Learn about the effect of vitamin deficiency on fetal regulation

Biologists at the University of Oregon have proven that vitamin E plays an essential role in the formation of the brain and nervous system in the early stages of fetal development. Scientific Reports reports that Oregon State University scientists have conducted experiments on zebrafish, the resu


How do you wean your child?

Although the stage of breastfeeding is ideal for strengthening the relationship between the mother and the child, there is a time to end it and start the stage of the child eating solid food, as each age has its requirements for the correct nutrition to grow properly, and weaning a baby is one of


Surprise ... a secret hidden in digital pregnancy tests

Digital pregnancy tests have spread recently, and they are like traditional home pregnancy tests that check urine and show two lines in the case of pregnancy or one line in the absence of pregnancy, but instead digital pregnancy tests contain a small screen that tells you if the pregnancy is negat


Get rid of guilt towards your child

A mother's emotions towards her baby explode from the very first moments after birth, and she wishes she breastfed forever; But soon chaos reigns over and all her dreams about motherhood are shattered on the rock of stress, screaming, weakness to depression; So many new mothers struggle with perfe


For Iraqi mothers-to-be, hospitals are pandemic no-go zones

 Iraqi midwife Umm Mariam used to help bring three babies into the world per day. But with mothers-to-be avoiding pandemic-hit hospitals, she now delivers twice that number in her makeshift home clinic. Across the country recovering from decades of war, health centers face shortages of oxygen


The power of touch: I wasn't able to hold my daughter until she was three days old

I had to wait three days after my daughter Seneca was born to hold her. She arrived punctually just before sunrise on her due date, a fact I have interpreted as her over-accommodating me, because it enabled me to drive to UPS and mail off my tenure dossier on time. Nine hours later, as my partner,


Feed your baby peanuts! Research suggests new dietary advice for babies

Want your baby to go gaga for greens? Start him off right. For the first time, experts reporting to the US Department of Health & Human Services and the US Department of Agriculture have included the advice as part of a twice-a-decade study into how people’s diet affects long-


Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus?

Can a pregnant woman spread the coronavirus to her fetus? It’s possible, but it seems to be relatively rare and scientists think they know why that is. Many viruses can cross the placenta and infect a fetus in the womb, and evidence has been growing that the coronavirus sometimes can too. R


Pregnant pause: Afghan women urged to delay motherhood due to virus crisis

Afghan health officials are urging women to delay plans to become pregnant during the coronavirus outbreak or until a vaccine is available to treat the deadly disease.Akmal Samsor, a Ministry of Public Health official, told Arab News on Saturday that couples are being advised to space their nex


Why I don't have a child: I watched my own mother struggle with parenthood

Any time I try to make sense of my aversion to motherhood and my utter glee over having escaped it, my mind immediately turns to the “mother-daughter day” my mom took me out of school for in the spring of 1975, a year before she and my father split up. Our midweek adventure came as a co


Coronavirus: Can pregnant mothers infect their children with COVID-19?

The recent report of a woman infected with coronavirus successfully undergoing a Cesarean section operation in Saudi Arabia has prompted questions about whether pregnant women can transmit the COVID-19 virus to their children. Thankfully, there is currently no evidence of COVID-19 being transmitted


10 Brutal Things I Wish I Had Known Before I Had Kids kids

When it comes to having kids and parenting, we all know we wouldn’t change our life for quids.. ..but isn’t there a few things you wished you had known before having them. Of course there is nothing more precious in the world than holding your newborn baby for the first time and realisi


Your Pregnancy Symptoms Week by Week

Your body experiences a wide range of changes throughout pregnancy, ranging from breast tenderness in the first trimester to backaches in the third. Prepare for what’s coming with our list of pregnancy symptoms by week. Week 1You’re not technically pregnant yet, since doctors calculate


I lost my temper with my daughter. I feel I’m failing as a parent

The dilemma I’m a single mother of two. My 11-year-old daughter and I have constant disputes and I feel I’m failing at parenting. I don’t think it’s normal to engage in blow-ups at her age and I don’t want this to be our relationship. I work and find it very hard to bal


Pregnant and Scared of ‘Covid Hospitals,’ They’re Giving Birth at Home

With less than three weeks to go until her baby was due, Aziza Hasanova packed her bags and prepared for what she expected to be a relatively smooth delivery at a Brooklyn outpost of one of New York City’s leading hospitals. But as the coronavirus pandemic swept across the city, all her plann


The Anxiety Of Giving Birth Amid The Coronavirus

Pregnant women do not appear to be more susceptible to severe Covid-19 symptoms and there is no evidence that the virus can pass to a baby during pregnancy, according to new guidance. The guidelines, issued by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Royal College of Midwives and Ro


Mothers and babies at risk in maternity units across country, care watchdog warns

Maternity units across the country pose serious safety risks to mothers and babies, according to the care watchdog. In a report, published today, the Care Quality Commission said it was concerned some maternity units show similar failures to those identified by an inquiry into baby deaths carried o


How to cope with pregnancy nausea and morning sickness

Morning sickness or nausea, sometimes accompanied with vomiting, is caused by pregnancy hormones during the first trimester of pregnancy, and sometimes begins as early as two weeks after conception. Some women find that nausea and vomiting are worst in the morning. But symptoms can occur at any time



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