Baby born without skin, undergoing treatment that could save his life

Ja’bari Gray was born on January 1 with most of his skin missing, and he hasn’t left the hospital since. Doctors at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, where he was transferred Friday, have tentatively diagnosed him with epidermolysis bullosa, a rare genetic connective tissue disorder that leaves skin subject to blisters and tears from the most minor trauma. His mother, […]

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Hearing test for babies – that’s Why he is so important

Healthy babies hear well, if you come to the world. Without this ability they could not learn the language. A hearing test is important to allow the infant to be a good development. Why listen to babies from the beginning? Babies can only develop the speech, if you listen well. Especially important the first two years. In these ear-brain link […]

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‘Executing Babies’: Here Are the Facts Behind Trump’s Misleading Abortion Tweet

The latest battle in the nation’s continuing war over abortion involves a federal bill called the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. Senate Democrats this week blocked the bill from reaching a vote, and President Trump responded with an angry tweet. Senate Democrats just voted against legislation to prevent the killing of newborn infant children. The Democrat position on abortion is […]

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Breast pumps exposes babies to bacteria that cause ASTHMA

Breast pumps used by mothers to feed their newborns can contain dangerous bacteria that cause ASTHMA Babies who are directly breastfed have a richer diversity of ‘good bacteria’  Those fed breast milk via a pump have more ‘bad bugs’ in their mouths Infants may pick up good bacteria while sucking milk from their mothers  Breast pumps mothers use to feed […]

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Babies who hear two languages at home develop advantages in attention

The advantages of growing up in a bilingual home can start as early as six months of age, according to new research led by York University’s Faculty of Health. In the study, infants who are exposed to more than one language show better attentional control than infants who are exposed to only one language. This means that exposure to bilingual […]

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St. Boniface, HSC funded for more nurses as births rise at both hospitals

More resources will soon be available to mothers giving birth at the Health Sciences Centre, and St. Boniface hospitals. The obstetrics units at those two hospitals will get $2.3 million annually to hire more nurses. “Effective immediately, nurses that are working part-time can apply for these full time shifts,” said Manitoba’s Health Minister Cameron Friesen. The new positions will primarily […]

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British IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60

IVF clinics are helping women have babies at 60, despite greater risk of miscarriage and stillbirth – because there is no legal age limit, as Britain’s oldest mother, 66, says it’s how you feel inside that counts No cut-off in law or guidance from regulators that tells doctors to restrict ages Doctor says it is ‘sexist’ that older women cannot […]

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Parents learn, babies talk: How coaching moms and dads improves infants’ language skills

When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it. Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese”—talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels and intonation—appears to improve infant language development. A new study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & […]

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“An awful and dark experience,” Kelowna mom on postpartum depression

When Sylvia Amsler’s daughter, Adelaine, was born in December 2014, she assumed it would be the happiest time of her life. But her introduction to motherhood was anything but. “It was such an awful and dark experience in my life,” she told Global News. Shortly after giving birth to her first child, Amsler began to suffer from postpartum depression and […]

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