Nov 4, 2011
Posted in Assisted Reproduction

The assisted reproduction techniques

The assisted reproduction techniques
Infertility is a very common problem today faced by couples worldwide; there could be varied reasons a couple cannot conceive naturally. In serious cases of infertility, the medicines are futile and treatments have to be taken and each treatment varies from couple to couple. The fertility techniques are tried and tested treatments with laboratory procedures. The Intra Uterine Insemination IUI method includes preparing of seminal fluid in the laboratory. The semen washing is done here and later injected inside the uterus. The ovaries are stimulated so to produce more eggs each cycle. This method is usually followed when  [...]

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Oct 20, 2011
Posted in Parenting

Teaching your kids to cook food

Teaching your kids to cook food
We are living a fast paced world which has drive through windows and we get to order just at touch of one button. Convenience is important but this doesn’t mean that families and kids can’t have a good time together. Order quick meals doesn’t necessarily mean that we have more time in the family; it means that we are in hurry for getting to some place. Toddlers love wooden spoons, pans, and pots mostly because they get to make plenty of noise with them. However, they might be keen on those utensils because they yearn to stir and mix a delicious recipe. What ever the reason might be, it is a great idea to teach your  [...]

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Sep 27, 2011
Posted in Baby Care

Home Remedies for Baby Constipation

Home Remedies for Baby Constipation
Babies who are only breastfed are less likely to develop constipation as usually babies can easily absorb breast milk. However, certain formulas given to babies might lead to constipation in some babies because of imperfect balance of protein and fat in them. Baby formulas made from soy can also act as the cause of constipation. It has been found that changing the type or brand of the baby formula helps in easing the baby’s constipation and promoting normal bowel movements. Older babies i.e. the babies who have already started to eat solid foods, certain food items can act as laxatives relieving constipation as a result.  [...]

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Sep 6, 2011
Posted in Assisted Reproduction

What Are the Different Types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies?

What Are the Different Types of Assisted Reproductive Technologies?
Assisted reproductive technologies are meant for helping couples in overcoming the infertility challenges. But, still there are certain infertility issues that cannot be reversed using assisted reproductive technologies. The success rate of the assisted reproductive technologies is around 37% in women below 35 years of age; as women reach their 40s, the success rate drops by 11%. Below we have discussed about the four types of assisted reproductive techniques in practice currently. 1) In vitro fertilization : This is probably the most widely used technique for inducing assisted reproduction. During this procedure, the doctor  [...]

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Aug 30, 2011
Posted in Contraception

Herbs That Can React with Birth Control Pills

Herbs That Can React with Birth Control Pills
The following herbs can react with birth control pills and make them partially or completely ineffective. Chasteberry: Consuming chasteberry while on contraceptive pills might result in unintended pregnancy. The other name for this herb is vitex. The ingredients of vitex might affect the FSH and LH levels in a woman’s body, which in turn increase the production of progesterone. Excess production of progesterone makes women more fertile by encouraging ovulation. The other feature of chasteberry that might decrease the effects of contraceptive pills is its ability of working as phytoestrogen; phytoestrogens are compounds  [...]

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Aug 23, 2011
Posted in Miscarriage

Heparin for Women Experiencing Recurrent Miscarriage

Heparin for Women Experiencing Recurrent Miscarriage
Women experiencing recurrent miscarriage (3 or more successive miscarriages) are often treated with heparin therapy. Heparin is a blood thinning agent; it works by preventing blood clotting occurring due to antiphospholipid syndrome or other variations of thrombophilias. Antiphospholipid syndrome is basically an autoimmune disease affecting around 5% of pregnant ladies. This medical condition is known to cause 10-20% of the recurrent miscarriages. The cases of miscarriage from antiphospholipid syndrome are evident among 2-7% of the Caucasians; the frequency of miscarriage due to antiphospholipid syndrome is comparatively  [...]

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Aug 9, 2011
Posted in Young Baby

Dealing with Milk Rash and Milk Allergy in Babies

Dealing with Milk Rash and Milk Allergy in Babies
Milk rash in babies can be defined as red and spotty facial rashes that mainly appear during the initial few months of the baby’s life. In majority of the cases, these rashes subside without any major medical intervention. Often doctors use the term ‘milia’ to describe milk rashes in babies. The more precise definition of milia is small and white colored bumps on the skin of the baby that resemble the appearance of pimples significantly. Milias are generally harmless and mostly appear on the nose, cheeks and forehead of the baby. In rare cases the baby might also develop the bumps on his limbs and trunk. The baby will  [...]

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Jul 26, 2011
Posted in Activity

How Do Babies Learn Walking?

How Do Babies Learn Walking?
Generally babies start walking before completing one year of age. However, the process of learning how to walk starts much before the baby completes her first year on earth. Below we have discussed the steps the baby goes through while learning the actual process of walking: 1. Learning to support the head: This occurs within a few days or a week after the baby is born and is the first step taken by the baby to get her body ready for walking. When you will start putting the baby on the tummy, she will come to know that her head can be kept elevated and she herself possesses the ability of lifting the head. Within some weeks,  [...]

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Jul 21, 2011
Posted in Parenting

What Are the Different Parenting Styles?

What Are the Different Parenting Styles?
The style of parenting varies from one family to the other; there are also families, in which different style of parenting is practiced by different members. The three basic parenting styles are: 1. Authoritative: This form of parenting is kind, loving and firm in nature. Parents following authoritative parenting pattern set certain boundaries for their children and expect them to stay within those restrictions. These parents never act too strictly or never become extremely indulgent; this is probably the most balanced parenting style. Authoritative parents strike a perfect balance between extremely high and extremely low  [...]

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Jul 5, 2011
Posted in Child Health

Child Health: How to Increase Your Child’s Appetite

Child Health: How to Increase Your Child’s Appetite
Are you having a tough time feeding your child? Majority of the mothers have to go through similar phases. They take their child to the doctors, give them medicines a prescribed by the doctor and still fail to increase the appetite of the kids. Bringing in some simple changes in the eating habit and lifestyle of the little ones might increase their appetite. Below we have presented some tips that may help you in increasing your kid’s appetite. The meals must be taken on regular schedule. Foods must be served in small quantities. Never serve all the dishes at a time. Serve a dish when the child finishes eating one completely. The  [...]

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