Eating peanuts in pregnancy lowers allergy risk for child

Allergic reactions to peanuts and tree nuts can range from mild to life-threatening. But new research suggests that pregnant women who are not allergic to the nuts/legumes and who eat more of them during pregnancy lower the risk of their child developing an allergy to the food.This is according to a study published in JAMA […]

Join IDEAS December 18 for this month’s web seminar: Maternal, perinatal and child death…

This Wednesday, December 18, our colleagues at IDEAS will host this month’s edition of its monthly web seminar series.  This month’s seminar will focus on the issue of maternal, perinatal and child death reviews, drawing  on PMNCH Knowledge Summary #27, which IDEAS developed earlier this year, and covers different types of death review processes, as […]

Researchers explore how mothers’ blood sugar levels influence child fat

Researchers from Manchester have begun a new study to determine whether blood sugar levels during pregnancy, lower than the level used to diagnose gestational diabetes, influences later levels of body fat in children and development of diabetes in mothers after giving birth. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Can You Afford to Stay Home?

One of the biggest issues to tackle during pregnancy is the decision of whether to work or stay home after the baby is born.  There are many factors that weigh into the decision, but one of the biggest factors is finances.  If you give up your income, can you afford to stay home? The first […]

Simple Life Hacks to Make Your Routine Easy and Kids Happy

Here are a few little tricks you can try to make life a little simpler without spending any money. Laundry basket in the tub. When your little one is not big enough to move around the bathtub to catch his runaway bath toys, try placing a laundry basket in the bathtub.  You can place the […]

Talking to Your Child About School

Few conversations are as frustrating to a parent as the one that takes place every day after school.  “How was your day?”  “Fine.”  Getting any information of value from kids can be like pulling teeth. It’s understandable that parents want the full run-down of the day’s activities.  School becomes such an integral part of kids’ […]

Teach Your Child to be Less Materialistic

Let’s be honest with ourselves; parents can admit to spoiling their little ones.  Everywhere we look, we are bombarded with advertisements for the latest and greatest toy with all the latest bells and whistles.  Every time we walk past the children’s clothing section at the department store, we see a new outfit that would look […]

Me Too!

The adjustment of a new baby in the home can be hard on an older sibling or even on the family pet. Newborns are incredibly needy and whether or not your older child is completely self-sufficient, they will still be accustomed to a certain level of attention from you as well as extended family. While […]

Raising a Little Yogini

Children are watching everything that you do as a parent. It is absolutely important that you make sure that you are living a healthy lifestyle that is not only beneficial for you but is also filled with habits that you would not mind seeing reflected in your child in the future. One of the most […]

Building a Relationship with Your Doctor

Many expecting mothers spend a significant amount of time selecting the best pediatrician for their baby. The same time and care needs to happen when choosing an ob/gyn. This relationship is important to the health of both you and your baby. Your ob/gyn will guide you through your entire pregnancy, answer questions, suggest ways to […]

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