Category: pregnancy and baby care

Babies Exposed to Stimulation Get a Brain Boost

Summary: Contrary to popular belief, exposing children to stimuli early can help to boost their development, researchers report. Source: NTNU. Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn’t be challenged to do things that they’re not yet ready for. Infants should learn to roll around under

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Fetal alcohol syndrome

Exposure of fetus to alcohol Although most nutrients are affected by alcohol intake, specific nutrients noted from numerous studies are thiamin, riboflavin, vitamin B-12, vitamin E, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin C, folic acid, vitamin D, zinc, and a few trace minerals. Alcohol is metabolized within hepatocytes by 1 of the 3 following pathways: Alcohol dehydrogenase

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How dangerous is it to be around a bunch of unvaccinated kids? What about while pregnant?

My answer to How dangerous is it to be around a bunch of unvaccinated kids? What about while pregnant? Answer by Connie b. Dellobuono: More dangerous to touch cat’s feces. Up your immune system with sleep, massage,sunshine,Vit C and zinc, massage,and other de-stressful ways (laughter,music) How dangerous is it to be around a bunch of

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Pregnancy changes the brain for as long as two years

(iStock) For the first time, scientists have found evidence of specific and long-lasting changes in the brains of pregnant women. The changes were measured in brain areas that are responsible for social cognition and the ability to understand the thoughts and intentions of others, suggesting that they may intensify maternal bonding with a newborn. The neuroimaging

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Before, during and after pregnancy diet

Many tumors in young children might be influenced by the environment in utero and months before conception. Some drugs or medications linger in a woman’s body months before conception. During the first trimester, a miscarriage is possible when the embryo or fetus is not completely formed (nervous system and major organs). A study related the

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