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Tips For What You Need When Shopping For A Newborn

During pregnancy one of the most exciting things to look forward to especially after you know the sex of your baby and you already have a vision of tutus and blazers you are going to buy for your baby. Although you don’t already know the size of your baby, it is exciting to shop for […]

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Why You Should Put Your Child In A Child Car Seat

Today on my way to work, I passed by a car and noticed a woman backing her baby who was probably not up to a year old in the front seat of what I assume is her husband’s car. I was so shocked I kept on staring until they drove past me. This got me […]

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What You Should Know About Shaken Baby Syndrome

Have you heard about Shaken Baby Syndrome? Mayo clinic defines Shaken Baby Syndrome as a serious brain injury resulting from forcefully shaking an infant or toddler. According to KidsHealth, Shaken Baby Syndrome results from injuries caused by someone (most often a parent or other caregiver) vigorously shaking a child or striking the child's head against a surface. […]

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Triploidy Syndrome - A Rare Chromosomal Disorder

Triploidy is a rare chromosomal abnormality in which fetuses are born with an extra set of chromosomes in their cells. One set of chromosomes has 23 chromosomes. This is called a haploid set. 46 chromosomes, are called a diploid set while 69 chromosomes, are called a triploid set. Typical cells have 46 chromosomes, with 23 […]

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30 Lessons I Learnt In My First 30 Days As A Mother By Joycee Awosika

Nothing prepares you more for life as a mother than the arrival of your precious one. The sudden change in your life can cause you to feel overwhelmed, helpless, and stressed but each day gets better as you learn more and more and become an expert in your own right. Being the nerd, ultimate “Googler,” […]

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Doctors Refuse To Discharge Baby Until Parents Pay Hospital Bills Worth 63,000 euros

Mamalettes can you imagine a new born baby was held hostage by an hospital until his parents pay 63,000 euros which is about 21 million naira! A very expensive baby if I may say so. This actually happened to a Kenyan woman Ruth Wambui Mwaura, who was only 25 weeks into her pregnancy when she went […]

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Read on Fetal Macrosomia And Its Effect On Both Mother And Child

Fetal Macrosomia is used to describe a newborn who's significantly larger than average. The average newborn weighs about 3.4kg. Babies weighing more than 4kg at birth are considered larger than average, or macrosomic. According to Babycentre, giving birth vaginally to a big baby is very possible. Almost two thirds of very big babies (4.5kg or […]

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Read on Kangaroo Care and Its Benefits To Both Premature and Full Term Babies

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Kangaroo care also known as skin to skin contact has proven to have dramatic positive effects on preemies and full-term babies.The kangaroo method involves the baby nestling in a “kangaroo” position on the mother/father's chest after birth, accompanied by exclusive breastfeeding. Research suggests that skin-to-skin contact and breastfeeding gives premature and low birth-weight infants better […]

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How To Take Care of A Premature Baby When You Get Home

A normal pregnancy usually lasts for 40 weeks, so a premature birth occurs before 37 weeks of pregnancy. A premature birth means that your baby hasn't had the usual amount of time to develop in the womb before needing to adapt to life outside the womb. The earlier in pregnancy a baby is born, the […]

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How to Ensure Your Baby Is Gaining A Healthy Weight After Birth

After the birth of a baby the parent's concern then shifts to making sure the baby is gaining weight and growing both physically and intellectually like the baby is supposed to. Growth is a good indicator of general health, and babies who are growing well are generally healthy, while poor growth can be a sign […]

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