advice as soon as possible. Unfortunately, however, many people suffer in silence simply because they’re embarrassed.

In truth, there is no need to be embarrassed, considering that statistics reveal that approximately 1 in 4 sexually active women carry the herpes virus. On a global scale, it’s estimated that 1 in 6 of the world’s population has herpes in one form or another.

As patients become more innovative about how to save money on healthcare, the prospect of travelling to foreign countries for medical services has spawned an industry called medical tourism. In many cases, the savings realized by seeking care outside the country more than makes up for the travel abroad and even a vacation while there.

Countries like Thailand, Malaysia, India, Turkey, and Costa Rica are increasingly investing in medical tourism as a focus industry for their economies. In many cases, these countries have natural beauty or fascinating history that can attract vacationers for more than the medical service – and places like South Africa even lure patients with “medical safaris.” The bang for the buck on saving big money is the main attraction, however.

American travel agents have even gotten into the mix. A cottage industry of travel arrangers specializing in medical tourism can now do everything from booking your airfare and hotel to scheduling the appointment with a surgeon.

With the increasing focus on medical tourism, and costs here in America continuing to escalate, which services are the most popular or best candidates for being done overseas? Before we provide some ideas, keep in mind that it is up to you to ensure the medical services will be credentialed to your comfort level, and that not all services are a good fit with the long flights and activity level that is common during overseas trips.

Plastic Surgery. Places like Egypt and South Africa, among many other countries, have become popular for performing plastic surgery at discounts of 60% or more. Liposuction, for example, can cost as little as 10% abroad of what it would cost here at home. What makes plastic surgery such an appealing service to have done overseas is that many U.S. insurance companies will deny covering a plastic surgery because it may not be medically necessary. If you are going to pay out of your own pocket, shop the globe.

Dental Procedures. Countries such as Hungary and India are drilling a niche in the area of dental services. Major dental services, such as root canals or reconstruction, can cost 50% less or more in these countries, all in a day when more and more people are dropping dental coverage at home because of questionable value.

Joint Replacements. As Americans remain active at much older ages than they used to, things like hip replacements are becoming more commonplace. The twist is that more and more people are having these replacements done in their pre-Medicare years, creating potentially large out-of-pocket costs associated with the procedures. Going to Thailand for the replacement, according to the Medical Tourism Association, will cost you $12,000 in instead of $43,000 at home.

Heart Surgery. While you need to do extra diligence to ensure you are a good candidate to travel for a service like this, and the ramifications of having someone unqualified perform the service are obviously significant, the price difference is hard to ignore. A heart valve replacement, for example, costs $15,000 in Costa Rica versus $160,000 in the United States – a whopping 90% savings. Before you book the trip south, though, check with your local cardiologist to see if he or she will discount their price, perhaps significantly, to keep your service at their shop.

In short, medical tourism is growing for a reason – you can save lots of money on the exact same service. But be sure that you are a good candidate for the travel, and that you are choosing a service that is done with excellence in the foreign country.

Medical Tourism Advantage

Today, medical tourism in on the rise thanks to increasing costs several countries, including the United States. The treatments being performed in foreign countries include surgical, optical, and dental. This is occurring as American patients try to find less-expensive alternatives, and patients in countries like Canada have become tired of the long waiting lists, feeling they can do better and get quicker results in other countries.

Medical tourism now generates more than twenty-billion dollars annually and is one of the quickest and largest growing industries in the world. While the number of uninsured persons and those with higher deductibles continues to climb, many are opting to be treated outside their own country, where they can afford the treatments they require in a timely fashion. Many of these foreign countries offer low cost, or cost effective, treatments with no waiting lists, so medical tourists are flocking to these places like never before. Today’s expectation is that this industry will continue to grow at a rapid rate of speed and continue to add new countries offering medical treatments to tourists at a fraction of the cost they can get it at home for.

As medical tourism becomes more and more popular, more people are finding benefits offered through being treated away from home. Some of the benefits include:

  • Lower Cost. The greatest advantage patients are finding when seeking medical treatment in foreign lands is the possibility of comparison-shopping for their treatment, and the amount of cost savings they achieve. Even after paying for their plane ticket, accommodations, food, and treatment, they are often paying less for it all then they do at home for just the medical treatment required. Today, the treatment received by some patients in foreign countries can be as little as a tenth of the cost for the same treatment in their home country, with a common savings range on the medical care being 70-90%. This is often the key driver to someone choosing to consider medical tourism.
  • You know what your costs will be upfront. Most foreign hospitals are more than willing to provide you an upfront estimate of your medical treatment as well as your lodging making it easy to calculate your overall financial needs. Whereas in the United States it can be harder to get a firm price estimate that the provider will stick to.
  • You may receive better treatment in foreign hospitals. This is a surprising advantage to most people when it involves medical care. Many of the foreign hospitals now provide more personal care than some North American facilities. In order to attract overseas patients these facilities often offer outstanding quality and service in hospitals that are as well equipped as North American hospitals are, so patients quickly figure out they receive better care and more luxury in the foreign hospital than at home.
  • You don’t have to wait. For high demand services, foreign hospitals can have you in and out fully recovered by the time you would have gotten an appointment for certain elective services. In an environment where faster you treat a problem, the better it is for your health, the quick treatment provides some of the patients who need urgent care, a great peace of mind and sense of satisfaction, which speeds up there recovery time.
  • You can enjoy a vacation while you recuperate and enjoy a stunning beautiful environment far from home where recuperating on a beach close to lapping waters or shopping downtown in a speciality boutique is just the right medicine to get you well quicker.

Disadvantages of Medical Tourism

Although medical tourism is now a fast growing industry with billions of dollars in sales each year, it is like most other things in life. Where you find advantages to the system, you will also find disadvantages to the system. Today, many people are travelling to foreign hospitals for surgeries and medical treatments that cannot get at home, cannot afford at home, or may encounter wait times due to the high demand of the services. While this seems like a great solution, usually the decision to do this is based on finances and that is not always the only thing to base your medical services on.

As you may or may not know, not all countries are created equal when it comes to licensing boards and educational systems. Going to a foreign country for medical treatment, no matter how luxurious it is or how much cheaper your treatment may be, it may not always outweigh conditions you may find there. Some of the disadvantages to obtaining medical treatment in foreign countries include:

  • Not all countries have the same educational or certification standards as your home country does. While the United States and Europe are typically on par with similar requirements, the same cannot always be said for countries in other locations. While many physicians in these locations are very talented and fully qualified to perform your procedures, it pays to check around on credentials. Begin with your family practice doctor, who can often give you the right questions to ask.
  • Less emphasis on post-operative care. The foreign hospitals get you in quickly, but also get you out quickly providing you with little or minimal care after the service has been delivered. You are left to fend for yourself for the most part, and unless something serious develops, you must monitor your own recovery. They may bring you in and ship you out. Therefore, the better candidates for receiving some services overseas may be those who are more educated about their health conditions or more proactive about lining up the needed recovery care.
  • You may find your immunity is not equipped to fight viruses and infections encountered in a strange land. The timeframe around receiving medical care leaves you open to infections, just at a time when you have lower resistance to disease. This can result in serious infections that often remain untreated until the patient returns home and has the added expense of medical treatment at home.
  • You will likely be travelling immediately after a medical procedure. Whether it is from the medical center to you recovery destination, or hopping on a plane back home, being sedentary for long periods of time is always risky, even more so after major medical care. This could result in you suffering a pulmonary embolism, blood clots, or haemorrhaging or undue swelling, which is some surgeries, could result in serious complications.
  • And last but not least, by seeking medical treatment in foreign lands you would have very little legal recourse available to you should anything go horribly wrong. You give that up when you decide to shop outside your home country and the protection it offers.

Today, because the numbers are growing and more and more people are travelling to foreign hospitals for medical treatment, the word “Malpractice” has come into play in a big way. Governments all over the world are watching as this industry grows alongside the medical tourism industries. Unfortunately, when a procedure goes horribly wrong, the only recourse open to most patients is the legal avenue of “Malpractice”, which often results in nothing or little being done. As with most things in life, these foreign treatment centers have a tendency to sell the advantages and avoid the disadvantages when advertising what they can do for the patient. Often “Malpractice” laws are different in every country so you may find yourself not only paying additional medical expenses at home for additional surgery, once botched, but you may also find yourself not able to recoup any of your losses either.

The pills have given a easy and simple path to those who wants to lose excess weight and also while there is such an simple technique of weight loss, who would wants to undergo the attempt of slimming down and losing fat through exercise and starving?

And this is the basic reason behind the tremendous success of the pills over the years, not like many weight loss methods which include severe exercises and strenuous diet plans pills need none.

That is the reason the scores of individuals somewhat prefer pills as it gives them their preferred weight loss results much faster than any other means of losing weight.

Though, when think about the use of pills to know your weight loss objectives, so many queries may encircle your mind as to the genuineness of these pills; if they really work?

Do they have any harmful side effects?

Do these pills help in the protection of the relaxing weight and avert weight increasing in future?

Any how, it has been confirmed by many individuals who have employed these pills and achieved a excellent weight loss instantly.

However with the different types of pills in the market these days, it has become complicate to make a perfect estimation about which pill to pick.

Frequently individuals who are truly sick of their heavy body tend to make ridiculous decisions and thus make the wrong option when choosing a weight loss pill.

One should remember that there exists a various kinds of pills in the market, some of them are pretty unlike and have terrible side effects in the long term, and the other hand some are very profitable and harmless for your health and body. This is the reason you must buy weight loss pills that are clinically approved.


As contemporary people work in cabin culture, they don’t get time to stand or walk for sometime. Companies offer to bring all the things that you need in your working time.

Working incessantly in same position make people indolent and fat builds up in different places of the body. The fast food culture of modern world also changed the dining experience.

Therefore, you have to get certain established weight loss pills to eliminate toxins and stay healthier forever. It is essential to be careful when looking for weight loss pills.

There are many fake weight loss pills present in the market which can cause negative effects of the body. Scrutinize weight loss pills carefully before opting for a particular one.

For people who do not have sufficient time to review each diet pill, websites offer reliable information on different types of weight loss pills.

These websites feature well researched information on all top weight loss pills from which people can choose the best and perfect pill as per their objectives and convenience.

Choose only very efficient and safe weight loss pills.

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Hoodia can never be an all cure formula. It should for all time be pooled with a suitable weight loss pill to bear fruit. Besides to it physical bustle is similarly required to loose weight. Diet pills are two types, prescription pills and over the counter pills.

These pills are help in treating obesity. But prescription pills for losing weight are suggested by an experienced physician. Over the counter diet pills with so many brand names are not equally trustworthy.

These pills for loosing weight are really appetite suppressants. They obstruct fats from being engrossed and get rid of obesity.

Does diet pills actually work is a normal inquisitiveness. The answer lies in the truth that it generates moderate effect as per the researches done the efficiency of these drugs.

In addition the effects of the drugs also differ from individual to individual. And main essentially suggestion from an expert is necessary before taking any of these drugs that claim to aid in loose weight.

They may cause temporary effects but there is no medical evidence in support their claims. On the other hand there are claims of addiction decreased tolerance and other serious side effects of these diet pills.

Different side effects may involve raised heart beats, anxious, erectile dysfunction of penis, sleeplessness and constipation.

Nowadays Hoodia diet pills are declared to be the best weight loss pills. Medical researchers state that these drugs are natural, efficiency and free from side effects. That is the reason it has become very famous within a short period of time.

Hoodia is a plant of South African foundation and drugs are manufactured from the extorts of these plants. Medical studies done on the effects of these drugs on animals have shown the suppressed hunger among these animal.


Take more fiber food:

Fruits and vegetables are packed with beneficial fibers, vitamins and antioxidants. They fill up your stomach fast. They are also low in calories and help to keep your calorie count low. Eat at least 5 servings of fruits and vegetables per day.

Eat small frequent meals:

Eating small frequent meals helps to balance your calorie intake and also keeps your blood sugar level balanced. Instead of eating three big meals, you may opt to have five or six smaller meals throughout the day.

Go for fresh food always:

It’s always a good idea to have fresh food and avoid package (processed) and convenient foods such as fast food. They are often higher in sodium and fat content.

Don’t restrict yourself too much:

Everyone has his/her favorite food. Having a small treat once in a while can be rewarding to your weight loss experience but keep a watch on the frequency and quantity.

Take good amount of water:

Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. In addition to providing hydration to your body, it will also help you feel full. You may use this as a substitute for juices, soda or sugars.

Do exercise regularly:

It is recommended to do 30 – 60 minutes of physical activity daily to stay healthy. Also try adding weight-bearing exercises at least 2 times a week. This will help burn some of the unwanted calories.

Happy Weight Loss Folks!