“Would you like to know the sex of your baby?”
Ottawa Public Health is pleased to present some of the ups and downs of breastfeeding as experienced by local mothers on our blog this week.
“Would you like to know the sex of your baby”? It was a question that my husband and I pondered for the first 19 weeks of my second pregnancy. So, we decided to have that question answered, and got the response at a routine ultrasound. So there we were, holding our breath, waiting for three little words. “It’s a….BOY”!!! We were overjoyed to learn that we were going to be blessed with a boy. It was an emotional high that I will never forget, and I can still live in that moment. But as quickly as it came, that moment began to pass. I could tell that the tech was not sharing something with us. The next series of questions, only confirmed my suspicions, and we had answers within the hour.
Customer: “I’d like a kid’s bean and cheese burrito.”
Me: “Alright, would you like a fountain drink, juice, or milk?”
Customer: *turns to her child* “Okay, do you want soda or juice?”
Customer’s daughter: “I just want water.”
Customer: “But soda’s better for you!”
Preventing Back-to-School Back Pain
School has returned, and unfortunately that means so has back pain. Backpacks are major contributors to back pain, both in children and adults. Here are some tips to help you protect your back throughout the coming school year.
- Wearing backpacks with only one strap on one shoulder is not only a fading fashion trend, but it puts more weight on one side of your body. This imbalance creates stress on the spine, ribs, and neck, which can cause multiple areas of discomfort. Pick comfort over fashion!
- A backpack’s weight is supposed to be distributed evenly across one’s back so there is not stress on one specific spot. Try purchasing a backpack that has wide and padded straps because if the straps are too thin, they can affect circulation. This bag for example, has great padding that will improve comfort.
- A bag with multiple compartments, such as this one, distributes the weight better.
- For those experiencing great discomfort, try a rolling bag. This takes off any stress and allows you to simply roll wherever you have to go.