Secondhand smoke or passive smoking is the smoke exhaled into the environment by a tobacco smoker, or the smoke that comes from the end of tobacco-containing smoking products. Approximately 4,000 chemicals are present in second hand smoke, many of which may cause cancer. Exposing yourself to secondhand smoke during pregnancy[.....]
Pinch your baby’s skin and observe how long it takes to spring back. Gently apply pressure to their sternum to see how quickly the color rushes back. Make them sit and look over their head to check if their fontanelle is sunken. Toddlers and infants are at a high risk of dehydration, so pay close attention to their behavior and appearance.
Shivlingi seeds (scientifically known as Bryonia Laciniosa) is one of ayurveda’s most well-known discoveries, specifically used for sterility treatment. These seeds are well known for their anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-fungal, antihyperlipidemic, spermatogenic and antipyretic properties. These properties make it an effective uterine tonic that can cure infertility in women. Benefits[.....]
If you love to jog, your pregnancy is no reason to stop your favorite activity. In fact, OB/GYNs recommend that expectant moms who jogged regularly pre-pregnancy continue to do so for the duration of their pregnancy as long as they are comfortable. Moms who jog during their pregnancy tend to gain less weight, have babies of a healthy weight, and experience shorter labor. It can also help you snap back into shape more quickly, postpartum. Get your doctor's go ahead and jog those pregnancy jitters away.
You can get dehydrated if you don’t drink enough water; sweat excessively because of humidity, hot weather, fever, or strenuous exercise; have diarrhea or vomiting; have kidney disease, diabetes, or a hormone deficiency which increases urination; have too much alcohol, or are recovering from burns. Infants and the elderly are particularly vulnerable. You can treat dehydration by replenishing lost fluids and minerals – drink water, eat fresh fruit, and use an oral rehydration solution.
When we are born, the very first humans we interact with and form a general impression about well, all people, come from the interactions and characters our mothers have. Besides, our mothers also become our first guides, teachers, pillars of strength during the tough times, and our first friends. She[.....]
Motherhood often takes precedence over fatherhood when it comes to rearing a child, but did you know that a father plays an equally important psychological role in the upbringing of a child? A video posted by Full Frontal Fatherhood 1, featuring Julian Redwood, emphasized that the role of a dad in[.....]
Being a list person usually helps. You can make grocery list, to-do list, list of things you want to buy, list of things you want to make. So needless to say, you should make a big list of things to do before your baby is born. It is actually super helpful. Here is the list[.....]
Being a parent is no easy feat, and is a job they have for life to boot. With an overwhelming amount of advice out there on what parents should and should not do, and the many contradictory research studies, when it comes down to it, we can all agree that[.....]
Uninvolved or neglectful parenting is detrimental to a child’s emotional growth and wellbeing. Studies have shown children of neglectful parenting grow up to be social recluses, do not do well in school, fall victims to bullying and substance abuse, and are more susceptible to mental ailments like depression when they grow up. Neglectful parents do more harm to the child’s growth than abusive parents. The right intervention at the right time can steer parents towards positive parenting.
The thought of having a baby and planning your future according to your baby sounds exciting but there are a few things you need to think and consider before you decide to get pregnant. Here are a few things you need to consider and discuss with your partner before you[.....]
Pregnancy induces a wariness and caution toward what you eat, drink, and do. A similar feeling and myth surround spicy foods during pregnancy. But the fact is, spicy foods are mostly harmless and can be unhealthy only if you're allergic to them, if you feel morning sickness or nausea after smelling or eat them, or if you've always been sensitive to such foods.
Psychosis, what most of us insensitively refer to as madness, is not the only cause for hallucinations. Hallucinations can be experienced by sane, healthy individuals as well – for instance, while falling in and out of sleep, after the loss of a loved one or pet, when having unbearable migraine headaches, and after intoxication with psychoactive stimulants like LSD and magic mushrooms.
Breastfeeding can be tricky when trying to find the most comfortable hold. Different babies react differently to each hold, and if you're a new mom, the nervousness of trying something new itself can make breastfeeding difficult. Try the holds for specific health issues and focus on finding the position that best suits both you and your baby.
Living with asthma means you need to constantly be on the look out for triggers and always be prepared for an unexpected attack. While pollen, dust, and animal dander are the common suspects, cold weather too can sometimes trigger an asthma attack. There is no separate clinical name for cold[.....]
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