Category: Mother & Child

How does the gestational diabetes affect the baby?

To protect themselves and their babies from the negative effects of the gestational diabetes, the future mothers should take regular blood tests to check their blood sugar level. The normal blood sugar level is under 105 mg per dL when the test is made after a few hours of fasting and less than 120 mg per...

diabetes and pregnancy

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Morning sickness, nausea, increased appetite, changes in the pigment of the skin, pain and inflammation of ligaments, unexplainable mood swings… These are some of the “mild” effects of the hormonal changes in the body of a pregnant woman. Among the “not so mild” pregnancy “symptoms”, gestational diabetes is on the top. Gestational diabetes is a condition...

9 ways to raise a happy child

Being a parent is very challenging, especially when it comes to the emotional development of the child. When they are born, most children seem happy: smiling and gurgling –proving that their basic needs are satisfied. But this is beginning to change as things become more complex and their needs grow. That childish anger, which generally occurs...

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Summer is the best season to conceive the healthiest babies

It almost seems like a mystical correlation. Babies conceived at certain times of the year appear healthier than those conceived during other times. Now, scientists have shown that the surprising impression may actually be true — and they think they may know why it happens. As early as the 1930s, researchers noticed that children born in...

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Pregnancy Step By Step: All You Need To Know

Pregnancy can be the happiest time in a woman’ s life but, at the same time it can be quite challenging as well. Making the pregnancy a pleasant time depends a great deal on the information and knowledge you have on how to deal with it. Understanding Pregnancy So you have planned to have a baby...

10 Reasons to Breast-feed Your Baby

The health benefits of breast feeding are endless, both for your baby and you! Here are my top reasons to breast-feed your baby: 1.  Breast milk is considered the ideal food for your baby through the first six months. It constantly changes to meet the unique needs of your baby – amazing! 2.  Breast-feeding helps your...

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Teach your child to eat well to avoid the extra pounds

It is quite tempting, when you get home after a day of work, to give to your child to eat only what he wants. However, for a long term, you’re not doing him a favor. A child certainly doesn’t know what is good for him and one day you may find out that your child eats,...

baby sweating and aggressivity

Infants who sweat less in response to scary situations at age 1 are more aggressive at age 3

Psychological scientist Stephanie van Goozen of Cardiff University and her colleagues have linked the lower levels of sweat measured in infants of 1 year old as a response to scary situations, with conduct disorder and aggressive behavior in children and adolescents. The explanation seems to be that a weaker fear response shows that the subjects are...