Safe sleeping recommendations

Originally posted here by Dr. Stan Spinner, Texas Children’s Pediatrics and Texas Children’s Urgent Care Chief Medical Officer The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently announced new safe sleep recommendations to help protect against sleep-related infant deaths. Sudden death of an infant less that 1-year of age that cannot be explained, even after a thorough investigation, is referred to as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). The cause of SIDS is still unknown. We do know that SIDS is not choking, apnea or suffocation. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States...

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Mummy & Maker Designing and Wineing

Mummy & Maker Designing and Wineing   Until I was a mother I never knew how challenging, draining and exhausting being a parent could truly be. I spent my whole life in education right up to graduating and thought all nighters in the library doing an essay, the day before it was due, was a test of my patience and work ethic. How wrong I was. Giving birth and raising a human trumped the hardship of university on every possible level.   The thing is, at university at least you get to let your hair down once or twice...

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Fit Not Fat!

I have been wanting to write a blog about body image for months but have only just found the right words to go about it…. To be fair, they won’t be the right words for everyone but I have come to the point in my life where I need to speak up for what I believe in…. And as a mum of 4 girls, I feel a slight responsibility to get on and write it down! Get on with telling women of the world to embrace their bodies. Love and cherish their bodies… Talk about Fit Not Fat! Ever since I can remember my girls have told me I am beautiful and what a wonderful thing that is to hear… They have never pointed out the grey hairs, the wobbly belly. Never wrinkled their little noses up at my hairy legs or my square feet. (My husband suggests God put the toes on in the wrong order.) They have never questioned, why instead of a belly button, I have a tummy button smile…. They just love me. They love what I look like, they love how I smell (even after a run!!) they love how I sing, speak and dance and they love how when I smile it reaches my eyes… Because I mean it… So… I need to say to all you women out there and all you...

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Post-Partum Diseases to Watch Out for After Birth

Post-Partum Diseases to Watch Out for After Birth   If you’re a new or expectant mother, you can ensure your baby gets a good start in life by alerting your medical team to possible signs of post-delivery disease in them and yourself. After all, their well-being is not possible if you are not healthy. Taking a few moments to learn the signs of some common post-delivery health conditions will help you seek early treatment and spare your family serious complications. Infections Infections are perhaps the most common post-delivery condition. This makes sense when you realize that birth exhausts you...

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