Archive for October, 2011
Very often, family doctors refer to the couples to a genetic counselor after discovering a potential risk in the family tree and family history in one of the two, or because a blood test has come positive, which means one or both partners have a genetic disease that is worth keeping in mind before having a baby.
Many couples, as expected, they get very nervous when it comes time to visit the specialist, but should understand that that’s where you get the information right solution for all doubts. In most cases, the couple attends that meeting thinking that the risk of spreading a disease to their children is much larger than it actually is which then manages to reduce their anxiety levels. Read the rest of this entry »
As the mother or father of a newborn, may spend hours every day watching and watching until his slightest movement. In those moments when you realize how he responds to your presence and to all new and unexpected things that are happening around you and you can even begin to think that this lack of attention and their discomfort with certain things can show a little about the character that this baby will have.
In those days you can start to be excited with the behaviors you see, even going to find them like in your family or the baby’s father, but know that these behaviors are not necessarily those that will be when you grow. For example, if your baby is irritated with anything you can grow into a child who is very easy in behavior and not easily upset, and the opposite can also happen. Read the rest of this entry »
If women feel as usually eager to bite and chew constantly is when you are pregnant this feeling in many becomes much worse. And that leads to begin to overeat and choose foods that provide fast the nutrients needed for your state, as well as uploading of weight beyond what they have to win. But there are also snacks and meals are easily accessible and can be very good in that state.
Fruit cups a portion: In supermarkets and some restaurants you can find lots of fruit in small cups that can help you to complete the recommended daily amount of fruits and vegetables. You are recommended that you choose those that are packaged in their own juice and not those in a sugary liquid.
Raisins: You can buy those little boxes they sell in supermarkets you can easily carry and give you four percent of the recommended daily amount of iron as well as two grams of fiber and one gram of protein. Read the rest of this entry »
When your children are still small and it can be a bit more difficult to know if they have a vision problem, of course not as hard as when they are still babies. However, it is important to be aware of this part of your child to discover any problems early and whatever is best treated when it is still starting and not when it is older and may have major problems.
Even if your child is still very small you may have problems with vision, so you can be aware of any symptoms or signs leading to the decision to take him to a doctor. Some of the signs are:-
If your child usually turns his head to see something better, such as a picture or something that you are showing, or if your eyes seem watery frequently and without suffering from any kind of allergy or cold or avoid doing activities that require you to have a good drawing or coloring seen as one of their blank books you gave. Read the rest of this entry »
The mothers know, as their doctor has told them that the movement of the babies start to feel between the fourth and fifth month, the first few subtle movements and scratches and then already beginning to increase as the child grows. When movements become regular and you’re already used to them is when you start to pay more attention.
Once you feel the kicks and movements of your baby regularly, pay attention and tell your doctor immediately if you start to feel a reduction in the movements of your baby. And all because a reduction in the movement could indicate problems and hopefully you’ll have to do tests such as cardiotocography, in which the beating of your baby taken when active and when you are sleeping, just to know that all is well. Read the rest of this entry »
There are several places such as gyms and workshops where they offer fitness classes to take our little babies in order to assist in their development physically. However, many mothers are not sure if these classes are good, bad or indifferent for the development of their young children, so the question arises when to take them or not.
Good experts say that your baby really does not need a special routine of exercises to improve his development and to enable better motor skills. All because all things babies do every day is more than sufficient for its development, and that’s why we do naturally, like games, crawling around the house looking around at everything they see and taking their first steps. Read the rest of this entry »
The baby’s weight, which is controlled throughout pregnancy by ultrasound, is one of the main health indicators of the child.
This parameter, along with the measure, is those that provide sufficient data to check that everything is developing as expected.
Sometimes, the fetus does not grow the way they should, what is called, intrauterine growth retardation, which can be caused by multiple factors.
Causes of low weight babies
- • According to experts, one of the main causes of low birth weight in newborns is related to the age of the mother, if it is too young or too old can affect a premature birth.
- • If the mother has become too overweight for the management, or otherwise has not gained enough. Read the rest of this entry »
Reye’s syndrome is a rare disease that some kids when they are recovering from some viral infections such as chickenpox, the flu or a cold. Although the cause of this disease is unclear, several studies have found a link with aspirin, and doctors say that children who take this medicine are more likely to acquire it.
This syndrome is very rare, so it usually tends to be misdiagnosed and confused with conditions such as diabetes, encephalitis, an overdose of a drug, with meningitis or poisoning. Although aspirin is now come with a warning in the prospectus for that is not used in children with viral infections, it is best to never give this medicine to your child, because in some cases do not know what you have. Read the rest of this entry »
Children between two and four years, as well as other ages and even adults, can suffer allergic reactions to food, although in some cases symptoms may be from other conditions. However, it is said that six percent of the world’s children have some food allergies. It is therefore important to learn how the allergies, so you can recognize them by their early symptoms, if your child suddenly shows them.
When your child has a food allergy, your body treats certain foods as a dangerous invader so it starts to release its attack against the immune system. Usually when this happens for the first time your child’s body produces an antibody called IgE, which is a protein that can detect the food, so if your child eats it again, this antibody will tell your immune system fight the food. Read the rest of this entry »
Children often express their frustration through tantrums, and although some express their desires and emotions only in this way, other cases are less frequent and only marked intolerance to certain situations.
The role of parents
Many times these scenes of screaming and crying that seem to find comfort can not be avoided, although it is good that parents maintain certain standards of organization and management of situations that allow effective control tantrums.
So when we tell the child something that we know it will not be pleasant, or prohibit something you liked, you must think about some strategies to make it easier to accept.
What to do when having a tantrum
In this case, the most important is not to deny that an excess of anger also can generate a danger to him or others. In those moments of anger, the child can hit, scratch or break things that once the situation will only prove that nobody can control it. Read the rest of this entry »