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Post Adoption Issues Faced by Children

Post Adoption Issues Faced by Children

The most common post adoption issues among the adopted children are: Medical issues: Often the adopted child comes with certain medical issues. If you have adopted a child belonging to any of the developing nations, he or she might be a victim of inadequate shelter or malnutrition. Disorders like anemia, eczema, skin rashes, intestinal parasites and lead poisoning are some of the common medical issues found in children from developing nations. Parents also often adopt children with known medical disorders like cleft lip or fetal alcohol syndromes. The primary duty of parents adopting children with medical problems is offering them the best possible treatment for getting rid of these health disorders. Emotional issues: Emotionalissues are quite common among the adopted children. They may suffer  [...]

Jaundice during Pregnancy: What Are the Signs?

Jaundice during Pregnancy: What Are the Signs?

Jaundice is not defined as a disease; it only indicates liver dysfunctions. Jaundice commonly does not occur in expecting mothers having no history of liver disorders; however, if a pregnant woman develops pregnancy cholestasis, fatty liver or pre-eclampsia, she might develop jaundice as a symptom of these conditions. The common signs of jaundice during pregnancy are: Changes in the eye and skin: An expecting mother with jaundice will usually experience gradual yellowing of whites of her eyes and skin. The yellowing primarily occurs due to the bilirubin buildup in her bloodstream. Bilirubin is basically waste products derived from iron. One of the primary functions of our liver is removing the bilirubin from our system. When the liver stops working properly, this function of the organ does  [...]

Toilet Training for Children

Toilet Training for Children

Are you wondering when you will be successful in biding a permanent goodbye to baby diapers? This is a common anticipation among parents. The better you will be with your toilet training, the easier will be for you to help you baby in developing a good toilet habit. However, toilet training is not an easy task; it is difficult for both the child and the parents. One thing every parent must remember that toilet training will not start showing results overnight. The parents will have to be patient and continue training the child until he gets correct with the toileting habits. At what age you will be providing toilet training to your child depends on the child’s growth pattern. The suitable age for toilet training varies from one child to another. Majority of the kids start indicating that  [...]

Frequency of Baby Kicking during the Sixth Month of Pregnancy

Frequency of Baby Kicking during the Sixth Month of Pregnancy

One of the most precious experiences a mother has during pregnancy is the feeling of the baby kicking her from the inside of her womb. Generally this starts when a woman is in the sixth month of her pregnancy. When the baby is the womb is of 6 months, it can reach a weight of 1-1.5 pounds and a length of 11-14 inches. During this time the baby starts kicking and gets involved in other movements too. If you are attentive enough, you will be able to recognize the pattern of kicks offered by the baby in your womb. However, babies might not have any distinct pattern to their kicks. The 6th months of pregnancy is a lot different from the other pregnancy months around it due to a number of aspects. Generally, the mother experience milk kicking from the baby from the 5th month of pregnancy; however,  [...]

Tightening up Lose Muscles and Skin after Delivery

Tightening up Lose Muscles and Skin after Delivery

One of the common problems faced by new mothers after delivery is loosening of the skin and muscles around her pelvic region. If you used to possess an absolutely flat stomach before pregnancy, you will definitely not get it back right after delivering the baby. This is primarily because of the loose muscles and skin developing after the baby comes out. These changes cannot be mended overnight. You must remember that all these changes to your body took the entire duration of the pregnancy to occur; so, to get rid of these problems you will have to invest at least half of that time. Below we have mentioned the steps you must take to tighten up the loose muscles and skin: Consult your gynecologist; she will probably refer you to a physical trainer and a nutritionist. Generally dieting and exercising  [...]

How to Stop Breastfeeding?

How to Stop Breastfeeding?

Mothers often struggle to take the decision of stopping breastfeeding. However, there are also some mothers who can get the baby weaned naturally. According to the World Health organization, breastfeeding a baby for the first two years of his or her life is enough. There can be personal reasons like health issues or professional concerns that may force a mother to stop breastfeeding before the baby reaches the age of 2 years. If you are finding it hard to stop breastfeeding, the tips provided below may help you. Never try to stop breastfeeding suddenly; it can act as a traumatic change for both your baby and you. Unless a medical condition is forcing you to stop breastfeeding immediately, the right process is weaning gradually.When a mother weans suddenly, there might be drastic changes in  [...]

Dietary Habits That Can Cause Miscarriage

Dietary Habits That Can Cause Miscarriage

According to the statistics obtained from a recently conducted survey, around 15% of the pregnancies end up in miscarriages.  A major share of these miscarriages occurs due to complications caused by the dietary habit of pregnant women. Below we have discussed the kinds of foods to be avoided to prevent miscarriage. Never Take Undercooked Meats You may love to indulge your taste buds in sumptuous sushi and steaks, but never do so when you are pregnant. These items might contain bacteria like campylobacter and listeria, which can result in miscarriage. The bacterium called listeria is the most dangerous among the two. In case you manage to succeed in avoiding miscarriage after being attacked by listeria, you will definitely not be able to avoid all the ill effects of the bacteria; the bacteria  [...]

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby?

How to Breastfeed a Teething Baby?

Is your baby teething? If yes, then you must be having a tough time while breastfeeding him. Here are some tips for breastfeeding teething babies: Watch the baby closely when he is breastfeeding. He cannot drink and bite at a time; so if you watch him closely, you will surely know when he will nip you from his actions. Give your baby a teething blanket or a teething ring for chewing before you breastfeed him. This will allow the baby to chew enough before breastfeeding and he will not feel the urge of biting you. You must be aware of the baby’s biting patterns while being breastfed. If he generally bites during the initial phase of breastfeeding, the biting might indicate that he is trying to stimulate the lactation. On the other hand, biting after breastfeeding for a certain period of time  [...]