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obesity during pregnancy, child development

Obesity during pregnancy can affect IQ of sons, not daughters

December 27, 2019 6:19:02 pm

The study found that obesity in pregnant mothers was linked to lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle childhood for sons.

preterm baby, nicu, parenting

The Early Years: Welcoming your baby after neonatal intensive care unit

December 27, 2019 2:40:23 pm

Approximately one in eight children are born preterm. Preterm children are at a greater risk for excess hospitalisation and developmental difficulties after Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) discharge.

arenting tips, cold and cough in kids

How to prevent infectious diseases among children this winter

December 26, 2019 5:34:25 pm

It is important to take these measures at the early stage of the symptoms to prevent a full-fledged ailment. Visit your doctor to check whether medical intervention is necessary.

Babies can have cataracts. Here’s how you can find out

December 26, 2019 10:36:00 am

A regular vision check-up of the child is necessary to detect cataracts as early as possible.

pregnancy health, symphysis pubis dysfunction

Facing discomfort in the pelvic region during pregnancy? Here’s why

December 24, 2019 7:17:45 pm

Often, in India, women and doctors tend to ignore symptoms of SPD by labelling the shooting pain accompanying the syndrome as a 'normal' occurrence

uti in young kids

Children less than 5 years are at risk of urinary tract infections

December 24, 2019 10:41:34 am

UTI in kids: While it is mostly believed that UTI occurs only in adults, it has been reported that up to eight per cent of girls and two per cent of boys get UTI by the age of five.

hypertension, pregnancy

How to manage hypertension during pregnancy

December 23, 2019 3:50:28 pm

If women are experiencing symptoms such as headache, swelling, dizziness, weight gain, abdominal pain, nausea, etc, they must immediately talk with their healthcare provider / doctor and get the right treatment for controlling blood pressure.

breastfeeding mothers

5 essentials for breastfeeding mothers

December 23, 2019 8:51:34 am

Breastfeeding mothers should increase their energy dietary intake in order to support breast milk production and prevent malnutrition in their infants.

pregnancy diet, weight gain

Eating at night during pregnancy can lead to weight gain, says study

December 21, 2019 10:40:38 am

Postpartum weight retention was observed when predominantly night eating was practiced with higher diet quality, in comparison to those who ate predominantly during the day and had a lower diet quality.

alcohol during pregnancy

Drinking during pregnancy can expose the child to foetal alcohol syndrome

December 19, 2019 3:27:02 pm

No amount of alcohol has been established as safe to be consumed during pregnancy. If a pregnant woman drinks alcohol during pregnancy, she places the baby at the risk of foetal alcohol syndrome.

child respiratory problem

Respiratory distress management in kids: What parents need to know

December 18, 2019 6:09:52 pm

Children can be protected against vaccine preventable diseases, if vaccinated in time adequately. But younger children have a low threshold to deteriorate, compared to older children.

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A mother’s brain is more strongly connected with the baby’s, if she is happy: Study

December 18, 2019 3:21:50 pm

The results also suggested that babies of depressed mothers might show less evidence of learning owing to weaker neural connection between the mother and infant.

winter care tips for pregnancy

Winter care tips for pregnant women: Diet to skin care, 6 things to keep in mind

December 18, 2019 9:30:07 am

Winter care tips during pregnancy: Sticking to a fruit-rich diet is advised to ensure a robust immunity level. Some specific ones such as Indian gooseberry must be especially included in your daily meals.

seasonal affective disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder: How it affects kids and ways to treat

December 17, 2019 5:50:39 pm

Some of the symptoms of SAD are craving for carbohydrate-rich food and overeating, excessive sleeping and as a consequence, weight gain.

uti during pregnancy

Urinary tract infection in pregnancy: How to take care of yourself and the baby

December 20, 2019 12:53:23 pm

More than 50 per cent women experience UTI at least once in their lifetime and nearly 30-40 per cent of these infections relapse within six months.

water birth, child delivery

Water birth is as safe as land birth for the mother and baby, says research

December 16, 2019 11:59:58 am

Water birth: Experts have argued the safety of having a water birth because of perceived risk to the newborn but a new study has found that it is no more risky than a land birth.

child nutrition

Nutrition and fitness tips to stimulate your child’s development

December 16, 2019 9:54:37 am

A report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows only 50 per cent boys, and less than 34 per cent girls aged 12 to 15 are as fit as they should be. Unfit kids are at risk of cardiovascular and chronic diseases, as well as psychological disorders.

Imagine: Children will lie. It’s not a flaw but a necessary milestone

December 14, 2019 10:34:09 am

Lying is a pretty smart and sophisticated protective strategy children adopt when faced with oppressive and so-called “disciplinary” practices.

baby winter skin problems

4 common winter skin problems in infants and how to manage them

December 13, 2019 4:31:59 pm

Babies get dry scalp when their skin has little or no moisture. In babies it is called cradle cap. The skin on the scalp becomes irritated and flaky. This is commonly observed in babies who are two or three months old.

toddler mental health

The Early Years: Emotional and mental health is a concern for kids below five years

December 13, 2019 10:47:12 am

Approximately 9.5-14.2 per cent of children birth to five years old experience emotional, relational or behavioural disturbance. Young children who live in families dealing with parental loss, substance abuse, mental illness, or exposure to trauma are at high risk of developing mental health issues.

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