Babies will always be susceptible to coughs and colds, but there’s no need to go rushing to the doctor or the medical cabinet at the first hint of a tickly throat
IF PARENTS knew in advance how many illnesses their kids were going to pick up there’s a fair chance that they’d flee the scene before starting a family. After a harsh winter when the doctor’s surgery has become a second home for many families, it’s reasonable to ask: how often are kids supposed to get sick?
Those of you who read my pregnancy diary may have noticed that I dropped off the face of the earth, or at least Eumom, at the latter stages of my pregnancy, and blogged no more.
My apologies for the long silence. It’s only now, 15 weeks later, that I am beginning to speak in sentences – as opposed to guttural grunts and one word commands barked at the husband. So – seeing as I do remember how to use my pc – I am finally delighted to report the birth of my healthy and beautiful son, at 4.58am on 5th January 2010.
A new survey, printed in today’s Irish Times, shows that Irish women want more options and more input into how they give birth, writes SHEILA WAYMAN
WOMEN’S UNHAPPINESS at the lack of choice in the type of maternity care offered in Ireland is clearly signalled in a recent survey of mothers who have given birth here over the past five years.
We are very pleased to have heard in the Irish Times today that conjoined twins Hassan and Hussein Benhaffaf from Cork have been successfully separated following a 14 hour operation at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London. (more…)