Essential reading for Women and Children Health

On May 30, 2013

Skin Changes During Pregnancy

Pregnancy even affects your skin, thanks to hormonal shifts, adjustments in blood flow and other mechanical changes. Often, changes with pigmentation are among the most pronounced skin changes during pregnancy. The area around your nipples might darken. The same thing can happen with the skin on your inner thighs and genitals. You might notice a […]

On May 23, 2013

New parents: Getting the sleep you need

Being a new parent can be exhausting. Try these strategies to fit more sleep into your days and nights. It’s 2 a.m. and your newborn is crying. Will you ever get a good night’s sleep again? Although life with a newborn is a round-the-clock adventure, don’t lose hope. By age 3 months, many babies can […]

On May 16, 2013

Prenatal yoga can be a great way to prepare for childbirth.

Find out if this type of prenatal exercise is right for you. Much like other types of childbirth-preparation classes, prenatal yoga is a multifaceted approach to exercise that encourages stretching, mental centering and focused breathing. Research suggests that prenatal yoga is safe and can have many benefits for pregnant women and their babies, such as: Improve […]

On May 6, 2013

What is Cord Blood Banking?

Is it better to use a public or private facility? Cord blood banking is a procedure in which cord blood — a rich source of stem cells is taken from a newborn’s umbilical cord after delivery and preserved for possible future use in a stem cell transplant. Collecting a baby’s cord blood poses few, if […]

On April 29, 2013

Is it safe to have an X-ray during pregnancy?

Yes – having an X-ray during pregnancy is generally considered safe. It’s highly unlikely that a diagnostic X-ray during pregnancy will harm a developing baby. Most X-ray exams – including those of the arms, legs, head, teeth or chest – won’t expose your reproductive organs to radiation, and a leaded apron and collar can be […]

On April 22, 2013

Avoiding Headaches Naturally!

Headaches are a common concern in most pregnant women which attracts them to pills that are not advisable during pregnancy. Here are a few simple tips that can help you avoid such troublesome headaches. Preventing headaches: Avoid headache triggers: Keep track of your meals, activities and headaches for several days to help pinpoint your headache triggers […]

On April 15, 2013

Iron Kids

Why Iron is Crucial? Iron is essential to your child’s growth and development. Lack of iron in the diet may result in iron deficiency — where the blood lacks adequate healthy red blood cells (RBCs). RBCs carry oxygen to the body’s tissues, providing energy and giving skin a healthy colour. Untreated iron deficiency in children […]

On April 8, 2013

Twice the Joy, Twice the Care

Why You Need It? Sometimes a twin pregnancy just happens. In other cases, specific factors are at play. For example, a twin pregnancy is more likely as you get older because hormonal changes can cause more than one egg to be released at a time. Use of assisted reproductive technologies – such as in vitro […]

On April 1, 2013

Prenatal Vitamins

Why You Need It? Most women during pregnancy might be uncomfortable with the idea of popping pills. However, when recommended by your health care provider and complemented with a well-balanced diet, prenatal vitamins will prove beneficial in ensuring a healthy pregnancy. Despite a healthy diet most women fall short on key nutrients. If you’re pregnant […]