Being the first test made to your baby, the APGAR score is performed right after birth. The test was designed for a quick evaluation of the physical condition of the newborn after birth and to determine any immediate need for additional medical intervention.
Have you heard of Arnold-Chiari malformation? If you are getting ready to become a mother and you are worried about your future child, you most likely have.
Most spinal cord abnormalities are caused by the abnormal closure of neural envelopes at weeks 3 and 4 of pregnancy. The malformations that are produced, known as neural tube defects, can affect the meninges, teguments, vertebrae and muscles. The severe neural tube defects, which involve neural and non-neural structures, occur at around 1/1.000 births. However, the incidence may vary depending on the population studied and may reach up to 1/100 births in certain areas, such as the northern part of China.
When it comes to what to eat before getting pregnant, you can be sure that nutrition affects the functionality of the entire organism. What you eat, and especially how much you eat can affect the ability of conceiving.
While the relationship between the mother and her baby is formed even from the womb, the baby being born with a great attachment towards the mother`s heartbeats or voice, the one between the father and newborn need to be developed with lots of attention and patience, because now the basis of the later relationship are built.
Playing doesn`t represent a simple way of making time to pass faster, but it represents the “child`s job,” a pleasant activity that is full of rewards and which involves him in a direct manner and uses all his resources and energy, favoring the acquisition and consolidation of various and multiple new abilities.
It`s well known the fact that breastfeeding is recommended for babies, but when this isn`t possible from various reasons, it`s good to know how to feed your baby with the bottle.
Sleep apnea during pregnancy represents a risk factor for both the pregnant woman and baby, warn scientists at the University of South Florida. According to them, pregnant women who are suffering of this disorder present a higher risk of needing additional medical care during pregnancy, while the illness causes the baby to also need additional care during the neonatal period.
How much do you know about cardiac rhythm disorders? Well, if you want to become a mother, you`ll start hearing lots of heartbeats really soon, so you may want to find out more about the heart and its disorders.
Don`t spoil yourself with the idea that once you remain pregnant, you can devour everything you find in your fridge or you can eat anything that you weren`t allowed by now. Yes, a pregnancy requires an increased consumption of energy and nutritive substances for the formation of the fetal organism and changes of the maternal sexual organs (uterus, placenta, mammary glands, etc). Food intake is adjusted depending on the necessities of the organism for the sensation of hunger, this adjustment being coordinated by 2 nerve centers located in the hypothalamus. Continue reading