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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Study finds exercise and healthy eating reduces the need for caesarean section

A new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London has found that women who eat healthily and stay active in pregnancy cut their chance of needing a caesarean section. The research, published in the British Medical Journal, looked at data from 12,500 women across 16 countries. It found that women of any weight who consumed a healthy diet and […]

How to Stop the Flu From Spreading

When your child gets sick with a nasty virus like the flu, you suffer too (sometimes more than your child!). There’s the worry when the symptoms start, the indecision over whether or not to call the pediatrician in the middle of the night, and the sense of helplessness when you see your little one not feeling well. There’s […]

Is Cold Medicine Safe for Baby?

It’s heartbreaking to see your baby sniffling, stuffy, coughing and miserable when she has a cold, but those over-the-counter cough and cold medicines that can be helpful at relieving your symptoms are not only ineffective for your little one but might also be quite harmful to her. In fact, over-the-counter cold and cough medicines are only approved by […]

Healthy Habits to Pick Up During Pregnancy

Swapping cocktails for mocktails and banishing sushi are no-brainer moves when you’re pregnant. But here are a few more not-so-obvious changes to make now that you’re focused on caring for yourself — and your baby-to-be. Eating well, working out and drinking plenty of water are good for you, pregnant or not. So are these six […]

What Do You Want to Know About Pregnancy?

Overview Pregnancy occurs when a sperm fertilizes an egg after it’s released from the ovary during ovulation. The fertilized egg then travels down into the uterus, where implantation occurs. A successful implantation results in pregnancy. On average, a full-term pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. There are many factors that can affect a pregnancy. Women who receive an early pregnancy diagnosis and prenatal care are […]