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Stretch Marks & The Natural Route To Follow

Added April 13, 2015, Under: Babies, How To, New Moms, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions

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There is a social media campaign doing the rounds which was created by two moms. Their #Loveyourlines Instagram account is devoted to "celebrating real women, real bodies, and real self-love." It has over one hundred thousand followers embracing their imperfections. And we certainly salute them. Along with many other new mothers, they have stretch marks on their bodies from giving birth and are proudly showing them off as their “battle scars”. Why does being pregnant lead to stretch marks? Inside, you are busy creating ...

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Pregnancy & New Evidence on the Many Benefits of Breastfeeding

Added March 22, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Pregnancy

Breastfeeding

In the past, we have shared the nutritional benefits to a baby of being breastfed. For example, previous research shows breast milk protects babies against stomach bugs, chest infections, asthma and allergies while conferring other health advantages in later life. Breastfeeding cuts the risk of asthma by 37% in those under the age of three and 17% in those children of seven and older. With one in eleven children now having asthma, any help in bringing down those numbers is to ...

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Pregnancy & The Popular Ultrasound

Added March 19, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Parents, Pregnancy, Technology

pregnat woman with a sonogram of her baby

During recent years, the ultrasound scans have become commonplace during pregnancy. But how important are they to your health and that of your unborn child? Ultrasound is an electronic technology. It uses the reflection of pulses of high frequency sound to produce an image and may be used in a variety of circumstances during pregnancy. Most will assume that the routine use of ultrasound in early pregnancy will result in the earlier detection of problems and improved management of pregnancy complications. ...

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Eczema & Is There A Link To That Daily Bath?

Added March 3, 2015, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, How To, New Moms, Parents, Skin Conditions

young girl in foam bath

In the distant past, people (however wealthy) did not make a habit of having regular baths or showers. It was only in the middle of the twentieth century that bathrooms and shower rooms started to become so popular and now, over sixty years later, most in the Western world would not dream of going without their daily shower. In the same way, babies and children are bathed just about every day of their young lives - often for the sake ...

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The Dilemma of Vitamin K Shots & Your Newborn

Added September 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Children's Health, New Moms, Parents, Pregnancy, Vaccines

Baby bekommt Vitamin D oder Vitamin K mit Spritze

In the UK, parents of new babies are routinely asked if they would like their baby to have supplementary vitamin K. They are told that this is needed to make blood clot and prevent excessive internal bleeding. In 1961, after nearly 2 decades of research had been published, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommended giving Vitamin K shots after birth. This practice has been the standard of care in the USA ever since. As with any vaccine schedule today, there are ...

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Are There Natural Ways To Improve Male Fertility?

Added July 22, 2014, Under: Babies, Men's Health, Parents, Pregnancy

Male Fertility - Classroom Board

In a new study at the Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark, reported in the British press, researchers have claimed that toothpaste, sunscreen, soap and other everyday products could be behind a drop in male fertility, finding a direct link between common man-made chemicals and a decline in the potency of human sperm. Researchers say that around a third of the so called ‘non-toxic’ chemicals, used in everyday items, can dramatically affect the potency of sperm cells, leading to a rise ...

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Eczema in Babies | Amoils.com

Added August 29, 2013, Under: Babies, Children's Health, Environment, Parents, Skin Conditions

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Eczema is the name given to a group of conditions that cause the skin to become inflamed or irritated. It is all too common in children with some 20% being affected. All the toxic chemicals and other environmental issues are mostly why this figure is set to rise worldwide (particularly in industrialized countries) causing itchiness, pain and other discomfort so that our young children's quality of life is affected. Baby eczema treatment Baby eczema is a condition that is chronic and needs ...

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Top 10 Tips for Treating with Witch Hazel | Amoils.com

Added July 11, 2013, Under: Babies, Parents, Pregnancy, Skin Conditions, Top 10

Dickinson's Witch Hazel

Witch Hazel is yet another natural remedy for a whole host of everyday conditions as you can see below. Keep a bottle handy in your medicine cupboard and you will find ten ways or more to keep on using it. You might think that this plant's name - witch hazel - has sinister implications but, with its healing properties, nothing could be further from the truth.  Witch hazel's branches were once used as dowsing rods, that is to locate water ...

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Six Safer Substances For Your Baby To Chew On When Teething | Amoils.com

Added July 4, 2013, Under: Babies

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  Right from the beginning, your baby has 20 teeth - all there but buried in the gums. During teething, the new teeth slowly slide and twist their way through gum tissue and this can hurt. Some of the signs of teething Increased drooling Restless or disrupted sleeping Refusal of food Fretting that comes and goes Chewing fingers and hands Mild rash around the mouth Loose stools and mild diaper rash  When babies are teething, their first reaction is to put anything and everything into their mouth, partly out of ...

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Pregnancy & Should You Think Twice About That Glucose Test? | Amoils.com

Added June 28, 2013, Under: Babies, Pregnancy

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One of the tests during pregnancy that many women do NOT enjoy is that glucose one that is carried out to determine if you suffer from gestational diabetes or glucose intolerance of pregnancy. In the USA, it is usually offered to most women around 28 weeks unless you have a family history of diabetes or had gestational diabetes in a previous pregnancy, when you may be tested earlier. While it might not be necessary for everyone to be tested, it ...

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