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A Mother's Journal to Her Newborn

The Simple Guide to Having a Baby

50 Things to Know Before Having a Baby: Volume 1

Ask Yourself the Question... How Much Do You Know About Having a Baby? Do you know what cervix checks are? Did you know you can bleed for a couple weeks after giving birth? Do you know how to stay organized, even with a child? This is a collection of 50 simple tips that any pregnant woman would like to know before having a baby. The book offers practical timeless tips including organization tips, advice for visiting the Doctor's office, and things a pregnant woman should learn or complete before the new bundle of joy arrives. A great quick read for a soon to be new Mom or someone who is helping a soon to be Mom! The book also includes tools including Website Resources, Baby Feeding/Diaper Schedule, Mom Medicine Schedule, Baby Clothes Size Chart, Baby Sitter Sheet, Short Hospital Bag Checklist, After Recovery Kit, Baby Medicine Basket Items, and 10 Things to Know When Traveling with a baby.

Autism Resource Guide: Help for Parents and Families with Autistic Children (Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Rett Syndrome, Pervasive Developmental Disorder ... Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrom

Help for Parents and Families with Autistic Children and Resource Guide was written by a parent of an autistic child to reach out to families with autistic children.

Hearing that your child has autism can be quite devastating. Caring for a child with such a disorder brings about many difficulties and challenges, but life doesn't have to be hard and you don't have to be discouraged. You can help your child overcome his condition by developing skills that will allow him to have a better life.

This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to understand your child's situation and cope with it. You will find different strategies that you can employ to aid his treatments and different ways through which you can care for yourself while caring for your child. The book also outlines tips to encourage family members to become a vital part in the development of the child with autism.

This succinct resource guide for parents explains autism from the child's point of view in an easy to understand format. Additional information about how an IEP (Individualized Education Program) functions in the school system is also included. A Resource list of available therapies in the US (as well as some world wide) is also included. This book is not only beneficial to families with autistic children, but to caregivers and teachers as well. It's filled with important information.

Autism doesn't have to hold you back. You can lead a normal life and you can help your child be the best that he can be. There are various treatments available and you just need to find out the best approach for your child. Just remember that your child is unique. There is hope!

Women's Health: How to Protect And Restore Your Pelvic Floor: 5 Simple Tips for Life, Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond (Women's Health & Pelvic Floor for Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond Book 1)

All women should be able to live their life confidently, without pain or fear of embarrassment due to pelvic floor dysfunction. In this modern world that we live in - one with cars, raised toilets, and furniture - our bodies are no longer exposed to the wide range of essential movements which would have helped to nourish our body and maintain the health and function of our pelvic floor muscles.

So how do you maintain a healthy pelvic floor, or how do you restore one that's not functioning as designed?

In this book you'll find an intro to the pelvic floor and its anatomy as well as 5 simple tips and lifestyle changes you can implement right now to start moving toward positive pelvic floor health. This book is great for women at any stage or walk of life, but especially helpful for pregnant mothers to be, postpartum moms and even those who are planning to get pregnant, as this beautiful time in your life can have a large impact on the health of your pelvic floor.

The 5 simple tips include:

1) Understanding the importance of Alignment - The importance of proper alignment while standing and sitting, and the respective impact on your pelvic floor. One of the BIGGEST changes that you can implement to get your pelvic floor muscles to function properly throughout the day (not to mention your core) is to check your alignment when you are sitting and standing and to make sure you're standing and sitting properly.

2) The Importance of Squatting for Pelvic Floor Health - Once an activity that would have been performed many times throughout the day, not just for going to the bathroom, but also as a working or resting position in the absence of chairs or furniture, this very natural movement has (very recently) disappeared almost completely from our Western culture. Learn how squatting is hugely important for your pelvic floor health!

3) Good Bathroom Habits - You may not have thought that you would need to relearn how to go to the toilet as an adult, however, most of us have actually learned how to go to the toilet the wrong way for our whole lives! The invention of the modern Western-style toilet made going to the bathroom perhaps more convenient, however it also caused more than a few issues along the way.

4) Walking Walking and More Walking - As it turns out, walking - another activity that we would be doing a lot more of if we lived in a less convenient world - is a pretty big deal and is vital for the function of our pelvic floor muscles. Using your own two legs to get around also has unique and widespread benefits throughout the body compared to other forms of exercise such as cycling, swimming, running and even the elliptical or stair climber.

5) Releasing Tension in Your Pelvic Floor and Abdominals - A lot of us have been taught to do pelvic floor exercises, which which has been great for building awareness about the importance of looking after your pelvic floor! Most often, the focus of a "Kegel" is the contraction of the pelvic floor muscles and pulling them up and in. Rarely are we taught how to "Let Go" and release the muscles. If you have experienced some urinary leaking, pelvic pain or other pelvic floor issues, you may have consciously (or not) practiced contracting those muscles and pulling them up all day long, and now continue to do it without even realising. Find out how this impacts your pelvic floor and how to fix it!

My hope is that this eBook will provide you with some reliable and helpful education about Pelvic Floor Health and will help to prevent future pelvic floor issues, or begin resolving any that you are currently experiencing.

Download your free copy of our Women's Health eBook for your first steps toward learning how to prepare your body for pregnancy, prevent dysfunction or begin resolving pelvic floor issues.(Its not just doing pelvic floor exercises!)

50 Things to Know About Potty Training Your Child: Tips to Help Your Child Learn without Stress

Are you overwhelmed at the thought of potty training your child?

Have you read multiple books only to find yourself frustrated with the vast expanse of choices that have been given?

Do you want to have happy memories of potty training your child?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book is for you...

50 Things to Know About Potty Training Your Child by Amanda Walton offers a realistic approach to how you can potty train your child.

Most books on potty training tell you to follow a specific method.

Although there's nothing wrong with that, not all methods will work for all children.

Based on knowledge from the world's leading experts you will learn different tips that span a variety of methods. This allows you to mix and match your own choices to pick out your best potty training plan.

In these pages you'll discover how to easily potty train your child.

This book will help you determine the best ways of being able to potty train your child without stress.

By the time you finish this book, you will know when your child is ready and how you want to work with him or her.

So grab YOUR copy today. You'll be glad you did.

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Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger’s (Volume 1): 52 Tips, Stories and Inspirational Ideas for Parents of Children with Asperger’s (Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger’s Series)

Are you the mom of a child with Asperger's?

Are you finding the daily challenges hard to cope with?

Would you like a little dose of hope and inspiration?

If so you've come to the right place!

Every day I send stories of hope and inspiration to 1000's of moms of children with Asperger's. Positive, humorous messages with day to day "survival tips" for moms of children with Asperger's Syndrome.

I've had some lovely feedback like:

"Dear Dave,I just have to say how inspiring your newsletter is to me with the wealth of information and the testimonials. I read the email like people read their morning papers every morning in the office it's the first email I read. Keep up the great work you do for these kids and their parents. Your amazing!"

Jodi Northway Mom from South Florida

"Hi Dave, I love what you do and how your writing touches our lives. You are funny, practical and your mails no matter how brief are simply striking and hit the nail each time. I am a huge fan. I may gloss over some of my other mail notifications but always open those from you."

Annette Poblette Mom from Philippines

I've taken the most popular stories (as judged by moms who've read them) and produced this book. I've also added tips by parents of children with Asperger's themselves.

There's 52 tips/stories in total (you know one for every week!)

Just a few of the great tips you'll find are:

* The classic 80's pop song perfect to lift your mood when times are hard

* The Aesop's fable which predicts a bright future for your child

* The little known "shopping list secret" for developing social skills

* Why TV show "Storage Hunters" is a great choice for moms of children with Asperger's

* A school success tip from Dan Aykroyd (comedian and diagnosed Aspie)

* The #1 most effective way to get your child's school to take positive action

* An American aardvark's explanation of Asperger's (yep, you did read that correctly . . . aardvark!)

* Aspie tales from ye oldie England

* The billion dollar Asperger's advert

* Why author Dan Brown can help your child's future career (no they don't need to be a writer)

* Modern parenting tips from ancient Rome

Plus practical parenting tips on using visual charts . .. homework troubles . . . sensoy issues . . . dealing with the police . .. visiting the store . . . school problems . . . boundary setting . .. handling transitions . . . meltdwons . . . vacations . . . explaining Asperger's to a teacher . . . and much more . . .

What other moms have said about "Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger's":

"Really enjoyed both books. I think it helps so much to hear real people's problems and solutions. Some of the books on the market can be too professional. So these are a refreshing change, and most importantly encourages positivity towards ASD. Thanks and well done."

Hilary Morrison (Mom to Josh - 15 with ASD, dyspraxia, and visually impaired). Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

"The mix between your personal life moments, short stories, TV programs, and reflections with Asperger's Syndrome is one of a kind. The tips make me smile, laugh, think, wet my eyes and cry."

Carla Balderas. Mexico City, Mexico

"I like that the format of the book is very easy reading. Includes your input, and input from others going through similar situations. It says YOU ARE NOT ALONE, it's funny. Your book covers many topics and this is a book that the reader is never finished with. "

Barbara Emp. Westtown, NY

"I really enjoyed reading this book (volume 1). I always find something that I can relate to my life with my boys. The stories help guide life through the daily challenges and inspire hope for the future."

Linda Alsalihi (Mom of 2 teens with Asperger's Washington DC)

You can also Enjoy Volume 2 for FREE:

Inside is a link for to download volume 2 for FREE.

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Charting Your Way To Conception

Charting Your Way to Conception will teach you how to identify your fertility signs, find out when you are fertile, see if and when you ovulate, and how to use your fertility signs to maximize your chances of conception.

It clearly explains the basics of fertility charting to achieve pregnancy, the relationship between your hormones and your fertility signs, how to observe and record primary and secondary fertility signs and how to interpret your fertility chart.

The current version has been expanded to include more frequently asked questions about fertility charting for conception and includes over 80 "real life" chart illustrations.

From members of

"I learned by charting that even though my cycles were very unpredictable, I could pinpoint when I was about to ovulate. It also showed that my luteal phase was too short which the doctor corrected..."

"I had no idea I wasn't ovulating and when I started seeing that my temps weren't following a pattern, I broached the subject with my gynecologist, who then did an ultrasound and found that I had PCOS. If it weren't for charting it would have taken me a long time to realize there was a serious problem."

"Knowing when I ovulate has been eye-opening for me. I feel much more in control of the trying to conceive process with this information."

"I love charting! I feel like I am actually doing something to help us get pregnant when so much of it is out of my control. I have learned so much about how my body works and what is going on with me from charting."

"WOW, this experience charting my fertility signs has helped me in so many ways. Not only am I more aware of what my body is telling me, but I have a sense of control over an uncertain time..."

"Charting taught me a tremendous amount about me and my body and how it works. It gave me hope when I needed it and it helped me communicate in a much more detailed way with my doctor."

"I love knowing what my body is doing and why, and it made me much more confident and knowledgeable when talking with my OB."

"Charting gave me such an insight into my cycle - before I was just flying blind. Without charting I don't think that I would be 6 months pregnant now."

Aloe Vera: Could It Heal the Gut & Boost Brain Power in Autism?

The medicinal potential of aloe vera is astounding! Yet most people only know that aloe gel can be used topically for sunburns. For over 5000 years aloe vera has been used therapeutically as an external and internal remedy. This easy-to-read ebook will explore how this powerhouse plant could aid in healing the digestive tract, strengthening the immune system and boosting brain power in children with Autism.

If your child is on the Autism Spectrum and you are interested in biomedical interventions, join the over 14,500 people who have downloaded this book and add it to your library.

You may also be interested in this author's other book: E.A.T. An Italian Mother's Guide to Going Casein-free in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Organic Food Paradox: Pesticides Uses

Organic food is claimed to produce the beneficial effect in the health and environment. Due to this, the demand for the organic food is constantly on the rise.

It is generally perceived that organic food is lush with the nutrition, does not use pesticides, environmentally friendly, which is not always the case. Due to a lethargic production rate shift towards organic farming in the mass scale can cause the long-term impact on the food security. This can possibly lead to famine.

Diabetes During Pregnancy: Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes Mellitus (GDM) is one type of diabetes which only occurs during pregnancy. Although the precise mechanisms underneath the gestational diabetes are in rudimentary phase.

There are risk factors, symptoms, preventive measures and precautions required during gestational diabetes which is discussed here in a lucid way.

Mommy's Hiding in the Treehouse--- With a Glass of Merlot

Chill out with thirty-one tips and quirky observations about parenthood. Needing some encouragement and maybe some sleep too? Pour a glass of Merlot and grab your tablet for a series of lighthearted stories. You might even gain a new perspective along the way.

50 Things to Know About Having a Playful Family: Tips and Tricks to Connect with Your Family and Be Away from Technology

Do you feel constantly bombarded by iPads, Xboxes, and televisions in your home?

Do you feel like you never have the time to sit down and play with your children?

Are you tired of the constant running and the fact that you never get to enjoy any time with your children because you are too busy doing everything else?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then this book is for you...

50 Things to Know About Having a Playful Family by Amanda Walton offers an easy approach to being able to play with your children and create a bond with your family. Most books on parenting and creating a close family tell you to limit your time with activities and focus on what you can do together.

Although there's nothing wrong with that, it is just not practical for all families. Based on knowledge from the world's leading experts you can have the life that you have always dreamed of, have a close family, and really focus on having fun with your children.

In these pages you'll discover great tips for how to slow life down a bit to enjoy the moments that you can have with your children. This book will help you to be able to figure out what you can do to have the happiest life with your children.

By the time you finish this book, you will know how to have a closer relationship with your children by having fun.

So grab YOUR copy today. You'll be glad you did.

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Tuition-Free Scientific Education for the Understanding of Severe, Invaliding Autism

A compilation of free, online videos, books, and courses that mimic much of the progression of courses spanning from undergraduate preparation to the first two years of medical school. The target audience is intended to be parents or relatives of the severely handicapped (especially those with invaliding autism). This audience may wish to have access to foundational courses in science and medicine so as to better understand their relatives' handicap, and to improve communications with physicians who care for their relatives.

The 7 M's of Effective Fatherhood

The 7 M's of Effective Fatherhood is a sample of 7 tools to place in your fatherhood, parenting bag and when used you will begin to outline a great blueprint for an effective output. This version is just a sample of the upcoming full release but we had to give just a sample due to the popular demand.

Expecting: A Brief History of Pregnancy Advice (Chicago Shorts)

As long as there have been pregnancies, there have been suggestions for how best to bring a child into the world: from tips for homeopathic care and natural childbirth to the circulation of old wives' tales, those who deliver advice to pregnant women are often influenced as much by their own agendas as what is best, or most comfortable, for a new mother. In Expecting, Marika Seigel, author of The Rhetoric of Pregnancy, provides a list of recommended reading and considers the history of pregnancy advice. Opening with her own birthing histories and careful explanation of how she first became interested in the topic, Seigel then casts a skeptical eye over the pregnancy guides that have circulated from the Enlightenment to the present day. Encouraging women to remain empowered when they are pregnant and to collaborate with their health care providers, Seigel articulates how best to have a healthy and affirming birth experience.

A Healthy Bladder, Forever (Bladder Problems Book 1)

This book contains various recipes and lifestyle changes that promote bladder health.

Pregnancy Without Stress: What Every Pregnant Woman Needs To Know For A Happy, Healthy, and Stress-Free Pregnancy

Let me let you in on a little secret... pregnancy can be a fun and exciting experience! When I first considered getting pregnant, one thing kept holding me back... stress! Yes, I know it sounds crazy.

Numerous other friends shared with me equally serious stories about how hard and uncomfortable pregnancy can be. I was very distressed. From talking to most people, I go the impression that pregnancy wasn't a good thing at all.

I knew deep down inside however, that there were mothers who had wonderful pregnancies. If they didn't after all, why would they continue having children? I wanted to be one of those women. I couldn't stand the thought of going through nine months of pregnancy miserable.

So I set out on a mission to find out what I needed to do to not only have a healthy baby but also a happy and healthy pregnancy.

In this guide I'll answer your most pressing questions:

- Will my baby be healthy? What if my baby has two heads? All sorts of rational and irrational questions pop into your head, is that normal?

- So we worry about our jobs, our husbands, our finances and everything else under the sun. Then, when we get pregnant, the worrying and stressing doubles, sometimes even triples! Find out why.

- Naturally, our bodies change. Our boobs get bigger, our tummies expand and our taste buds become fickle, taking us on a whirlwind from one craving to the next. Find out more changes that could happen to pregnant woman.

- The woman who was once the prettiest girl at the dance may have turned into a sluggish, chubby grouch seemingly overnight. Such experiences can affect her stress levels. Let see what other things make her stress.

- But relative to all expecting moms is that they face a number of worries and potential stressors. In extreme situations, these stressors lead into depression. Find out more about this condition.

- Generally speaking, stress is a natural part of life, and it can be good for us, especially if it motivates us. Depression, on the other hand, is never a positive. Find out what are the differences...

- Probably the best way to be happy is to be happy. Unfortunately, no one can provide a universal formula for happiness.

- It's one of those things that are easier said than done, as the old saying goes, but reducing stress is absolutely necessary for the expectant mom.

Home Remedies to Treat and Prevent Morning Sickness: Nausea and Vomiting During Pregnancy

Nausea and vomiting are one of the most common ailments during a woman's pregnancy. In fact, 50 to 90 percent of women experience nausea during the first trimester (the first thirteen weeks). Symptoms usually begin at the end of the first month, max out during the third month, and disappear by week 14.

Of all the races, white women are most commonly affected. Up to 3 percent of women develop harsh and unrelenting nausea and vomiting. This condition, called hyperemesis gravidarum, may call for hospitalization to sustain nutrition and hydration.

A number of factors are responsible for nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. They include hormonal shifts, heightened sense of smell, psychological challenges, and genetics. Luckily, most women have mild symptoms. Although those symptoms may make you miserable, the good news is that nausea and vomiting during pregnancy doesn't inhibit your fetus's growth.

Also, there are quite a few simple and effective home remedies you can use to get through those harsh days.

Say Goodbye to Your Thighs!

Ladies, are you ready to pull out your "skinny" jeans from the back of your closet? Are you happy with those so-called "butterfly" thighs, huge excessive love handles? Now is the time for you to make up your mind to get it off, and get your sexy back to stay. You will be turning more eyes than a New Year's Parade! If I could do it---so can you.

Potty Training: Toddling From Diapers To The Pot

Any mom who's had more than one child can tell you that potty training is one of the most challenging and rewarding aspects of parenting!

Potty training marks the first major milestone for a toddler. It's a time when parents should most enjoy their children's accomplishments and achievements. Most parents are a little happy about their toddlers growing independence. That joy is sometimes shrouded in a cloud of fear and sadness.

Potty training can be a stressful event, I know! I trained four children! I'm here to tell you though that potty training doesn't have to be filled with fear or anxiety.

You can consider this guide a one stop resource when it comes to potty training your toddler.

You'll find the answers to all of your training questions in this convenient and easy to read guide:

- I believe you're not "potty training" your child. You are really "potty helping." Find out which one did you do, "potty training" or "potty helping?"...

- Children on an average will enter the terrible two's before potty training. What is terrible two? How to handle that terrible two's. Find the answers here ...

- Doctors said, as early as 15 months old, child beginning to realize bowel movement. Can potty training started at this age? Find out when is the earliest age to start potty training...

- It appears that introducing the potty too early leads to a relapse among toddlers. Let see some negatives of early potty training....

- There are some kids having a bowel movement in the same area in the house all the time. Do you think that's weird? No, because that's a great sign that your kid is ready. Here are five other ready signs your kid start to potty training....

- Is your child showed an interest in the bathroom or toilet? Or you can't keep him out of the bathroom? Find out why he act like that....

- Do you feel like the green light is on, but you're not quite ready to go ahead with potty training? You're not alone! Find out what role should parents do in potty training...

- "Wow, you did a good job pulling your pants down." Such encouraging remark is the best gift you can give your child during potty training. Find out why encouraging remarks is needed....

- Praise is the second kind of fuel you'll need on the potty training trip. What is a praise remark? Find out the difference between encouraging and praise remarks during potty training....

- Tool is needed to pull this job off. Potty is the first tool you should consider buying it. Find out what other tools should you provide for potty training....

- Can you believe that there are two types of potties? I know. That is unfair, considering we only have one. Find out what types of potty chair there are...

Autism - Sexuality - Relationships

CPR, AED and First Aid Provider Handbook

The Save a Life Initiative has just released its newest course: CPR, AED & First Aid. This manual is based on the 2015-2020 CPR, AED and First Aid guidelines published by the American Heart Association and is designed to train people everywhere to respond to everyday emergencies.

The course covers First Aid basics, including first aid kits, tooth injuries, bee stings, insect bites, nose bleeds and other common problems. Advanced topics include heart attack, stroke, asthma emergencies, head injuries, burns and more. Each topic is broken down into critical decisions to make and steps to take. This book will give you the confidence you need in situations that range from minor to crisis. The book also covers how to provide adult, child, and infant CPR, as well as use of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs).This course is written by Dr. Karl F. Disque, a board certified anesthesiologist and registered pharmacist. Dr. Disque has certified thousands of healthcare professionals with his courses in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Basic Life Support (BLS), and now he brings that same expertise to his first course designed for people in the community. This is one of the most effective and user-friendly training manuals on the market because it was created by a team dedicated to life support education with the goal of training people to help save lives.

This manual is the primary training material for CPR, AED, and First Aid certification courses provided by National Health Care Provider Solutions ( While it is originally created for use during certification courses, the handbook is excellent reference material for both anyone to keep their everyday emergency response skills sharp.