Explore the City around you

With the new restrictions, we have the limitations of 15 km . A Good way to find nice paths close to you is : the Komoot application.
I like it, because I can set the distance , the timing and I always find some small „thresholds“ close to your door.
In Nürnberg , in the erlestegen forest , you can find in the middle of the Forest some Sand Dunes.

Once you arrived there , you can organize with your children a game: children in one Team and adults in another Team. You neeed two walkie – talkie.

the game is consisting with the children that hide them self and the parents that following the indication of them; they are looking for them. It is really funny and in this way you will have the possibility to move a lot.


Esercises and pregnancy in lockdown

During the pregnancy, it is really important to keep moving. In this period where the lockdown is limiting activities and the possibility to do sport una gym or in one swimming pool. An alternative , it could be to plan a fix time for a walk close to your flat. I am lucky, I am living close to the river and a forest and in the middle time close to the city center. I have the possibility to walk a lot. Unfortunately sometimes I cannot find the time to schedule a little walk. With homeschooling and nursery close and a normal working day, it is difficult for me during the week find a spot of time for a walk.

A way it could be to stop to work for lunch time and go for a walk for 40 minutes. It is not so much but it is better than nothing. During a walk a really like to listen posdcast. My favourite postcast is one of the Montessori . It give useful tips in order to be a better parent and growing a self confidence child.

Acroyoga for Family

  • I like to try new things with my family. I think it is important to stimulate children with new inputs. It is important to give to your child the opportunity to experiment different activities and put him/her in contact with new people and in a new environment. Last week I tried a course with my family. It was a workshop: Acroyoga for family. 4 Hours of workshop where in a funny way, your children are starting the contact with acroyoga. The environment was really nice, the teachers where great! It was stimulating and funny. I am looking forward for the next event.

Checks in the pregnancy

First trimester pregnancy:
  • Exam: Pregnancy test (after the first day of delay)
    it is a test that measures the Beta HCG hormone, or Human Chorionic Gonadotropin. It is the hormone secreted by some cells of the future placenta as soon as the embryo is installed in the uterine wall, immediately after conception. This hormone, absent in the unfertilized woman, is traceable about eight days after fertilization.
  • Exam: nuchal translucency test. (Between weeks 10 and 14)
    It is used to evaluate the percentage of probability of possible malformations of the fetus.
  • Exam: Urine test (one every month)
    It is used to verify that the woman has not contracted urinary tract infections.
  • Exam: Blood test (one every month)
    It is used to verify that the blood values ​​are normal.
  • Exam: Coombs test. (if you have the negative RH factor, every month)
    It is used to verify that the blood values ​​are normal.
  • Exam: Ultrasound. (one every quarter)
    The first ultrasound: used to verify that the baby’s heart beats (weeks 6 and 11)
    The second ultrasound: morphology, to verify that all the organs of the child are functioning correctly and to evaluate if there are any malformations (weeks 20-22)
    The third ultrasound: to verify that pregnancy proceeds normally and that the child is developing correctly (weeks 28-37)
  • Exam: Weight control (every month)It is used to verify that the pregnant woman does not increase its weight exponentially. In fact, the saying that we must eat for two is not true. An excessive weight loss could negatively affect the health of the fetus.
  • Exam: Pressure control (every month). It is used to verify during pregnancy the woman’s pressure does not change with respect to the normal values.
  • Exam: Bi-test and Tri-test. (week 11-14). These are two types of maternal blood samples and give statistical results on the probability of having children with malformations and chromosomal abnormalities.
Second-trimester pregnancy exams:
  • Exam: O’Sullivan test or curve and glycemic minicurva (weeks 24 and 28)
    It is used to verify that the woman does not contract gestational diabetes. (glycemic curve).
  • Exam: Cordocentosis (weeks 18-20)
    It is used to check for any chromosomal abnormalities found in amniocentesis. (consists of fetal blood).
  • Exam: Amniocentesis and Villocentesis (weeks 15-18)
    It is used to check for any chromosomal abnormalities found in the fetus.
  • Exam: Morphological (weeks 15-18)
    It is used to check that all the baby’s organs are working properly and to evaluate if there are any malformations.

 

Third-trimester pregnancy exams:
  • Exam: Ultrasound (weeks 28-37)
    It is used to verify that pregnancy proceeds normally and that the child is developing correctly.
  • Exam: Vaginal-rectal swab (from weeks 35)
    It is used to detect the presence of beta-hemolytic Streptococcus group B or Streptococcus agalactiae, a bacterium harmless to the mother and the fetus but potentially dangerous for the baby at birth.
  • Exam: Monitoring of the fetal heartbeat (from weeks 40)
    It is used to evaluate the state of health of the fetus. An absolutely regular, constant beat is not a sign of good health. On the contrary: if the baby’s beat is variable during a few minutes it means that the baby is fine.