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Thinking about a home birth?

Some people find the idea of a hospital birth, with professionals on site, a comfort. Others don’t like the idea. If you are wondering if a home birth may be for you, here are some things to think about. Consider what the options are. Talk to your GP or midwife as there may be alternatives to a hospital birth that you are unaware of. Get an idea of how supportive they are to home births. You may have to ask around to...

Kids and allergies

Allergies are commonly defined as the exaggerated response of the body towards an external substance that usually doesn’t harm the body. They are categorized into acute and mild. Nowadays, it is estimated that allergies affect almost 40% of the population of the planet. Allergy testing can be very effective, especially when dealing with small children that are more exposed to allergens. The reasons for allergy testing,...

Babies and the way they walk

Why is it important to teach babies how to walk correctly? The answer to that question lies in the anatomy of the body. All parents cry or feel emotional when they see their baby’s first steps, but they never think about its importance, and how it can affect the rest of the baby’s life. The truth is that the way the baby walks determines the way the baby’s body develops. Ever since the dawn of time, moms...

Twins and multiples – special tips for speci...

Any parents who have had twins, triplets or other multiples have to consider a few extra issues in the way they organize family life. In the early days and weeks parents are often especially prone to exhaustion since these little additions tend to be small and require frequent feeding. If one wakes and cries, then the siblings are bound to follow suit. At this stage it is advisable to enlist relatives and friends to help with...
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