Pregnancy

Postpartum depression can already make you feel isolated, so how can you reach out when we’re practicing social distancing? Up to one in five women will develop postpartum depression, a condition that can adversely affect the thoughts, emotions and functioning of mothers, as well as the mental health of their partners and children. Adjusting to
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Many experts point out significant concerns about amber teething necklaces and bracelets. Here’s what you need to know. When your baby or toddler is teething, sometimes those wee teeth poke through without a lot of drama, but other times you’re in for night-time wake-ups, all-day fussing and one cranky kiddo. No wonder you start looking
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I was at a local gift shop looking for a card for my best friend, who had just delivered her first baby. What I wanted was a card that says something like, Labour sucks, but you’re a warrior, and a life-giving queen—great job!  But all the baby cards are just that: for the baby. Welcome little
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Photo: iStockPhoto A teething baby or toddler usually comes with plenty of drool—and potentially a teething rash, too. Though teething rash is more of a nuisance than anything, you’ll want to prevent the rash as much as possible, help it heal and keep your little one comfortable. Here’s what to keep in mind. What is
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Photo: istock Newborn sleep: It’s one of the three main things you think about when you have a baby. (There’s sleep, there’s feedings, and there’s basic hygiene, as in, “How many days ago did I shower? Can I wear a sweatshirt with crusted spit-up on it to the paediatrician’s office? Answer: Yes.) As you’re getting to
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Photo: istock Sleep: It’s one of the three main things you think about when you have a new baby. (There’s sleep, there’s feedings, and there’s basic hygiene, as in, “How many days ago did I shower? Can I wear a sweatshirt with crusted spit-up on it to the paediatrician’s office? Answer: Yes.) As you’re getting to
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Aicardi syndrome is a very rare condition that usually affects girls. Depending on its severity, it can cause developmental delay, epilepsy, problems with vision, and a shortened life expectancy. In this article, learn more about Aicardi syndrome, including its risk factors, symptoms, and treatments. Aicardi syndrome is a rare condition that almost exclusively affects females,
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Photo: iStockphoto When you’re a new mom, you’re particularly vulnerable to colds and flus: You’re sleep deprived, grabbing junk food on the go, and if you have a preschooler bringing home daycare germs as well, you’re really in trouble. But there’s good news: It’s okay to use most cold medicine while breastfeeding, even those that
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The muscles, ligaments, and tissues of the pelvic floor support the bladder, rectum, and sexual organs. When the supportive structures weaken or become especially tight, doctors describe it as pelvic floor dysfunction. It is a common health issue. When a person has pelvic floor dysfunction, the organs in the pelvis may drop. They often press
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