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Well, the 4th dimension “D” is time, therefore when you are watching a baby during a live scan that is 4D. 4D can also be referred to as “movement”.
3D, the third dimension, is depth and refers to still photographs of the baby.
Providing audio recordings of the mother’s heartbeat and voice promotes better outcomes among preterm infants in neonatal units, maternal and newborn health research has found.
Dr Amir Lahav, director of the Neonatal Research Lab at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in the US, led a team of scientists who exposed 14 babies born between 26 and 32 weeks’ gestation to such noises four times per day.
The audio intervention, named maternal sound stimulation, was found to reduce the incidence of cardio-respiratory events such as apnoea and bradycardia in the infants and this effect was statistically significant once the patients reached 33 weeks’ gestation.
“Our findings show that there may be a window of opportunity to improve the physiological health of these babies born prematurely using non-pharmalogical treatments, such as auditory stimulation,” said Dr Lahav.
The study was published in The Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine and comes after an investigation was carried out by researchers at Wayne State University in the US to identify risks to very low birth-weight infants.
Their findings, which were revealed in The Journal of Pediatrics, showed staying in a neonatal intensive care unit for more than 120 days increases the chance of mortality by three-fold.
Posted by Martine Ward (http://www.figo.org/news/mothers-heartbeat-and-voice-improves-health-outcomes-preterm-infants-009885)
I just read this post from Fit Pregnancy on our Facebook page and just had to share it on our blog. I really love how the article gives you a trimester-by-trimester guide to the perfect walking workout for pregnant women of all sizes, shapes and fitness levels.
Walking is the one workout that suits pregnant women of all different fitness levels. It’s as gentle or as challenging as you need it to be. It requires no investment (all you really need is a good pair of shoes and a water bottle). Plus, you can do it nearly anywhere, anytime. Excuses like “I hate the gym” or “I’ve never exercised before” just won’t fly.
“I recommend walking to most of my patients who are pregnant,” says Tanya Ghatan, M.D., an OB-GYN at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. “It’s easy entry for women who’ve never exercised and gives athletic women a way to stay active without the high impact of other activities they’ve participated in.” This program is designed to be started in the first trimester. However, you can jump in at the appropriate level no matter how pregnant you are. (If you were inactive before your pregnancy, however, start at the first trimester program for beginners.)
Regardless of your fitness level, keep in mind that it’s not only fine but smart to swap days, shorten your walks or even skip them occasionally according to how you feel. It’s also perfectly OK to break up a day’s total walking time into two or more shorter sessions.
Get your doctor’s approval before starting this (or any other) exercise program, and remember to warm up first by doing arm and ankle circles and leg swings for a couple of minutes (also take five minutes to stretch after each walk). Now, get out there and just start putting one foot in front of the other.
Take the talk During the hardest part of your workout, you should be able to converse without gasping for breath, though not with complete ease, either.
Use the rate of perceived exertion (RPE) scale On a scale of 1-10, most of your walks should fall between a 3 (slow walk) and a 7 (fast enough that you couldn’t keep it up for more than 30-40 minutes).
Watch for danger signs Stop if you experience pain, bleeding, dizziness, faintness, sudden swelling, lack of normal fetal movement, an abnormally rapid heartbeat or extreme fatigue.
Beginner: You’ve never exercised or you do so only rarely.
Intermediate: You’re active, but exercise may be sporadic.
Advanced: You’re fit and exercise four or more times per week.
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Carter’s Recalls Infant Clothing with Zippers Due to Choking Hazard
Name of product:
One-piece footed infant clothing with a zipper
The zipper pull can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Carter’s, Inc.; toll-free at (888) 282-4674 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or online at www.Carters.com and click on Product Recalls.
Name of product:
Buckyballs and Buckycubes high-powered magnet sets
These products contain defects in the design, warnings and instructions, which pose a substantial risk of injury and death to children and teenagers.
Barnes & Noble, toll-free at (855) 592-2993 , www.barnesandnoble.com
Bed Bath & Beyond, toll-free at (800) 462-3966, www.bedbathandbeyond.com
Brookstone, toll-free at (866) 576-7337 or online at www.brookstone.com
Participating Hallmark retailers, toll-free at (800) 425-5627 or online at www.hallmark.com/recall-product/
Marbles the Brain Store, toll-free at (877) 527-2460 or online at www.marblesthebrainstore.com
ThinkGeek, toll-free at (888) 433-5788 or online at www.thinkgeek.com/buckyballs/index.shtml
Huffy Recalls Slider Tricycles Due to Loss of Control Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Toys R Us
Name of product:
2012 Huffy® 20-Inch Slider Tricycle
The handlebar can unexpectedly loosen while in use, causing the rider to lose control. This poses crash and fall hazards for the rider.
Huffy toll-free at (888) 366-3828 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.huffybikes.com and click on “Product Recall” on the bottom of the page.
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