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Parenting & Pregnancy

skin-issues-and-acne-during-pregnancy

Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause drastic changes to your complexion. If you had previously been blessed with clear skin prior to your pregnancy, pimples, acne and other skin rashes might seem unpleasant though some women with acne have reported that their skin have cleared up during pregnancy. Here are some tips to consider to make sure your skin is taken care of during your pregnancy. Do reach out to your primary care physician if your skin conditions worsens…

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pregnancy-and-exercise

There was a time when people believed, that the only way to give birth to a healthy baby is to be on bed rest and avoid all physical activity throughout the pregnancy. Times have changed, and people are becoming more aware now about the benefits of exercise during pregnancy…

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adhd-or-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder

More than 7% of children today suffer from attention deficit disorder, and many other go undiagnosed. Basically it is a childhood developmental behavioral disorder which is characterized by inability to focus, being hyperactive or impulsive etc. While the actual cause of this disorder still remains unknown, it is usually more prevalent in males and also tends to run in families for generations.While the treatment may seem difficult, it usually is comprised of a combinational therapy of medicine, behavioral therapy and alternative medicine as well.Medication that is usually prescribed for this is some form of stimulant usually psycho stimulants. It does not come without side effects however, which can include increased anxiousness and irritability, weight loss or loss of appetite, insomnia, chest pain, vomiting etc.Methylphenidate, dextroamphetamine and dextrostat are the most common drug prescribed which is a psycho stimulant. These medications, though a stimulant, have a calming effect…

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pregnancy-and-anxiety

Pregnancy is an important part of every mother’s life and while it can be a happy and memorable journey, it is indeed an experience of a kind. Many women however suffer from stress, depression, or anxiety like behaviors during and post pregnancy. These are mostly due to the turmoil of hormones that she undergoes to prepare for child bearing and childbirth…

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baby-care-the-truth-about-antibiotics

Parents are becoming increasingly anxious about the use of antibiotics, particularly if they are trying to bring up their baby in a safe and natural way. While there is no doubt that antibiotics, play a vital role in fighting life-threatening diseases such as meningitis and pneumonia, their inappropriate or repeated prescription is giving rising cause for concern among some medical experts and scientists…

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how-to-treat-asthma-in-babies

Symptoms, which include wheezing, coughing, and breathlessness, usually start to occur after the first year, though from six months babies can develop a persistent nighttime cough. Asthma may be caused by an allergic reaction to substances such as house dust mites, pollen, animal dander, or food. Asthma occurs when the sensitive linings of the airways in the lungs (bronchial tubes) are irritated, swell, and go into spasm, restricting air flow…

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how-to-buy-a-safe-baby-bed

You will need something for your baby to sleep on. He won’t be fussy as long as it is comfortable. It should also be secure, with a safety mattress that has air vents at the end where his head will be. A bassinet with a hood to keep out drafts and protect his eyes from direct light will be suitable, as will a baby buggy…

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transport-your-baby-the-safe-and-comfortable-ways

There are several ways of transporting your baby. You need to think carefully about your lifestyle and what type of equipment would suit it best before you part with your money. For example, if you live in an upstairs apartment, you may decide that a baby buggy is impractical and opt for a baby sling and foldaway stroller. On the other hand, if you expect to do a lot of walking, a sturdy buggy with high sides to protect your baby from wind and rain may be the best choice…

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