Category: Medical

9 Tips for Cold and Flu Season

9 Tips for Cold and Flu Season

The suddenly rather chilly nights we’ve been having around here are quite the reminder that cold and flu season are approaching. This year’s flu season has been quite hyped up with all the talk of Swine Flu, vaccines, and wondering just how bad a year it’s going to be...

A Fan to Lower SIDS Risk?

A Fan to Lower SIDS Risk?

Since I’m expecting baby #3, this headline caught my attention. I’m of course well familiar with having baby sleep on his or her back to lower SIDS risk, but having a fan in the room is an interesting one too. Researchers feel that this indicates that better room ventilation...

Getting Ready for the OB Ultrasound Water Torture

Getting Ready for the OB Ultrasound Water Torture

Yes, indeed, today is the day! I go in this afternoon to get my ultrasound to find out what exactly it is I’m lugging around here. Been teasing my daughter that it will be a pony. The part I dislike most is the fairly standard request that I drink...

Why Do People Make Such a Fuss?

Why Do People Make Such a Fuss?

Yet another mother has been harrassed for breastfeeding in a place someone else felt was inappropriate. In this case it was on an airplane. A flight attendant made her get off the plane because she refused to cover up with a blanket. Now, the woman insists she was being...

Coping with a Child Who Doesn't Talk

Coping with a Child Who Doesn't Talk

It’s hard waiting for Gage to start talking. At 20 months of age, he has about 4 words… mama, bye bye, uh oh and up. That’s up from 3 words at 18 months, so it’s very slow going. It’s not that he doesn’t seem to be bright. He understands...