Leukemia does not usually run in families, so in most cases, it is not hereditary. However, people can inherit genetic abnormalities that increase their risk of developing this form of cancer. In other cases, environmental and lifestyle factors can increase a person’s risk of leukemia. Such factors include exposure to toxic chemicals and smoking. In
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is heart-wrenching to see your baby struggle to breathe because of blocked nostrils from a cold or a respiratory infection. But thankfully, blockage inside the nostrils can be cleared with a nasal aspirator, which is a boon to parents. Choosing the right kind of nasal aspirator is not as
In most cases, bumps on the cervix are benign, or noncancerous, growths, such as polyps or cysts. In some cases, however, they may indicate the presence of cervical cancer. A doctor might discover a bump on the cervix during a routine pelvic examination or a Pap smear test. This article provides an overview of what
Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is summer time! And this is your chance to head to the beach and introduce your baby to the water. Summers at the beach can be fun when you and your baby have the perfect beach accessories. While a bottle of sunscreen is likely to top the list, it
Folate deficiency anemia occurs when a person has a low level of folate, or vitamin B-9, in their body. Folate plays a vital role in many bodily processes, such as creating red blood cells and preventing congenital disabilities. When a person does not have enough folate, they develop anemia, the symptoms of which include fatigue,
Image: iStock Changing a baby’s diapers can be quite a chore. And nothing can be more vexing than waking up in the middle of the night to change the baby’s soiled diapers. Add to it the discomfort that the baby goes through when a dirty diaper is not changed! Overnight diapers could be the answer
Sofie Boddy talks to us about the best way to help establish a bedtime routine for your little one and managing expectations when it comes to sleepless nights.
Being a full-time mother is definitely no walk in the park, especially when it comes to school days. The stressful business of having to wake up early in the morning to prepare meals for the kids and get them ready for school is no joke at all. Add to that the hassle of driving the
Mothercare offer a selection of videos on baby health. The founder and director of Mama Baby Bliss, Justina Perry demonstrates various massage techniques on how to settle a crying baby.
Photo: iStockphoto Cate Prichard was pregnant with her first baby when she listened to a podcast about “elimination communication” (EC) and it sort of blew her mind. The idea behind EC, which is also known as infant potty training, baby-led potty training or “natural infant hygiene,” is that babies are born with an awareness of
Photo: iStockphoto Whether you’re a first-time mom or an experienced one, the early days of breastfeeding can cause a lot of anxiety. The newborn weeks are such a blurry, confusing time. But all that worrying and self-doubt can cloud the fact that breastfeeding is actually going exactly as it should be, and you’re doing great.
Most doctors agree that masturbating during pregnancy is safe and that it can even provide health benefits, such as lowering stress and promoting blood flow. For some pregnant women, morning sickness, nausea, and fatigue remove any interest in sexual activity, including masturbation. Others notice an increase in their sex drive — libido — due to
STEM Activities for elementary school children are extremely important with regards to their educational future. We hear a lot about the prevalence of STEM careers in the modern age. Although science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have always been important subjects, they are even stronger when they’re together — and when they are introduced starting at
Photo: iStockphoto In Emily Oster’s previous book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know, the award-winning economist used data to disprove common pregnancy misconceptions (the dangers of consuming sushi, for example). With her latest title, excerpted here, she’s graduated to the toddler and preschool years. Nearly everyone who has
Jools Oliver talks us through her inspirations for creating the Autumn/ Winter Little Bird range, as well as her favourite pieces and prints from the collection. Now available in sizes up to 8 years, Little Bird can now be enjoyed by older brothers and sisters, too! For the full Little Bird range, visit Mothercare online
Recent years have seen a rise in do-it-yourself care products, from deodorant to soap and toothpaste. Recipes for homemade sunscreen are some of the most popular among social media users. However, a new study warns that homemade sunscreen may offer no protection against ultraviolets. A new study explains that homemade sunscreens may be ineffective and
Pregnancy is not known for being a time in a woman’s life when she’s feeling her most comfortable. Sciatica pain during pregnancy is something that many women deal with during and after their pregnancy. Many of the usual pain relieving medications, like ibuprofen, are not allowed during pregnancy which leaves moms-to-be searching for natural and
ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. The active ingredient in ZzzQuil is diphenhydramine, which is also the active ingredient in the allergy medication Benadryl. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that people commonly use to treat allergic reactions, itchiness, and hives. The most common side effect of diphenhydramine is drowsiness. ZzzQuil is a safe and effective
Nosebleeds occur when delicate blood vessels in the lining of the nose break and start to bleed. In rare instances, nosebleeds occur due to injury to larger blood vessels in the back of the nose. Although nosebleeds can be a common occurrence, there are cases when the bleeding may require a visit to a doctor.
While millennials continue to get fair amount of flack for the things they do [job hop, travel, kill off napkins, love the color pink], more millennials are becoming parents each day. According to Pew Research over 17 million moms in the U.S. are Millennials (born between 1981 and 1996) and that number continues to grow.