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

You are positive!…now what?

Amazon Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from this purchase   You have not been feeling well! Feeling so tired all the time and seems to have no energy to do anything. Your mood is so off, everything irritates you. A light bulb!!! vTook a pregnancy test…. you are positive!…now what? Tell Someone This … Read more

Is it necessary to swaddle a newborn?

Amazon Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate, I earn from this purchase     Before anything else, what is swaddling? Swaddling is an ancient practice of wrapping a baby with a blanket or similar cloth to restrict movement. The most famous record of swaddling is found in the Holy Bible, in the New Testament, referring to … Read more

Your baby at 12 months old

  Your baby at 12 months old may show the early signs of independent walking. He/She has better body control when lowering himself from standing. He may walk if you hold his hands or when he is holding on to a furniture, or when he is pushing a wheeled toy. Is gaining more curiosity in … Read more

Your Baby at 11 months old

Your baby at 11 months old would be more as an explorer. He/she would move swiftly around the room, using the furnitures as his support, and stand alone momentarily, or may be able to standalone well. He would slowly and gently lower himself to the ground, and there could be chances that some may walk … Read more

Your Baby at 10 months old

Your baby at 10 months old may be able to pull up to a standing position from sitting. He/she may be better at crawling and is able to propel himself along the floor. Your baby could get into a sitting position from the stomach. He/she can now stand holding on to someone or something for … Read more