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.
As you probably know, baby expense should be high on your list of things to plan for, before the baby comes. There is no cheap way to have and raise a baby: it takes sweat, work, and lots of cash, patience, and more to have a happy, healthy baby. Some studies suggest that you will […]
Everyone who has had the experience of being a parent knows all too well the difficulties of getting your baby to sleep soundly throughout the night. The dark circles around the eyes of new parents are usually familiar to all those that have been around them. In terms of baby sleep tips, one of the […]