Sudden Infant Death Syndrome often known by the acronym SIDS must be one of the most devastating events that can happen to a family. Parents immediately start to put blame on themselves, questioning their behaviour and wondering what they could have done differently. This is an understandable reaction to this tragedy but with support of family and friends, a parent will hopefully come to realize that nothing could have been done and it’s not their fault. Continue reading Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
What exactly is preeclampsia?
Carrying on from part 1 of pregnancy health info, I want to explain what preeclampsia is and how to avoid it. Preeclampsia is also known as toxaemia and only affects pregnant women. Those who have suffered it before are more prone to the condition with subsequent pregnancies.
Preeclampsia occurs in 7% of all pregnancies around the world and is one of the major causes of maternal deaths. 10 million women worldwide contract preeclampsia (often referred to as pregnancy-induced hypertension) each year. The yearly maternal death rate from this illness is 76,000. Also there are approximately 500,000 infant deaths per year because of this condition. Continue reading Pregnancy Health Info – Part 2
Part 1 of 2
Are you pregnant? If so I want you to read this article on pregnancy health info., because it could actually save your life. That does sound a little dramatic in this day and age but there is a condition that is induced by pregnancy that can be a danger to both mother and child.
Going through a pregnancy should be a stirring, emotional and moving experience. For your body to cope with the extra burden and stress which it has to deal with, you need to be in the best of health. An expectant mum should be glowing, happy and excited about her forthcoming event. She is bringing new life into the world and that is a momentous occassion. If you do all the right things ie. eat healthily (no junk food), don’t smoke, don’t drink sodas, don’t drink alcohol, don’t take drugs, exercise gently but regularly, you should go through your pregnancy with no problems and produce a healthy child. Continue reading Pregnancy Health Info – Part 1of 2