If you didn’t have high blood pressure during pregnancy, you could still develop it postpartum.
If you’re pregnant, you’ve probably had your blood pressure taken every time you go to a prenatal checkup. Any slight increase in your blood pressure alerts doctors to check if you may be at risk for developing preeclampsia. It’s a pregnancy complication
Swelling of the legs, ankles, and feet are common during pregnancy. About 75 to 80 percent of pregnant women experience it.
In 2019, singer-actress Jessica Simpson shared a photo of her swollen foot on Instagram during her third pregnancy and after giving birth. So did reality star Kim Kardashian in 2013, during her first pregnancy. The images are a fitting visual of just how huge a
It's good to know the difference so you know how to respond when either one happens.
Training a baby to develop good sleeping habits is vital to your child’s health and development. And you want him to sleep soundly and without interruption at night, so you can get some shut-eye, too. So when your little one’s sleep gets
A premature baby needs his parents more than anyone else.
An estimated 15 million premature babies are born every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), and prematurity is still the leading cause of infant death globally. The Philippines is one of the top 10 countries with the highest premature births, which
What you need to know about paternal postnatal depression
Yes, postpartum depression is real, but it does not only affect moms. The demands and challenges of being a new parent can also wreak havoc on a dad's mental health. Paternal Postnatal Depression (PPND) is not exactly new. Previous studies have found that
You may have to rethink your use of the razor for your underarms.
Have you ever stopped yourself from wearing a sleeveless shirt because you have dark underarms? It's difficult to wear the things you like when you're conscious about certain parts of your body. So let's see what could be causing your dark underarms.
After being successfully potty-trained, why do some children still wet the bed?
Photo from theguardian.comThis article first appeared in the July-August 2003 issue of Smart Parenting magazineSix-year-old Amanda began schooling at age four. Results at school have been good according to her mom Ruth, but Ruth doesn’t understand why, even after potty-training at home,
Ease baby’s discomfort and find out the possible reasons behind his colic.
Colic is the persistent crying of a baby, usually between 2 weeks and 5 months old, without a known explanation. To diagnose this condition, pediatricians and family doctors commonly use the “Rule of Three”: a baby who cries for a total of
A man has duties to his wife, but what if health problems get in the way?
Photo from prematurex.comErectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence is the inability to achieve and keep an erection necessary for sexual intercourse. One very common myth about ED is that it is a direct consequence of aging, but this, in fact, is not true.
Find out the definition, causes, and tips on how to prevent hemorrhoids or “piles” during your pregnancy.
What are hemorrhoids?Hemorrhoids, otherwise known as ‘piles’ originate from the Latin word pila which means a ‘ball’, owing to the round shape of this bothersome mass that protrudes in the anus. In human anatomy, the final section of the large intestine is
Here’s an overview on what you need to know about infertility in men.
Infertility in couples & male infertilityDid you know that roughly 15% of couples fail when trying to conceive for the first time?Experts say that if these couples are unable to succeed in a pregnancy within a year (normal sexual activity without the
Know how each kind of food you sink your teeth into during the holidays affects your sets of pearly whites.
It’s that time of the year when the sweet smell of holiday food being cooked dominates every kitchen. House-hopping to visit relatives and godparents and attending family reunions and Christmas parties fill up our schedule, all meaning we would be sinking our
How sure are you that the food you are serving your family is safe?
Food contamination can become a real concern especially if you have babies at home or very young children at home. A child's immune system is vulnerable because it is not yet as strong as an adult’s.Food can become contaminated at different stages
Does mommy or daddy play favorites? Our expert explains why preference among children happens and what parents can do about it.
Dr. Violeta Bautista, Ph.D., psychologist and family therapist, explains that preference is determined by a combination of factors:• Personal History. “Sometimes it has to do with the personal issue of the parent. The mother or father wasn’t able to study so he
Infertility strikes even when you least expect it. Know more about secondary infertility before it's too late.
As individuals, we all have our own roles to play in the universe. Parents in particular perform their duties to “go forth and multiply” so to speak, but unfortunately, not everyone can carry out their parts to fruition. Secondary infertility can enter
Learn the telltale signs and remedies when it comes to this common baby ailment.
When baby cries, it is as if Supermom has been called into action. She swiftly sets about trying to make baby happy and comfortable to stop the tearful episode. But if the crying spell stretches out to three hours or more, a
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Remember that a child’s intelligence, as well as his language and speech development is affected by his genetic make-up. But do know that there are many other causes for speech delay, which a developmental pediatrician can tell you about. It is both