Are you home wrecking your brain on how you and your family will survive during maternity leave? Please do not feel any shame if you are. As a new mom-to-be financial stability can be a scary thought, especially if you're not familiar with the procedures your job or state has put into place. All women that reside in the United States of America have the right to take time off work if they are medically detemined to be unable to work due to pregnancy under the FMLA. Unfortunately, FMLA is often unpaid unless you reside in New York, California, New Jersey, Nevada, Rhode Island, or Washington D.C. However, all hope is not lost. There are ways that you can be proactive in financially preparing for your new baby. Take a look at a few of the baby saving tips below.
Pregnancy is a critical and sacred time in the life of a woman. Although, maintaining good health should be an everyday way of life there should be a special focus on emotional, mental, physical, and financial health when you are pregnant. This page is dedicated to all the women that have conceived and are scheduled to deliver in the future. It is the aim of L.E.N.D. to create, link, and share resources with you that can positivity impact the health of you and your baby.
Comfort During Covid-19
Pregnancy can be a scary and vulnerable time in the life of a woman. For some, the fear surrounding pregnancy may have been heightened due to the recent Covid-19 pandemic. Although, hospitals may seem bombarded and overwhelmed maintaining consistent prenatal health is neccessary during this critical time for you and your baby. Protecting and caring for yourself and your baby is the top priority. Take a look at the video below titled, "What Pregnant Women Should Know About COVID-19." The great and resourceful information shared in the video is courtesy of Dr. Laura Riley, the Obstetrician and Gynecologist-In-Chieft at Weill Cornell Medicine.
*DISCLAIMER: Please check in with your Obstetrician/Gynecologist before you begin any pregnancy workouts.
New research has proved that practicing prenatal yoga can reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, build the strength, flexibility, and durability of muscles used in childbirth, minimize lower headaches, shortness of breath, and lower back pain. Prenatal yoga also has an added emotional benefit that allows the woman to release tension and stress. Give it a try! Tap into your mind, body, and spirit through prenatal yoga.