Monthly Archives: April 2014

Public Beaches in Dubai

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Dubai is a city of wonderful and boundless beaches. There are a huge amount of beach hotels with there own beaches. Also there are several paid beach parks. But we love Jumeirah public beach. This is free one and it is absolutely amazing.

Jumeirah public beach

Jumeirah public beach

Jumeirah public beach

Jumeirah public beach

Jumeirah public beach

Jumeirah public beach

Talking About Taboos: Depression in Pregnancy

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Post-partum depression is a taboo that many people just aren’t prepared to talk about. Even more taboo is the concept of suffering from depression during your pregnancy. After all, pregnant women are supposed to be happy, serene, glowing. And yet, statistics from the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists suggest that between 14 and 23 percent of women suffer from some form of depression during pregnancy, despite the fact that many of those women choose not to talk about their feelings or seek help from their doctor. According to Baby Center, up to 80% struggle to cope with the changes to their bodies and their hormonal levels in the 2 weeks after giving birth.

How to Differentiate Between Depression and Hormonal Changes

depression during pregnancyBecause the hormonal changes associated with pregnancy are likely to affect your mood, many women may struggle to differentiate between depression and normal hormonal changes caused by pregnancy. Simply feeling sad or emotional are perfectly normal symptoms of pregnancy, and are not signs of depression. However if those feelings are constant and persist throughout your pregnancy then you may be suffering from depression. According to Pysch Guides, if a pregnant woman is depressed, then the symptoms will last for more than two weeks and prevent the woman from anticipating the joy of bringing a new life into the world. She may also experience other symptoms that are clearly associated with depression such as persistent sadness, feelings of worthlessness or thoughts of suicide. Depressed pregnant women often withdraw from their friends and families and change their lifestyles: so if you used to exercise every day you may find yourself choosing to sit on the sofa eating junk food instead.

The Pros and Cons of Taking Anti-Depressants During Pregnancy

Conventional thinking is that depression itself can cause health risks to a baby the benefits of treating it are likely to outweigh the risk of taking any medication.   So if you feel you need anti-depressants to cope with your partum depression then the rule of thumb is that your doctor will be very happy to prescribe them. However it might be worth exploring other, more natural ways of dealing with your depression first, before you turn to medication. Pregnancy yoga and exercise classes are said to be very effective mood boosters, as is the talking therapy of speaking to a psychiatrist. A study conducted in 2013 and reported by CBS News found that mom’s depression can be bad for babies’ brains. The study, which was conducted by researchers at the National University of Singapore found that the brains of babies whose moms were depressed during pregnancy develop differently, which very slightly increased  their risk for mood and anxiety disorders later in life. So whether you choose to take medication or look at other mood boosting techniques, it’s important to tackle your depression head on rather than ignoring your thoughts and feelings.

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Auris Deira Appartments in Dubai – my experience

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Our first morning in Dubai meat us with unbelievable bright sun in a huge window and planes flying in front of our room.

The room was big with all necessary things: comfortable bed, tv, sofa, table, small but well equipped kitchen, clean bathroom.

The hotel has very good location. I few minutes to the main road where all taxis and metro are situated. A few minutes to cafes where you can eat and supermarkets where you can buy fresh fruits and others products.

We had breakfast in Auris Deira Apartments. I cannot say that it is fantastic. Eggs, rise, sausages, omelet, fruit, vegetable, tea, coffee, juice, as usual. There were no a wide variety of dishes but we were not hungry.

Hotel bus went to the beach several times in the morning but we always go there by a taxi because it is really affordable. (about 20-30 dirham  one side).

There is a small swimming pool on the hotel roof. It is opened from 9 am till 5 pm. But we always went to the sea and had not swim there.

The main impression from Auris Deira Apartments is very good.

The beaches in Dubai are absolutely fantastic but this is already the next story…

Amazing Dubai – one week in unreal world

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Some time ago I was in Dubai with my son and husband. It was absolutely amazing week in a magic and so unreal city. Our journey starts with FlyDubai air company and the plane was great. Despite FlyDubai is lowcost company we like it very much for polite staff, convenient seats and fun screen in front of every seat. My son played games and watched movies so the fly time (four and a half hours) passed very fast.

The only unpleasant thing was that there were no food on the plane.

However we enjoy beautiful landscapes from the window of our plane.

But the funniest episode of that day appeared when we came to our hotel. It was already late in the evening and we went to the restaurant to eat something because we were very hungry (as you remember there was no food during the fly). The temperature outside was about 17-18 Celsius degrees that was very comfortable for us (when we flied from home it was about -5 Celsius degrees ) and we went to open space restaurant but the man who worked there made scared face and told:

Oh no – do not go there – it is so cold outside!!

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