Getting Your Work Displayed at an Art Gallery

The dream of every artist is to have their work displayed for everyone to see. Being able to share your art and your passion can make any artist feel fulfilled and satisfied. While you could always just hang your paintings on the outside of your house, the better way to display your art is at an art gallery in Chattanooga. Having your art displayed in such a classy and respectful way will really help you feel like the artist that you have always wanted to be. If you find, though, that you have having trouble getting your art into an art gallery, there are a few tips that you can follow to better your chances. Get the Word Out Spread the word. Talk to as many people as you can and network as much as possible. There are online event calendars, art galleries, and websites that relate to your work that you can visit or post onto to spread the word that you are interested in being part of an art gallery. You can also use the social networking pages, newspapers and blogs, and even go to places where other artists tent to gather. Carry your art around in case

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Stylish Maternity Wear From Momo Baby

Your pregnancy should be a time of happiness. You want to be comfortable throughout your pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean you have to be frumpy or unfashionable. Momo Baby offers maternity wear that is stylish, comfortable, and flattering both during and after your pregnancy. Momo Baby has a great variety of spring maternity dresses. One of their best sellers is the infinity wrap dress which can be worn in several ways. It comes in a classic black or gray to which you can add accessories for that pop of color. It also comes in bright purple, perfect for spring and summer. With prices from below $25 dollars up to over $175 dollars, there is something to fit every budget. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. Styles vary from casual comfort to wedding appropriate. There are short and long options and different fabric choices. The styles are timeless which means they can be used for future pregnancies as well. The garments are designed with a growing belly in mind. They can be worn into the fourth trimester and some of them even after baby is born. Because of the quality of the materials, the items will stand up

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Breastfeeding: A form of Birth Control

Photobucket[caption id="" align="alignleft" width="202"] photo from prolactinemia.com[/caption] Exclusive breastfeeding can be a form of birth control. Is it a fact or myth? Well, I have been hearing that it could be a good form of birth control. However others claimed that it is a myth especially those who got pregnant while breastfeeding. So is this really a fact or myth? Exclusive breastfeeding could actually be a form of birth control. It is called Lactational Amenorrhea Method or LAM.  It has shown to be an excellent form of birth control. Infact it is 98-99% effective for as long as you met the following conditions: Your monthly period has not yet returned. Your baby is less than six months old. Exclusively breastfeeding on a regular schedule both day and night. Your baby gets nothing but breast milk alone. How do LAM works? There are two hormones that our pituitary gland produces in order to ovulate and menstruate. The follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) and gonadotropin releasing hormone (GnRH) which causes the eggs to mature then be released during ovulation. When a mother breastfeed, the production of these hormones is interfered by a hormone called prolacttin which is produced while breastfeeding. This interrupts ovulation and

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Why You Should Drink Coconut Juice while Pregnant

I am nearly approaching my eight month of pregnancy and unfortunately I just had a urinary track infection recently. So aside from the meds that was prescribed by my OB, hubby insisted that I should drink coconut juice everyday. And so, because the commander said so, I just did his command. For almost two weeks now, I have been drinking at least 1 litre of coconut juice everyday. Along with this new habit, out of curiosity I made a research about the health benefits of coconuts juice and I discovered that there are various health benefits from drinking coconut juice. Living in a tropical country where coconuts are greatly available, I can take advantage of the health benefits that the coconut juice offers. Coconut juice has essential nutrients that are beneficial to our health. It is a good source of electrolytes and also rich in potassium, chlorides, sodium, protein and magnesium therefore drinking coconut juice at least one glass a day is recommended especially for people suffering from any illness. Coconut juice is also very healthy and best recommended for pregnant women. If you are expectant mom like me, start drinking coconut juice now, don’t wait until you suffer from

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Healthy Things to Do While Pregnant

While pregnant, there is one place you will visit often and that is your OB/GYN's office. Your doctor needs to continue to monitor and check on the status of you and your baby as well as put you through different tests to ensure the both of you are clear of risks now and in the future. The visit to the OB/GYN's office is often welcome by soon-to-be parents because it is a chance to see how much your child has grown since the last visit. Your doctor will likely do a sonogram where you can see fetal movement. These visits are also a chance for you to learn more about what to expect as you progress through your pregnancy and if there are any habits you need to change to ensure the well-being of you and your child. If your doctor has not already informed you of healthy things to do while pregnant or discussed with you the importance of nutrition while pregnant, here's a chance for you to learn more, http://www.nutritiondegreeonline.org/. Essentially, you need to remain healthy for you and your child. Calories – You're now feeding for two. This often means you have to take in an additional

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Ways to Avoid Urinary Track Infection

I just visited my OB this morning for my prenatal check up and detailed anomaly scan. It’s so nice to see my baby inside my womb. I got to see his face, heart, spine, kidney, hands and feet as well as his balls. It was good to know that everything was normal in him. Husband and I was actually a bit worried about his development since I got (a suspected) mild German measles at 12 weeks of my pregnancy. We are really thankful that there was nothing abnormal seen in the scan. He is now 27 weeks and 5 days old. On the other hand, my urinalysis result showed that my urinary track is infected. I was not expecting this since I dot feel any symptoms of having a urinary track infection. Anyways, I am under medication and in few days I’ll get better. (I don’t really feel sick at all). So what should we do to avoid urinary track infection? Aside from drinking plenty of water, proper hygiene plays a big role in preventing urinary track infection. It is important that you keep your genital area clean. Use mild soap and water when cleaning. Try avoiding harsh feminine hygiene

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Avoiding Constipation while Pregnant

Gosh, here it is again. I remember when I was eight months pregnant with my eldest; I had this dilemma in moving my bowel as I was constipated. I am six months pregnant and last night was a worst experience that I even asked my sister to buy me a suppository meds but the pharmacy needs prescription from a doctor. I just drunk lots of water and went to sleep. When I woke up this morning, glad it wasn’t as severe as last night so I was able to make it. Finally! Success! LoL. Though constipation is normal during pregnancy, there are ways in which you can avoid it. It is very uncomfortable to get constipated pregnant or not. To avoid it, make sure that you do the following. Drink Plenty of Water – pregnant or not, it is ideal to drink six to eight glasses of water everyday. Fresh fruit juices can also be helpful if you take them everyday especially prune juice and pineapple juice. High Fiber Diet – eat high fiber foods such as cereal, breads, brown rice, beans, and fresh fruits and vegetables every day. Exercise Everyday – a regular exercise will ease constipation. Swimming and

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Get enough Calcium while Pregnant

When I was pregnant with my eldest, I regularly drink milk to help me gain enough calcium. Now that I am pregnant for the second time, I hardly drink milk. I suddenly don’t like the taste of the maternity milk I used to drink during my first pregnancy. Hubby makes the effort of reminding me to drink my milk, but without his reminder, I don’t bother drinking. So, how important calcium is while pregnant? While inside our womb, our baby needs calcium in building a strong bones and teeth. It is also helpful in developing a healthy muscle, heart and nerves. Most doctors prescribes calcium supplement to pregnant women. And aside from the supplement you can naturally get calcium from milk and dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, tofu and milk. A pregnant woman needs 1,000 mg of calcium a day. But our body can only absorb 500 mg of calcium at a time. So if you are taking calcium supplement, it is advisable to take small doses several times a day. While taking calcium supplement, it is also important to watch out your vitamin D intake. Vitamin D is necessary in the absorption of Calcium. Take note that, calcium

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Swimming while Pregnant

The weather was good today, the sun up there but was not too flagrance so we decided to go down and take a swim for the little one to enjoy. Nobody was swimming and so we took advantage of it. I never thought that I myself will also enjoy swimming again. This is actually one activity that I didn’t get to do for five months now since I get pregnant for the second time. Unlike with my first pregnancy, swimming was my exercise where I get to swim at least once a week. Swimming is safe while pregnant and it so far the best physical exercise for pregnant women where we can get good cardio vascular work out whether we are pregnant or not. It is a good way to stay fit while we carry our baby inside our womb. Take a look how the little one enjoys the water.  
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Liposuction For Soon To Be Mommies

Many women find that pregnancy grants them aesthetic related depression after a time. The existence of a larger belly or swelling can cause them to feel less attractive. Exercise and a healthy diet can help with this, but these ladies still find that they gain far more weight than they would like. This is especially true when this fat-weight is deposited in the abdominal area. Abdominal liposuction, whether traditional or ultrasonic liposuction is used, may become a topic of interest for some women. However, it is important not to give in to this urge during pregnancy. Liposuction is a medical procedure that is designed to remove small portions of fat from the body in order to sculpt it into a more pleasing shape. This procedure can be performed in several ways. However, each of the current methods uses some form of anesthesia. During pregnancy any type of general anesthesia can be potentially fatal for the mother and damaging to the growing fetus. The danger to the fetus when general anesthesia is used will usually be based around reduced blood flow. This decreases the amount of oxygen and vital nutrients the growing child has to work with and in some extreme

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Should I stop lifting my toddler while pregnant?

Watching the little one grow up day by day is fun. Nothing beats the happiness that he brought to our home. I’m loving the motherhood experience, in fact I will be a mom for the second time. I am currently 20 weeks pregnant to our second prince. This second pregnancy is a lot different from my first. It made it more different having a toddler while pregnant. Though we have a maid who looks after him, I still take time to take care of him, joining him in his play and sleep time and even his bath time. One thing that I find hard right now is when he asks me to lift him for a cuddle. At this point, I feel uncomfortable lifting him but it is sometime inevitable. Should I stop lifting my toddler at this stage of my pregnancy? Sometimes I experience back pain and discomfort on my lower abdomen while carrying him. According to my pregnancy daily guide book by Dr. Maggie Blott, lifting my toddler will not harm the baby inside my womb however this may cause discomfort to me as my ligaments soften due to hormonal change. This means that pregnant women are more

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The Benefits of Folic Acid during Pregnancy

During my first pregnancy, I did not take vitamins that contain folic acid as my OB didn’t tell me to do so. However, I tried to eat foods that are rich in folic. Now, for the second time, I am conceiving our second child and I will be staying here in Philippines throughout this pregnancy until I gave birth to our second boy. I am 18 weeks pregnant, and during my 1st trimester the very first vitamins that my OB prescribed me was folic acid which I didn’t experience with my first pregnancy. I was told that folic acid should be taken during the first trimester as it helps in the brain development of the baby. It prevents neural tube defects such us spina bifina and anencephaly which is a condition where the brain is not properly form. Folic acid or folate is Vitamin B that produces cells including red blood cells. It reduces neural tube defects which help develop the brain. It can also prevent pregnancy complications, pre-mature birth, miscarriage and child birth defect like cleft lip and palate. Folic is also helpful to non pregnant women for it helps lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and other

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How to prevent heartburn during pregnancy

Recently, I discovered that I am having our second baby. Few days ago, I was lying in bed with half body slightly elevated trying to get rid the burning sensation between my chest and stomach and sometimes goes up to my throat. I was suffering from heartburn and that was too early for this pregnancy. I presumably overate that’s why I am feeling that burning sensation. Heartburn occurs during early and late pregnancy due to a reflux of food and acid from your stomach to your throat which is caused by the softening of the ligaments that keeps the lower esophageal sphincter tightly closed. This is a common discomfort problem while pregnant and perhaps it is inevitable. Though you may not be able to completely get rid of it, there are few ways to prevent heartburn during pregnancy. Though you may have cravings at this time, remember to eat light. Do not over ate, instead try to have small meals. Take it slow, don’t rush your meal. Enjoy your food and chew it thoroughly. Water is important to pregnant women and it is best if you can drink 8 to 10 glasses a day. But don’t drink huge amount during

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OMG! I’ll be having that “Bump” again!

We have not planned this, that’s why I was not happy when I found out that we are having our second baby. I am not yet ready emotionally and perhaps we are not yet ready financially plus our eldest is only 10 months old. Despite the worries I had laid to my husband, he was happy about the news and he was determine that together we can face the new responsibility and that there is nothing to get worried about. But it took me a few days to finally embrace the good news and thank God for this new blessing! Encouragement from good friends and family helped me a lot to have the courage I have right now. I released my worries, and entrusted it to HIM for He has better plans for me, than I have. And so realised that I shouldn’t be sad about this, instead, I should be thankful. I know it’s a big responsibility to be a mom for the second time plus the adjustment that I need to make since I’ll be going through this second pregnancy without my husband; my eldest and I will be going home for good while hubby will continue working

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Pregnancy and Birth in United States

Sonogram Technician Pregnancy Stats GraphicRecently, I gave birth to my first child via normal delivery. Few days ago, a good friend informed me that she was seven weeks pregnant four months after she gave birth to her first child. That was too soon but it’s a blessing! According to wiki answers, an average of 255 babies is born in the world in just a minute. Wow! That’s how fast world’s population is growing. In the United States alone 1 baby is born every 7.4 seconds. I found this information from an infographics at http://www.sonogramtechnician.org/pregnancy_and_birth_infographic. It provides detailed information about pregnancy and birthing in the United States. Take a close look on the graphic below and find out more. Via Sonogram Technician.org
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