5 Most Asked Questions Regarding Newborn Hiccups

burping-newbornNewborn hiccups (or, in medicine, singultus) should be looked upon as a fact of life. Everyone gets the hiccups at one time or another, even babies and newborns. In fact, newborn hiccups are commonplace events, and there are some good reasons for that. If a baby doesn’t have an occasional bout of the hiccups, it would be a very strange baby indeed. That said, there are newborns and babies that never seem to get the hiccups, but they make up a definite minority.

The following five questions are probably the five that a parent is most likely to ask, coupled with the answers that parent is most likely to get from their doctor or pediatrician. [Read more...]

Teething Rash – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

baby-teethingTeething rash is a fairly common occurrence among infants, although not all infants experience it. When they do, it can be somewhat upsetting, often more so to the parents than to the infant. Whether an infant experiences any of the bothersome symptoms or not, all infants still go through the teething process. The timing of that process, however, is not necessarily predictable. [Read more...]

Cramping After Ovulation? Here’s What It Means

crampsCramping after ovulation can be one indication that you are pregnant. It does not always mean you are not pregnant however, since it can sometimes be caused by something else. Therefore, while cramping can be a positive sign of a pregnancy, it is not an infallible one. To understand the relationship between ovulation and any cramping that may occur following ovulation, it might be best to review what takes place during ovulation and then see why that process can cause pain or cramping, or whether the discomfort is due to something else. [Read more...]