Nappy rash is a common problem babies have. It is the inflammation of the skin in the nappy area, otherwise know as the diaper area. The surrounding area and genitals can also get a rash. When this happens, pink or red blotches may appear on the affected area.

Prolonged wetness is a common reason a baby develops nappy rash. Stale urine and feces that is not properly cleaned in the nappy area can further irritate the rash. Most cases of rash are mild, and can be easily treated. The pain and discomfort that a baby experiences when they have a nappy rash makes this a problem that needs immediate attention.

There are precautions that can be taken to avoid this. Changing a nappy frequently is …» Continue Reading: Baby-How to Avoid Nappy Rash



The U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) claims that 300 extra calories should be consumed by pregnant women to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

The extra caloric intake should be in the form of healthy vitamin rich foods such as proteins, fruits and vegetables, and whole grains.

Healthy foods will aid in lessening certain symptoms that are present in pregnancy, such as, morning sickness and constipation.

While weight gain is expected during pregnancy, it should be kept to a healthy level. Too much excess weight can cause health issues such as gestational diabetes and can make delivery difficult.

One way to follow a good diet is to consult the Food Guide Pyramid, which will give you a basis to build your diet around. Vitamin and …» Continue Reading: Nutrition and Pregnancy: The Importance of a Good Diet



Nappy rash is a common problem babies have. It is the inflammation of the skin in the nappy area, otherwise know as the diaper area. The surrounding area and genitals can also get a rash. When this happens, pink or red blotches may appear on the affected area.

Prolonged wetness is a common reason a baby develops nappy rash. Stale urine and feces that is not properly cleaned in the nappy area can further irritate the rash. Most cases of rash are mild, and can be easily treated. The pain and discomfort that a baby experiences when they have a nappy rash makes this a problem that needs immediate attention.

There are precautions that can be taken to avoid this. Changing a nappy frequently is …» Continue Reading: Baby-How to Avoid Nappy Rash



There is quite a lot of myths about breastfeeding that are of concern to nursing mothers.

In this article we aim to dispel a few of the more common myths.

Myth 1

When you breastfeed your breasts will sag.

This is not true

Pregnancy will bring about some changes to your breasts which is true. However breastfeeding itself will not play role in the future shape of the breasts.

Genetics and your body type, also gaining weight or losing it will also have a role to play. The original size and also your calorie reserves for your baby have a role to play.

This acts as a kind of natural contraceptive and may also reduce the chances of breast cancer.

Myth 2

I do not …» Continue Reading: 7 Breastfeeding Myths Dispelled



Pregnancy is a wonderful adventure for any woman to go through. Yet, every woman who has gone through it will agree it can be demanding in your body and your mind. So many things change at a fast rate it is no surprise that a pregnant woman can get tired. Nevertheless, it is important for a pregnant woman to get as much rest and sleep as possible, especially in the early months.

The first three months of a woman’s pregnancy are considered the “first trimester”. This is generally the time when women feel the most tired. This is due in part to the increased amount of work your body is doing. In the early stages of pregnancy your body starts preparing to make a baby …» Continue Reading: Early Pregnancy – The Importance of Rest and Sleep



The benefits of breastfeeding babies drastically out numbers formula feeding babies. Many moms often decide to breastfeed after finding out the substantial health benefits. Not only does breastfeeding benefit the health of the baby during infancy, it provides lasting positive effects throughout his/her entire life. Breastfeeding is also an important form of bonding mother and child. Some of the benefits of breastfeeding will be discussed in this article.

The breast milk gives children the very best forms of antibodies and nutrients that they can receive. This is important for aiding the child with the ability to fight off infections and diseases, such as respiratory diseases, pneumonia, and infections of the kidneys. The breastfed baby has increased protection from heart disease, allergies, asthma, ear infections, meningitis, …» Continue Reading: Breastfeeding – The Benefits



A Caesarean section can also be know as a c-section. This is an operation where one or more incisions are made through a mother’s stomach and also through the uterus to deliver the baby.

In a few cases this operation can be arranged in advance of the due date.

When would A Caesarean section used?

This operation is generally used when a vaginal birth could cause problems for either the mother or baby.

Which could happen during the natural birth process.

It can also be used in an emergency situation such as the baby’s heart rate shows signs of fetal distress.

However in more recent times it has been performed when requested.

Is it common?

The number of mothers who require this operation has been …» Continue Reading: What Is a Caesarean Section?



Pregnancy is a life changing event that should be cherished, however there are complications that could interfere with this period and may be stressful for both parents but especially the mother. This is known as pregnancy complications and may make pregnancy a high risk one. Pregnancy complication can pose a threat to both mother and baby. Complication can develop at any point during pregnancy. It can also develop after birth as well.

The complications develop from many factors such as diabetes, hypertension and even STDs (Sexually Transmitted Disease) such as syphilis, Chlamydia and other conditions such as virus, bacteria and parasites. The possible pregnancy complications that can harm you and your developing fetus are:

Gestational diabetes.

This is quite a common complication that develops; between …» Continue Reading: Pregnancy Complications