Bed bugs, scientifically known as Cimex lectularius, are blood-sucking parasites. It's a common bug that lives in warm locations like mattresses, hence the term "bed bug." Photo Credit: FirstCry Bed bug bites do not require treatment because they are harmless, but the discomfort and itching produced by these parasites might keep your children awake at night.
If you notice your child's toe is red and swollen, it is due to an ingrown toenail and this is very common in children. It's an inherited inclination in some circumstances and it can sometimes cut through the skin, causing infection. Photo Credit: FirstCry
Photo Credit: FirstCry It goes without saying that your physique will change during pregnancy. However, not all of these changes will occur below the neck; your face may also undergo significant changes causing you to appear completely different for the next nine months. Here are changes that will occur on the face during pregnancy
Photo Credit: FirstCry There are numerous advantages to having twins to be fair to all of the soon-to-be mothers out there, However, the picture isn't complete unless some of the disadvantages are addressed as well. Most of the pregnancy symptoms are amplified when you are expecting twins and sometimes, twin pregnancy also comes with its own disadvantage.
Photo Credit: FirstCry Bending while pregnant is deemed safe as long as the baby is snugly positioned in your womb because when you bend, the amniotic fluid cushions your baby and allows him to move his body and limbs. Although bending is unlikely to harm your baby, it may cause you discomfort as your pregnancy advances.
Photo Credit: FirstCry Prenatal screening is performed to determine whether the fetus is in danger of developing a genetic defect. These tests are non-invasive and require little time to complete. However, the diagnostic tests are invasive which makes screening is the first line of defense. If the results are positive, then a diagnostic test to confirm the birth abnormality can be considered.
When lice go unchecked, they become a problem and your child will have a difficult time relaxing and conducting daily tasks due to persistent itching and irritation. Your child may get head lice if he or she spends a lot of time outside and around other children who have the infection.
Every new mother savors the small pleasures of parenthood after the birth of her child and you want to make sure he or she is secure and well. However, if you notice little white patches inside your baby's mouth, Relax, because this could be infant oral thrush, a fungal condition that affects babies up to the age of two months.
A CT scan is a technique that involves using a computer to merge many X-ray images to create a cross-sectional, three-dimensional representation of the body's interior organs. Many pregnant women are concerned about the risks of having a CT scan and the potential side effects. Photo Credit: FirstCry
Photo Credit: Verywell Premature birth occurs when a baby is delivered before the 37th week of pregnancy. There are many reasons why premature birth occurs during pregnancy although it is not easy to pinpoint what causes a pregnancy to end abruptly. The most common cause of premature birth is a premature rupture of the fetal membranes which triggers labor and it can be triggered by a number of factors and they include the following:
Toddlers are always on the move and in the mood to discover new things and it is very usual to be stung by an insect when running around and playing. The good news is that most bites and stings can be treated with first-aid and home medicines. Photo Credit: FirstCry
The oral care of your baby should begin as soon as his teeth begin to grow. Learning how to brush your baby's teeth properly can have a long-term impact on their dental health. Teeth begin to show in the majority of infants between the ages of four and seven months and you should begin cleaning his or her teeth as soon as the first tooth emerges.
When it comes to their newborn's health, parents must be very cautious because the first few months after delivery are so important and parents must be on the lookout for any signs of their baby's health and sleep apnea is one of them. Photo Credit: FirstCry
Photo Credit: FirstCry During pregnancy, the uterus stimulates the muscles in the abdomen to expand on either side in other to accommodate the growing fetus. The muscles of the belly separate as a result of this stress which causes the muscles to lose their form resulting in a gap in the center of the abdomen.
Although some infants are born with teeth, this is a rare occurrence and babies usually begin to develop their first tooth during the sixth month of life, or shortly thereafter. The baby's first tooth usually comes around the age of six months. However, for a few babies, the primary or deciduous teeth may take longer to emerge.
Photo Credit: FirstCry When you find out you're expecting, you might worry about what kind of lifestyle modifications you will need to make right away. If you donate blood on a regular basis, you may be wondering if you may donate blood while expecting a child.
Baby skin is extremely delicate, and it is susceptible to infections and damage, and one common skin condition that can affect babies at a very young age is eczema and which can cause a lot of itching. Photo Credit: FirstCry Eczema primarily affects a baby's skin through flare-ups which intensify the dry and itchy regions of the skin.
Photo Credit: FirstCry Eye infections can happen to pregnant women at any moment, just as they occur in non-pregnant women. Pregnant women, on the other hand, maybe more susceptible to infections in general due to changes in hormone levels and immune system function. You should be familiar with eye infections you might likely face during pregnancy so it won't catch you off guard.
Photo Credit: FirstCry At week 39, you are in your ninth month. You and your baby are considered full-term and you might feel like "it's time," and you are right because not all pregnant women are able to give birth at the 40-week point.
Photo Credit: FirstCry Conjunctivitis often known as pink eye is an inflammation of the eyes that causes redness and pain and it can be contracted when you come into close touch with someone who has the infection. However, acquiring pink eye during pregnancy may cause you to worry a little more because of the added discomfort and concerns about the health of your unborn child which is why it is important to know what you can do to avoid catching the virus during pregnancy or how to cure it.