Tuesday, March 28, 2017
With just a few weeks away, moms and moms-to-be are all geared up for the first ever Mom and Baby Expo happening this April. Organized by the Perinatal Association of the Philippines (PAP), the exhibit showcases all facets of comprehensive perinatal healthcare such as products, services, technology and new methods, all of which are intended in aiding Filipina mothers and their babies.
One of the highlights of the Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will be a series of talks from perinatal experts pertaining to maternal-fetal and newborn topics.
Some of the topics to be discussed during the event are tips on how to get pregnant; vaccines needed for expecting moms as well as their babies; exercise and proper nutrition for a healthy pregnancy; preconception tests and Breastfeeding Pearls Exercise. Other topics include skin care protection for women who are conceiving; importance of prenatals; and ways to safeguard against diseases like vaginal infection, UTI and STDs.
PAP President Dra. Belen Velasco notes the relevance of taking time to listen to the experts during the talks. She explains: “Our objective is simple yet powerful: to impart advices and traverse new ideas moms and expectant moms can use that will ultimately strengthen their maternal bond with their babies”.
For his part, PAP President Dr. Diosdado Mariano says “The Expo is an opportunity to analyze and seek solutions to existing issues pertaining to maternal-fetal and newborn areas in an engaging and fun way.”
The Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will also showcase pocket workshops, fun and informative activities, selling booths, food stalls and raffle prizes.
The Mom and Baby Expo 2017 will be held on April 21-23 at the SM Megamall Megatrade Halls 2 and 3. The three-day event is made possible by the PAP, in partnership with its trusted affiliates- the Philippine Obstetrical and Gynecology Society (POGS), Philippine Pediatrics Society (PPS), Philippine Society of Newborn Medicine (PSNbM), Mother and Child Nurses Association of the Philippines (MCNAP), and the Integrated Midwives Association of the Philippines (IMAP).
For more details on the Mom and Baby Expo 2017, visit its official Facebook page www.facebook.com/mombabyexpoph or follow its official Twitter account @MomBabyExpoPH.
New Baskin Robbins Ice Cream Flavors!
Butterscotch Toffee Blonde
Dulce de Leche
Salted Chocolate Truffle Crunch
This year, the world’s favorite ice cream brand is sure to bring more happiness as it introduces new ice cream flavors to delight ice cream fanatics in the metro. Here goes (drum roll, please): Butterscotch Toffee Blondie, Dulce de Leche, Salted Chocolate Truffle Crunch and Tiramisu Delight.
Available in stores now is the new Tiramisu Delight, a rich tiramisu and espresso ice cream wrapped with an espresso chocolate flavored ribbon and tiramisu cake pieces. A perfect treat to beat the summer heat is Butterscotch Toffee Blondie, which is made with butterscotch toffee pieces and brownie bits swirled with a toffee ribbon.
Upcoming flavors include Dulce de Leche ice cream swirled with a dulce de leche flavored ribbon (available in April) and Salted Chocolate Truffle Crunch, chocolate ice cream with a salted chocolate cookie crunch ribbon and chocolate flavored truffle pieces (available in May).
To know more about other Baskin-Robbins premium ice cream flavors, log on to www.baskinrobbins.ph or check out their social media accounts: facebook.com/baskinrobbinsph, Twitter, and Instagram @baskinrobbinsph.
Friday, March 24, 2017
Pregnancy is the period in which a woman carries a fetus inside her body. And it is such a wonderful blessing for a woman to experience. But some women can't even imagine how a little creature develops inside their own body. The bond between the mother and her unborn child is unbreakable and it is very important. And even though a bond is already created, a mother can still do more in strengthening that bond. Here are a few things you can do:
1. Verbally - you and your partner can communicate with your unborn child verbally. You'll be surprise when he or she kicks in recognition of your voice. Talking to your unborn child together creates an early bond with your child.
2. Non-verbal through games - A touch can also be felt by your baby. Touching your belly while talking to your baby is another way to communicate with him or her. Another way to do is by simple games like tapping on your stomach and waiting for the baby fetus to kick back. Sometimes, they also change positions. Studies show that babies tend to respond to outside sounds and touches. You can even tickle your baby if you like! Massaging your belly is also important to introduce your baby to human touch and to the world outside the womb.
3. Music - music is a language everyone can understands - even your unborn child. Music provides a calm, harmonious environment in which the baby can grow in the womb. Play soothing and classical music and you'll see that your child responds to the beat of it. This can relax you and your baby as you ready for the evening rest.
The bond between the mom and her unborn child is something that's already there. By doing these tips you have more ways to be able to strengthen that bond even more.