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Month: April 2017

This Too Shall Pass: A Guide to Your New Baby’s Poop

It is important to know what to expect each time you open up your infant’s nappy, as changes in the appearance of your baby’s poop can also indicate some serious health concerns. As your infant grows older and their digestive tract develops, this can cause changes in the colour and texture of their poop. These changes should generally be no cause for alarm, but to err on the safe side, we’ve compiled this guide to your baby’s poop – what to expect and when to start worrying. Meconium Meconium  is the greenish-black tar-like poop that you expect to find...

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Understanding Preeclampsia: What You Should Know

Being diagnosed with preeclampsia can be a scary experience, but knowing the what, when and why can help ease your concern over this serious condition. Natalie Nelson explains what preeclampsia is and its implications. Preeclampsia (pre-eclampsia) is a condition that occurs when there’s a clinically dangerous spike in a pregnant woman’s blood pressure as well as protein in her urine. It is often coupled with a sudden increase in fluid retention. This condition affects about five percent of all pregnant women. Women with preeclampsia who have seizures are considered to have eclampsia – a grave condition that will put...

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Managing Your Own Separation Anxiety

When the time comes to send your child to school, you might have a few strategies to help them cope with separation anxiety, but what about your own? Dr Laura Markham discusses her “12-Step Programme for Moms”, offering advice on how to manage the emotions of being away from your child. You’ve probably put a lot of thought and effort into helping your child adjust to school for the first time, and maybe you’ve also been looking forward to your new freedom. But if you’re like most parents, you’ve found yourself wiping away a tear or two as well....

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