Saturday, June 25, 2022

What to Expect in Your Childbirth Classes


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What to Expect in Your Childbirth Classes like that of childbirth classes Washington DC? Childbirth classes help to demystify the childbirth process, including labor and delivery, postpartum care, and breastfeeding. You'll learn important information about labor and delivery, including the signs of work and what happens to your body during the process. Childbirth classes also provide essential information to make the transition from pregnancy to parenthood as easy as possible. So, what should you expect from your childbirth classes?

Lamaze

A baby birthing class will teach you the basics of labor and delivery, such as posture, breathing, and relaxation techniques. Lamaze classes will also cover nutrition and what to expect during the process. You'll also learn how to handle intense contractions. The information you gain will help you have easier childbirth. But, be prepared for some downsides. These classes may not help you eliminate all the pain you experience during labor.

First, consider the time commitment. If you're unable to attend childbirth classes every month, you might need to choose an online course. Online classes may only allow you to practice after watching a video, while a class with other women will allow you to practice with your partner or classmates. Lamaze classes are one of the most popular childbirth education programs, and you can easily find them on the Internet. Aside from that, you can also learn from your friends or family.

Bradley Method

Pregnancy is a time of intense changes in a woman's body and emotions. As a result, her partner often feels neglected and displaced. Fortunately, the Bradley Method was founded on the premise that partners should be involved during labor, even when they don't know much about childbirth. Partners are encouraged during classes to help mom and become labor coaches.

A typical Bradley Method class will involve learning about common interventions in the hospital and how to slow them down. You'll also learn to reduce the need for pain medication and other interventions. As you gain confidence, your partner will feel a sense of empowerment, too. While this might seem daunting, it's important to remember that the Bradley Method has a proven track record of reducing the number of interventions in childbirth.

You can expect your class to include a variety of topics and exercises, including nutrition and exercise, as well as anatomy and physiology. You'll also learn tips for your newborn's care. In addition to learning about the Bradley Method, you'll learn about the birth process. The class includes a student workbook, videos, and relaxation techniques. You'll also learn about the role of your partner, your options, and more.

Bradley Technique

Those who wish to give birth naturally may consider taking the Bradley Technique in your childbirth classes. This series of classes is designed for small, individual class sizes and focuses on a wide variety of topics, including nutrition, exercise, anatomy, and physiology. Other topics covered in a Bradley Method class include the birth process, the husband's role during labor, and postpartum preparation. The lessons also include a video presentation and a student workbook.

The Bradley Method is known for championing patient advocacy throughout the labor process. However, its claims of success in helping women achieve unmedicated childbirth are based on personal experience rather than peer-reviewed studies. Despite these claims, the method has been accused of being overly restrictive, claiming that 86 percent of its students deliver their babies without the use of any medications or interventions. If medical intervention is necessary during labor, many women may feel like failures who have undergone unsuccessful efforts to avoid complications.

Hypnobirthing

If you consider attending HypnoBirthing in your childbirth classes, you're not alone. Many other expectant parents have found great success with this alternative method of childbirth. This technique has been used to help women cope with pain by focusing on relaxation techniques and self-hypnosis. The goal is to release fears and anxieties about pregnancy and childbirth so that both mother and baby can have a positive experience.

While traditional childbirth classes don't cover all aspects of childbirth, HypnoBirthing focuses on nutrition during pregnancy and during birth. HypnoBirthing teachers help women feel relaxed and confident throughout the birthing process. They also provide tips and techniques to help you have an easier and more comfortable labor. While these classes do not focus on the entire childbirth process, they can help prepare moms for the possibility of an unmedicated birth.


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Friday, June 17, 2022

Everything You Need To Know About Aesthetician Services


Aside from providing cosmetic skin treatments, a licensed Aesthetician also performs makeup applications and consultations. If you're interested in starting an Aesthetician business, you need to know. As a business owner, you should always be aware of employment law issues. Incorrectly following the law could result in huge fines and penalties.

Estheticians perform cosmetic skin treatments.

Estheticians are licensed professionals who provide a variety of skin care services. These professionals typically use electrical and mechanical appliances to perform these treatments. Most estheticians work in private practices or salons. A small number of estheticians also work in clinical settings. The increasing popularity of destination spas has allowed the field to multiply. Estheticians perform everything from facials to eyelash extensions to skincare and microdermabrasion services.

Some skin types have specific needs that require different kinds of skin treatments. For example, dry skin tends to react to various skincare products, causing it to become red and irritated. Skin that produces too little sebum is considered 'dry.' skin that is too dry is prone to rashes and wrinkles. Estheticians need to know a patient's health history to determine which treatments are best.

They offer makeup consultations.

Aesthetician Services offer customized makeup consultations to create an elegant and glamorous look. A makeup consultation with a professional will help you select the correct shade and foundation formula. They can also create an eye makeup routine for your unique skin tone and texture. You can also request a makeup consultation for your red lips or statement eyes. Makeup consultations are an excellent way to learn more about makeup.

They apply professional makeup.

Whether you are doing makeup for a client or a film, the importance of professionalism cannot be overstated. Professional makeup artists must keep their work areas clean and sanitary. Not sanitizing your makeup artist's workspace can cause the client to become ill. It also leaves the client uncomfortable. To ensure your sanitation, join the Sanitation Conversation and get a certificate for your work. You can learn more about this through your local salons, like the aesthetician services Beverly Hills MI.

They are licensed and insured.

As a skincare professional, an esthetician should be licensed and insured to provide a safe environment for clients. They must know sanitation and safety rules and adhere to these regulations while delivering services. In addition, it is not a good idea to hire a nonlicensed esthetician because they may injure their clients. These professionals should also have experience with a number of different types of skincare and treatments.

There are various types of insurance for estheticians. In addition to liability insurance, estheticians should also carry a business owner's policy, which combines general liability and commercial property insurance and endorsements for estheticians. Workers' compensation insurance covers injuries to employees. It costs about $500 annually. Aesthetician services are licensed and insured, but you may need to rent temporary space or hire equipment.

They must be personable.

An esthetician must be able to deal with clients from all backgrounds. The job requires a thick skin and the ability to set boundaries. It also requires learning to deal with abusive clients. An esthetician must also learn to avoid controversial topics, as many people find these to be very personal. You can acquire this skill from a skincare school, which focuses on preparing future specialists to be quick, efficient workers in the skin care field.


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Thursday, June 16, 2022

P&G Philippines’ Culture of Care and Inclusion Changes Employees’ Lives


Hey guys! Sharing with you hoy P&G continue to create a world free of gender bias and individual equality.

We salute you P&G!


From the Press Release Kit:

[Manila, Philippines]: Procter & Gamble (P&G) Philippines, the leading and trusted manufacturer of its health care, home care, beauty, and grooming products, continues to be a force for good with its recently concluded annual local Equality & Inclusion (E&I) Symposium with the theme “wE&I, Together We Care”.

“I really loved this year’s theme. Because for Equality & Inclusion to truly flourish, they must come from our collective actions. It is from what we do, how we think and act. I hope this inspires us that we all have a role to play in driving Equality & Inclusion in the company. Each one of us has a role to play in learning about, and tackling our unconscious biases, and supporting one another so truly together, we care,” said Evelyn Ng, P&G’s Equality and Inclusion Leader and Vice President and Regional Comptroller for Asia Pacific, Middle East, & Africa.

Speakers included Caloy Ignacio, a P&G leader, and proud single parent. Ignacio, the director of their source plan pay operations department, shared his story of how the company enabled him to succeed as a father. Having to adopt his niece due to his sister’s untimely passing, he expressed how P&G’s industry-leading policies helped him fulfill one of the most important roles in his life.


“Now that my adoption has been finalized, I plan to take my paternity leave by the end of this year and I’m so excited about it. P&G has rolled out a policy called Share the Care which allows for a minimum of 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave even for adoptive parents. This will give me more time to spend with my daughter and fully devote myself to her as her Dad. The past years have been challenging for me, but P&G has been there for me all throughout to help me balance fatherhood and my career,” said Caloy.


P&G's Share The Care policy provides a minimum of 8 weeks of fully paid parental leave and offers all kinds of parents equal opportunity to care for and bond with biological or adopted children new to their family. New fathers, regardless of gender and marital status, are now enabled to share and support caregiving duties beyond the standard 7 days mandated by Philippine law.

Hendra Lim also shared his perspectives on equality and inclusion as the leader of the Gay, Ally, Bisexual, and Lesbian Employees (GABLE) affinity group for the P&G’s Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa region. He is also the company’s Director of Finance for the Sales department and Market Strategy & Planning. To him, it is important to nurture a culture of allyship for LGBTQ+ colleagues.

He realized this more strongly after an experience with his previous manager that influenced and led him to where he is now. In 2015, Hendra was expecting his twin sons via surrogacy. Due to a complication during the last trimester, Hendra had to take an earlier sabbatical to welcome the early arrival of his sons.

“Although I felt guilty for the sudden absence that I had to take, my former manager and mentor assured me that P&G has a policy that will allow me to take an extended leave and focus on my duties as an incoming father to my twins. This entire experience was my inspiration to be more active in GABLE. It is important to educate and equip people in understanding  unconventional partnerships and parenting. Hence, why activities such as this E&I forum really serve as an avenue for us to learn more about our community and helps us to continue to become a force for good and a force for growth,” said Lim.

P&G's GABLE affinity group is one of the company's globally recognized affinity groups dedicated to creating an inclusive environment in which LGBTQ+ employees feel valued, accepted, and able to perform at their best. P&G's commitment to LGBTQ+ colleagues and consumers is felt and supported both internally and externally - taking a stand for equality and marching as an LGBTQ+ community alongside our P&G allies, supporters, and teammates.

P&G Philippines has always been ahead of the times in terms of progressive policies and benefits to support its diverse workforce. Apart from legal spouses, the company recognizes domestic and same-sex partners as eligible dependents for healthcare, medical plan, life and accident insurance, bereavement leave and assistance, emergency loans, housing loans, international relocation assistance, and other relevant benefits.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

UNIQLO Celebrates its 10th Anniversary in the Philippines

 
Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO thanks Filipinos for supporting LifeWear since they arrived in the country in 2012. To celebrate its 10th year anniversary, the brand is giving its loyal shoppers exciting launches and promotions throughout the month of June.

From the Press Release kit:

9 June, 2022 Manila, Philippines - Japanese global apparel retailer UNIQLO is thanking Filipinos for supporting LifeWear in time for its 10th anniversary in the Philippines. To celebrate this special occasion, UNIQLO is giving its loyal shoppers exciting launches and promotions throughout the month of June.
“We are very grateful to the Filipinos for welcoming us when we arrived here in 2012. We are very honored to be part of our customers’ everyday lives, providing them with our LifeWear clothing for their ever changing lifestyles and needs—essentially giving life to our LifeWear brand,” says Masato Kusumoto, UNIQLO Philippines Chief Operating Officer.

UT BRANDS PH


UNIQLO will also mark its first decade in the Philippines with a special collection with local brands that have brought joy and shaped Filipinos' lives and culture. Shoppers can look forward to The Brands UT Pilipinas, featuring a collaboration with San Miguel Pale Pilsen, Selecta, Jollibee, and National Book Store, launching on June 10, 2022.

UT

This season, UNIQLO also launches special collections featuring Final Fantasy, Gundam, Doraemon, Pok√©mon, LEGO DUPLO, and Mickey & Friends. UNIQLO also introduces special collaborations with the Museum of Modern Art, Magnum Photos, and automakers as part of its The Brands Cars collection. Lastly, winning designs from the UT Grand Prix (UTGP), a design competition that uses t-shirts as a creative medium, would also be made available. The theme of this year’s competition was Peanuts.

Throughout the month of June, customers will be treated to in-store displays that showcase UNIQLO’s extensive lineup of UT at select UNIQLO stores across the Philippines. Display collections include RPJ x Peanuts, Pixar, MFA x Harrington, Mickey & Friends, Spy x Family, and City Logo.

LIMITED OFFERS

Customers who shop at all UNIQLO stores nationwide from June 10 to 16, 2022 can enjoy these limited offers on their favorite everyday LifeWear pieces for men, women, kids, and babies.

For Men

Men’s Ultra Stretch Active Jogger Pants
The incredible stretch and stay-fresh feel make this suitable for sports or casual wear. Dry-EX keeps the wearer comfortable even during high-impact exercises, while a zippered pocket keeps belongings secure when working out.
Now available at Php 990.00 from Php 1,490.00


Men’s U Crew Neck Short Sleeve T-Shirt
This t-shirt is one of UNIQLO’s top-rated styles, season after season. The high quality is perfected by a dedicated and skilled team of international designers based at the UNIQLO Paris Research and Development Center, led by artistic director Christophe Lemaire.
Now available at Php 490.00 from Php 590.00


Men’s DRY-EX Short Sleeve Polo Shirt
Featuring a DRY-EX technology that wicks away sweat and a Cool Touch yarn fabric for instant cooling, this shirt can keep you comfortable all day long especially during warmer days. It is also seamless at the sides for reduced skin contact.
Now available at Php 790.00 from Php 990.00


For Women

Women's Ultra Stretch High Rise Cropped Leggings Pants
The pants have a sleek, cropped length and a high-rise design for a flattering effect. Dry-EX, an extremely fast-drying technology, makes this comfortable to wear, even on hot days. It can be styled either with a cropped or tucked-in top.
Now available at Php 790.00 from Php 990.00


Women’s Mercerized Cotton Short Sleeve Mini Dress
The mercerized cotton has an elegant sheen that elevates the outfit. The A-line fit flutters elegantly as the wearer walks, while the mini length has a sleek look.
Now available at Php 790.00 from Php 990.00


For Kids

Kids’ AIRism Cotton Easy Shorts
These versatile shorts are made with AIRism, a breathable and silky-smooth fabric for a light and fresh feel. The short length guarantees stay-fresh comfort.
Now available at Php 390.00 from Php 590.00


Girls’ Flower Printed Short Sleeve Dress
The stylish dress has an elegant floral pattern created by advanced printing techniques. Its moderately-voluminous sleeves and tiers add to the design, while pockets on both sides offer convenience. 
Now available at Php 790.00 from Php 990.00


NOVELTY PROMO


For every P3,500 worth of purchase from June 10 to 12 in all UNIQLO stores (including online), customers will get a free limited edition tote bag illustrated by Plus 63 Design Co. Additionally, if the purchase includes any item from the The Brands UT Pilipinas Shirt collection, customers can get 10% off promo code for Grab Selecta Store and 10% discount at National Book Store.

STORE EXPERIENCE

From June 6 to 30, the LifeWear sales floor at the UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store at Glorietta 5, Makati will have a special display of the top 10 favorite UNIQLO items of Filipino customers from the past decade. Customers are encouraged to write their review about the items at the display area for a chance to receive a gift from UNIQLO from June 10 to 12. Visit the display at the 2nd floor of the UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store to know more.


For a complete festive shopping experience, UNIQLO’s new “Salamat Pilipinas” jingle will be played in all stores nationwide starting June 10.

EVENTS

UNIQLO will hold its next Live Station on June 9, a styling livestream where viewers can shop in real-time on UNIQLO.com or the UNIQLO App. Viewers would be able to engage with guest personalities, and the UNIQLO team, as the session shows various ways to style the limited offers.


Customers can also visit the UNIQLO Manila Global Flagship Store on June 11-12 and get to see the t-shirt display exhibit featuring UTs from Filipino iconic brands - Selecta, National Book Store, San Miguel Pale Pilsen, Jollibee, well-loved Pixar and many more. UT is a celebration of individuality, encouraging customers to wear what they love based on their personality and who they are. The collection features designs from pop culture phenomena like art, music, film, and more.

UNIQLO MALL OF ASIA POP UP STORE

To complete the celebration and mission to improve the lives of their customers through LifeWear clothing, a UNIQLO pop up store at the SM Mall of Asia will be opened for a limited time starting June 10 at the Level 3, South Main Mall. Stay tuned for updates on the official opening of the new and refreshed UNIQLO MOA store.

For more updates, please visit www.uniqlo.com/ph/en/spl/ut-collection and UNIQLO Philippines’ website at uniqlo.com/ph and download the UNIQLO APP via Google Play Store or Apple Store. 

Follow UNIQLO Philippines’ social media accounts, Facebook (facebook.com/uniqlo.ph), Twitter (twitter.com/uniqloph), and Instagram (instagram.com/uniqlophofficial).


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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

4 Tips in Buying a New Car


4 Tips in Buying a New Car
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It has been 4 years since we acquired our family vehicle. It took us a long time to think if we really need to get our own car since my husband has a company service car that we can use. There are so many things to consider as well before we ended up with the final decision.
 
Let me share some tips in buying a new car, which could help you decide if you are planning to buy one.
 
Pick the vehicle model you want

First of all, you need to decide on what vehicle model or type you want. You might want to consider how big your family is, its fuel usage and your purpose of buying. 

In our case, even if we were just three in our family then, we opted to purchase a van since we already have a small car like what I have mentioned. Also, we consider our frequent trips to our hometown, which is 4-5 hours away from our current home. Since we have kids in tow, we have many stuff to bring and fill the van. It also helps now that we have a current pandemic and the authority requires proper physical distance when riding a vehicle.
 
Choose the mode of payment

If you have cash to buy, it is a better payment option because you don't need to pay for an interest. But if you can just afford for a down payment and you think you have a stable job or source of income then you can choose an auto loan as a payment option.

There are lots of offering when you wanted to have an auto loan. Most auto loans are financed by different banking institutions. However, if you have a bank account already, you can directly inquire from them. Filing an auto loan directly from your bank will give various options on down payment, from 20 to 50 percent.
 
Based on our experience, having an auto loan directly from the bank is much better You will have lower monthly amortization because of lower interest.

You can use several applications or site to calculate your monthly amortization to give you an idea of what car price can fit a monthly payment you can afford.
 
Complete the required documents

If you chose bank auto loan payment like we did, the bank will require you to submit documents like government issued IDs, certificate of employment stating your salary if you are employed, income tax return and other documents that may show your proof of income.
 
Seek for a nearest car dealer with service maintenance

When buying a car, you must also think of its after sales service or maintenance. It is better to get a car from a dealer close to your area. This will save your time during preventive maintenance schedules. Especially in the event that you leave your car in their casa, travelling is not a hassle.

Three years post pandemic car cost continue to increase.  It is very convenient to have your own car. That's very true like during the early days of the pandemic the public transportations were stopped and even now most people chose not to ride mass transportation to avoid crowds.

But remember having a car is a liability rather than investment. If you are not financially prepare to acquire one, then wait until you are ready. Because aside from car cost or the monthly amortization for auto loans, you will need to spend on its maintenance and repair as well.

So those are some tips and reminders in buying a new car. Hope that helps.


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