Some babies may have malformed ears. Besides cosmesis, these problems impact negatively on a child’s psychological and social well-being. With the advent of ear moulding, ear malformations can be corrected non-surgically by wearing a splint only for a few weeks. The success rate is close to 90%. #1 When to start ear moulding The best timing for ear moulds is to start ASAP, preferably within 1st week of birth, for optimal result and least complication. However, ear moulding is
Acne is common during pregnancy. In fact, more than one out of every two pregnant women can expect to develop acne. In some cases, the acne can be very severe. It’s thought that pregnancy hormones might increase the skin’s production of oil. The oil builds up and clogs the pores, attracts bacteria and causes that dreaded acne. You might spot smallish, reddish bumps, or you might get the ones that are white and pus-filled. They’re not fun — but at least you're in good company.
Almost all pregnant women have trouble sleeping at some point. And it's not surprising, considering that when you're pregnant, nausea, heartburn, and a constant need to pee often set in. It's normal to feel tired as your body works to nurture the developing baby. It's usually later in pregnancy that most women have trouble getting enough deep, uninterrupted sleep. Many women report daytime sleepiness during pregnancy. Try to fit in a quick nap at lunchtime. Most over-the-coun
The thought of soaking your body in the warmth of a sauna or hot tub may sound wonderful but may not be safe for baby. Before you use hot sauna, know the risks to you and your baby-to-be. Extreme heat is the main concern with using a sauna or hot tub during pregnancy. While this heat may be relaxing and feel good, it may not be safe for your baby-to-be. When babies are in utero, they’re unable to regulate their body temperature. This means that they can’t tolerate the extreme
Is it true that pregnant women should avoid cats? Let's examine. It may be fine to have pet indoor cat when you're pregnant, but be careful about cleaning its litter box. Let your partner do the job. Cat feces can carry a parasite that causes an infection called toxoplasmosis. Some birds and raw or undercooked meats, can also carry the parasite. Infected pregnant women may affect the baby's nervous system resulting in blindness and brain abnormalities. Cats can transmit toxop
"Can I eat fish whilst pregnant?" Many pregnant women asked me this question. Yes, you can but sparingly. You'll need to choose your fish carefully. Your immune system is weaker in pregnancy. This puts you at risk of infections more easily. Food-borne infections can become more serious during pregnancy and can lead to miscarriage, malformations, preterm labour or even stillbirth. Food safety is important during pregnancy. Bacterial toxins and harmful chemicals such as alcohol
Wondering if you're still able to have plate of sashimi, raw oysters and rare steak during your pregnancy. Read on. Pregnancy comes with both joys and fears. You will do everything to protect your unborn. You may need to sacrifice your food cravings for the safety of your baby. Animal proteins, eggs and seafood are important nutrients in pregnancy. It enhances growth of your baby. But remember to avoid undercooked or raw meat. Raw and undercooked meat, poultry, seafood (e.g.