image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Vaccination helps protect your baby from various preventable illnesses and infectious diseases, including measles, polio, and whooping cough. All vaccines are clinically tested and approved by regulatory authorities before use in the public. Vaccines usually contain a dead or a weakened form of the disease-causing pathogen — a virus or
It takes time to feel attached to someone you just met, even if they grew inside you, so try to drop the guilt and get to know them. If you’ve Googled about your lack of attachment to your newborn, you’ve probably also come across research that says early bonding is linked to everything from better
Fighting with your partner after baby is almost a certainty, but there are ways to ease the hate. I asked Elana Sures, a Vancouver-based clinical counsellor in private practice, about this Google search. When she stopped laughing, she said that, yes, this is very, very normal (phew). “Having a child is one of the first
Cooking for kids is often a thankless endeavor. Even if you manage to find time in your busy parenting schedule to prepare a full meal, there’s a solid chance your dining patrons (aka children) may find something wrong with it. And God forbid you accidentally make a real mistake because it will not be forgotten.
A biomedical research company founded by a University of Alabama at Birmingham physician-scientist has received $3 million in seed funding. ResBiotic Inc. — spun off from UAB last year — will use the money to develop and commercialize groundbreaking probiotic formulations for lung health, says founder C. Vivek Lal, M.D., an associate professor in the
After reviewing a database of gene mutations in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a team of Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) researchers decided to study a specific gene mutation that likely caused ASD in a girl. They demonstrated that the mutation was damaging to the gene, and that female, but not male, mice
Scary Mommy and Marcela Vieira/Getty In the fourteen months since COVID was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization, our knowledge of the virus has evolved significantly. The puzzle pieces are filling in, often changing shape, as science works in real time. As a result, we understand better now how the virus transmits.
Rya Franco/Unsplash Most people with a uterus spend a decent part of their lives either trying to avoid getting pregnant or trying to conceive. Either way, it takes money and effort. But what if time, for some reason, isn’t on your side, and you need to get pregnant as quickly as possible? It could be
Cottonbro/Pexels Whether you’re trying to conceive, or crossing your fingers that you’re not pregnant, taking a pregnancy test can cause some anxiety. There are so many questions, like when, exactly, to take a pregnancy test, and whether it’s possible to calculate the percentage of the possibility that you’re pregnant. Sure, you could be on the
Alexmia/Getty Images All kinds of surprises pop up during pregnancy. Your absolute favorite meal suddenly turns your stomach, and insomnia starts taking over your nights. There are also plenty of bodily changes outside of stretch marks and swollen ankles (those are just the two you probably hear about the most). On that note, may we
Erin Bagwell/Youtube Trigger warning: suicide ideation If you’ve ever experienced postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD, or another perinatal mood disorder, you know how crippling these conditions can be. I was diagnosed with PPD in the fall of 2013 and didn’t emerge from the proverbial darkness until the summer of 2014, nearly 16 months after giving birth.
haveseen/Getty Images Welcoming a new baby is an exciting time, but it also comes with its share of challenges for moms. After giving birth, your body turns its attention to healing and feeding your newborn. As a result, you may experience breast engorgement within the first week of welcoming your baby into the world. If
LightFieldStudios/Getty Images Congratulations — you’re having a baby! Maybe you want to commemorate your news with brand new mom ink. While getting a tattoo is safer than ever (in fact, 40 percent of adults in the U.S. have tattoos), getting a tattoo while pregnant brings up a whole slew of issues and questions. Primarily, can
gorodenkoff/Getty If you or someone you know has given birth, you know the phrase “natural birth.” People will often ask, “did you have a natural birth?” and not only is it incredibly invasive, it makes people feel bad. Giving birth is a personal experience, and you shouldn’t have to justify or explain your choices. Everyone
Andrii Zastrozhnov/Getty If you’re looking to get pregnant and want to know when you should be getting busy to increase your chances of having a baby, guess what? There are better times of the month to conceive than others. You probably know that when you’re ovulating is a great time to conceive, but did you know your chances of getting pregnant are
Lucas Favre/Unsplash Anyone who has experienced pregnancy dreams knows that they are no joke. They can be so vivid…and bizarre…and absolutely terrifying. But wait. In addition to whatever came to mind when you read the term “pregnancy dreams,” there’s… another type. So while some of you may have ended up here looking for information on
This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Summer may still be a few months away but now is the time to plan fun outdoor games to help keep the neighborhood kids entertained all season long. It doesn’t matter if you live in the country with acres between
image: iStockphoto IN THIS ARTICLE Parents need to be aware of the steps involved in giving CPR as a first-aid measure when infants or babies suffer from breathing difficulty or cardiac arrest. The procedure involves chest compressions and rescue breaths. Since an infant’s bone density, strength, muscle arrangement, and physiology are different from that of
Television and movies always portray pregnancy, birth, and the aftermath as mostly happy events. The discomforts are mild and intermittent: the mom throws up once on the bus, is rushed to the hospital in a cab a few episodes later, yells at her husband, then pushes her baby out with a scream. Afterward, she’s moderately
Viktorcvetkovic via Getty ImagesRaising children “not to see color” doesn’t work. So why do white parents still do it? Talking to children about race and racism is a difficult undertaking for parents, regardless of their background. And a small but timely new study published this week suggests white parents may have an especially long way