Archive for January, 2011
For those who want a child, you should know that cervical mucus is a way of knowing when to take action to have a high probability of getting pregnant. But beyond its role as an indicator, the cervical mucus is directly involved in the design phase of a baby.
Note first that the cervical mucus is a hormonal secretion from the cervix. Its consistency and appearance are related to the timing of the female cycle. And the cervical mucus is to attribute to effectively contribute to fertilization and making it easier for the sperm during ovulation. The reverse action occurs the rest of the menstrual cycle. Read the rest of this entry »
Massaging your baby is essential for the welfare of it. Since already pregnant, your little darling needs a tender caress and a gentle massage. This good practice should not be dropped at birth and throughout its growth.
Emotional and relational level, infant massage is a unique moment of intimacy between mother and child. It helps establish a bond of trust towards each other through direct physical contact and positive interaction. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes, especially for mothers who have just given birth to their first baby, it is often reluctant to see doctors, the midwife and nurse the baby turn around without really knowing what that is they’re to subject the newborn.
In reality, this is normal but for the uninitiated, it’s still nice to know that doctors do and why? The first review that the baby undergoes is called the Apgar score. This examination is done to know where the vitality of the child between a score of 0 to 10. Heart rate, muscle tone, responsiveness, breathing and skin color are the scoring criteria. Read the rest of this entry »
Dietary diversification starts gradually from the 4th month of the baby. It is to initiate and to know that there are other baby foods as milk. Initially, food diversification should be progressive. The goal at this stage is to introduce your little bundle of joy with new flavors. For that, a few tablespoons of vegetable or fruit in the bottle is plenty. Then you can gradually increase the amount of novel foods, in addition to the bottle or breast milk. Read the rest of this entry »
A disease of our century stars AIDS. Thus, nobody is really immune to the disease. Also, for sensitive individuals such as pregnant women, it is imperative to have a test in order to make decisions regarding the disposition of pregnancy.
The test is nowadays routine in early pregnancy. If it turns out that the test is positive, the mother can take the initiative to undergo an abortion, otherwise resources will be implemented to reduce as much as possible the risk of virus transmission to the fetus. Emphasize that at birth, the baby of HIV positive mothers should be contaminated, but only after eight weeks we will be really fixed. Read the rest of this entry »
Most of the time after birth, the mother may develop the baby blues during the 3 to 10 days after delivery. The baby blues is that the mother can really control her emotions. Thus, the smallest actions of her family, emotion takes over. This is revealed by the tears of anger or violence.
This condition is normal within the 10 days but beyond that, it is possible that the baby blues gives way to a genuine depression. Different sources can cause the baby blues. Physical frailty but also nervous that occurs after the shock of birth is one of the causes of this state. Read the rest of this entry »
Babies are born with some degree of intelligence. Insight, it seems, is one of its innate characteristics. According to a study funded by the European Union, a baby, according to findings issued, is able to penetrate the opinions of those around her. This brings to question the old thesis that confirmed the right of babies to grasp the mental state of others after 3 or 4 years. Nevertheless, this result opens a new avenue to identifying the causes of social hostilities manifested by children.
Furthermore, other researchers have discovered that toddlers also discern the racial aspect of a face. This time, it was Sandy Sangrigoli and Scania de Schonen who have demonstrated the ability of a baby who happens to distinguish a familiar face from a stranger. Read the rest of this entry »
The arrival of a baby is not always a source of great joy for young parents, it must be confessed. Although the child is a big sleeper, waking in the middle of the night is undoubtedly inevitable.
Automatically, he wakes up every 3 hours and more often, he cries and calls for pittance. In short, good sleep problems that call into question its rest as well as yours! What to do?
At first glance, one must recognize that your little one is unable to distinguish between day and night. And to help, you should not drive it into the black during the nap. Read the rest of this entry »
Sometimes parents or teachers at school can not understand why a child who looks good physically and psychologically, is still poop in his pants when he meets the age and power of go to the bathroom without any real problem.
In addition, when asked the child the reasons for this, he often responds that he is not responsible for this phenomenon and can not control anything. And yes, this is about encopresis, a fact not dependent on the child because most of the time, it is involuntary.
Encopresis can be explained in two ways. On the one hand, this may be the result of a long period of fecal capacity. But on the other side, and in most cases, encopresis is related to relationship problems and even psychological. Read the rest of this entry »
The World Health Organization (WHO) reiterated its call for exclusive breastfeeding during the first six months of life. This recommendation is based on the benefits of breastfeeding the baby. According Randa Saadeh, WHO Coordinator of the Nutrition Unit, “The increase in breastfeeding rates is a key element of the plan to improve infant and young child”. Remember that exclusive breastfeeding ensures optimal health, better growth and perfect development.
As for Dr. Elizabeth Manson, Director of Health and Child Development and Adolescent WHO, he said: “If all infants and young children were exclusively breastfed during the first six months of their life and then received nutritious foods to supplement breast feeding until the age of two, could be saved each year 1.5 million children’s lives more”. Read the rest of this entry »