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Problematic Thumb-Sucking

Problematic Thumb-Sucking

Is thumb-sucking considered normal? Thumb-sucking is a normal occurrence among babies and young kids. An innate sucking impulse causes some infants to engage in thumb-sucking during their initial few months following birth, or even while they are in the womb. Babies might additionally suck their fingers, hands or other objects like pacifiers. What are the reasons behind infant thumb-sucking? Babies have an innate urge to suck that generally reduces subsequent to six months of age. However, several babies persistently suck their thumbs as a means of soothing themselves. Babies and young kids could become habituated with thumb-sucking when they use it as a means of pacifying themselves during hunger, when they are petrified, edgy, quiet, drowsy or are plain bored. Majority of infants and toddlers  [...]

A Marvel of Sorts – Woman pregnant in spite of Dual Reproductive Systems

A Marvel of Sorts – Woman pregnant in spite of Dual Reproductive Systems

It was a truly ecstatic moment when 27-year old Lindsay Hasaj, of Finchley, North London, found she was expecting. However, a month later she was on the receiving end for yet another larger-scaled bolt from the blue. She was informed by the doctors about having a dual reproductive system – the newly formed foetus that was developing in one of her two wombs. This form of anatomical rarity is deemed to be 1 among a million women. However, now that her condition has been detected, a totally normal pregnancy is possible. In this form of medical condition there is also the presence of 2 cervices and 2 vaginas which leads to having the probability of fertilization occurring. It was a matter of sheer luck that the woman managed to become pregnant merely two months after the couple started to try  [...]