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A quick guide to safe pregnancy


Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. It is a life-changing event that affects not only the physical health of the mother but also the lifestyle of the whole family.

Posted: June 3rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Breastfeeding doesn’t just happen–you’ve got to prepare for it


During one’s pregnancy, there are many things to think about and plan for. At the start, with nine months to prepare, the list of “things to do” is usually set aside with the idea that “it’s too early.” But you may find yourself rushing everything in the last two minutes.

Posted: May 21st, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

Silent virus a rare, dangerous risk for the unborn

In this August 2013 photo provided by the family, Erica Steadman checks on her daughter Evelyn in the neonatal intensive care unit at the University of Chicago's Comer Children's Hospital in Chicago, shortly after Evelyn's birth. Evelyn was born with brain damage due to a virus known as Cytomegalovirus, or CMV. AP

It’s a common, usually harmless virus. But in a rare, unlucky set of circumstances, it can be devastating for infants whose mothers become infected during pregnancy.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest Stories | Read More »

Don’t be afraid of ‘pregnan-skin’

DR. VERNON Verallo-Rowell, dermatologist and founder of VMV Hypoallergenics with grandchildren Madison and Gavin

The second category of skin changes falls under preexisting skin conditions that may (or may not) worsen during pregnancy.

Posted: May 14th, 2014 in Columns,Parenting | Read More »

She wears heels, keeps fit–during pregnancy

RISSA Mananquil-Trillo and husband Paolo Trillo with their newborn girl

Model-turned-entrepreneur Rissa Mananquil-Trillo could only smile when asked how high her heels were.

Posted: May 2nd, 2014 in Fashion and Beauty,Headlines | Read More »