A Pediatrician’s Perspective: Developmental Milestones Through
Baby’s First Year
Guest Post – Dr. Bruce Brovender
The American Academy of Pediatrics takes this question very seriously and has laid out guidelines for Pediatricians to follow. It is very important to be constantly vigilant at each well baby visit for potential problems. I have learned to always listen to parents who may have a concern about their child’s development.
When parents ask me how much sleep their child needs, my answer continually surprises – it’s always much more than they expected. As a mom, I understand the place of surprise they are coming from. I remember when my first child was a newborn, it seemed as though he was always sleeping. As soon as my son would wake up, my parents would tease me and ask if it was time for me to put him down to sleep again. Joking aside it did feel as though he was always being put down to sleep, sleeping, or just waking up. The reason it turns out? Newborns need to sleep, a lot!
Whether you’re new to yoga or have been practicing for years, participating in class when expecting a baby can sometimes be confusing, even intimidating. My advice: don’t worry, be patient, and keep reminding yourself that the reason you are there is for your and your baby’s health – that’s all that matters. Below are some typical poses you’ll experience in class, along with their helpful mommy-to-be modifications:
For many expecting moms the thought of engaging in exercise during pregnancy can be worrisome. That’s why I’m going to focus on answering common questions I hear about participating in pre-natal yoga. I’ll also provide some helpful hints on how to best alleviate any concerns that may arise. Let’s dig in…
At the core of everything we do is our commitment and passion to help families live as healthy lives as possible. That’s why we’re excited today to welcome Nicole Witkov from Boston Babies – Your Guide to an Urban Upbringing as a guest contributor to the ViaCord Blog.
Nicole will be bringing us a three part series on prenatal yoga. As a blogger, health & wellness instructor, event planner, and mom of two little ones, Nicole knows all too well the importance of taking time to disconnect and reconnect. “Finding that space to catch your breath, regroup and reflect is an important part of everyday life and extremely beneficial both during and after pregnancy,” says Nicole. And to that we say Namaste.