This handbook was created to help every mom, and dad, navigate the course of each pregnancy and to also provide useful information in the preparation for and care of the newborn baby.It will help every woman and family to capture those unique moments and events in a baby’s life, from the time of conception onwards. Those moments that are so special and unique and which cannot be replicated. It is a veritable source of information and a keepsake for you and your baby.
Fred A. TEGA, MD (Standard Copyright License)
December 19, 2013
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As they grow and develop, children come in contact with and may sometimes suffer from a variety of common illnesses. Fortunately, most of these illnesses and diseases are mild and self-limited. In order words, they go away either without or with minimal intervention.
Some may require a visit to the doctor. Others may last a few days to weeks and vary in severity.
You will find below information on some of the common illnesses that tend to afflict children. Some of the images may be graphic. Viewer’s discretion adviced.
Congratulations on your pregnancy! A pregnancy that is planned is a thing of joy.
There are many changes and adjustments that come with pregnancy. The obvious one is the rapid physical transformation that the mother undergoes over the period of nine months as she carries the pregnancy to term.
As the baby grows and she becomes more robust, the child in her continues to develop as depicted in the ultrasound image below. Click to enlarge.
Other adjustments may mean the need to either re-arrange the house or even acquire and move to a new house, financial planning and re-ordering in preparation for the new addition to the family, and sometimes a career change, job switching, or an outright abandonment of a career; a move which may be temporary or permanent.
Some of the other changes however may be less obvious, changes such as emotional and personality changes.
Pregnancy therefore can be a stressful time in any woman’s life.
Remember however that it only lasts for nine-months, but the joy and fruit of it will last a life-time.
- Rest adequately
- Develop a healthy eating habit
- Exercise regularly, as permitted by your physician
- Visit your doctor regularly
- Do not drink or smoke while pregnant
- Before taking any medication, check with your doctor
Among the preparations that need to be made during pregnancy, and probably the most significant, is the decision whether breast feeding is an option for you or not. Breast milk is the natural baby food, and if there are no other factors preventing that, we encourage all mothers to breast feed.
Bottle feeding may be your next option if for any reason you are not able to breast feed your baby. There are many different kinds of infant formula to choose from, and we encourage you to discuss the issue before hand with your pediatrician if possible, or call our office.
If you choose this option, be aware of the bottle-feeding tips.
Everyone needs adequate nutrition, and so does your baby. The most natural food for babies is breast milk. Newborn baby and infant care requires special preparation and attention. One of the first challenges soon after birth, as mother and baby bond together, is the feeding process.
Hopefully the mother is properly prepared and ready for this wonderful experience. The recommended choice of nutrition for the baby is breast feeding, with formula (cow or soy based) as an alternative. Among the preparations that need to be made during pregnancy, and probably the most significant, is the decision whether to breast feed or not. Breast milk is the natural baby food, and if there are no other factors preventing that, we encourage all mothers to breast feed.
What If I do not Breast Feed?
If for any reason you are not able to breast feed your baby, your next alternative will be to resort to bottle feeding by using infant formula.