All posts tagged "pregnancy"

  • My dirty little secret: I was a breastfeeding bust

      Yeah, yeah, I know. Breast is best. During my pre-natal classes, I received 44 handouts, including “50 reasons why you must breastfeed”, and a list of support groups for nursing moms, compared with one poorly-photocopied diagram...

    • Posted February 14, 2017
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  • The modern way of birth

    Kony 2012.  It might be a golf tournament.  In fact, as you probably know, it’s a film about atrocities perpetrated by a man of that name, last seen in Uganda that became an overnight viral sensation with...

    • Posted May 1, 2016
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  • Rock a bye baby

    Got a baby who won’t sleep? Japanese baby goods manufacturer Combi has got you covered.The Nemulila autoswing guarantees to do the job in no more than 5 min. 36 seconds. ( But only if your baby is...

    • Posted May 7, 2014
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  • And the most preferred nappy in Japan is…

    Moms are spoiled for choice when it comes to diaper brands in the market. Last year, Research group Soft Brain Field and Credit Saison polled 618 consumers in Japan about their Nappy buying preferences.  The survey reveals...

    • Posted March 10, 2014
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  • Dental Advice during Pregnancy

    Did you know hormonal changes can cause dental problems during pregnancy?

    • Posted January 1, 2014
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  • What’s the best infant formula?

    Pediatrics all over the world say breastfeeding is best  for babies.  If that is not an option, pediatrics recommend a formula that closely mimics breast milk. With a wide range of infant formulas available in the market,...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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  • Little Red

    Perhaps you saw the shocking headlines: “CDC Issues Level 2 Travel Alert for Japan”. Radiation? Earthquakes? Tainted sushi? No, it’s rubella (little red, in Latin), which has recently made a roaring comeback in Japan. Although now relatively...

    • Posted October 6, 2013
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  • Pre and post natal pains

    Headaches, back, neck, muscles, and shoulder pain? Well, that’s all a part of the nine-month stretch. During late pregnancy, the breasts and uterus get bigger, abdominal muscles grow and nerves are strained with the movement and growth...

    • Posted July 5, 2013
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  • Saying goodbye to stretchmarks

    One of the causes of post-partum depression in mums today has to do with the physical changes in the body such as excess weight and unsightly stretch marks. With the right health regime, going back to pre-pregnancy...

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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  • Pre-natal swimming in Tokyo

    Among the things a medical practitioner will tell you once pregnancy is confirmed is to take good care of your health.  This means abstaining completely from alcohol, eating a good balanced diet and doing a lot of...

    • Posted April 2, 2012
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  • After the water breaks, swim for your life (not a story about natural disasters)

    After conception, humans spend about nine months being nurtured within a water-based environment…so, what should we do to nurture our- selves “after the water breaks”? It is generally understood that swimming is “essential” for “human life” in...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • The baby blues

    QUESTION: Four weeks ago, a good friend of mine delivered her first baby, a girl. I have visited with her several times since the delivery and have noticed that she seems less active than I was after...

    • Posted February 27, 2010
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  • Breast is best

    This year sees the 50th anniversary of La Leche League, the international, non-profit, non-sectarian organization dedicated to providing support, encouragement, information, and education to women who want to breastfeed. La Leche League in Asia alone has reached...

    • Posted April 30, 2008
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