How to Treat Cold in Women during Their Third Trimester?

How to Treat Cold in Women during Their Third Trimester?

Developing any health disorder during pregnancy, however simple or mild it may be is extremely difficult. So, when a pregnant woman develops a cold during her third trimester, things can become absolutely miserable for her. Generally, a cold can be easily combated with over the counter medications; however, things are not so simple for pregnant ladies. Pregnant ladies, especially the ones who have completed 38 weeks of pregnancy should avoid consuming any medication without consulting their physician. There are many medicines that are likely to harm the expecting mother and the growing baby in her womb. There are also certain pregnancy related medical conditions that worsen on taking some cold medications. The best way of managing a cold during pregnancy is taking medication (prescription or  [...]

Tips for Teaching Your Child Colors

Tips for Teaching Your Child Colors

According to experts, a child gets ready to learn the differences between colors after crossing the age of two years. As the parent of a growing child, you must start teaching your child colors when he is between the ages of 2 and 3 years. The child might not be able to remember all colors by their names right away; however, introducing the concept of colors to him will automatically develop a sense of differentiating between colors within him. In this article, we have presented some tips for mothers planning to teach colors to their little children. During the mealtimes, point out different colors present in his food plate. Things will be more interesting for the child, if you offer him a number of bright colored foods; for instance: carrots, blueberries, strawberries etc. Ask him to name  [...]

Back Pain after Cesarean Birth

Back Pain after Cesarean Birth

Current statistics show that 30% of the birth in USA occurs through cesarean section. Back pain is common among most women after pregnancy; however, the condition becomes most debilitating for women giving birth through cesarean section. The reason behind this is the injection given for spinal anesthesia. 40 percent women giving birth through cesarean section are likely to develop chronic postnatal back pain. Back pain due to cesarean birth can be triggered by two factors; the first one is the trauma occurring in the ligaments, nerves, muscles or skin of the woman’s back owing to the insertion of spinal needle; and the second one is post-dural puncture headaches (a condition marked by gradual leaking of the cerebrospinal fluid).  The back pain of the second variety is mostly accompanied  [...]

How to Introduce Cereals in Your Baby’s Diet?

How to Introduce Cereals in Your Baby’s Diet?

You must start feeding your baby solid foods when he is around 4-7 months old. Usually, the pediatricians suggest feeding your baby with rice cereal meant for the infants. This option is preferred as this cereal type is thin and can be digested easily by the babies. Below we have discussed the steps of introducing cereals to your baby’s diet: Step 1: Visit the office of the child’s pediatrician before including solids in your child’s diet. The doctor will tell you whether it is the right time of feeding you baby with cereals. The signs that reveal that the baby is ready for eating solids include: ability of holding the head up, decreased tongue-thrust reflexes and showing interest in the food you eat. A baby, who does not show up these symptoms, is not ready to eat cereals or any other  [...]

What Are the Ill Effects of Overprotective Parenting?

What Are the Ill Effects of Overprotective Parenting?

Are you overprotective about your child? Overprotective parenting might result in a number of problems in the child when he or she grows up into an adult. Below we have discussed about the common ill effects of overprotective parenting. Low self-confidence: One of the primary messages that overprotective parents convey to their children is that the children are not bold enough to handle different challenges of life themselves. Children of overprotective parents often feel that if their parents are not with them in every decision they take in life, they will fail to achieve success. Such children find it hard to work without the guidance of their parents even when they become adults. Behavior problems: There are instances when children of overprotective parents have turned into rebels after  [...]

How to Increase Appetite of an Underweight Child?

How to Increase Appetite of an Underweight Child?

Usually, children burn a lot of calories through activities like running around, jumping etc. So, if they don’t eat a proper diet, they are likely to be underweight in spite of being absolutely healthy. If you find that your child is not eating enough and failing to gain weight, you must take certain steps to make sure that the child grows properly both in height and weight. The first thing you should do to ensure that your child’s weight increase is changing his food habits. For doing so, you may need to change the food habit of your entire family. If you and the other members of your family rely on quick fixes and small meals, you must set a time when all the members of your family will have to sit around the dining table for eating together. This will make the act of having meals a fun  [...]

Improving Female Fertility with Vitamins

Improving Female Fertility with Vitamins

The vitamins essential for improving female fertility are: Vitamin B6: This vitamin possesses the ability of promoting female fertility; it works by regulating the reproductive hormones of women. A woman might suffer from infertility due to luteal phase defect. What is luteal phase? It is the time between ovulation and menstruation, which generally lasts for around 14 days on an average. During luteal phase, the body of a woman produces high levels of estrogen and progesterone; the increase in production of these two female hormones stimulates the uterine lining of women to thicken for receiving the fertilized eggs and promoting implantation. Women suffering from luteal phase defect will have shorter luteal phases, as a result of which their uterus fails to support new pregnancies; this results  [...]

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  [...]