Navigation Links
Jennie Finch Shares how to Fire up the Romance Despite the Demands of the Holidays

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- With the bright lights, sweet treats and beautifully wrapped gifts, the winter holidays may be an exciting time of year for any child, but the same can't always be said for adults,especially with today's tough economy. Whether it's standing in painfully long shopping lines, emptying their wallets, or spending hours traveling to the in-laws, many couples find little time to relax, and even less time to be alone and romantic with their spouse.

"It's been a crazy year with my practice and competition schedule, and then you add to that my husband's baseball practice and playing schedule and our active two-year-old. Every year we end up running around more than we relax, which leaves very little time for romance. My husband and I always look forward to the holidays as a time to reconnect with family, and most importantly with each other," said USA softball player and world champion Jennie Finch. "Even though our schedules as athletes may not be typical, trying to balance work and life - especially around the holidays - is something we share with most couples."

According to results from a recent survey of couples, 90 percent noted that they would like to be more intimate with their partner. Eight out of 10 couples feel so overwhelmed that they report feeling that intimacy has become more of a "to do" than a "to desire."

So what can couples do to keep the romance alive despite the roller-coaster schedule of holiday parties and family gatherings?

Experts say there are several things you can do to keep the romance alive - even during the holidays:

  • Exchange Fewer Gifts: Given today's tough economy, make an agreement with your spouse to exchange fewer presents. Not only will this help you save money, but you may also find it leaves you with a little more time for romance.
  • Be Creative With Your "To-Do" List: Instead of waiting in long lines, shop during dinner time when the stores are less crowded, or have your groceries delivered. Eliminating even one or two things from your long list could free up the time you need to focus on your partner.
  • Spend Time Together Before The Party:It's okay to be fashionably late to the neighbor's annual holiday bash. Send the kids to a friend's or relative's house for a sleepover or arrange for the babysitter to come early. That way, you and your partner can enjoy extra time alone before, and even after the party.
  • Give an Early Present: This year,forget the sweater.Instead, exchange intimate massages. It's a more romantic way to say, "I love you."
  • Be Spontaneous: Whether you steal a kiss under hanging mistletoe or cozy up in front of the fire, it's important to give your partner something unexpected. Also consider a birth control method, like the intrauterine contraceptive Mirena(R), that is compatible with a busy lifestyle.

"With my hectic schedule, finding a birth control that I didn't have to worry about everyday was important to me," Jennie said. "I spoke with my doctor and she suggested I try Mirena(R). It's definitely been the best match for me. It's eliminated one more thing from my "to do" list. It leaves me freer to be a good wife and mom, and to enjoy the moments Casey and I find together."

About Mirena

Mirena (levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine system) is a removable intrauterine contraceptive (IUC) that is over 99% effective and helps couples keep life simple. It works for as long as you want, for up to five years. Yet, if you chose to have Mirena removed, you can try to become pregnant immediately. Mirena(R) won't cause significant weight gain and may also provide shorter, lighter periods.


Only you and your healthcare professional can decide if Mirena is right for you. Mirena does not protect against HIV or STDs. Candidates for Mirena have had a child, and do not have certain cancers or acute pelvic inflammatory disease. In rare cases, perforation or embedment may occur. Mirena may become completely or partially dislodged.In the rare event you think you're pregnant, contact your healthcare professional without delay. Ovarian cysts may occur and typically disappear. Changes in bleeding are common in the first few months followed by shorter, lighter periods.

About Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. is the U.S.-based pharmaceuticals operation of Bayer HealthCare, an affiliate of Bayer AG. One of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry, Bayer HealthCare combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care, and Pharmaceuticals divisions. In the United States, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals comprises the following business units: Women's Healthcare, Diagnostic Imaging, General Medicine, Hematology/Neurology, and Oncology. The company's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human health worldwide by diagnosing, preventing and treating diseases.

SOURCE Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Gold Medalist Jennie Finch & Relationship Expert Stacy Kaiser Help Wired Couples Unplug
2. QLT to repurchase up to US$ 50 million of common shares - Modified "Dutch Auction" tender offer to commence on or about December 4, 2008
3. Nutritionist Claudia Gonzalez Shares Tips for Eating Well On-the-Go During the Busy Holiday Rush
4. MaxLife Fund Corp. declares dividends to shareholders of Preferred Shares
5. A Conversation About Alzheimers: Woman Shares Story of Love, Hope, Loss and Survival in New Book About Alzheimers Disease
6. Diabetes - Are You at Risk? Diet Company HMR Shares Top Strategy to Prevent or Delay Diabetes
7. Baird Hosts Small Cap Health Care Conference : Senior Healthcare Distribution & Services Research Analyst Eric Coldwell Shares Insights on Sector
8. Longs Drug Stores Corporation Declares Cash Dividend on Common Shares
9. Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Infectious Disease and HealthShares(TM) Composite Indexes
10. Mergent, Inc. Announces Changes to the HealthShares(TM) Ophthalmology Index
11. Sun Pharma Commences All Cash Tender Offer to Purchase Taro Ordinary Shares for USD 7.75 Per Share
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... ... has launched their Black Friday sale a week early, offering 40% off select ... transform the intimate apparel industry through both mobile fit technology and the latest ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... 24, 2015 , ... Preparing for the LDT Regulation:, CLIA Won’t Satisfy the ... , FDA has long asserted that design and manufacture of Laboratory Developed Tests ... do not meet the device regulations. , Come up short in an inspection and ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... November 24, 2015 , ... United Benefit Advisors (UBA), the ... Company as its newest Partner Firm. Based in Jefferson City, Missouri, their core ... advisor regardless of whether that client is a business, a family, or an ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 24, 2015 , ... With Thanksgiving ... Insurance is sharing safety tips to help protect your family and vehicle. , According ... around the 2013 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Amica is sharing the following safety tips from ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... ... ... Dr. Rodney E. Willey , has answered a new calling – to relieve snoring ... treatment for snoring and sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy. He is ... in the US, one of four in the Illinois area. , Dr. Willey’s ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... -- Teledyne DALSA , a Teledyne Technologies company and ... its CMOS X-Ray detector for mammography at the ... 3, at McCormick Place in Chicago . ... imaging will be on display in the South Hall, Booth ... X-Ray detectors is the industry benchmark for high speed imaging ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , Nov. 24, 2015  Boston Scientific Corporation ... the Oppenheimer 26th Annual Healthcare Conference on December 8, ... Susie Lisa , vice president, Investor Relations, will ... analyst beginning at approximately 8:35 a.m. ET. --> ... participate in a 30-minute question-and-answer session with the host ...
(Date:11/24/2015)...   Renowned UAE nutritionist ... advice and insights on supplements and healthy diet ing ... of Dubai residents are not consuming enough ... femMED launches comprehensive solutions for women , s most ... residents are not consuming enough to keep themselves healthy. A local expert addressed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: