PHOTO BY CARMEN CHEUNG Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (or PMADs) affect as many as one in seven women with kids. We asked psychiatrist Ariel Dalfen, head of the perinatal mental health program at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, to explain the symptoms. Symptoms of the baby blues: Feelings of worry, sadness, moodiness, fatigue and irritability
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When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, some women might consider a home abortion. Online sources cite abortion home remedies that they claim are both safe and effective. For example, some suggest consuming various fruits, herbs, or supplements in excessive quantities. Others recommend intense exercise or inserting implements through the cervix to the uterus to induce
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Anxiety commonly causes a change in appetite. Some people with anxiety tend to overeat or consume a lot of unhealthful foods. Others, however, lose their desire to eat when they feel stressed and anxious. Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects 40 million adults in the United States each year. Changes in appetite are
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Share the love: As they get older, it is easy to think that your teenage children would choose their friends over you in a heartbeat. And why would they not? They roll their eyes at your rules and what they
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Photo: iStockphoto When Tess Duke woke up in the night with a barking cough and difficulty breathing, her mother, Jane, didn’t panic. A registered nurse, she recognized the “ark, ark, ark” cough of croup and tried to help her daughter with a bit of cold air and then some steam from the shower. But when
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Share the love: Fear based parenting manifests itself differently depending on an individual’s parenting skills and personality. It all depends on the types of fears most prominent in the parent’s mind as well as their own history, upbringing, and economic
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Sonya Henderson’s son, Noah, was three-and-a-half years old when the Toronto mother noticed he was having hearing troubles. Noah would ask her to turn up the TV, even though his sister, who was sitting next to him, could hear it fine. When he started pronouncing new words incorrectly, Henderson took him to the doctor, who
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Share the love: The first thing that comes to mind when adults think about chores is ‘work.’ Naturally, many are not so fond of doing chores because of the fact they compare it to a burdensome task. Parents should realize
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Image: Shutterstock The culturally rich Western Indian state of Gujarat has given the world some lip-smacking delicacies, dance moves, and popular surnames.  Gujarati surnames and last names come with varying backgrounds— occupational, toponymic, and ethnic. If Gujarati surnames fascinate you, then read on as MomJunction brings you a list of 50 most common and popular
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Pregnancy can cause discomfort and pain in many parts of the body. When these sensations occur in the chest, the cause is often pressure from the growing fetus, acid reflux, or other relatively harmless issues. In rare cases, this chest pain can result from cardiovascular issues or complications of pregnancy. Keep reading for more information
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Image: Shutterstock The Swiss surnames or last names mostly have an occupational origin, representing the profession of an individual. But some surnames are toponymic, referring to one’s geographical origin while some denote a person’s social status. It is also common to see surnames, which are shorter forms of personal names. Swiss surnames thus have an
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Share the love: All parents want their kids to succeed. When you provide for your children, it is important to not only meet their living needs, but also their needs for the future. Your children will be entering a competitive
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Although a fever is not typically dangerous, when it occurs during pregnancy, it may affect a developing fetus. A fever occurs when a person’s body reaches a higher temperature than the expected normal range. In this article, learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatment options for a fever, as well as the effects a
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This article may include advertisements, paid product features, affiliate links and other forms of sponsorship. Some people are just natural born joke tellers.  They’re the ones who break the ice and make small talk fun.  For others, they have to learn to flex those joke-telling muscles.  How does one learn to be funny? Well, it
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