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How Do I Choose the Best Professional Cleaning Service

Keeping your home clean can be an exhausting task, especially if you have to squeeze it in between the chaos and work and keeping your family in line. And if your life feels like it’s nothing but cleaning and tedious chores, perhaps it’s…

How to Keep Your Pool Clean Without Using Chemicals

The weather is getting hotter and hotter, and if you haven’t done it already, you are probably getting ready to open your pool and start the swimming season. Having a pool in your backyard is wonderful, but it requires quite some effort before you…

8 Ways to Make Food Shopping as a Parent More Bearable

No one is denying children aren’t the gift that keep on giving. But, as a parent, there are just some tasks in day to day adult life that shouldn’t be accompanied by kids. Namely the weekly food shop. Opening yourself up to a world of whining, potential tantrums and…

After about 1 ½ months after my baby was born, I developed wrist pain that is directly connected to my thumb. It’s a very sharp pain, which I’ve had for almost three months now. I knew it was connected to holding my baby, but now I know that it’s directly related to constantly picking up my baby the wrong way. Today, I thought I really need to do something about it so that it does not become a major problem. As I started searching on the internet for some answers, I discovered that my type of pain is a common condition among new moms from using improper techniques when picking up their babies. If it is so common, why didn’t anybody warned about it? The repetitive lifting can cause what is referred to as DeQuervain’s Tendonitis (new mom’s syndrome), which is a painful condition caused by inflammation of the tendon in the thumb. Just a while ago I started scooping up my baby without dropping my wrists. I will also buy a thumb/wrist support brace to help with the healing. Hopefully that will do the trick. My advice for new moms is to try hard not to drop and twist your wrist when picking up your baby even though it’s hard not to when we are tired.

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