Menopause is natural. If you are a woman, you will have to go through it sooner or later. All it means is that your body is changing to adapt to the life when reproduction is not its main role. That means that our body starts producing much less of our main hormones – estrogen and […]
After the birth of a child and the severing of the umbilical cord, there is still blood that remains in the blood vessels contained within both the placenta and the remains. After leaving the mothers body, the child no longer needs this amount of blood. The blood left over is referred to umbilical cord blood […]
The news that Washington State had to declare epidemics of whooping cough alarmed large number of people who thought that at least in the US we are safe from such health threats. Unfortunately, we are much more vulnerable than we think. Similar epidemic occurred in California in 2010, where 9000 people contracted the disease and […]
There is nothing in woman”s life that can be compared with the feeling she experiences when she becomes aware that she is carrying a child. Some women claim that they knew the exact moment they conceived, but that is probably just their imagination. While there are many signs of pregnancy that are common and well […]
The first question every woman asks when the doctor confirms that she is pregnant is ‘when is my baby due?’ Most doctors have a colorful wheel, or a calculator, which counts 266 days from the moment of conception, or 280 days from your last period. Other doctors will honestly tell you that this calculation is […]
It takes something so drastic like the news about the 10-year-old girl in Colombia recently reported in the media to have given birth via caesarian section to shake us up. We should have paid attention to what has been all around us for quite some time: our children are maturing way too early and little […]
During National Heart Month, we can’t forget about kids with Congenital Heart Defects or Childhood Heart Disease. Support for this special week in February involves a coalition of families, non-profit groups, individuals and healthcare professionals whose goal is to raise awareness of this issue around the world.
Have you ever noticed how some Moms seem to be very contented and confident in their role as Mothers, and others seem chronically stressed and approaching burnout? Why are some Moms unflappable and able to keep their sense of humor, while others overreact to the slightest stressors in their day? While all Moms are different, […]
If you’re pregnant, you’re very likely concerned about the amount of weight you’re gaining, the effect it has on your body, even how difficult it will be to take off after your pregnancy. Your OB/GYN or midwife is your best source of advice about healthy weight gain during pregnancy, but there are general guidelines.