Baby & Newborn

5 Reasons Why You Should Save Umbilical Cord Blood

The umbilical cord is the tissue that connects a growing baby and its mother during pregnancy. The cord measures about 20 inches and attaches to the placenta and a baby’s stomach, the spot that eventually heals to form the belly button. The umbilical cord is made up of a vein and two arteries. While the vein is responsible for transporting nutrients and fresh oxygen from the pregnant mother-to-be to the

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Baby & Newborn

5 Tips to Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Commonly referred to as cot or crib death, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexpected death of an infant mostly while asleep. An infant is found dead after having been laid to bed in a healthy state without any signs or symptoms of any disease. The occurrence of SIDS remains unexplained even with such techniques as autopsy, investigations and family medical history. SIDS cases are common with young first

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Pregnancy & Parenting, Baby & Newborn

Tips for Travelling With Toddler

Travelling with a toddler is nightmarish for most of the mothers. It is something that you try to avoid the most. Going for a vacation is a good idea but to go with an infant is a little unmanageable for most of mommies. The situation can be a controlled one if we follow some useful tips while going abroad. You have to make prior preparations from food to clothing to first aids and

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Pregnancy & Parenting, Baby & Newborn

Methemoglobinemia Syndrome in Babies – Symptoms & Treatment

Methemoglobinemia is a medical condition brought about by high levels of methemoglobin in the blood. Methemoglobin is a form oxygen-carrying metalloprotein in the blood. Unlike oxyhemoglobin that is also found in the blood, methemoglobin does not release oxygen it contains. For this reason, it takes bluish chocolate-brown color. In a normal situation, between one and two percent of human blood is methemoglobin. An increase in the percentage causes a pulse

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