Category Archives: Pregnacy and Baby

Flat Heads in Babies

The appearance of a flat spot on a baby’s skull can be an indication that the baby has tightness of the neck muscles or that the baby isn’t getting enough opportunity for movement. The flattening of the head or skull may be an early warning sign of developmental issues such as low muscle tone or visual […]

Paracetamol linked to ADHD

Paracetamol (or acetaminophen) has been the go-to pain medication for pregnant women for many years but a controversial new study, led by researchers at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo and published in the journal Pediatrics on October 30, linked its use during pregnancy to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD in children. […]

Teething Tablets & Gels May Be Harmful

Following the recent safety warning issued by the  US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the American Academy of Pediatrics’  is warning all parents to avoid giving homeopathic teething tablets and gels to small children. This is because the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels have been associated with many adverse health effects, including death. […]

Aspirin While Pregnant or Breastfeeding

While Pregnant: If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or if you are of child baring age and engage in activities that might get you pregnant, it is advisable to exercise caution when taking any form of medications, to avoid the risk of harm to your baby. This caution should be exercised throughout your […]

Why You Must Never Shake Your Baby!

Never attempt to shake your baby out of frustration or in an attempt to “shake your baby out of crying”. The blood vessels in a baby’s head cannot tolerate the impact of shaking and can break. When this happens, it is known as “Shaken Baby Syndrome”. The condition, though 100% preventable, can lead to death, […]

Pregnancy and Alcohol Do Not Mix

If you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or of child bearing age with the possibility of becoming pregnant, it is of utmost importance to avoid consuming any amount or form of alcohol, including wine, beer, or liquor. Here is why: A new report, released on September 19th 2015, by the American Academy of Pediatrics, warns […]

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