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
Now you may be wondering what you can apply on your face that is safe for baby. With so many lotions and potions on the market, finding the right product may be a challenge. #1 Use moisturizer and have lots of rest Adequate sleep does wonders for your skin especially during pregnancy. Also, keep cool and moisturised. Use gentle soap substitutes and moisturize regularly to maintain a healthy skin barrier. If you suffer from eczema during pregnancy, do check with your dermatolo
Can I go for massage and aromatherapy during pregnancy? Read on for the do's and don'ts. #1. Massage and aromatherapy during pregnancy Massage is a wonderful way to unwind tired muscles and pamper yourself. The massage bed should have a cutout for your belly. Otherwise, you can position yourself with pillows so you are slightly on your side. However, massage of the tummy or breasts can cause contractions of the womb. If you notice strong contractions, stop that part of the ma
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.
The stretching and distension of the bump causes the skin to have micro-tears which are are known as striae gravidarum (SG). SG are purplish wavy lines on the bump, breasts and thighs. These are battle scars of your pregnancy. The good thing is that they lightens after delivery but the bad thing is that striae may be permanent. Striae are preventable There is a strong genetic cause of striae. So, ask your mom. If she had striae when she delivered you, you are more prone to ha
Has your skin darkened since pregnancy? What is the little pregnancy stripe? It's common to have blotchy dark spots when you're pregnant, known as melasma AKA "mask of pregnancy" because the patches are around upper lip, nose, cheekbones, and forehead similar to a mask. Dark patches also appear on your cheeks, along your jawline, or your forearms. Pigmented areas – such as nipples, areolas, freckles and scars – may darken. This may also happen in friction areas such as undera
Aloe vera works wonders for your skin but its safety is debatable in pregnancy. Aloe vera have health benefits in many ways, but consumption during pregnancy is not recommended. The main worry is that it can induce womb contractions. Aloe vera contains anthraquinones, which is a laxative. Thus, pregnant women should avoid drinking aloe vera products. Topical applied aloe vera gel, on the other hand, is safe as the systemic absorption is low. Most herbalists would recommend t