Knowing first aid procedures can save your child's life. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross says the best time to learn these techniques is before the child is born.
One thing every parent-to-be should know is how to aid a choking infant. You cannot do abdominal thrusts, because it will injure the baby. You must turn the baby over and let their head hang slightly down.
"Thump her five times right between the shoulder blades, that's the strongest party of a baby's body,"...
Baby Matters LLC has issued a voluntary recall of 30,000 Nap Nanny portable baby recliners.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is currently investigating the death of a 4-month-old Michigan girl who died in a Nap Nanny that was used in a crib. The CPSC says the girl was found in between the Nap Nanny and the crib bumper. There have been 22 reports of children hanging or falling out of the Nap Nanny despite being harnessed in.
Preventing disease is vital during pregnancy for the safety of a woman and her unborn child. Vaccinations are a good way to prevent getting sicknesses, however when your pregnant some vaccines can cause harm themselves.
"MMR vaccinations should be postponed until after the pregnancy. Rubella vaccinations should definitely be something which occurs after the baby is born," says Dr. Robert Aepli, OB/GYN.
Dr. Aepli says stay away from any vaccine that uses a live pathogens...
I know most busy people at one point or another have wished to be put on bed rest. Days-and-days of just relaxing and doing nothing. I myself said two weeks ago how I would love to have a few days to lay around and do nothing. Be careful what you wish for!
It started last Wednesday when I awoke to find I was bleeding- a lot. That's something no pregnant woman wants to see, because you automatically think miscarriage. It was 6 a.m. and I called my doctor's office. Obviously my doctor...
"An old wive's tale is that you're going to lose a tooth for every child that you have and that is a wive's tale, taking care of yourself that is totally preventable," says Dr. Brian Waggle
Pregnant women need to step up their dental health.
"When you become pregnant there is a shift in your hormones and there is a lot more blood flow throughout your whole body especially in your mouth," says Waggle. You'll soon see the effects of that increased blood flow....
When you're pregnant you may feel like there's a lot you can't do. Everyone knows the basics: stay away from drugs, cigarettes and alcohol. But did you also know you should stay away from the litter box?
"There is evidence that toxoplasmosis is carried in cat feces and therefore pregnant women should not be taking care of kitty litters," says Dr. Robert Aepli, OB/GYN.
Also, pass on raw meat or fish. That means sushi. And once you're into week 14 it's time to skip...
Having a baby isn't cheap. The United States Department of Agriculture just released a report saying middle-income families can expect to spend $222,260 to raise a child to 17. But there is help available through the government and private organizations as soon as you become pregnant. One progam is Women, Infants, and Children.
"We provide nutrition education, nutritious foods, we provide breast feeding help, community agency referrals," says Claire Gately, Registered...
Thursday I went to my third doctor's appointment for a check-up. I am currently 13 weeks pregnant.
I have gained exactly three pounds since my last appointment four weeks ago. Dr. Aepli says that I am currently on a healthy pace for weight gain. It amazes me that it was only three pounds though. At 13 weeks barely any of the pants I owned prior to my pregnancy fit! Honestly if they would have told me I gained 10 pounds I would not have been surprised!