Substance Abuse and Pregnancy

What is substance abuse, you may ask. It is the use of illegal drugs or the use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs or alcohol for purposes other than those to which they are meant to be used, or in excessive amounts. Substance abuse may lead to social, physical, emotional and job-related problems. Whatever the reason … Read more

Alcohol And Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a normal phenomenon if both the man and the woman are in good health. If one aims to have a normal healthy pregnancy, it is important for both to eat balanced diet, get regular exercise, STOP smoking and abstain from drinking alcohol. Alcohol drinking in moderate amounts is effective in reducing stress. It is reported … Read more

How common is RSV in infants?

    Amazon Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from this purchase.     RSV stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a common, highly contagious respiratory virus that usually causes mild, cold-like symptoms, transmission of which occurs through the nasopharyngeal or conjunctival mucosa with respiratory secretions from infected individuals. … Read more

Cigarette Smoking and Pregnancy

Amazon Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from this purchase I Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant are advised to stop smoking, as smoking during pregnancy is not good and can lead to a plethora of health risks to both the mother and the unborn baby. Smoking is addictive and harmful … Read more