Archive | February, 2009

What You Need To Know About Colds In Babies

Posted on 09 February 2009 by

Colds and upper respiratory infections are common especially for very young children. It is particularly common in the first two years of life, and a young child may get eight to ten colds during this period. More than 100 viruses cause common colds, and babies are susceptible because of their immature immune systems. A baby [...]

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What You Need To Know About Coughing

Posted on 06 February 2009 by

Coughs are one of the most common symptoms that children get due to an illness. Although parents may normally be concerned, coughing is actually a reflex that helps clear the lungs, and upper airway passages of foreign materials or mucus. A child’s cough may vary depending on its underlying cause, and it may help if [...]

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How To Prevent Headaches During Pregnancy

Posted on 04 February 2009 by

Many women may be surprised why they suddenly get more headaches during pregnancy. Headaches are common during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy. During the first trimester, fluctuating estrogen levels, and changes in the blood volume may trigger headaches in pregnant women. As a woman’s body gets used to these changes, headaches may temporarily [...]

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Why Cesarean Section Should Not Be Feared At All

Posted on 04 February 2009 by

When I learned that I am carrying twins, I knew right then that I will not be able to experience natural birth. The initial ultrasound revealed that both of my twins are in breech position (the leading parts are buttocks instead of the heads). Although their presenting parts can still change as they grow inside [...]

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How To Prevent Pool Accidents

Posted on 04 February 2009 by

Spending time in the pool can be fun, but parents need to be extra vigilant so that accidents can be prevented. Fatal drowning is considered as the second leading cause of accidental deaths in children from 1 to 14 years old. And most young kids who drowned were in the care of one or both [...]

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4 Methods of Birth Induction: Are They Safe?

Posted on 03 February 2009 by

My mother often shared to me her experience regarding how I was born. Until now, she always thinks about how fortunate she was to be able to bring me out into this world without complications. “I’m sure about this doctor. I’m two weeks past my due date and I still haven’t delivered my baby. I [...]

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What You Need To Know About Swimmer’s Ear in Children

Posted on 03 February 2009 by

Children just love the water, and they relish time spent on pools and on the beach. If your family has been spending plenty of time in the water, you may have already heard about swimmer’s ear. Swimmer’s ear or otitis externa is an infection and inflammation of the ear canal. It has been given the [...]

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10 Ways To Prevent Accidental Burns In Children

Posted on 02 February 2009 by

Young children are inherently curious, and they tend to explore their environment without much caution. They may still not realize that not all objects are safe to the touch. A young child may still not know that even a cup of hot coffee, has the potential to cause third-degree burns. Around 60-75% of burn cases [...]

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Fetal Ultrasound: A Glimpse Of Your Little One

Posted on 02 February 2009 by

We are very fortunate nowadays that we have been provided with science. Science provides a golden opportunity to see our bundle of joy as early as a few weeks old through fetal ultrasound. My first ultrasound conducted at 12 weeks of pregnancy enabled me to experience the joy of knowing in advance that I will [...]

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What Happens When You Pass Your Expected Date Of Delivery or EDD?

Posted on 01 February 2009 by

Your expected date of delivery or EDD is usually calculated from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). This is done by adding 7 to the day and adding 9 to the month (if LMP falls on January to March) or adding 7 to the day and subtracting 3 to the month (if [...]

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