Bilirubin encephalopathy

Dr. Gaurav Jawa, Consultant Neonatologist- Apollo Cradle Royale This case describes a baby who was brought to Apollo Cradle Royale in the middle of the night with yellow discoloration of body till soles and an outside Serum Bilirubin report of 38 mg/dl. Baby had decreased feeding and vomiting after feed. Baby was showing signs of stage 1 Bilirubin encephalopathy, suggestive of bilirubin crossing over into the brain. Baby was born to G2 mother at 34 week gestation by normal vaginal delivery at...
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What are the important components of good prenatal care?

What are the important components of good prenatal care? What are the best practices? A quality prenatal care can makes a huge difference in your overall pregnancy journey. It is important that you contact a proper maternal and child health doctor who will correctly advise you to take the necessary steps. At Apollo Cradle we believe that every pregnancy is different and that is why our prenatal care unit deals with each case individually. An ideal maternal care unit will provide you with s...
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Infant sleep patterns

One of the many subjects that worries new parents is whether their new-born infant is getting quality sleep. This not only refers to the duration of their sleep, but also the frequency of their naps and the positions that they adopt while they nap. Speaking of sleep duration, here is a rough chart of how much your baby should be sleeping at different stages of infancy: Newborn - 4 months Total Sleep: 16-18 hours Night-time Sleep: 8-9 hours Naps: 7-9 hours (3-5 naps) 4 months - 12 months...
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Baby’s first fever

  For first time parents, their baby’s first fever is usually a scary situation. But if you’re well prepared, it is nothing to panic about. Infants are very delicate in the first few months of their life and their immune system takes time to develop. So it is important to pay attention to any changes in your baby’s behavior. Touch your baby’s forehead and check to see if it is warm. It is not always necessary for the baby’s body to heat up if he/she has a fever. Look out for symptoms ...
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Signs of Postpartum Depression

  Postpartum Depression usually affects women right after childbirth. It normally occurs in the first year after delivery.  Frequent changes in your mood or the way you feel about everyday things are the affects of depression. It mostly effects women but can also be seen in men who are new fathers and even in couples who have adopted. Without proper counseling, the depression may last a long time. Postpartum depression is common in people who: Are relatively younger parents. Have f...
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Importance of vaccination

For every parent, their child’s health is the top priority. They will do everything possible to protect their children and make sure that they are healthy.  The best way to do this is to make sure that your baby is vaccinated at the right time. Babies get a number of vaccinations by the time they are 2 years old. This may seem a lot to a few parents but it is necessary.  Here are a few reasons why Vaccination is very important for your child’s healthy living.   Saves lives: Vaccines...
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Baby Care Tips You Should Know

When you hold your baby for the first time you’re unable to describe the feeling. But, once you bring your little angel home, it is possible you get frantic about how to take care of your baby. Especially if you are first time parents. So, here are a few newborn care tips to help you out. The first guidance can begin from the hospital staff itself. While you are still there, you can ask the doctors and nurses for advice on what all you need to take care of when holding your baby, about breast...
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Go the natural way. Don’t expose your baby’s skin to chemical products

When born, your baby’s skin is very tender and sensitive. You need to take extra care and protection to safeguard your baby’s delicate skin from harm. You want the best skin care for your angel and what is more better than natural baby skin care? Not all on the counter baby products are safe for your baby. Majority of them contain chemicals and artificial fragrances which are actually harmful for your baby. So here are some natural baby skin care products which will help protect your b...
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Five effective ways for new mothers to balance work and family life

Are you a new mother? Finding it difficult to manage your work-life balance? You’re at the right place! The idea of 'having it all' might seem impossible to you, but here we are to help you strike the balance the right way, while keeping your boss & your little one at home, happy! Tips for you to balance work and life: Inform your colleagues – Make sure that you inform everybody at your workplace about your present situation, that you might not be available as often as earlier. Spe...
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Simple, homemade food toddlers love

Your tiny toddler can also be a very picky eater. It can sometimes be a very hard task to make them eat some nutrition. You need to be innovative, come up with your very own ‘homemade toddlers food ideas’ and convert them into ‘food toddlers love’. Here are some simple homemade nutritious food items you can start of with. Apple smash with a cinnamon touch Feeding your baby smashed apples is something everyone does. Sprinkle your apple sauce with some spices, giving it a little twist, and ...
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