Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Baby Girl, Baby Boy or Intersex?

Of course you want a baby girl or baby boy but definitely not an intersex baby, right? Intersex are people whose gender are difficult to determine. They were born with reproductive organs that are different from those of a boy and girl thus making it difficulty to say whether it is a boy or a girl.

This condition is called typical genitalia, a congenital birth defect of the sex organs making it difficult to identify whether a child is a girl or a boy. It is characterized by the baby having both testicles and vulva. It is also characterized by a baby girl having a large clitoris like a penis and a baby boy having testicles that have not properly descended.

Causes of atypical genitalia: 

- hormonal imbalance 
- variations in genetics 
- fetal tissues that have not properly formed into normal genitals  

Treatment of atypical genitalia

- surgery is done to either add or remove the reproductive organ that is suited or not suited to the child's gender

- hormone replacement therapy is also used to treat atypical genitalia

- the parents most especially, should be consulted when deciding what sex should be given to the child before surgery is performed then subsequent psychological support must be provided.

Classification of intersex babies:

1. Hermaphrodites

Hermaphrodites both have male and female sex organs, they have testicular and ovarian tissues, and their chromosome sequence can be 46, XX, 46XX, or a combination of this sequence.

2. Those suffering from general dysgenesis

This describes a condition where children do not have fully developed testes or ovaries and their chromose sequence is 45, X, 46XY, 46XX.

3. Female children suffering from pure gonadal dysgenesis

This describes a female child who has 46, XY internal female organ and female external organ.

4. Pseudohermaphrodites

This describes children whose external genitals that cannot be clearly identified but have only one gender's internal sex organ.

Do you want to have a baby girl or a baby boy? Worry no more because you can choose your baby's gender before conception. Visit this site and you will get all the information on how to prepare your body and mind to have that precious baby you've been longing for. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Valuable Information Pregnant Moms Should Know About Gestational Diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a condition which occurs among pregnant women who experience high blood sugar level in their pregnancy even if they never had previous diabetes history.

This disorder is dangerous to both mother and baby as the baby could develop congenital defects and chemical imbalance after birth which would make it necessary for the baby to be placed in a neonatal intensive care unit.

Gestational diabetes mellitus happens when the body's insulin is low as the insulin receptors cannot function well because of the presence of human placental lactogen that interferes with the susceptible receptors.

Gestational diabetes hardly shows any symptoms making the expectant mom unaware that her condition needs urgent and immediate treatment. When this happens, she could experience pre-eclampsia during pregnancy and more likely give birth by Ceasarian section. She is likely to develop Type 2 diabetes after giving birth. The child, on the other hand, could grow up obese and eventually develop type 2 diabetes in adulthood.

Gestational diabetes usually disappears as soon as the baby is born. You have a 30 to 80% chance of developing gestational diabetes on your second pregnancy if you had it in your first one. Getting pregnant within one year of the first pregnancy could cause gestational diabetes to recur.

Women who experience elevated blood sugar levels can cope with their condition by following a strict low fat diet and regular exercise.

Are you an expectant mom? Do you want a baby girl, or a baby boy? If you want either a boy or a girl, the information on how to choose your baby gender contained on this website can be very useful for you. It could be the key to finally having that baby boy or baby girl that you have been praying for for a long time.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Roseola Infantum

Casey had roseola on February 22, 2013, exactly 10 days after her first birthday. We noticed the appearance of red rashes on her abdomen and stomach area. (First time moms will naturally be scared of this development in their baby). Then we noticed that the rashes were spreading to her arms, face and legs.

Since I already experienced taking care of  a baby with roseola (Casey's mom), I was no longer scared about Casey having it. When I saw the rashes on Casey's abdominal area, I immediately told my daughter it was roseola which was later confirmed by my doctor brother that it was indeed roseola infantum based on the symptoms and type of rashes.

What is Roseola Infantum?

Roseola infantum or simply roseola is a kind of measles that occur in babies who are younger than 2 years old and is caused by the Roseolovirus.

Roseola is characterized by high fever which could cause convulsions due to the sudden rush of high temperature in certain babies. After a few days, the fever will disappear and the baby goes back to his normal day-to-day activities.

However, just as things are getting back to normal, rashes will suddenly appear starting from the abdomen and spread to the arms, legs and face.

Not all babies who are sick of roseola will go into fits of convulsions, though. This rarely happens to healthy, especially breastfed babies unless there is an underlying cause to the convulsion attacks or seizures.

Don't worry, moms, roseola is not a serious disease but you need to see your baby's pediatrician for proper treatment and management of this disease.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Casey Isabella Olivia

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Is A Work-At-Home Job For You?

Hello there moms, moms-to-be and dads, too. As more and more moms have succeeded in finding work at home jobs that allow them to stay home and pursue their passion, many more moms would like to follow in their sisters' footsteps.

What is it about working at home that moms are attracted to? Each mom has her own unique reason for wanting to have that work at home job that will keep her with her family 24/7.

You may be a young mom who just recently had a baby or a toddler to look after. I know you are torn between taking a full time work at the office and staying home for your baby. I'm sure you would choose to stay home with your baby but at the same time have a source of income. A work at home job would be a perfect arrangement for you.

Or you've probably just recently retired from your 9 to 5 job and want to continue receiving an income that you can obtain in the comfort of your home. Again, a work at home job is just the perfect source of income for you to avoid the daily commute that you did all your working life.


Tuesday, February 12, 2013

My Work-At-Home Experience

Hello there moms and dads. As I'm writing this article, there have probably been tons and tons of articles that have been written about work-at-home moms, working from home and home-based businesses in the web.

I do not want to make this article lengthy and waste your time finding out how I got this good-paying job I do from home. I just want to share with you, moms and dads and maybe grandmas, too, that I found this online work from oDesk, an online job market that allows you to work from the comfort of your home.

I have been working with oDesk for close to 4 years now and I would like to say that this is probably the best years of my working life in terms of pay and satisfaction.

As a Valentine treat for you moms and dads and those who would like to venture in this kind of work arrangement, I suggest that you try looking for a job at oDesk. Who knows, you might just find the home-based work that you have been wishing for.

Monday, February 4, 2013